Angie Olsen

Angie O.

Littleton, CO
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About

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Angie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+ and males 5 to 17

Teaching since:
2006

I started playing the piano when I was about 8 years old living in Salt Lake City Utah. My family would be watching TV or doing something else and I would go upstairs and play the piano instead. I practiced until I got to the level to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata original composition. I still love to play that one. I also loved to play a piece my grandfather gave me called Cordoba, by Isaac Albeniz.

I have played bass and keyboards in an original band giving a good knowledge of musical body language. From there I went on to teaching private and group lessons at Pianos n' Pianos studios. I use a few different method books. When deciding which one to use during a lesson, I assess the age of the student and what they can absorb. I started supplementing their lessons by using a write-it-out method, where students can take a few lines from a song they like and combine it with other songs. That way they can “compose” and be more invested in the music we are playing.

If you play a wrong note, I tell my students to just keep going and to not lose concentration. Wrong notes happen sometimes. If you make a wrong note in a performance, you can’t stop, you just have to roll with it and keep going. I also encourage singing with the piano that helps learns pitches and notes!

When teaching young children, I make sure to give them variety and plan lessons only about 30 minutes long. For adult learner, it is very good to play piano to keep the mind active and sharp. So really any age, 6 and up, is a good age!

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Experience

Teacher
Sep 2008 - Present
Pianos n' Pianos

Piano teacher for group and individual lessons. Organize and hold performance recitals twice a year.

Education

BA in Music with minor in Nonprofit Studies
Aug 2007 - Dec 2017
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Nov 2015

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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hands playing big chord!
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4 Reviews

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Megan Apr 7, 2018
Piano · In home

Our daughter really enjoys her lessons with Angie. Angie is very patient and relates well to children. She is encouraging and I really believe that my daughter will continue to learn and improve with Angie as her teacher.

Sue Jan 30, 2018
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Angie is a great 👍 teacher. She keeps me on pace and improving all the time. She pushes and challenges me without feeling frustrated. Angie’s a wonderful teacher for people of all ages

Renee Jan 30, 2018
Piano · In home

My daughter, Lexi (12), has been taking piano lessons with Angie for over a year. Angie comes to our home, which is obviously super convenient, and never complains when our crazy dog jumps on her! Angie is always patient, encouraging, and kind. We highly recommend Angie!

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Heather Jan 17, 2018
Piano · In home

Angie has been teaching piano to my 6 and 8 year old sons for more than a year and they have learned so much. Angie is great at keeping the boys motivated and keeping the lessons fun. Angie is a great piano teacher.

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