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Cheryl M.
Detroit, Michigan
Piano is a lifelong journey, begin yours today!
I love the piano, outside of singing, playing the organ, it is my favorite instrument. I began the study of the instrument at age six, so I strive to have the student bond with this instrument. It is a reflection of one's soul. I teach note and rote, along with ear training. Rhythm is an integral part of my piano methodology. A student will usually see results within the first six months! Note: I recommend beginning students start no earlier than 6 years old. At that time they've adopted to a self contained environment and can sit and focus for at least 30 minutes. Note, I will only accept students for in-person instruction who have been vaccinated for Covid-19! Thank you!
About Cheryl M.

I have worked for over 30 years as a professional accompanist and musician in the greater metropolitan Detroit area. I have earned several degrees, which include a Bachelor of Music Performance in Organ and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Music both from Wayne State University. My studies included wonderful instructors. I have studied extensively with Albert Fillmore for ten years, Mischa Kottler for four years and Robert Conway for five years. The last two instructors were from Wayne State and also played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I have studied organ with Ray Ferguson who played with DSO as well and I have studied voice with Marjorie Gordon, coloratura soprano. With over 40 years of experience as professional musician, I am confident that I possess the qualifications needed to make a difference and an impact in the lives of people. Most of my career tenure has been with the Detroit Public Schools. I have worked at various levels in Pre-K – 12 schools but the longest has been twelve years at Cody High School. I have enjoyed coaching the students and working with the music staff at the Cody Complex. These students are very talented and eager to express their creativity and musical ability. I am a seasoned musician with sight reading, transposing and improvisational skills. I used these skills to work with children and young adults in small groups, larger groups and individual coaching in preparation for festivals competitions and auditions. I would like to continue providing this service to the young people within the Greater Metro Detroit Area. Music is an important part of youth development in math and English. It also helps to produce character and leaderships skills of discipline, teamwork, commitment and self esteem.. I've also done the same for my private piano students, in studio as well as in a corporate setting. *** Lesson Details *** I am a diligent instructor that possesses intuitive goals, almost from the first few lessons! I am always encouraging, and give modest yet helpful criticism. I insist on teaching and developing the fundamentals in private study, ie, standard concepts and music theory. In three months time, the student will know whether we are a good fit, whether or not they like my instruction, and discover their unique abilities as a result of my facilitation! *** Travel Equipment *** I expect the student to have an acoustic piano, or a full-sized weighted keyboard. All equipment should be adequately functional. *** Specialties *** I am a classically trained musician. I am also a church musician. My other styles do include pop, jazz, oldies, gospel and contemporary christian music. I start with the basics before moving to any other styles of music.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1981

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Major (Music) ; Bachelor of Music, Major (Performance,organ)

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Teaches ages 6+

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Cheryl M.
Detroit, Michigan
Piano is a lifelong journey, begin yours today!
I love the piano, outside of singing, playing the organ, it is my favorite instrument. I began the study of the instrument at age six, so I strive to have the student bond with this instrument. It is a reflection of one's soul. I teach note and rote, along with ear training. Rhythm is an integral part of my piano methodology. A student will usually see results within the first six months! Note: I recommend beginning students start no earlier than 6 years old. At that time they've adopted to a self contained environment and can sit and focus for at least 30 minutes. Note, I will only accept students for in-person instruction who have been vaccinated for Covid-19! Thank you!
About Cheryl M.

I have worked for over 30 years as a professional accompanist and musician in the greater metropolitan Detroit area. I have earned several degrees, which include a Bachelor of Music Performance in Organ and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Music both from Wayne State University. My studies included wonderful instructors. I have studied extensively with Albert Fillmore for ten years, Mischa Kottler for four years and Robert Conway for five years. The last two instructors were from Wayne State and also played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. I have studied organ with Ray Ferguson who played with DSO as well and I have studied voice with Marjorie Gordon, coloratura soprano. With over 40 years of experience as professional musician, I am confident that I possess the qualifications needed to make a difference and an impact in the lives of people. Most of my career tenure has been with the Detroit Public Schools. I have worked at various levels in Pre-K – 12 schools but the longest has been twelve years at Cody High School. I have enjoyed coaching the students and working with the music staff at the Cody Complex. These students are very talented and eager to express their creativity and musical ability. I am a seasoned musician with sight reading, transposing and improvisational skills. I used these skills to work with children and young adults in small groups, larger groups and individual coaching in preparation for festivals competitions and auditions. I would like to continue providing this service to the young people within the Greater Metro Detroit Area. Music is an important part of youth development in math and English. It also helps to produce character and leaderships skills of discipline, teamwork, commitment and self esteem.. I've also done the same for my private piano students, in studio as well as in a corporate setting. *** Lesson Details *** I am a diligent instructor that possesses intuitive goals, almost from the first few lessons! I am always encouraging, and give modest yet helpful criticism. I insist on teaching and developing the fundamentals in private study, ie, standard concepts and music theory. In three months time, the student will know whether we are a good fit, whether or not they like my instruction, and discover their unique abilities as a result of my facilitation! *** Travel Equipment *** I expect the student to have an acoustic piano, or a full-sized weighted keyboard. All equipment should be adequately functional. *** Specialties *** I am a classically trained musician. I am also a church musician. My other styles do include pop, jazz, oldies, gospel and contemporary christian music. I start with the basics before moving to any other styles of music.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1981

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Major (Music) ; Bachelor of Music, Major (Performance,organ)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Speaks I had French in High School, College!

Speaks

Has background check

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Cheryl was very patient with me during our first lesson. She’s a really good and nice teacher I wish I was able to still go to her but I can’t due to my new schedule

Posted Feb 5, 2018
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So far so good. Was excited to get home and try out what I learned and have practiced everyday so far. Looking forward to the next lesson!

Posted Jul 10, 2017
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We are off to a great start!! Cheryl is a wonderful teacher!! Looking forward to our next vocal lessons!!

Posted Mar 15, 2017
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Piano Instructor
Aug 1981 - Aug 2019
Charles Coleman House of Music;Art Center Music School;Frank Cody High School
I taught fours years at House of Music, five years at Art Center Music school and taught a full semester of 5 piano classes averaging 10 students per class at Frank Cody High School. In those classes I held group sessions every week to evaluate their weekly progress. Before and after that time I've taught lessons dependently spanning over 30 years. I've been an instructor with take lessons for seven years.
Bachelor of Arts, Major (Music) ; Bachelor of Music, Major (Performance,organ)
Sep 1975 - Aug 1986
Wayne State University
College!
Limited Proficiency
I had French in High School
Limited Proficiency
Bronze Metal/Silver Metal
May 1972
National Assocation of PianoTeachers

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Instructor details
Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Clay ST
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$55
60 minutes
$65
90 minutes
$95
120 minutes
$110
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30