Brittany Haywood

Brittany H.

Fort Worth, TX

Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I believe in teaching fundamental skills (posture, hand position, music theory, rhythm, scales) as well as doing some music that the students’ want to play and will enjoy. Playing music should be fun, and I am very patient when it comes to seeing each student grow and advance in their craft!
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Brittany delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 50

Teaching since:
2012

I began taking piano when I was 7 years old. My older sister was taking lessons and I wanted to be like her. One day, my mom heard some music in the background, and my older sister went grab my mom to show her it was me playing with no sheet music in front of me. I was just copying what I had heard my sister play. That is where my musical journey began. None of my immediate family plays any instruments or sings professionally. My mom decided to put me in lessons, and I have been playing ever since.

I had such a wonderful teacher and she believed I could play anything she placed in front of me. Later at the age of 12, I started playing at church and playing for people who sang solos in church. It was my piano teacher and high school choir teacher who believed I could do music in college. I auditioned and was awarded scholarship money. I never imagined over 10 years later that I would still be teaching music.

I am such a fun, patient person when I am with my student whether in the classroom or teaching privately. Music absolutely changed my life and gave me a positive way to express myself!! I’m so glad my parents thought enough to get me started with lessons!

I have been teaching in the public schools since 2012 and privately since 2013. I took a break from teaching privately to focus on teaching high school. As I begin teaching privately again, I look forward to helping students discover their full potential. Let’s get to work!

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Experience

Choir Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present
Fort Worth ISD

I teach 6 classes of high school choir and assist at my 3 feeder middle schools

Church Accompanist
Feb 2014 - Present
First Presbyterian Church Duncanville

I play for the Adult Choir each Sunday, and play for the Youth Service on 4th Sunday’s. We rehearse once a week on Wednesday’s and have special events during Easter, Fall, and Christmas.

Choir Teacher
Aug 2013 - Jun 2017
Dallas ISD

I taught 7 choir classes and worked with gospel choir once a week after school.

Education

Music Education
Aug 2007 - May 2012
Baylor University

Affiliations

Texas Music Educators Association
Aug 2014

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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Texas Choral Directors Association
Aug 2011

The mission of TCDA is to support and foster the success of Texas choral directors and music teachers and to instill a love of music in every Texas school, church, and community singer. TCDA is approved by the State Board for Education Certification as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider.

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