Carey Viton

Carey V.

Olmsted Falls, OH
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Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching keyboard and music theory for almost 40 years and my students have learned to express themselves through music. My students have performed in recitals and in professional bands. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to read and play piano music and as time goes on you'll be able to improvise and compose their own music!. I specialize in jazz and pop, typically use the Faber or Bastien books for beginners and the John Thompson books for more proficient students.
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About

Carey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1976

Carey Viton has been teaching private lessons since 1976 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, and online. Carey has helped students become proficient in different styles of music (rock, pop, jazz and classical), increased their confidence and self esteem , improved ability to improvise and achieve a greater understanding of music theory.
Carey Viton received his training at The Ohio State University in 1976 where he received a Bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. As an expert in his field, Carey looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Carey's teaching style is patience with a good amount of humor!

Experience

musician
Jun 1976 - Present
various

Mr. Viton has performed with many top names in both jazz and pop music. In 1975 he performed at
the Montreaux Jazz Fest in Switzerland. Other performances include concert and clinic settings with
Ed Shaugnessy, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper and Lou Marini. Pop music experience includes work with
Lou Christie, Bobby Rydell and the Moondog Coronation Concert. He served as the musical director
for the show band 'Barbara Paul'. Carey was a founding member of the Bruno Brothers Band. Carey
is presently working for Jerry Bruno Productions as a solo pianist and member of the Tony Camerato
Band. He has worked with many very talented local musicians.

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music teacher, music therapist
Jun 1991 - Jul 2011
Berea Children's Home and Family Services

After earning his Music Therapy credentials at BaldwinWallace
College he worked with severely
emotionally disturbed youth in a residential treatment center for close to 20 years. His music therapy
curriculum included individual music lessons, clinical improvisation, song writing, talent shows, music
video production, and both vocal and instrumental ensembles. As Clinical Training Director he
supervised 12 Music Therapy interns.

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Education

Music Therapy
Jan 1986 - Jun 1990
Cleveland State and Baldwin Wallace College
Bachelor's of Music Theory and Composition
Sep 1972 - Jun 1976
The Ohio State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Board Certified Music Therapist
Jun 1991
American Music Therapy Association

Photos & Videos

Having some fun with Parisian Thoroughfare!
A video of my band TCB
With the TCB band at The Cleveland Rock Hall

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5 Reviews

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Bob R. Jun 29, 2017
Piano · In home

Carey was on time and upbeat for the lesson. Didn't react to the dog.... Seems like a nice guy and was patient with me.

Bruce Feb 16, 2017
Piano · In home

Perfect , exactly what I was looking for in an instructor. Looking forward to continuing my learning path.

Maeve, C. Nov 17, 2016
Piano · In home

Carey was relaxed and knowledgeable. My kids are excited about what they learned and looking forward to more lessons!

Reagan B. Sep 1, 2016
Piano · In home

Really great first lesson!

Leslie Jul 13, 2016
Piano · In studio

Our son took piano lessons from Carey for 2 years & enjoyed every minute that he interacted with Carey. He stopped taking lessons due to time constraints only. Carey is very gifted musicality and very patient with his students. He definitely works with the student that is in front of him, selecting pieces that are enjoyable for the individual to learn. He even worked with our son on some compositions that our son was writing. I would definitely recommend Carey to anyone who is seeking a piano instructor.

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