Janice Thepsi

Janice T.

Montclair, CA
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About

Janice passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Janice delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2005

After graduating with a BA from UC Berkeley, I have always worked with students, whether tutoring privately, teaching piano, or teaching in a classroom. I am very patient, positive and motivating. I have taken private piano lessons since I was 6 years old and have had 5 wonderful piano teachers throughout the years.

*** Specialties ***
Classical

Experience

Piano Teacher
Oct 2013 - Present
Self

I teach private piano lessons. Students learn to read classical and pop music from piano scores or chord charts, and play with proper technique and artistry.

Teacher
Nov 2014 - Nov 2015
Halstrom High School (Halstrom Academy)

I taught the 4 core subjects (Math, English, Social Studies and Science) for middle/high school students. The setting was a one-to-one academic environment.

Special Ed Teacher
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
James Jordan Middle School

I taught middle school students with mild/moderate disabilities as a case manager and resource specialist.

English Teacher
Sep 2011 - May 2012
English First

I taught English to Chinese students, ages 3-17 in Beijing, China.

Education

Education Specialist Credential
Jul 2004 - Jun 2007
CSU Channel Islands
Bachelor of Arts
Aug 1999 - May 2004
UC Berkeley

Languages

Mandarin Chinese
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Education Specialist Credential
Oct 2013
CSU Channel Islands

California credentialed special ed teacher for students with mild/moderate disabilities. (Expires October 2018)

TEFL Certificate
Jul 2013
BridgeTEFL

Certificate in teaching English as a foreign language

Photos & Videos

Janice playing Debussy's 1st Arabesque, 11/26/2016
Janice used a chord chart to create my own rendition of "Oceans" by Hillsong.
Janice teaches piano and academics.

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Janice enjoys teaching students.

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Janice is teaching English in Beijing, China

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Janice is at Lao Baptist church performing "Be Thou My Vision," Selah's contemporary version of an old favorite hymn.

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Janice rehearsing a contemporary version of the popular hymn, "Be Thou My Vision," arranged by Selah
Photo by Janice T.

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8 Reviews

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Meya Mar 7, 2017
Classical Piano · In home

We love her

Kallie H. Feb 23, 2017
Piano · In home

Janice makes my daughter feel very comfortable. She looks forward to her lesson each week. She is very patient and kind.

Brandon S. Dec 28, 2016
Piano · In home

Doing a great job. Very patient and works well with kids!

Charles Wilkins Dec 6, 2016
Piano · In home

Janice has instructed our 10 year old daughter for about a year. When we began lessons, our daughter had no experience with piano. A year later, our daughter loves playing and says that Janice is patience, kind and motivating. Janice is professional, yet personable and relates well to her student. We are very pleased with Janice and would highly recommend her.

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Siana K. Jul 30, 2016
Piano · In home

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Tinia S. May 28, 2016
Piano · In home

Janice is patient and very encouraging with helping me learn piano again. Excellent teacher

Sophia, 7. May 28, 2016
Piano · In studio

Our first lesson went well. Janice was very patient and supportive of Sophia. Look forward to the next lesson.

Taylor K. Dec 4, 2015
Piano · In home

My Daughter just had her first lesson, we are pleased with how it went. My daughter says she is very nice and patient. looking forward to the 2nd lesson...

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