Jill Masiello

Jill M.

Glendale, AZ

About Jill M.

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Jill teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 1982
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Overview

I have been a professional musician for over 35 years and have taught beginning piano and oboe privately and in group classes. For the past 18 years, I've taught piano, chorus, guitar, band, and music history for the Deer Valley Unified School District. I will make your lessons fun and exciting and teach to your abilities. I believe that all children are inherently musical and the study of music can help a student in all aspects of their life, not just music.

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In addition to the standard music stands, metronome, tuners and music, I have digital recording equipment for student's audition recordings. I have helped college bound students get into serious music programs like Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. For students ages 5 to 9 years old, I recommend the recorder as a introductory woodwind before learning the oboe.

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Experience

General Music Teacher

Aug 1998 - Jun 2014
Deer Valley School District

During my years teaching at DVUSD I taught beginning piano, general music, chorus and beginning band classes. I produced many grade level performances.

Education

Master of Education

Aug 1999 - Sep 2001
Chapman University

Bachelor Of Music

Aug 1971 - Jun 1976
Aaron Copland School of Music of C.U.N.Y.

Certifications

Orff Level 3

Jun 2007
Arizona State University

I apply the Orff-Shulwerk process to teaching any instrument and use it for all levels. It is based on things children like to do: sing, chant rhymes, clap, dance, and keep a beat on anything near at hand. These instincts are directed into learning music by hearing and making music first. then reading and writing later.

Standard Secondary Teacher Certification Music Endorsement K-12

Jun 1998
Arizona Department of Education

Awards

National Endowment for the Arts Chamber Award

Sep 1990
NEA

Chamber Music Award

Mar 1981
Young Concert Artists Award

Affiliations

National Association for Music Edcuation

Aug 1998
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National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. 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. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

International Double Reed Society

Jan 1988
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The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December of 1971 and is a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. The society has over 4,400 members from 56 countries. Within the United States, 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.

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12 Reviews on Jill M.

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JoAnn Sep 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Jill is an excellent teacher. She very quickly can diagnose technically we
Hat needs to be corrected and gives exercises so the bad habits can be broken and as a student I get better
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Christie T. Aug 16, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My 13 yr old son has been taking piano lessons with Jill for a few months. I have seen a tremendous improvement in his focus and confidence. He is doing well with learning to read notes and practices every day with out a reminder. I'm very happy with Jill ' s teaching style. We will continue lessons for the foreseeable future until she feels he mastered piano.
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Alissa Jul 21, 2016
Oboe · In home
Great teacher, very patient and knowledgeable. My daughter has been taking lessons for a bit over a month and has made very noticeable progress and is excited to practice and go to lessons.
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Mariah M. Jul 20, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very good teacher
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Linda Jul 19, 2016
Oboe · In studio
My 10-year old son is taking oboe lessons from Jill. I like that she is such a specialist on the oboe but also understands children and how to teach them. This is a great combination. We are very happy with her!
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Selene R. Jun 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I liked that Jill took her time with my grand-daughter to find out how much music she knew so that Jill knew where to start her instruction.
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Emilee P. May 25, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great Teacher
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Taylor D. Feb 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
We had our lst lesson and Jill was wonderful. She was patience and lots of interesting things for our 5 year to keep her attention. I loved her style and very personable too. At the end of the day our daughter was saying te te te te.
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COURY H. Feb 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Great she works will with the boy great experience
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MASON H. Feb 3, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
IT WAS A GREAT EXPERANCE