Charis Bradley

Charis B.

Woodstock, IL

About Charis B.

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Charis teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1984
Last sign in: Last week


I have a B.S. in Music Education. I have worked with several disabled students patiently guiding them, finding creative ways to make music accessible to them. I believe it is not about me or the parent, but the student. I work with children of all ages believing that we can find a way that works so that in a few months you see results. Anyone can learn to sing or play but not everyone is going to enjoy it without the right approach and teacher. I don't want to hear a student say that the teacher didn't listen to me, they wouldn't entertain my ideas.
In my studio I have two piano's and a keyboard. We have monitors and microphones and the ability to record. I encourage the composer to the pop music player, from the classical artist to the Broadway singer.
Currently, I have several students that compose their own music, helping one of those students to become a copyrighted artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
For the child I have had the most success with the Bastien method and for the Adult pianist I usually use Alfred's method books. I constantly have access to to download any current or older hit in addition to the method books. I want you to learn to note read and then to play by chords. I never want the student to lose their creative, artistic ability. They should feel welcome at all times to add input to the lesson. I want you to have fun learning and find the ability in you to make music. Please contact Takelessons if a time does not suit your availability. I may be able to work something out.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I own my music studio w/ piano, seating for parents. I have vocal equipment, microphones and monitors

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will have a music bingo game with me and whatever else is needed to supplement the lesson

*** Specialties ***
I teach any style and method that is needed. I teach note reading and playing classical music to playing by chords and learning how to split the voicing

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Piano/VVoice Teacher

Jun 2015 - Present
Player's Bench Music Store

Music Teacher

Oct 2007 - Oct 2009
Piano Trends

Private music lessons - Studio


B.S. Music Education

Aug 1979 - Present
David Lipscomb College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelor Of Science

Dec 1983
David Lipscomb College

Major - Vocal Music
Minor - Piano


Bachelor Of Science

Dec 1983
David Lipscomb College
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4 Reviews on Charis B.

Olivia H. Aug 18, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
The lesson would have been better if I were not so nervous and played better.
Nikolas Oct 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Charis vas excellent...
Nikolas Oct 9, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Charis vas excellent...
DonnaF1 Jul 28, 2012
Miss Charis is an excellent teacher! Extremely knowledgable in her field and my daughter really enjoys working with her!
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