Ginni Alvey

Ginni A.

Chandler, AZ

About Ginni A.

Background check: Last verified 12/02/2016
Ginni passed a background check on 12/02/2016 that included the following:
  • National Criminal Record Check
  • County/State Criminal Record Check
  • Sex Offender Registry Search
  • SSN Trace & Verification
For more information, please click here.
Ginni teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 1994
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

You can learn to play piano or sing at any age! Whatever your musical goals are, Ginni will help you to reach them.

Ginni has been teaching piano and singing for 21 years. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or advanced she will help you to learn and have fun making music!

Technique is key! As a professional musician Ginni knows the importance of good technique. Great technique gives the performer confidence and the ability to excel.

Ginni's piano and singing students are taught how to use their bodies to perform at their best. Some of the methods that Ginni uses come from her studies at university, personal study and from watching, listening to and performing with world class musicians. From all of this experience, Ginni developed a proven method for teaching piano and singing that helps students progress quickly and perform with ease.

Performance anxiety can be overcome. Using the tools that Ginni has developed, students relax, focus and enjoy their performing experience.

Reading music is important for pianists and singers. Ginni helps beginning through advanced students to more fully understand written music and quickly sight read it.

It’s important to perform songs that you enjoy. Students help choose supplemental songs that they love whether that be contemporary pop, traditional classical, Broadway, jazz, country or any other genre that they would like to learn.

Ginni’s piano and singing students increase their range, power, agility, control, confidence and expressiveness through technical exercises, scales, arpeggios, applying technique and lots of encouragement! Students grow the more that they share their talents. Students of Ginni’s are invited to participate in recitals, the Arizona Study Program and are guided through auditions, solo and ensemble performances.

Ginni uses the latest technology to help her students, whether by finding a song online for a student to listen to and learn from, transposing a piece on keyboard, improving the sound of an iphone song by plugging it into a speaker system or by using a mic to learn microphone technique.

A century old stand up piano may not be cutting edge technology but, Ginni’s sounds beautiful and her students enjoy playing it. Music is such a gift. So is participating in and watching the growth and progression of others.

Ginni asks her students to remember three things:
Try, Relax and Have Fun!

Experience

Piano and Singing Teacher
Aug 1994 - Present
self employed

Piano: Teaches all skills required to play the piano
-reading notes, understanding chords, counting, playing by ear, composing, playing different genres of music

Singing/Voice: Teaches all skills required to sing
-technique, expression, sight reading, increasing vocal range, composition, singing different styles/genres of music

Education

Bachelor of Arts Art & Design, minor in Psychology, music classes
Jan 1976 - Aug 1979
Brigham Young University

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2014

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.

55 Reviews on Ginni A.

Write a Review
Silhouette-80
Carly J. Apr 5, 2017
· Singing · In studio
Ginni is one of the kindest people I've ever met. She is so supportive, but also very realistic with goals and steps to achieve these goals. Her energy and laughter is vibrant and contagious. She's helped me get through my stage fright in the best way I could imagine. I have grown so much from her teaching and kindness. Choose ginni!! I always look forward to seeing her smiling face.
Thumb_58dd44388eb62_review_2014-02-14%2020.10.18-1
KIM Mar 30, 2017
· Singing · In studio
I never thought that I could improve my singing sense I damaged my vocal chords in a chemical accident but Mrs. Ginni taught me how to sing properly and how to use my voice. The results have been spectacular. Since I have been singing with Mrs. Ginni, when I perform people are so impressed that my singing has improved to such a level. I have been invited to sing with band groups and events. Thank you Mrs. Ginni!
Thumb_102432_pi_FullSizeR
Cory P. Mar 29, 2017
· · In home
The most important is that Ginni is very genuine, nice and professional.
My background is I am 40 yrs old, working professional, muscular big confident dude. I am a ( slightly older :-) ) old dog that loves to learn new tricks and improvements, especially from more experienced professionals. For this reason is why I am paying (paid) to take lessons to learn new techniques and correct any vocal/piano mistakes. I am not sure Ginni knew how to assess the experience and knowledge I was coming to her with and then build a lesson structure from there. During my vocal lessons, She had me spinning around back and forth in the teaching area instead of just standing next to the piano. Almost like there was a nervousness with an adult like me being in the room and not a little person (i.e. kid or young adult). Not once did we sing or just play the piano. No Vocal homework or sheet music to learn for the next class (i.e. Vocal exercises, Song - even as simple as silent night or chopsticks etc.) I realize Rome was not built in one day and that the basics are super important to understand but two 60 min lessons only breathing techniques is a bit much. There is also agility, pitch, tone, Warm up exercises and simply singing for example.
I can see why parents and kids learning to sing would like Ginny. She deserves her high rating, she has a lot of strengths in vocal training.
With that said; I think for anyone who is coming into lessons with experience, seeking to improve and develop from where you left off. It is not Ginni's strong point and there won't be a strong connection. She has her structured way of teaching/learning and there is not much adaption as to what is being brought to the table by the student.
Silhouette-80
Saanika L. Mar 24, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Ginni is very patient and able to coach Saanika very well... Im quite delighted
Silhouette-80
Audrey Jan 28, 2017
· Singing · In home
Fabulous first lesson. Thank you, Ginni.
Silhouette-80
Suzana V. Dec 2, 2016
· Piano · In studio
She is a excelent teatchar!
Silhouette-80
Suzana Nov 30, 2016
· ·
Ginny is the best piano teatcher!!! I love her!
Thumb_80002_pi_image
Melissa C. Jul 5, 2016
· Piano · In home
Ginni is a fabulous piano instructor. I went with my gut on who I thought would be a great instructor for my 7 year old granddaughter. Ginni turned out to be fabulous and works extremely well with children. My granddaughter is now starting her second year of piano with Ginni.
Thumb_92187_pi_IMG_20160524_170803
Febe N. Jun 22, 2016
· Piano · In studio
Ginni taught both, my husband and I, piano and singing lessons. We had the best experience ever with Ginni learning to play the piano and sing. The only reason we stopped is because our lives got more busy with work and we now relocated to NY and have a baby. If we would be living in AZ still we would choose her as our baby's teacher. Highly recommend her!!! Ginni, I thank God for you!!!!
Silhouette-80
Linda K. Apr 22, 2016
· Piano · In studio
She makes learning a fun experience!
Ginni Alvey
Ginni A.

Previously Viewed