- Levels Taught:
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
It has been a dream of mine for a long time to be a full-time piano teacher. I have been playing piano since the age of five. Teaching is in my genes, both of my parents teach special education. My father is a music nerd as well! He shared his joy of music with me and I want to pay it forward.
Some of my strengths include patience, humor and compassion for others. I want to figure out what makes you tick. What do you want to learn about piano? I am always looking for new and exciting ways to teach piano. Did you know they make color by note coloring books? At the end of the day if I can share even a fraction of my love for music with you and you are able to learn something, that is what gives me true joy.
I student taught in Fulton, Missouri. I directed the middle school and high school bands. I organized music and instruments for the department. I helped with the marching band. I helped teach a beginning guitar class. It was a wonderful town and a wonderful experience.+ Read More
I was hired as a temporary substitute paraprofessional in January of 2012. After two weeks my supervisor was so happy with my work that she hired me for the rest of the school year. I worked with special needs children in kindergarten through fifth grade. It was a very rewarding job.+ Read More
I accompanied many instrumental and vocal students throughout my college education.
I have been certified to teach instrumental music from kindergarten to twelfth grade in the state of Missouri.
I worked as a substitute teacher in my hometown of Columbia, MO and in North Kansas City, MO.
I've known Dana for 7 years. She's very passionate about playing piano and her other instruments. She loves teaching other students one-on-one. She has been teaching off and on for five years and been successful. She's taught me how to play and even read music.+ Read More
Dana is a skilled pianist with a great personality. She is kind, patient, and creative. What makes her a good teacher, in addition to her extensive study of the piano, is her ability to make music fun!
My son has autism and he was happy that he she works well with him and she makes him happy
Dana is a wonderful piano player who has been studying the piano since she was a young child. In addition she is a very patient and talented teacher.