Janice Thepsi

Janice T.

Montclair, CA

About Janice T.

Background check: Last verified 11/08/2016
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Janice teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday


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.

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Janice playing Debussy's 1st Arabesque, 11/26/2016


Piano Teacher
Oct 2013 - Present

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.

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

Languages Spoken

Mandarin Chinese
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


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

Certificate in teaching English as a foreign language

8 Reviews on Janice T.

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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.
Siana K. Jul 30, 2016
· Piano · In home
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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