Jean Breidenbach
Worcester, MA
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Jean Breidenbach

Jean B.

Worcester, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Jean started taking piano lessons as a kid and by high school was accompanying the school chorus. Jean has a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts from Bradford College and studied piano there with Mark Peterson. Jean is also an accomplished organist, having studied with Bruce Porter as well as recording artist and organ soloist Malcolm Halliday. Jean worked for several years as organist at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Harvard MA. Jean also holds an MBA in E-Business and is currently working on a degree in elementary education.

About Jean B.

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

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Abhinav G.
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Posted May 3, 2020
Samson
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I chose Jean because she was mature, like myself. In addition, it turned out, she was patient and kind, qualities of any good teacher.

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Aadhya G.
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Very good first lesson for my daughter. Ms. Jean is great at making a student comfortable.

Posted Mar 1, 2020
Christopher
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Jean has been wonderful with my son. He’s only 5 years old but she is very patient and works well with him to get him to understand what he’s doing.

Posted Jun 21, 2018
Heidi
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Jean is a phenomenal teacher! My 14 year old son Ethan had started lessons with her 6 months ago and with her guidance he has learned piano super fast. He looks forward so much to going and is making excellent progress. Jean is engaging and complimentary to my son, and she is an all around excellent teacher! We Highly Recommend her !

Posted Jan 13, 2018
Samson
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Very responsive to my individual needs.

Posted Jan 6, 2017
marina
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Nice and flexible teacher
My daughter loves her so much
Thanks jean I would recommend her for my friends

Posted Dec 22, 2016
Michael
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Jean is a wonderful person, but I just don't see the passion that it takes to teach and play music.

Posted Sep 24, 2016
DAPHNE
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Jean is a very wonderful teacher .

Posted Jan 30, 2016
Riley H.
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Very patient. Very professional. I recommend.

Posted Jan 25, 2016
Daisy A.
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She is very kind and patient.

Posted Dec 5, 2015
Jeffrey V.
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Jean continues to be patient and helpful.

Posted Sep 17, 2015
Muen W.
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She is nice and patient.

Posted Aug 23, 2015
Xhensila I.
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I would give her 10 stars if I had the option! Very wonderful experience! Very patient working with my child! Wonderful with kids!!

Posted Jun 3, 2015
Leah M.
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Amazing teacher. My son is a beginner and he loves going for his piano lessons.

Posted Dec 9, 2014
Lynette R.

JEAN IS A WONDERFUL INSTRUCTOR!

JEAN IS A PATIENT KNOWLEDGEABLE TEACHER WHO ADJUSTS HER TEACHING METHODS BASED UPON A STUDENTS SKILL LEVEL.

Posted Oct 16, 2012
LisaZ

Jean is very nice, gentle, and patient.

Posted Apr 11, 2012
LisaW3

Dion

Dion likes you and feels he is learning from you! I just have to get him a real paino to practice on. Thank you, hopefully in the future I can increase his lesson times maybe to twice a week. Lisa (Dions Mom)

Posted Feb 16, 2011

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Experience

Piano Teacher
Sep 2011 - Present

Ed Mascari Piano Studio

Teach adults and children of all abilities to play piano

Organist
Nov 2004 - Jun 2015

Pilgrim Congregational Church

Play for Sunday service

Piano Teacher
Jul 2014 - Jan 2015

Royal Academy of Music

Teach piano to children of all ages and levels.

Education

MBA E-Commerce
May 2003 - Jul 2005

University of Phoenix

BA Creative Arts
Sep 1979 - May 1983

Bradford College

Languages

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

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.
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.
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.

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