Jodi-Ann Russell
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Jodi-Ann Russell

Jodi-Ann R.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Jodi-Ann is an expert piano instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. She has her Masters in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy and Bachelors in Piano Performance.

Jodi-Ann's students have various musical backgrounds and develop into confident performers, competition winners, music majors, singers, collaborators, and piano teachers as well. Her approach is deeply rooted in technique, musical expression, relaxation, and gently balancing each lesson to create continuous and exciting progress. She meets the needs of her students based on their skill set, learning style, schedule, and musical goals. She develops transfer students by filling any gaps in their prior training, and providing lessons to enhance their weaknesses and continue to build on their strengths.

You will develop all of the tools needed to pursue any avenue of music that you'd like, whether you want to play pop, classical, blues, jazz, romantic, ambient, rock, r&b or any other style at home or in performance venues. You can learn to play by ear, by rote, learn to read, music theory, musical form and develop all the skills needed for a strong foundation to do whatever you want with your music.

Jodi-Ann's expertise enables students to progress quickly, independently and comfortably. The confidence and joy that comes as a result is incredibly fulfilling to watch and listen to. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful journey! I look forward to hearing you play!

About Jodi-Ann R.

Jodi-Ann is calm, patient, and loving person who enjoys looking on the bright side of every situation. She practices mindfulness and meditation daily. She loves to take care of those in need and is always a source of support and comfort to her family and friends.

As an instructor, Jodi-Ann places an emphasis on being kind, compassionate and flexible to the needs of each student. She is a warm, friendly and keen listener who is highly efficient and excellent with time management and the pace of each lesson.

Jodi-Ann is always on time and is sure to make the most of each lesson which is highly personalized to fit the need of the student based on their learning styles, skill level, and goals.

Her ultimate objective is to let each student leave the lesson with the ability to do what they were taught and to feel a sense of accomplishment each week.


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Jodi-Ann is an expert piano instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience with her Masters in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy and her Bachelors in Piano Performance.

Jodi-Ann offers all-inclusive piano lessons that create well-rounded pianists by including all aspects of musical training that will enable the student to explore various musical pathways. Lessons focus on different styles of playing, the development of strong technique, ear training, sight-reading, composition, improvisation, songwriting, memorization, theory, relaxation and performance skills, and more.

Jodi-Ann's students come from various musical backgrounds and develop into confident performers, competition winners, music majors, singers, collaborators, and piano teachers with studios of their own.

Jodi-Ann's expertise enables students to progress quickly, independently and comfortably. The confidence and joy that comes as a result is incredibly fulfilling to watch and listen to. Thank you for being a part of this wonderful journey! I look forward to hearing you play!

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Experience

Piano Teacher
Mar 2000 - Present

Self

I've been teaching the piano since the year 2000. Time really does fly. I enjoy developing confidence and expressive skill sets in students of all ages.

Education

Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance
Aug 2005 - Aug 2007

Westminster Choir College

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2002 - Aug 2005

Virginia Commonwealth University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Teacher of Music
Mar 2014

MTNA

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Mar 2014
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.

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