Heather Kirkconnell

Heather K.

Newton, MA

About Heather K.

Background check: Last verified 01/07/2016
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Heather teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2010
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hi! I'm Heather, an organist, pianist and French speaker. I studied at Oberlin College and Conservatory, double majoring in Organ and French. I then spent two years living and studying in the Paris area, tutoring English, teaching piano and organ. I believe that learning should be fun and rewarding. I like to use other subjects, such as math, art, science and literature to augment my teaching. Music education should be fun, challenging and rewarding. In my spare time, I enjoy knitting, sewing and engaging in other creative pursuits.

Experience

Church Music Director

Sep 2015 - Present
Grace Episcopal Church

I direct choirs of all ages (3-5, 6-12, 13 and up), play the organ and piano weekly, and plan special concerts and other events.

Private Piano Teacher

Jan 2011 - Present
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Experience with all ages, levels.

Private Organ Teacher

Sep 2010 - Present
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I give organ lessons to anyone interested in the King of Instruments! Focus of pedal playing, reading music, proper keyboard technique, and music career advancement.

Education

BA French

Sep 2006 - May 2011
Oberlin College

BMus Organ Performance

Sep 2006 - May 2011
Oberlin Conservatory

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Diplôme de Perfectionnement

Jun 2013
Conservatoire de Versailles, France

A two year program awarding a certification in organ performance.

Awards

Oberlin Conservatory Dean's Scholar

Sep 2006
Oberlin Conservatory

Affiliations

American Guild of Organists

Nov 2014
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The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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7 Reviews on Heather K.

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Deb A. Sep 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Grrrreat experience.
Looking forward to my next lesson!
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Deb A. Sep 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Grrrreat experience.
Looking forward to my next lesson!
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Monica Mar 14, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Heather is an excellent teacher. She always on time and very good with the kid
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Gianna P. Feb 28, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Outstanding sensitivity to children and the learning process! Keeps learning enjoyable and interesting while maintaining long term learning goals. Great teacher
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Andrea L. Feb 27, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Heather is an excellent teacher. She always on time . I would recommend her to anyone.
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Stacey M. Feb 19, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I loved my first lesson with Heather! She was very excited and engaged, and paid very close attention to the details. She also takes into consideration that I'm learning as a hobby, and approaches her teaching with that in mind. Heather is also very encouraging, and I'm excited for my next lesson.
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Lorenzo P. Jan 30, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Knowledgeable, kind and sensitive & the kids excitedly enjoy learning with Heather -- Wonderful!
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