Heather Paxton
Utica, MI
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Heather Paxton

Heather P.

Utica, MI
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I began playing piano at 18 years old as a music major at Macomb Community College. I think I was the only one who was thrilled to be playing piano. I quickly advanced through the 3 group classes and then private lessons. I love teaching piano to students of all levels and all ages.

I teach all levels of piano. I currently use the Alfred books for the first 3 levels of books and then we move to the Snell piano repertoire books for the following levels. I also have many fun solo books for students.

About Heather P.

Welcome! Interested in starting a musical journey with an enthusiastic, degreed, experienced teacher? You can learn whether you are an elementary beginner, retiree, a high school student, a musician with special needs, or an out of practice musician. Whatever your level, just sign up and begin!

For real life performance experience, there are two recitals for family and friends, Christmas and Spring. Community service recitals take place in the summer. In the past, students have performed at local Earth Day Celebrations, at Festival of Trees, and at Disney World. If you like to compete, there are piano and vocal competitions available.

There are two acoustic pianos (spinnets) for vocal accompaniment or piano duets. Appropriate seating for both vocalists and instrumentalists. Comfortable seating available for parents of younger students.

Your music lessons are available in the following genres:
Voice - Classical, Broadway, Inspirational
Piano - Classical, Broadway
Clarinet - Classical and Pop
Saxophone - Classical, Pop, and some Light Jazz

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Rigina P.
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Posted Apr 15, 2020
Isabella
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Posted Apr 4, 2020
Melanie S.
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Great experience despite an internet outage!

Posted Apr 3, 2020
Krystal K.
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Posted Apr 3, 2020
Kathy
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Heather has been doing online voice lessons for my daughters for several months now and we are extremely happy with her teaching and how well the lessons are going! She is very knowledgeable and patient and their singing has improved so much. They love their voice lessons!

Posted Mar 27, 2020
Allie
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Very encouraging teacher

Posted Mar 5, 2020
Robert
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As an adult piano student, I found Heather to be a knowledgeable and supportive teacher, from whom I took lessons for many years. She is friendly and patient. Had I not moved, I would still be taking lessons from Heather.

Posted Mar 5, 2020
Krystal K.
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I am so thankful to have Heather as my vocal teacher. She knows exactly what her students need to reach their maximum potential and she helps them to build a strong and solid foundation. Heather is not only an outstanding teacher, amazingly gifted vocalist, and a beautiful woman, she is also very encouraging, motivating, fun and caring. I absolutely love her. She is an answer to prayer, a blessing beyond words!!

Posted Nov 13, 2018
Taylor
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Very nice!!

Posted Aug 9, 2017
Ed Karpowicz
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Great Experieince

Posted Feb 2, 2017
Victoria O.
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Heather is amazing! She is super nice and I love her instruction for singing.

Posted Jan 3, 2017
Emma B.
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Heather is very nice, she sings very well and she is a very good music teacher!

Posted Apr 12, 2016
Rosa
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Heather answered all my questions and did a good job adjusting the lessons to my level of playing piano

Posted Feb 19, 2016
Tara T.
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Same thing over and over

Posted Feb 5, 2016
miaomiao zhao
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she is very nice and the songs she selected are classical. I will continue my classes with her.

Posted Nov 21, 2015
Sarah Grace N.
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My daughter likes her singing lessons with Heather.

Posted Nov 7, 2015
Peter C.
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She is an excellent teacher. She is very patient with my son.

Posted Nov 1, 2015
Mrs Lisa E.
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Need to know a little bit more about how the singing process works without going into the students class time thank you

Posted Oct 8, 2015
Weitong W.
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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!

Posted Sep 2, 2015
Amy H.
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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.

Posted Sep 25, 2014
Barbara K.

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

Posted Feb 2, 2014
Kati W.

Heather is a great teacher

Heather is one of the most encouraging teachers I have come into contact with. My children love to practice because of her encouragement. She has the sweetest temperament and deals with her students with patience and kindness.

Posted Nov 20, 2013
Mary L.

Love taking lessons with Heather!

Heather's teaching style is relaxed yet with the utmost professionalism. She has offered so many techniques to make an older gal like me learn easier. She communicates in such a way that I understand what I previously thought to be intimidating and difficult to a way that I understand. She is so patient with me, I know how long I am taking to learn even the most simple notes and reading music but she encourages me, she makes me feel confident that (even at my age) I can and will and am learning! I look forward to seeing her each week. I may also take voice lessons from her too soon!

Posted Jul 2, 2013
SALLY S.

I love my teacher!

Heather has helped me in so many ways,even in the short time I have had her as my teacher.She has helped me work on ''rejoice greatly'' with the timing and some of the fancy work that you have to do in that song with your voice. And also on mozart's ''Allelujah'' she has helped me to refine some of the technique work involved with your voice also. She is going to teach me to cite read music,because i cannot at this time read the notes on sheet music when they are all goofed up on the page of music.

Posted Apr 17, 2013
Kati W.

She is a very good teacher

Heather has a very sweet temperament, she makes my shy daughter feel comfortable. We have only had 3 lessons and I have already seen so much improvement in her playing! I am very excited!

Posted Sep 6, 2012
RichardK1

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I think Heather is a good teacher.

Posted Mar 3, 2011

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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
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.
Mu Phi Epsilon
Apr 1989
Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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