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Denise V.
Norfolk, Virginia
Learn to play music you want to play and the basics along the way!
I originally taught myself piano and later became classically trained in college. I think the piano is a wonderful instrument that you can do so much with. You can play with others, you can play alone, you can play along with music, or you can just do your own thing. I enjoy teaching piano because of the options the instrument provides. I will show you how to have fun learning how to play the piano and teach you music you actually want to learn how to play while still teaching you the basics along the way. You'll hopefully be able to play things you enjoy after only a few lessons and some practice.
About Denise V.

I graduated from Christopher Newport with a Bachelors of Art in Music and a minor in psychology. I have been teaching for almost 15 years now. I have taught people/children with disabilities, all ages groups, and different culture backgrounds. One thing I've learned from all that time teaching, is that students will learn more and learn faster when they are having fun. Music is a skill you can carry with you for the rest of your life. It is a gift for both yourself and for others around you listening to you play. I do not have a 'one size fits all' approach. I teach what the student wants to learn and point out the basics and fundamentals along the way. I teach theory, comprehension, and understanding so that way you can become independent in your learning. I will give you the tools and methods you need to become the musician you want to become.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2009

Education

Music

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Teaches ages 6+

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Speaks Spanish, English

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Denise V.
Norfolk, Virginia
Learn to play music you want to play and the basics along the way!
I originally taught myself piano and later became classically trained in college. I think the piano is a wonderful instrument that you can do so much with. You can play with others, you can play alone, you can play along with music, or you can just do your own thing. I enjoy teaching piano because of the options the instrument provides. I will show you how to have fun learning how to play the piano and teach you music you actually want to learn how to play while still teaching you the basics along the way. You'll hopefully be able to play things you enjoy after only a few lessons and some practice.
About Denise V.

I graduated from Christopher Newport with a Bachelors of Art in Music and a minor in psychology. I have been teaching for almost 15 years now. I have taught people/children with disabilities, all ages groups, and different culture backgrounds. One thing I've learned from all that time teaching, is that students will learn more and learn faster when they are having fun. Music is a skill you can carry with you for the rest of your life. It is a gift for both yourself and for others around you listening to you play. I do not have a 'one size fits all' approach. I teach what the student wants to learn and point out the basics and fundamentals along the way. I teach theory, comprehension, and understanding so that way you can become independent in your learning. I will give you the tools and methods you need to become the musician you want to become.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2009

Education

Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Speaks Spanish, English

Speaks

Has background check

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$40
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$65
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First 3 lessons
$30
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We had a miscommunication about the dates and she dropped us. I was so confused. I still am. We were talking about the dates because she changes the dates often because of work. I thought I was being flexible and just by asking questions about the dates she said" I think its best you find a new instructor with your kids age, the pay cut (that I did not ask for) she said the site was over price and she changed the price for me, and the miscommunication. I think you should find a new teacher. It all came out at once. I did not know she had a problem with any of these things but instead of talking about them she just dropped us. Be upfront and know there are going to be miscommunication that is life. But as adults we should be able to talk about these things and keep moving.

Posted Nov 5, 2021
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Denise is a great instructor. She is teaching my 11 year old niece who is going into her 3 rd year of piano. My niece was loosing her enthusiasm for learning. Denise has brought that back. She is extremely knowledgeable in her craft. We are thankful we found her.

Posted Sep 5, 2021
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Absolutely stellar instructor. Her calm confidence, coupled with her willingness to adapt to her student's skill level has filled me with excitement for future lessons. Her crawl, walk, run approach to learning the instrument will likely pay dividends to not only inexperienced individuals, such as myself, but also for those who have a musical background and want to improve. Whole heartedly recommend her for anyone and any skill levels on piano.

Posted Jul 8, 2021
Flute and Piano Teacher
Jun 2018 - Apr 2019
Music and Arts
I was fully booked in my time working there as a teacher. Before I became a teacher there, I worked as a Senior Sales Associate for almost 2 years.
Music
Aug 2014 - Dec 2017
Christopher Newport University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Virginia State Teaching License
Jul 2018
Virginia Department of Education
License is in Prek-3 and have passed praxis and all state requirements for an endorsement in music k-12.

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Instructor details
Piano
Student's Home
Student's Home
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
$40
60 minutes
$65
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30