Jean Breidenbach

Jean B.

Worcester, MA

About Jean B.

Jean teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Jean is patient, fun, and imaginative. She also loves passing on the gift of music to anyone wanting to learn!


Jean's philosophy of teaching is; 1. Taking on any new task requires time and discipline. Mistakes are a part of the learning process. The biggest challenges reap the greatest rewards.

2. The student and teacher are a team! The teacher and student will work together to learn together. As the student is learning new skills and techniques, the teacher is learning all about the student and their specialized needs.


Jean's Education:

Jean is a graduate of Bradford College in Bradford MA with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Arts. Her major instrument is piano.

Jean's Experience:

Jean began playing piano at the age of 5. Taking a break from lessons for a few years as a teenager and picking it up again in College.

Jean has been teaching piano for 10 years.




*** Lesson Details ***
Within a lesson, students can expect to be given instruction on developing proper technique. (scales, chords, basic music theory etc). The learning environment will be laid back and fun, with the student and teacher setting goals together, and reasonable expectations will be held for both the student and teacher.

Jean will ask what it is in particular that the student is wanting to learn, and will seek to develop curriculum centered around the student's goals. Weekly practice (5 days a week, 20-30 minutes a day) will be the encouraged minimum. This will vary slightly depending on individual student needs.

Students will have the opportunity to learn to play music by composers such as Mozart and Bach. They can also learn how to play movie soundtracks, tunes from their favorite Broadway or Disney songs, and more! Vocal students will have the opportunity to learn show tunes, Italian arias, German songs, praise and worship songs, their favorites from musicals, and more.



*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in living room with piano.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Classical,
Alfred, Thompson, Fletcher

Photos and Videos

Experience

Piano Teacher
Jul 2014 - Present
Royal Academy of Music

Teach piano to children of all ages and levels.

Piano Teacher
Sep 2011 - Present
Ed Mascari Piano Studio

Teach adults and children of all abilities to play piano

Organist
Nov 2004 - Present
Pilgrim Congregational Church

Play for Sunday service

Education

MBA E-Commerce
May 2003 - Jul 2005
University of Phoenix
BA Creative Arts
Sep 1979 - May 1983
Bradford College

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Elementary General Music Professional Deveopment
Jul 2014
Gordon Institute of Music Learning

Learning music through audiation

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Jan 2011

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2011

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.

American Guild of Organists
Sep 1983

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.

13 Reviews on Jean B.

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Samson Jan 6, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Very responsive to my individual needs.
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marina Dec 22, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Nice and flexible teacher
My daughter loves her so much
Thanks jean I would recommend her for my friends
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Michael Sep 24, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Jean is a wonderful person, but I just don't see the passion that it takes to teach and play music.
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DAPHNE Jan 30, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Jean is a very wonderful teacher .
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Riley H. Jan 25, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Very patient. Very professional. I recommend.
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Daisy A. Dec 5, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
She is very kind and patient.
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Jeffrey V. Sep 17, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Jean continues to be patient and helpful.
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Muen W. Aug 23, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
She is nice and patient.
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Xhensila I. Jun 3, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
I would give her 10 stars if I had the option! Very wonderful experience! Very patient working with my child! Wonderful with kids!!
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Leah M. Dec 9, 2014
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Amazing teacher. My son is a beginner and he loves going for his piano lessons.
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