Jan Durrant

Jan D.

Rotonda West, FL

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

Teaching since:
1980

I am a professional piano teacher and music educator. I graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master's Degree in Music Education.

Piano students can expect to improve week to week in their piano technique. Every student needs a unique teaching style for their personality. I can help any student to learn to play piano with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical piano for 19 years, and contemporary keyboard for 7 of those. I can teach students to read music and perform classical repertoire, to learn how to play contemporary music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.

My personal passion is classical music but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

Jan D

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Experience

Piano Teacher
Aug 1980 - May 2013
Self Employed

Taught piano students ages 5 through 75 part time in my home studio. Hosted semi annual piano recitals for all students and parents in both home and public settings. Participated as a judge for local music teacher associations and the National Guild Auditions annually.

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Music Teacher
Aug 2000 - May 2005
Powell Elementary School

Taught classroom music to grades K through 5. Students learned music basics such as note names, singing, performing in grade level musicals and how to enjoy being a new musician!

Durrant Music Studio Owner and Teacher
Aug 1991 - May 1997
Durrant Music Studio

Owner/Teacher at Durrant Music Studio in Columbia, South Carolina. Employed 12 teachers to teach over 250 music students in piano, voice, violin, guitar and cello. Gave annual recitals on site with students participating in community wide events.

Education

Master's Degree in Music Education/Piano Pedagogy
Sep 1983 - May 1988
University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Sep 1980 - May 1983
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Most Talented
Mar 1979
Bryan High School

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 1991

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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National Guild of Piano Teachers/American College of Musicians, The
Jan 1980

Our primary function is to establish definite goals and awards--in noncompetitive auditions--for students of all levels, from the earliest beginner to the gifted prodigy.

Photos & Videos

My kitty taking a nap on the piano!

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Jan Durrant
Piano Teacher

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Jan Durrant teaching note names on the piano.
Author of Learn Piano Onlne - Beginner Piano Course

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Jan Durrant teaching an easy piano finger exercise.  You can play it right now without reading music!
Away in a Manger Easy Piano Arrangement.  PIano Video Tutorial.
C Major Chord

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G Major Scale Tutorial
A Major Scale Tutorial
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Darwyn Jul 27, 2017
Piano · In home

Jan taught two of our children piano, beginner & intermediate. She was the best teacher we have ever had. Kind, caring and a very skilled teacher. We all were very upset when she moved away. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or improve their piano skills.

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