Heather Anderson
Burnsville, MN
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Heather Anderson

Heather A.

Burnsville, MN
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Beginner
Piano is such a beautiful instrument. I think it is a foundational instrument to learn for younger children. There are so many benefits gained in a child's life from learning an instrument in addition to learning the instrument. I'm especially good teaching younger beginning students. I also enjoy teaching beginner piano to all ages! I'm a children's music therapist and love to incorporate singing into the lessons if the students wants to sing and play piano. Students can expect a fun, relaxed and positive experience in their lessons. Lessons are adapted to meet the needs of each individual student.

About Heather A.

Heather holds a Music Degree for Music Therapy from the University of Iowa. She is especially good with younger children and those with special needs. Much of her work experience has been with people of varied developmental and learning challenges. Her specialty is developing adaptive, one on one lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginning Piano, Guitar and Flute. Children's Music Class! Learning about music through music therapy!
Learning made fun!
It is of upmost importance that students are having fun and enjoying their music lessons. This goal is achieved by the teachers positive attitude and positive reinforcement during lessons. This will motivate the student to engage more in their own learning process. I find that this approach also helps students to want to practice and play more since they are enjoying their experience. Lessons are adaptive to the needs of each student. I expect my students to practice and play! The learning environment during the lessons creates a great sense of accomplishment for the student.

*** Online Lesson Music Equipment ***
I have a piano, keyboard, two flutes, acoustic guitar. Some music therapy instruments, for example, shakers, drum, rhythm sticks.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching children beginning lessons and children's music class. I specialize in teaching children and adults with mental impairments.

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Gabriel C.
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Friendly demeanour with young children. My boys enjoy their weekly lessons with Heather. Lots of patience.

Posted Apr 30, 2016
Terri W.
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Heather has taught my girls more than any other teacher we have had. She was incredibly patient, and very likable. She was easy to work with us, and always accommodating. We definitely recommend her!

Posted Aug 31, 2015
Jennifer W.

In Home Guitar Lesson

Heather is a wonderful teacher. My daughter looks forward and enjoys seeing her each week. She is very knowledgeable, and makes it easy for a child to learn and understand the guitar. It has been so convenient having her come to the house.

Posted Nov 12, 2013
ryanb

Students father

Heather has been a great piano teacher for my 6 year old daughter. She is great with kids & a nice, patient & enthusiastic approach. My daughter has only had 3 lessons now & has made great progress. I would highly recommend Heather.

Posted Jan 30, 2012
JessieH

Heather Feedback

Heather is very nice, cheerful and patient. I just decided to go with a much more experienced teacher that is charging much less but giving you much more, I am wishing Heather all the best she is really something.

Posted Dec 1, 2011
LisaR2

Our daughter is having fun and learning. Heather is great!

Posted Jul 1, 2011
ClaireW

I think Heather is a great teacher. She works with my girls so well. I don't think I could have found a better one.Claire

Posted Apr 12, 2011
HeatherJ1

Great Lessons!

Mitch feels like he is really learning more from Heather. She is Very nice, easy to work with. She explains the music theory in each music piece so Mitch is understanding how to play the piece better.

Posted Feb 16, 2011

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Experience

Music Therapist
Jan 2016 - Present

Fraser School

Children's Music Therapist. Fraser School is an inclusive daycare preschool. Specializing in helping children with special needs.

Music Teacher
Feb 2007 - Present

House of Music

Teacher piano, guitar and flute to mostly typically developing children and some adults. Work with a few students with special needs. Also offer 1:1 music therapy for children.

Music Teacher, Music Therapy Assistant
Nov 2005 - Dec 2006

West Music

Taught adaptive 1:1 music lessons to mentally impaired teenagers and adults. Also assisted in leading a tone bell choir for adults with mental impairments.

Education

Music Therapy
Aug 2004 - Jul 2007

University of Iowa

General Studies
Aug 2000 - May 2004

University of Northern Iowa

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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