Jean Donovan

Jean D.

Anaheim, CA
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About

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Jean delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 1988

If you are interested in taking piano, keyboard, guitar, or voice lessons, I would really like to be your instructor!!! You have the option of my traveling to your home, or you are welcome to my home studio, conveniently located in Anaheim.

To tell you a little about myself, I was raised in a musical family introduced to music at a very young age. I took piano, organ, guitar, glockenspiel, and voice lessons for many years, participating in music recitals.

I enjoyed singing, and with my music theory background, participated in high school musicals from freshman through senior year. I also joined the Girls Choir, Varsity Choir, Madrical or Show Choir, participated in out-of-state voice sight reading competitions, and ultimately joined the New York All State Choir.

After graduating from school, I focused on teaching children how to read sheet music and play the piano and guitar within parochial schools, public elementary schools, private in-home lessons, and instructed adults for the Continuing Education Music Programs located within Rockland County, New York and Orange County, California.

No need to be nervous about lessons. I will help you learn at a pace that is right for you. You will find yourself more and more interested in lessons as you reap the rewards of your efforts. I look forward to meeting you, and getting you started on your way to a lifetime of much music fulfillment!

*** Lesson Details ***
The goal of music education is to empower the student to experience learning as a source of personal enrichment, a vehicle for the constructive expression of human emotions, and as a unique intellectual discipline. This goal will be attained through a structured, sequential program of study:

- Motivate all students to engage in the learning process designed individually through text or on-line.
- An ability to establish and maintain high standards for student performance.
- A demonstration of deep knowledge of the subject taught and the use of appropriate instructional strategies that promote student understanding.
- An ability to plan and implement a sequence of appropriate instructional activities.
- An ability to evaluate and assess student achievement and areas of improvement.
- Communicate effectively with students and parents presenting goals clearly.

Each student interested in expanding their knowledge and abilities in voice, piano/keyboard or guitar will be introduced to reading music and asked to practice the lesson plan each week at home. With practice, you will see your abilities grow stronger and stronger, and you will be able to play and sing along to music with ease.

We will be working from lesson books specifically designed for you, and each weekly lesson will be documented in a notebook as a daily practice reference guide.

Through active involvement, you will build a foundation for a lifetime of participation and enjoyment in music, and at the same time have fun while learning.

Music Education will help develop self confidence, and within a very short time you will be amazed at your own abilities!

*** Studio Equipment ***
H.F.Miller Upright Piano - Yamaha Guitar - Electronic Tuner - Capo.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Yamaha Guitar - Electronic Tuner - Capo.

*** Specialties ***
Soft Rock, Top 40's, Country, Spiritual, Standards, Movie/Broadway/Show Tunes, Holiday Music.

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Experience

Music Instructor & Academic Tutor
Jan 2007 - Present
Independent Contractor / Regional Center of Orange County

No Child Left Behind Academic Tutor – Current
Supplementary instruction in Language Arts, Math, and Science providing high quality in-home tutoring and test prep services for elementary and high school students working with school curriculum through the No Child Left Behind Program throughout Orange County School Districts.

Piano, Guitar, Vocal Instructor – Current
Certified Music Teacher - Private studio and student's home instructor for elementary school aged children and special education adults. Strategies for successful course study:
- Motivate all students to engage in the learning process designed individually through text and on-line.
- An ability to establish and maintain high standards for student performance.
- A demonstration of deep knowledge of the subject taught and the use of appropriate instructional strategies that promote student understanding.
- An ability to plan and implement a sequence of appropriate instructional activities.
- An ability to evaluate and assess student achievement and areas of improvement.
- Communicate effectively with students and parents presenting goals clearly.

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Education

Licensed Esthetician
Aug 2006 - Jan 2007
James Albert School of Cosmetology
Bachelor's Degree
Sep 2003 - Jun 2006
Rockland Community College and Hope International University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Special Education Music Instructor
Jun 2013
Behavior Intervention Services

Piano, Guitar, Vocal Instructor – Current
Certified Music Teacher - Private studio and student's home instructor for elementary school aged children and special education adults. Strategies for successful course study:
- Motivate all students to engage in the learning process designed individually through text and on-line.
- An ability to establish and maintain high standards for student performance.
- A demonstration of deep knowledge of the subject taught and the use of appropriate instructional strategies that promote student understanding.
- An ability to plan and implement a sequence of appropriate instructional activities.
- An ability to evaluate and assess student achievement and areas of improvement.
- Communicate effectively with students and parents presenting goals clearly.

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Awards

Service Provider
Dec 2003
Dayle McIntosh Center Board of Directors
Garden Grove CIty Council Award
Jul 1991
The City of Garden Grove

Affiliations

Music Teachers' Association of California
Jan 2007

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

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Photos & Videos

Been To Canaan
Piano Instructor Jean playing a composition:
Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Words by Dan Hill, Music by Barry Mann
Theme from Walt Disney's Pocahontas
Music by Alan Menken - Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
A song made famous by Whitney Houston.  The words are beautiful.  For vocal students, if you can not sing like Whitney, than sing like you!
Words by Marty Panzer, Music by Barry Manilow
Written by Laura Story
Written by Carole King
Photo by Jean D.
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2 Reviews

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Michelle V. Dec 2, 2013
Guitar ·

Very professional and great teaching skills

I would like to thank you sooo much for your time and effort in teaching my daughter guitar lessons these past few months Jean! Your skills and ability soars above my expectations. I am honor to have met you and have you in my home, you are always welcome there even if my daughter did not have a lesson that day. I am grateful that I made the choice and choose you to teach such a great musical instrument. You make it fun for her and I believe that is an important part of learning is to have fun and enjoy. Youre the best and I wish I can spread MORE of your talent!

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Michelle V. Nov 24, 2013
Guitar ·

I really think Jean is a great and fun teacher.

I am extremely glad Jean is my guitar instructor because she helps me understand and learn music very fast. She makes it fun and understanding for me. Jean is also friendly and encouraging. She makes me feel comfortable playing around her because she does not judge me and gives me feedback to help fix my mistakes. I enjoy every session with her because Jean is a great person.

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