Beverly Moss

Beverly M.

El Reno, OK
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Beverly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1983

My greatest desire is that I will instill in each of my students the love I have for making music. I consider it to be the language of the heart, and nothing equals the moment you realize you are hearing your thoughts and feelings in the music you are playing. What a priceless gift to give yourself!

Perhaps you've decided to become a professional musician, or maybe you've decided to follow a dream you've had for a lifetime, to play piano for your own enjoyment---whatever your goal is, I can lead you there! It's NEVER too late to follow a dream!

I am a classically-trained pianist, and received music education in Paraguay, South America, and at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX. I have also excelled at playing many styles by ear. I am fortunate to also love teaching, which allows me the incredible privilege of sharing my musical knowledge and my love for playing with anyone who wants to join me on this amazing journey.

I have 30+ years of experience teaching piano--from numerous four-year-olds to an eighty-six-year-old student. In addition to teaching students to play by note, I enjoy teaching students to play by ear. Together, we will explore many different types of music--Easy-listening, Country, Southern Gospel, Black Gospel, Blues, Latin, Contemporary, Classical, etc.

I am qualified to teach piano by note from beginner through early advanced (all ages); by ear, beginner through very advanced.

I also have experience teaching special needs students, students with physical handicaps, and students with physical limitations (Ex: Autism, delayed learning, ADD, ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis, arthritis, etc.), and feel that anyone can learn to play. We may need to slow the pace or change the technique, but I haven't found a child or an adult who couldn't learn to play piano, if they really have the desire to do so. In many cases, I've seen students who struggle in other areas of life excel in the area of music.

I have written more than 200 songs (mostly Gospel and some easy listening), with numerous ones having been recorded by various artists. Several have been arranged and published for church choirs.

Having lived in South America as a child, I am bilingual and qualified to give piano lessons in English or in Spanish.

I would be honored to share my knowledge and love of music with you. Give yourself a priceless gift that will last a lifetime!

*** Lesson Details ***
Our sessions will be laid back and comfortable, yet challenging. Humor will often find its way into our sessions. I am patient with my students, while helping them master new songs or techniques. I understand that every student learns in a way that is unique to them, and I will do my best to discover each student's learning method. I do not expect perfection, but I do strive for excellence. I believe every student should work to be the best pianist they can possibly be, while having fun doing so!

I believe it is important for students to have a strong foundation of learning to read notes--so much so, that I will not teach a young student to play by ear, who is is not willing to learn to play by note as well.

Adults who have never had piano lessons are encouraged to learn to play by note as well, and will be given the opportunity to learn to play by ear if they desire. Adults who have a good knowledge of reading music will truly enjoy learning to play many styles by ear, and learning how to improvise (adding extra elements to written music).

Each lesson will conclude with an assignment of songs given to work on throughout the week--usually 2-3 songs for 30-minute lessons, and 4-5 songs for an hour-long lesson. These will be the same songs we have worked on during the lesson time, so you will go home with the knowledge you need to master each song. Music theory sheets and technique exercises will also be included in the assignments.

Daily practice is strongly urged, in order for the student to progress. If a student doesn't practice, they won't progress. If they don't progress, they will become bored. It's a very short path from boredom to quitting. That's a tragedy that can very easily be avoided, by making a commitment to practice 5-6 days a week. The amount of recommended practice times varies according to age and level of skill.

Students will showcase what they have learned at a yearly recital, the second Saturday in December. I also encourage students to share their talent in community and school talent shows, at church, at family gatherings, and for friends. In just a few weeks you'll be playing songs that others will recognize!

Note: I do have cats in my home. Unfortunately, I do not have a way to block their access to the music studio. If you or your child has a problem with cat allergies, I can teach the lesson next door in our church.


*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons are taught in the front room on a studio piano. There is a couch for seating for parents who wish to stay and observe a lesson. The yearly piano recital is conducted at First Assembly of God (next door to the studio), and students will enjoy playing my 5'9" grand piano located in the church sanctuary.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I purchase the necessary books and lesson binder, and the student reimburses me. I provide weekly lesson sheets for the lesson binder. Every student needs to have a piano or keyboard, plenty of good lighting, and a reasonably quiet room.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Country Gospel, Floyd Cramer Country, Black Gospel, Easy Listening, Easy Rock, Contemporary Christian, Latin, Pop. By note and by ear.

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Experience

Private Piano Instructor
Jan 1983 - Present
Musicmaker Studios

I have taught private piano lessons for 30+ years. I also taught piano lab at an elementary school for 1 1/2 years in the local school system, until they discontinued the music program in the after-school program.

Education

Elementary Education
Aug 1971 - Feb 1973
Assemblies of God College
1 1/2 years of elementary education, including 1 semester of private piano lessons (age 16-18).
Aug 1971 - Feb 1972
Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

PIano lessons by note or by ear, with certified, experienced, fun teacher!
This is 15-year-old Sadie's first piano recital, in December, 2010, after 8 months of lessons!  She is playing "Day’s End" by Carolyn C. Setliff.  Sadie is a TakeLessons.com student in the Oklahoma City area.  Her certified TakeLessons.com instructor is Beverly M.
Nancy is playing "Praise To The Lord The Almighty,"  by Joachim Neander, arranged by Melody Bober.  She was 15 at the time.  She recently played this piece at a Fine Arts Competition with 15 other pianists from the state of Oklahoma for the Assemblies of God Denomination.  Only four of the contestants received a rating of "Superior with Invitation" to compete in the national competion in Phoenix, in Aug. of 2011--Nancy was one of them!
Photo by Beverly M.

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My years as a piano student in Paraguay, South America

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My guitar-playing days.  Driving from NY to New Mexico after arriving from our final missionary term in Paraguay, SA.  Aug. 1970.  Age 15.

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6 Reviews

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Keri Dec 7, 2015
Piano · In home

Mrs. Moss has taught all three of our children, who are of various ages and various abilities/styles of learning. Each child has enjoyed working with her! Mrs. Moss approaches teaching with a loving heart and a desire to share the gift of music with her students. She uses a mix of teaching by note and by ear, using various styles of music. I especially like the fact that, in addition to assigning pieces, she encourages students to learn pieces of their choosing. She communicates expectations very clearly with students and parents, which is much appreciated.

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Debby G. Nov 5, 2013
Piano ·

I like this product.

Ms Bev is such an awesome teacher. She makes learning fun.

Myra P. Nov 5, 2013
Piano ·

Awesome!

Excellent experience! Skills, professionalism, communication, and reliability are second to none!

JamieR1 Nov 30, 2011
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Beverly has been a wonderful instructor, she is very patient and my daughter loves going to her lessons.

StephanieC1 Jan 16, 2011
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Very professional & adapts to the learner. Beverly is an excellent teacher! I couldn't of found a better instructor for my daughter. Highly recommended.

DwightB Mar 26, 2010
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New lesson

Bev explains the new lessons in easy to understand examples. It really is a lot of fun and even when I mess up she is very understanding and helps me immiedately.

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