Amy Ziegenhorn

Amy Z.

8 Reviews
Avondale, AZ

About Amy Z.

Background check: Last verified 08/22/2014
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Amy teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: October 2004
Last sign in: Yesterday
Average response time: 8 hours


Hello there! If you are reading this then you or your child must be interested in learning how to read and play music. I am so excited for the journey you are about to begin!

My name is Amy and I am a certified music teacher. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in instrumental music education, and my primary instrument is clarinet. I have taught instrumental music for 8 years in the Valley.

I enjoy teaching students of all ages and abilities, especially beginners! I teach beginner lessons in piano, and brass instruments, beginner to intermediate level students in woodwinds, and beginner up to advanced high-school level clarinet.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me will be tailored to each student's needs and goals, however note and rhythm reading will be a strong component in each lesson - especially for beginners. I have a very laid back and patient personality but I do feel that practice at home is very important and expect it from my students in order to give them the best chance at success.

Students with intermediate or advanced ability on their instrument will have the opportunity to have lessons directed towards specific interests such as preparing for chair placement tests, honor band auditions, or solo and ensemble festivals.

It is extremely important that students taking piano lessons have an instrument to practice at home - a keyboard is fine if an electric or accoustic piano is not available.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a full size (88 key) digital piano with attached pedal in my home studio.

There is a lazyboy and magazines for parents who like to stay for the lessons of their children as well as a table and chairs for those that have work to do while their child is having his/her lesson. :)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not travel to student homes for lessons at this time.

*** Specialties ***
Working with beginners of all ages.

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8 Reviews on Amy Z.

Lisa M. Aug 11, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Amy is awesome! My son just turned 5 and his attention span is very short, but Amy is able to keep him on track. She is very patient and always go over the material with me, so that I understand it and I am able to help my son practice at home. I really appreciate her teaching style.
Sarah M. Nov 6, 2013
Verified Student
Amy is Awesome :o)

It would be very difficult to sum up all reasons why Amy is a wonderful music teacher. Amy provides a positive and judgment-free zone for her music lessons. She is both encouraging and inspirational. When my daughter becomes frustrated with a new note or technique, Amy simply reminds her that she is more than capable and all she needs is practice. I appreciate the time and thought Amy puts into making music selections that will both challenge my daughter’s playing abilities while retaining her attention.
John S. Apr 3, 2013
Verified Student
We highly recommend this teacher!

Amy is a highly talented, bright, thoughtful and dedicated piano teacher. We couldn't have asked for someone better to introduce our daughter to the piano. She is patient but she gently pushes our daughter beyond her comfort zone. This is the piano teacher you are looking for...
SidG Apr 24, 2012
Very patient and helpful. Our daughter was getting frustrated with learning her notes and Amy gave her some great tools to help her.
ChristineA2 Mar 28, 2012
My daughter, who is 5 1/2, responded really well to Amy's instruction. This was her first exposure to the keyboard. Amy is a patient teacher but expects she students to be accountable - practice and pay attention in class. Her patience, positive attitude, and kindness shine through at each session. We took only 6 classes with Amy while we had access to a piano while staying in Arizona while my husband was here on business. I wish we could continue lessons with Amy back home. We certainly will continue with lessons now that Amy has laid a positive foundation.
DevonC Sep 3, 2011
clarinet lessons

Amy is fabulous. She works very well with my daughter and myself. We just recently moved to this area and weren't sure what to do when music lessons were not offered at my daughters school. We found and we found amy and we are thrilled. She is friendly, knowledgable and talented. Were very happy!
RosaO1 Jul 16, 2011
Excellent teacher

Thanks Amy for teaching Miriam. She is learning a lot from you and really enjoyed it. I can't wait to see her play piano like an expert someday. Thank you so much!
PattyM1 Jul 1, 2011
Review for AMY Z

My daughter and I both think that Amy is an awesome teacher! She is very professional, patient and kind. Amy gives excellent, detailed feedback, with the right mix of encouragement, as well as highlighting areas that may need improvement. My daughter is switching from the clarinet to the saxophone, and she is struggling with the new embochure, but Amy is very patient with her, and lets her know what to do to be successful. I would highly recommend Amy to anyone considering private lessons