Janet Billings

Janet B.

Hopedale, MA

About Janet B.

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Janet teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1983
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Music is every person's birthright. It's a way of knowing, a way of being. Music is multi-cultural. Music learning will open up pathways in your brain that will make it easier to learn other subjects. It provides a way of expressing yourself and an outlet for your joy and pain.

What aspects of music would you like to learn? I have taught piano and music theory for 25 years and Music Together classes for families with young children for 15 years. Currently singing A cappella, 4 part harmony with Women of Note chorus and All 4 WoN quartet. Presently studying advanced music theory and arranging as a candidate of Harmony Inc.'s contest judging program.

I have many years of experience teaching children and adults of all skill levels and abilities. Students with autism, attention deficit disorder, sensory issues and other learning differences are welcome and treated with patience, kindness and respect. I have extensive experience with this population and have cultivated many resources and relationships with experts that guide me in teaching individuals with special needs. Every child in my program will be taught as an individual with his/her own unique learning style. Developmentally appropriate techniques will be used along with teaching strategies that cater to each child's personality and learning temperament.

Teenagers are busy people who juggle so many responsibilities. In addition to teaching their lessons and helping them to grow musically, I will provide them with practice strategies that will fit into their hectic schedules.

I also enjoy teaching adults of every skill level. There is no rush, no stress. Just the pride and excitement of learning something new. So if learning to play piano or sing has always been on your bucket list, let's tackle it together and make it happen!

Photos and Videos

All 4 WoN quartet at our first Harmony, Incorporated contest.

Education

Music Category Judging Program Candidate

Jan 2015 - Present
Harmony, Inc.

BA Psychology; Music Minor

Sep 1979 - May 1983
Hofstra University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certification Level 2

Jul 2007
Music Together, LLC

Music and the Young Child - level 2. Advanced early childhood music teaching techniques.

Certification Level 1

Aug 2004
Music Together, LLC

Music and the Young Child - 3 day training on developmentally appropriate music teaching practices and classroom management techniques for the young child.

Affiliations

Sweet Adelines International

Sep 2015
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Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance.

Barbershop Harmony Society

Sep 2014
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It’s music in a very pure form created with nothing but human voices coming together to create a rich and satisfying texture that is pleasing to the ears and invigorating to the soul. Barbershop allows you to find your voice and be a part of creating something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Harmony, Inc.

Jul 2011
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Harmony, Inc. is an international, non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower all women through education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style.

Women of Note

Jul 2011
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Women of Note is an enthusiastic group of women who love to sing in a cappella harmony. Women of Note has existed for 25 years and holds 10 international medals with Harmony, Inc., an international organization of women who sing in the barbershop style.

Women of Note is committed to achieving musical excellence in all of our singing endeavors; to performing in our Harmony Inc. and public communities; and to fostering a welcoming environment of camaraderie.

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3 Reviews on Janet B.

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Chrissy Petersen Apr 3, 2016
Piano · Online
Janet loves music, loves teaching, and loves people. You will not find a more dedicated and compassionate teacher of the arts. In the 14 years that I have known Janet, music, teaching, and family has been her priority. Her skills continuously grow as she has explored music in many different settings such as early childhood music, piano accompaniment, and choir singing.
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Christina Apr 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
My daughter, who is now 23, began her piano instruction at a very young age with Janet. Janet was the first one to instill good habits, finger positions, musical attitudes, and a genuine enjoyment of playing for her. She still loves to play her fast classical pieces, which I'm sure Janet recalls fondly.

Thank you Janet, for being the first to guide my daughter to blossom her natural talent. You are a beautiful part of the tapestry of our lives :)
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Lisa Apr 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Janet Billings was a wonderful piano teacher for my 7 year old son. She made learning music fun and interesting. Andrew always enjoyed his lessons with Janet and was sad when we moved away. But the foundation Janet provided in music came with us and enabled him to continue with lessons. However he never had as much enjoyment as he had those early years with Janet Billings.
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