James Rossi

James R.

Melbourne, FL
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Organ

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

I have been playing various types of organs since I was 12 years old. Each organ is different and there are many different styles of organs and keyboards. Each one can create a unique sound that makes creating music a fun and entertaining experience. I enjoy teaching people how to make music using their talents the best way they can. Not everyone is an expert but everyone can make music.

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About

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James delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1984

How exciting that you are thinking about learning to play the piano!!! One of my greatest joys in life has been sharing my gift of music with others, especially in teaching piano lessons. I began playing piano when I was 10 years old and by the age of 12 I was playing in my local church. I'm sure I wasn't the best but I was the most eager and many people encouraged me in my learning. By the time I was 16, I was playing piano and organ in a large local church and leading a small choir. I have been in church ministry for over 35 years and have taught many students over the past 25 years. The one thing I have learned and enjoyed is bringing out the expression of music that each person has. Everyone is unique and different and I love to see how music is expressed by each person. I am a patient person (at least when it comes to teaching piano) and I want each student to enjoy their piano playing experience. I will work with you at your pace, not mine. We'll have fun while learning! You will enjoy your piano learning experience!

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Experience

Director of Music and Liturgy
Jun 2016 - Sep 2019
Our Lady of Lourdes

Playing piano and organ for a weekend and special services. Directed 25+ member adult choir, children's choir, and handbell choir

Director of Music and Liturgy
Apr 1985 - May 2016
Ss. James and Patrick Parish

Played organ and piano for weekend services. Directed adult and children choirs


Education

Piano, Organ and voice lessons
Sep 1986 - May 1990
Millikin University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Basic Organist Certificate
Feb 2000
National Association of Pastoral Musicians

Proficiency in playing organ for regular services.

Affiliations

American Guild of Organists
Jul 1996

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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National Association of Pastoral Musicians
Jul 1995

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians fosters the art of musical liturgy. The members of NPM serve the Catholic Church in the United States as musicians, clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer.

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Siobhan - A second grade beginning student.  She is working on fingering and understanding the movement of notes.

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José - An adult male who is only on his 4th lesson but making great progress!!!
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8 Reviews

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Jose Sep 23, 2019
Piano · In studio

Playing the piano has been my life-long dream and Mr. Rossi is helping me make it come true.
Besides his exceptional talent, he is patient, kind and and a devoted teacher.
He respects and works with my skills, my schedule and my age (50+); and makes every weekly lesson feel like a real accomplishment.
I have listened to his music every Sunday at church and he is definitely the role model I want to follow.
Thank you Mr. Rossi for making me believe in myself...!

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Rita Sep 23, 2019
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James is a very caring and patient piano instructor. He is very talented with over 30 years of being an organist. I would highly recommend taking lessons from James.

Mary Sep 22, 2019
Piano · In home

James is a very talented man. His patience and passion for teaching piano make him one of the best instructors out there! He is extremely knowledgable about piano with over 30 years experience. I highly recommend taking piano lessons from him!

Max Sep 22, 2019
Piano · In studio

Mr. Rossi was the organist and pianist for Our Lady of Lourdes church. He has many years of experience of playing the organ and piano. Mr. Rossi is a great instructor. He understands your skills with piano and sets the lesson to your abilities. Mr. Rossi teaches music theory and not just memorization of songs. Mr. Rossi is very patient too. Mr. Rossi also knows a lot of great books for piano and he uses these in his lessons. He is also very flexible with schedule. I learned a lot of piano skills from Mr. Rossi. He is a great piano teacher.

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Karen Sep 21, 2019
Piano · In studio

Mr. Rossi is very patient with our 9 year old. She is a reluctant pianist and can be very stubborn about practice and lessons. He finds things that she likes and focuses on those to keep her entertained, while encouraging her to learn the lesson!
He is also very reasonably priced.

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Patricia Sep 17, 2019
Piano · In studio

James is a wonderful, kind, patient teacher. My granddaughter is a student of his and she has made great progress. He has an extremely gentle way about him and his method of teaching. I highly recommend James to anyone, adult or child, looking to learn piano.

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Siobhan B. Sep 15, 2019
Piano · In studio

I will start by saying I have had dealings with piano teachers. James is probably the most patient piano teacher, I have ever meet. My daughter has some issues focusing and is easily distracted. He has more than accommodated her. He is also very willing to work with schedules.
I highly recommend James he is a very gifted teacher and player.

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Victoria Sep 14, 2019
Piano · In home

James is one of the most patient and passionate instructors out there. He really takes his time to help his students get the most out of each lesson. His knowledge of music and his incredible talent make him the perfect choice for students of any age or level. Highly recommend.

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