Heather Paxton

Heather P.

Utica, MI

About Heather P.

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Heather teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 1986
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I love teaching, simply love teaching! I teach students of all ages. I teach piano, voice, clarinet, and saxophone. I have taught for over 25 years. My students have lots of opportunities for performance, if they choose to. We perform at Nursing Homes, Retirements, Festival of Trees, and Seasonal Recitals. There are at least 2 recitals a year, 1 at Christmas and 1 in the Spring, if enough participation, we often have one in summer with a party afterward. We also participate in the Michigan Music Association competition. I have also had students perform in Disney World in Florida!!! I have been in many musicals such as Annie, Gypsy, Rock Around the Clock. I have put on solo recitals. I am a member of my church choir. My students and I have fun while we are learning music! It is the best job ever.

*** Lesson Details ***
I use a variety of curriculum, which includes classical, broadway, some pop, new age, and jazz. After 3 to 6 months you will have a basic understanding of your instrument and will be ready to take off! I do ask students to keep track of your practicing so you can see your progress.

For piano:
I use the Alfred Basic Books for beginners and then we move to the Keith Snell books along with other supplemental books. If a student already is using a book, generally we will finish that book up so they won't have to purchase another set of books.

For Saxophone and Clarinet:
I use the Rubank books along with other supplemental books

For Voice:
I use the 24 Italian Songs and Arias, The Young Singer, and various Broadway books. Any pop music must be purchased by student as there is just way too much to chose from for me to have a lot of it.


*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Studio: in living room with 2 pianos at entrance of house. Seating is available as well toys and a table for siblings.

*** Specialties ***
Voice - Classical & Broadway
Piano - classical
Clarinet - classical and pop
Saxophone - classical, pop, and some jazz

Photos and Videos

Hi!!! This was taken on August 23, 2015!!!!

Experience

Saxophone, Clarinet, Vocal, Piano Music Teacher

Sep 1986 - Present
Heather's Music Room

I teach all music lessons, plan concerts, take students to concerts. In 1999 and 2008, I took a group of students who became a choir to perform in Disney World at the Epcot Center.

Voice, Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet Music Teacher

Jan 1992 - Aug 2008
American Music Academy

I taught all music lessons, planned concerts, kept track of accounts. I also created all playbills for the concert. I took students to competition yearly.

Music and Dance Teacher

Sep 1986 - Jun 1993
Backstage Performing Arts

I taught Dance and Voice classes. From Preschool to high school. We did musicals, musical reviews, as well as competition pieces for both dance and vocal music. We won many awards.

Education

Masters of Business Administration

Sep 1999 - Dec 2000
Davenport University

Bachelor of Music

Sep 1989 - May 1993
Wayne State University

Awards

Scholarship to College

Sep 1986
Macomb Community College

Affiliations

Michigan Music Association

Jan 2000
OMMTA

Michigan Music Association was founded in 1967 as a non-profit, educational organization to perpetuate through high standards an annual competition for students in the state of Michigan. Its goals are to provide the public the opportunity to hear students in competition, to uphold a high standard in music education, provide a public outlet for the artistic talent of music students, and most importantly to help students gain the experience and confidence to develop their musical talents.

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15 Reviews on Heather P.

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Emma B. Apr 12, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Heather is very nice, she sings very well and she is a very good music teacher!
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Rosa Feb 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Heather answered all my questions and did a good job adjusting the lessons to my level of playing piano
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Tara T. Feb 5, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Same thing over and over
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miaomiao zhao Nov 21, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
she is very nice and the songs she selected are classical. I will continue my classes with her.
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Sarah Grace N. Nov 7, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter likes her singing lessons with Heather.
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Peter C. Nov 1, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
She is an excellent teacher. She is very patient with my son.
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Mrs Lisa E. Oct 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Need to know a little bit more about how the singing process works without going into the students class time thank you
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Weitong W. Sep 2, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Heather is such a nice, professional and sweet teacher!
Thank you so much for your accommodation of my time issue!
Q and Panny are sooooo adorable and Q even sings along when we sing.
You should come check her out haha!
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Amy H. Sep 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Heather is a marvelous teacher. She has a great personality that really puts you at ease. She shows great patience and always has an encouraging word about your progress. Lessons tend to go by so quickly because they are a lot of fun.

I highly recommend her.
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Barbara K. Feb 2, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Piano Lessons

Heather is a wonderful teacher. She has patience, kindness and puts me at ease when I play for her. She makes me laugh, too!
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