Jill Masiello
Surprise, AZ
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Jill Masiello

Jill M.

Surprise, AZ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been teaching young children for many years and will take beginning piano students as young as 5 years old. While I was a public school music teacher, I used Orff-Shulwerk strategies for teaching music. This approach to music teaching and learning is appropriate for preschool through middle school grades. These strategies are based on the way children learn: sing, chant, clap, dance and keep a beat on anything near at hand.

About Jill M.

I have been a professional musician for over 40 years and have taught beginning piano and oboe privately and in group classes. As of March, I will be teaching exclusively online. When the virus is more controlled, I will resume in studio lessons.
Your lessons should be fun, exciting, and challenging so I will teach to your abilities. I also use music apps and games that keep students interested for longer than just sitting at the piano ( off-bench activities). 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.

*** Studio Equipment ***
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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20 Reviews
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My daughter is 5 and this is her first time having formal piano lessons. Ms. Masiello's experience teaching young students makes her classes highly interactive, fun and effective. I look forward to watching Hannah grow in skill and enjoyment.

Posted Mar 12, 2021
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Jill is an accomplished, professional instructor. She has patiently taught my child how to play the Oboe correctly. My child has dramatically improved with Jill being her instructor over the year.

Posted Mar 9, 2021
Cameron C.
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Jill is such a patient teacher. She made my twelve year old son feel at ease trying piano for the first time. She genuinely cares about her students.

Posted Mar 5, 2020
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Mrs. M. has done an excellent job in helping my children excel in their music skills. I love her focus on the technicalities - rather then just being able to play a song.

Posted Jan 7, 2019
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So happy to have found Jill. My daughter is learning to play the Oboe from the best.

Posted Mar 24, 2018
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I am an "older" student (60+ years old) starting with the basics. Jill's wealth of experience as a musician and as a teacher have supported my progress, and have made lessons enjoyable!

Posted Apr 6, 2017
Angie L.
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Jill is so kind and patient with me. She wanted me to learn the basic correctly and play the music the way it should be, She is very talented and highly recommended to any one who would like to take piano lessons. I gave her 5 big, big stars.

Posted Mar 28, 2017
Amii G.
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Posted Jan 17, 2017
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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

Posted Sep 19, 2016
Christie R.
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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.

Posted Aug 16, 2016
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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.

Posted Jul 21, 2016
Mariah M.
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Very good teacher

Posted Jul 20, 2016
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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!

Posted Jul 19, 2016
Selene R.
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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.

Posted Jun 2, 2016
Emilee P.
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Great Teacher

Posted May 25, 2016
Taylor D.
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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.

Posted Feb 8, 2016
Coury H.
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Great she works will with the boy great experience

Posted Feb 3, 2016
Mason H.
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Posted Feb 3, 2016
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Jill is an excellent instructor. She is teaching our 10 year old beginner and in a short amount of time is able to teach many concepts. We were lucky to find her.

Posted Jan 18, 2016
Anthony M.
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I know Jill for many years and can say without any reservation she is a master music teacher. Wether your child is studying piano or oboe with her, you can be assured of specific instruction well suited to the age level of your student. She has many years of classroom experience (as a public school music teacher) and as a private instructor using her own amazing instructional methods. Your student is guaranteed not only to improve but to excel with her wise guidance.

Posted Feb 7, 2015

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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.


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.


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


National Endowment for the Arts Chamber Award
Sep 1990


Chamber Music Award
Mar 1981

Young Concert Artists Award


Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2017
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 Organization of Women
Aug 1998
As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
International Double Reed Society
Jan 1988
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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