Charis Bradley
Woodstock, IL
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Charis Bradley

Charis B.

Woodstock, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
learning to play and having fun along the way. I want you to explore all that playing as to offer

About Charis B.

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 a studio piano 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 musicnotes.com 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,but prefer Bastien, feeling it doesn't drag the information out. I teach note reading and playing classical music to playing by chords and learning how to split the voicing

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Alexa B.
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Great teacher! She was able to teach my daughter in 3 lessons what her band teacher couldn’t do in 6 months. My daughter walked away after her first lesson excited and couldn’t wait for her next lesson. You can tell Charis loves what she does.

Posted Mar 30, 2019
Darla Mills
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excellent lesson

Posted Aug 23, 2017
Olivia H.
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The lesson would have been better if I were not so nervous and played better.

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Nikolas
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Charis vas excellent...

Posted Oct 9, 2015
Nikolas
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Charis vas excellent...

Posted Oct 9, 2015
DonnaF1

Miss Charis is an excellent teacher! Extremely knowledgable in her field and my daughter really enjoys working with her!

Posted Jul 28, 2012

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Experience

Piano/Voice Teacher
Jun 2015 - May 2018

Player's Bench Music Store

Music Teacher
Oct 2007 - Oct 2009

Piano Trends

Private music lessons - Studio

Education

B.S. Music Education
Aug 1979 - Present

David Lipscomb College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bachelor Of Science
Dec 1983

David Lipscomb College

Major - Vocal Music Minor - Piano

Awards

Bachelor Of Science
Dec 1983

David Lipscomb College

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2017
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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