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Jerry S.
Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Use of method books, classical, popular and jazz songbooks. Use of free websites to access chord charts, lyrics and video tutorials. Learn your favorite songs.
About Jerry S.

Always wanted to learn to play piano? Now is the time! My name is Jerry S. and I am an experienced, patient, gentle teacher, with over 20 years teaching and performing experience. As a performer, I have shared the stage with such recording artists as Herbie (Watermelon Man) H., Mary Wells, Jessie Colin Young, Greg Khin and Linda Cotton, among others. For almost 20 years I worked in various bands and traveled extensively across the western United States while living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a certified teacher with a B.A. in Music Education from Elmhurst College, IL and studied jazz piano with Mark Steidel and Susan Muscarella at U.C. Berkeley, CA. I taught music at Westchester Elementary School in Westchester, IL and Jane Addams and Lincoln Schools in Melrose Park, IL. I have been teaching privately since 1990. I teach all aspects of piano pedagogy: reading, theory, harmony, chord vocabulary, technique, ear-training. I work very well with children and beginners, but also cater to older students. I live in Goodlettsville and I can make your life easier by travelling to your home. My rates are very reasonable. I am also available for performances, everything from weddings, parties, corporate events, restaurants, etc. I play a variety of music from jazz standards to pop songs; perfect for creating a comfortable and classy atmosphere. Make 2021the year you finally learn to play! Thanks, Jerry

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Excellent instructor. Patient and personable with children and new learners.

Posted Oct 19, 2021
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Jerry is the greatest, with a particularly wonderful way of inspiring children with a fun and humorous spirit, alleviating anxiety, while promoting them to learn skills both concretely and even abstractly. Finding him on here, and experiencing his giftedness in teaching my nine-year-old daughter was a godsend. I couldn't recommend him more highly!

Posted Aug 16, 2021
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Jerry is great teacher with a wonderful manner about him. I don't think it matters whether you are young or not so young. Obviously Knowledgeable and caters to your level of ability. I made a great choice in learning from him.

Posted Sep 29, 2020
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Experience
General Music Teacher (K-5)
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
Jane Addams Elementary School/ Lincoln Elementary School
Teach general music concepts, history, appreciation, etc. Direct student chorus in Holiday Concert and Annual Variety Show.
General Music Teacher (K-8)
Sep 2005 - Jun 2006
Weschester Elementary School
Teach general music concepts, history, appreciation, etc. Direct student chorus in Holiday Concert and Annual Variety Show.
Education
Bachelor of Music: Music Education
Sep 2002 - Mar 2005
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
Certifications
Certified in Music Education grades K-12
Mar 2005
Department of Educatiion
Originally certified in Illinois. Currently certified in Tennessee.
Awards
Dean's List
Jun 2003
Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

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