Ginni Alvey
Chandler, AZ
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Ginni Alvey

Ginni A.

Chandler, AZ
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Moms and Dads, I'm here to help! This is a challenging time and whatever I can do to relieve your burden, I'll do it. Whether it be writing, math, reading, spelling, social studies, history or any other subject that you've been designated as the teacher, I'd love to help you and your child. I've been teaching for 25 years, focusing on how each student needs to learn and helping them to succeed. You can do this! Your child can too!

About Ginni A.

Moms and Dads, this is a challenging time and whatever I can do to relieve your burden, I'm here to help. Whether it be math, reading, spelling, social studies, history, music or any other subject that you've been designated as the teacher, I'd love to help you and your child. I've been teaching for 25 years, focusing on how each student needs to learn and helping them to succeed. You can do this! Your child can too!

All lessons will be based upon your and your child's needs. I can teach new concepts that your child's school has assigned, help with homework or help your child understand anything that is a challenge for them at school.

Your child can do really well! Sometimes we all just need a little extra help.

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Nitty
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Good.

Posted Jun 30, 2020
Alina
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Posted Jun 25, 2020
Melanie H.
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AMAZING STUFF AND THINGS THE THING SAID FIRST TO SAY HELLO AMAZING

Posted Jun 2, 2020
Susie T.
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Ginny was very enthusiastic, patient and cheerful during my lesson. She had planned in advance what to work on to help me to achieve the goal I stated to her before I started lessons.

Posted May 23, 2020
Kelly D.
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Ginni is very nice and patient with my 14 year old son. She worked with him for his parts in a play and as soon as he signs up for his next play after COVID-19 quarantine over, I hope she will work with him again.

Posted May 18, 2020
Michal C.
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my daughter fell in love with her the minute she met her!

Posted Apr 24, 2020
Melanie C.
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Posted Mar 18, 2020
Cliff
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she is amazing teacher or coach. if you train with her you will enjoy the experience.

Posted Nov 6, 2019
Kalena
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Ginni was very friendly and positive, she had a way of explaining things to my daughter to help her understand the lesson and make it fun!

Posted Nov 4, 2019
Vickie J.
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I thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson with Ginni. She made me feel right at home and we went right to work! She is thoughtful and clear in her instruction. Looking forward to my next lesson!

Posted Oct 4, 2019
Nyjah S.
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I learned a bunch even on the first day!!

Posted Apr 18, 2019
Gregory Youngs
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I am very happy with the results. Ginni is an excellent instructor. She takes her time and makes sure all questions/concerns are answered. I have enjoyed every minute of each lesson. And as an older student, she made me feel comfortable and welcome. If I return to Arizona next year, I will signup for additional lessons with Ginni.

Posted Mar 23, 2019
David Jackman
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Ginni is awesome, great first lesson!

Posted Feb 2, 2019
Abbie T.
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Ginni is a positive and warm teacher!

Posted Jan 5, 2019
Allison W.
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Wonderful teacher!

Posted Aug 17, 2018
Kiki
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Ginni is proffesional and supportive. She is encouraging, but doesn’t hold back when there is room for improvement. She is also a lot of fun!

Posted Dec 2, 2017
Laura
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My 6 yr old son started taking lessons with Ginni about a month ago. He is a very active boy who has difficulty sitting still and focusing. Ginni is wonderful with him! She is very patient, kind, and understanding of children's specific challenges. She works with him while gently nudging him to stay on task. He actually really likes going to piano lessons and is always excited when 'piano day' rolls around. So hats off to Ginni for her skills in making learning music fun and enjoyable to an active little boy! I always wanted my son to learn an instrument (we are a family of musicians) but what I didn't realize is the process learning piano is helping him with needed skills in school: concentration, focus and discipline. I am very happy I chose Ginni.

Posted Oct 17, 2017
Mary
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Great first lesson. Ginni is patient & is clear when giving instructions. I look forward to our next lesson.

Posted Aug 31, 2017
Cida T.
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It was very good

Posted Jun 12, 2017
Shelly G.
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Our experience with Ms. Ginni was wonderful! She started teaching voice lessons to my daughter and then my son, but soon after I realized that I wanted lessons from her too! She transitioned brilliantly from teaching my kids on their level, to teaching me at an adult level. She gave me tips and instruction that changed the way I sing and gave me confidence to sing in smaller groups and even a couple of solos! My children also enjoyed their lessons because Ms. Ginni always had something positive to say about their work and then would get into constructive feedback of where to make adjustments and improvements. She is very patient, kind and caring and extremely devoted to her students.

Posted May 18, 2017
Wesley Shannon
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Great experience and very knowledgeable.

Posted May 1, 2017
Carly J.
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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.

Posted Apr 5, 2017
KIM
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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!

Posted Mar 30, 2017
Cory P.
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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.

Posted Mar 29, 2017
Saanika L.
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Ginni is very patient and able to coach Saanika very well... Im quite delighted

Posted Mar 24, 2017
Audrey
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Fabulous first lesson. Thank you, Ginni.

Posted Jan 28, 2017
Suzana V.
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She is a excelent teatchar!

Posted Dec 2, 2016
Suzana

Ginny is the best piano teatcher!!! I love her!

Posted Nov 30, 2016
Melissa C.
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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.

Posted Jul 5, 2016
Febe N.
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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!!!!

Posted Jun 22, 2016
Linda K.
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She makes learning a fun experience!

Posted Apr 22, 2016
Kim A.
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Ginni's lessons have been so helpful, I can already see improvements. I absolutely love learning how to control my breathing while singing. She Rocks!

Posted Apr 8, 2016
Madison K.
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She's very patient!!

Posted Mar 18, 2016
Steve C.

She's adaptable and can work with different styles. Very well with young children.

Posted Jan 14, 2016
James M.
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Ginni was quick to evaluate where I was having difficulty with the music I am learning. Ginni suggested exercises that will ultimately improve my overall learning.
I really liked Ginni offering the music theory related to the piece I am learning and music scores in general.
Very quick, but valuable lesson.

Posted Jan 6, 2016
Andrea L.

6 stars! Ginni is very welcoming. She helped my child open up and went above and beyond. She focused on what he liked and helped him find his niche. It was a wonderful experience and any student would be lucky to have her. I highly recommend!

Posted Dec 15, 2015
david G.
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Ginni is very kind, easy, polite and especially patient. Definitely recommend!

Posted Sep 23, 2015
Judy W.
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Thank you for your interest, patience, and expertise.

Posted Sep 10, 2015
Avery C.
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Ginni took the time to work with a new student who was very nervous about starting class.

Posted Aug 15, 2015
Josie
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My daughter has been taking lessons with Ginni for almost 3 yrs now. She started when she was 6 and Ginni is so patient and nurturing with her. Ginni always praises her and makes her feel like a superstar. She always takes the time to thoroughly cover the new concepts and does not hesitate to review them again if my daughter hasn't quite caught on. Even though it takes us about 25 mins to get to her lessons, I'm willing to make the trip because Ginni is such a great teacher! I highly recommend her for lessons.

Posted Jul 21, 2015
Melanie C.
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Ginni has been our 8 year old daughter's piano teacher for more than 4 years. She is consistently positive, engaging and creates a environment that has helped our daughter stay engaged in the learning process. Ginni is obviously well trained herself, and is attentive to ensuring that her students learn good fundamentals and are grounded in theory. Yet she manages to balance this attention with simultaneously supporting real enjoyment of the learning process and playing. She is truly a remarkable teacher whom our daughter absolutely loves.

Posted Jul 16, 2015
Jessica A.
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I love Ginni! I had very little experience singing before and it's only been a month and a half and I have my basic technique down! I still need to practice of course, but I feel more and more confident after each lesson. I have always enjoyed singing but nothing feels better than properly using my voice, being able to express emotion while relaxing and in comfort. I make the drive from Scottsdale just for her!

Posted Jun 18, 2015
Kim R.
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5 months ago, I began lessons with Ginni. Not having have voice lessons before, I thought she would show me how to sing but, I cannot believe the progress I've made! I've gone from a weak voice that had very little range to singing entire, energetic songs with confidence and skill. I'm no longer afraid to sing in front of friends and family, something I would never do before. I know that Ginni will give me what I need to conquer any type of song with knowledge and skill.
THANKS Ginni!

Posted Jun 8, 2015
April L.
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I only have excellent things to say about Ginni! She is an excellent teacher. Very patient! explains everything really well.

Posted Jun 3, 2015
April L.
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We all love Ginni. She is very easy to work with. Ginni is very flexible with scheduling and always makes it work with our busy schedule. Ginni is very patient and our daughter gets a lot out of every lesson she attends. I can't say enough good things about our teacher!

Posted Feb 5, 2015
Linda P.
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Ginny is very flexible in terms of different avenues of learning, to reach my goals I am an adult learner. I had lessons many years ago, thus we work together to find the right level of review/new "stuff". She strives to keep things interesting and fun!

Posted Jan 27, 2015
Cheryl M.
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Ginni is still wonderful...patient and very knowledgeable. I have fun during my lesson and continue looking forward to the next one.

Posted Nov 20, 2014
Anastasia W.
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I cannot say enough great things about Ginni. I started having an interest in piano back in 2008 and stumbled across her profile on the take lessons website. I saw her for a few months and got really busy with my career that I had to take some time off. A few months back I remembered how much I loved taking lessons with her so now I am back to seeing her. The wonderful things about Ginni is that she is very encouraging, she can adapt to any teaching style(sometimes I can be a bit ADD and she tries different ways of teaching until she finds a way in which I am able to retain the information) she is very accommodating, and she makes learning enjoyable which is sometimes difficult to find with instructors. We laugh a lot when i'm in my lessons :) (I like to call the rest symbol a lightning bolt) if you are looking for a great teacher that you can connect with and makes you love learning piano then Ginni is the teacher for you! Happy learning!

Posted Nov 3, 2014
Cheryl M.
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Starting music lessons so late in life, my first piano lesson with Ginni was wonderful. She made me feel very relaxed and confident. Her abilities as an instructor are gentle but firm. Thank you Ginni. I am looking forward to many more lessons.

Posted Nov 1, 2014
Mary F.
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I have had the good fortune of working with Ginni for two years. When I started with Ginni I was an adult beginner, and couldn't read music. What a difference two years makes!

Ginni is incredibly patient and positive. She recognizes even the smallest of gains and encourages me with her kind words. I could not be more blessed to have found such an excellent, supportive piano instructor.

Do not hesitate to sign up your child or yourself for lessons. You will never regret having the opportunity to work with such a wonderfully talented gentle instructor.

I have watched Ginni work with six year old to 61 year old (me) and she genuinely enjoys working with all! Ginni is a delightful person and a joy in my life! GINNI IS THE BEST!

Posted Oct 31, 2014
Febe N.

Wonderful Piano and voice teacher

Ginni is an excellent music teacher, very flexible. I recommend her to all friends and family. We enjoyed piano and voice lessons with her.

Posted Sep 26, 2013
Jason V.

Amazing teacher who cares!

Ginni is 1 in a million! I had never taken singing lessons before in my life and after reading a study about them, I decided what the heck. I did a lot of research and looked and looked until I found Ginni who was close to home and figured I would give her a try. After the first lesson, she had me hooked. Even though the cats run when I start singing :) Ginni always makes me feel great about my voice. Now, I have actually had friends and family that I sound great and my kids are pushing me to sing publicly. Ginni KNOWS her stuff and how to get your technique right and at the same time make you sound good! I never thought I would actually feel comfortable singing for others! Thanks Ginni! You Rock!

Posted Jun 2, 2013
Bardeau S.

Voice Student

Ginni is good teacher but is very impatient with younger children or understanding concepts. We arrived 5 minutes early to our lesson and she made a huge deal and kept the negative attitude/vibes throughout the whole lesson.

Posted Jan 21, 2013
CindyM

Ginni is a sweetheart. She helped my daughter enormously with her tryouts. We are waiting till after dance competition season to consider more lessons.

Posted Jan 20, 2012
AngieS

Fun, Educational & Professional

Ginni taught me so much!! Her warm, positive attitude is infectious. Ginni's encouraging words will always stay with me & push me to continue practicing!!

Posted Oct 27, 2011
RebeccaG

Fun, Educational, Inspiring, Full of Technique

She is genuine, honest, patient, knowledgeable, determined, thoughful & a delight to work with. She has taught me more in the last few weeks than I had learned in 9 years of school. I like that she asks how the previous week had gone at the beginning of each lesson & is willing to sit & listen or give advice to build knowledge and confidence. Her knowledge of the piano is rewarding for her students learning to read music or basic piano techniques to improve singing techniques. I look forward to learning all that Ginni is willing to teach.

Posted Jul 25, 2011
KarenB

Doing a great job. My daughter is learning good technique.

Posted Jul 5, 2011
CodiM

Mother

Ginni is a kind and patient teacher. This is exactly what we wanted.

Posted Jun 24, 2011
JillC

Feedback for Ginni A.

We could not have found a more perfect voice or piano teacher. Ginnie you are a perfect balance. You allows our girls the freedom to enjoy and choose songs that they like all while gently teaching them the fundamentals of music. Also, you have been so accommodating to our needs, and with our busy lives it's nice to know you understand. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with our girls!

Posted Feb 5, 2011
ElyseesW

Voice Lessons

Ginni is absolutely wonderful and very professional. It's a great opportunity and I am really enjoying the lessons.

Posted Dec 12, 2010
MichelleN

I like Ginni. She is a great piano teacher. My daughter like her.

Posted Nov 17, 2010
JanetK

Great Voice Teacher

I have never taken singing lessons before this, and Ginni has made it a positive experience. Already I can hear the differenc in my voice. She is very patient and has a great personality.

Posted Oct 28, 2010
AdrianaM

So far, my daughter Kristi loves her, she enjoys her lesson with Ginni.I think she is kind and Kristi is showing progress.

Posted Jul 6, 2010
AntoinetteC

Voice Student

Ginni is a very dedicated voice instructor. She is passionate about bringing the best out in you. She takes you back to the basic and makes you reach each lesson. I'm truly learning alot and feel I'm growing vocally.

Posted Aug 29, 2009
SusanT

very knowledgeable positive reinforcement and patient.

Posted Jun 29, 2009
AlexB

Ginni Saved My Voice

Before lessons with Ginni, I had all but completely destroyed my voice with a bad cigarette habit during college. With just a few months of instruction, Ginni has opened my voice up to places it could never go before. I have since been able to reclaim the resonance, understanding, and aptitude my voice once had and THEN SOME.I am thankful to say I am now auditioning and being cast in musicals again, and I cannot express my gratitude for eall the things, besides the teaching, that go along with a truly great mentor; the time conversing about things completely unrelated (yet intrinsically woven in) to the vocal lesson, the willingness to go out of her way to help me pick/copy songs (despite my laziness), and spirit to encourage and inspire me on those down days.This little comment box won't hold all the qualities you or your child will be more than appreciative for, when taking lessons with Ginni. :)

Posted May 3, 2009
RobertE1

Excellent teacher!

Ginni is awesome! Very patient and easy to be with. Goes at your own pace! Thank you Ginni for everything you taught me.

Posted Apr 10, 2009
AmyK

Great piano/voice teacher for young children!

Ginni is an excellent piano/voice teacher for young children. She has amazed us with her natural ability to keep our 3 year old engaged in learning in a warm, caring and respectful way. We highly recommend her for children AND adults.

Posted Feb 14, 2009
KeltiP

Wonderful

Ginni is warm, wonderful and talented. From the basics to the intimate details of singing she can help mold you into the best singer possible. I felt musically challenged in an atmosphere that also felt safe.

Posted Feb 8, 2009
KeikoC

piano lesson for Talisa Lyn Chafey

The lessons are for my granddaughter, Talisa, in Arizona. According to Talisa's father, she is doing well and likes her teacher very much. Please ask their feed back at veritechbrian@yahoo.com, thank you.

Posted Feb 3, 2009
LoriS

Great teacher!

Great, patient teacher. Works well with adults that are ready to learn something new!

Posted Oct 2, 2008
MargaretP

She is moving me along at the rate I requested.

Posted Sep 30, 2008
CatherinaS

I love her!!!

My daughter loves taking piano with Ginni, I referred a friend of mine to her. =)

Posted Sep 30, 2008
BrittanyC

Best teacher ever!

Ever since I've started singing lessons with Ginni she has made it fun and comfortable for me. She is very patient, encouraging, and always stays positive in her lessons. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher!

Posted Sep 1, 2008
KathleenB

I had a great session last week with Ginni. She is very professional, warm & an excellent instructor! I have tremendous confidence in her teaching ability.

Posted Mar 19, 2008
AlexE

I think Ginni is a wonderful teacher!

I think Ginni is a wonderful teacher. In only two lessons, she has shown a rare dedication to helping me understand singing concepts that I've had trouble with before. Today she told me she did some research on how I could understand raising the soft palate (something very important in singing). We then practiced using different exercises until we found one that worked for me. Just taking some time outside of our lessons to help me, showed how much she cared about her students and understood singing. After being with several other teachers, I've finally found an excellent instructor who is able to inspire and help me learn the art of singing.

Posted Mar 13, 2008

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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

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.

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