Kecia Buehler

Kecia B.

Elk Grove, CA

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Kecia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
November 2008

I took piano lessons as a child and my passion for music blossomed. I have been playing for over 30 years. I have always loved writing my own songs, and finally recorded a CD of original contemporary piano. I started teaching piano in 2007, and I am passionate about teaching my students proper techniques and concepts correctly so they will become proficient at reading and playing music. I have always connected easily with children and consider myself very fortunate to be able to teach the joys of music to children of all ages! I have a Bachelor's degree in Communications, I performed as a member of a local college orchestra for 2 years, where I played second string violin and piano. I also have performed drama on stage. From 2011-2013 I have taught music classes to kindergarteners up to sixth graders at a local private elementary school. I am a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT).

*** Lesson Details ***
Poorly taught lessons do more damage. Improperly trained students will often have to start back at the beginning to undo bad habits. Why not teach them right the first time? I specialize in teaching beginning students in a fun learning environment. No two students are alike, and everyone learns at a different pace. I cater to your child and will find the best way to encourage them to learn. Your child will learn how to read and play written music proficiently, while learning the proper techniques and concepts correctly the first time. I focus half my lesson time on music theory, and I use fun music apps on my iPad to reinforce note recognition, rhythm counting, and many other fundamental music concepts.

I am a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT).

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room, grand piano, upright digital full keyboard piano, patio for parents to wait.

*** Specialties ***
I like to incorporate discovery learning and step-by-step teaching methodology in my lessons, where I help the student arrive at the answers on their own, thus improving the process of concept retention, and building their confidence. My focus is mostly on building a strong musical foundation where my students will learn to read and play written music proficiently.

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Experience

Piano Instructor
Aug 2013 - Present
South Sutter Charter School

Certified Piano Instructor
Oct 2010 - Present
Take Lessons Inc.

Piano Instructor
Oct 2007 - Present
Piano Time

Music Teacher/Instructional Aide
Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Bradshaw Christian Elementary School

Taught my own music class with original curriculum to Kindergartners up through sixth graders during summer camps and Academy classes. Also assisted teachers with daily lesson plans and supervised children.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Aug 1983 - May 1987
CSU, Chico

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Top 3 Best Music Instruction 2015
Sep 2015
Best of Elk Grove Competition
Top 3 Best Music Instruction 2013
Sep 2013
Best of Elk Grove Competition

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
May 2010

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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9 Reviews

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Betty M. May 5, 2016
Piano · In studio

Kecia is respectful that I am a adult beginning student with other demands on my time. She is very supportive and patient with me. I would highly recommend Kecia to anyone who plans to take lessons in the area. Her studio is conveniently located in old Elk Grove.
Betty

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Isabella D. Oct 15, 2015
Piano · In home

Great Experience and had lots of fun! Thanks so much!

Carol K. Sep 7, 2015
Piano · In studio

Our granddaughter has been taking lessons from Kecia now 8 months or so and just loves it. Kecia is very helpful and has a wonderful positive attitude.
We just love the outcome it has been on Haley!

Carol K. Mar 12, 2015
Piano · In studio

Kecia is a very upbeat person with patience. Haley is learning so much from her and just enjoys the piano. Thank you Kecia for all you do for Haley!

VanH Sep 30, 2011
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Ms.kecia is a wonderful teacher.She is very patience with my son, Jason. He always got a good time in his lessons with Ms.Kecia.

MichaelH3 Aug 12, 2011
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Ms Kecia T. is a wonderful teacher. She is very patience with our son, Joshua. We're glad to have found her.

JessicaD1 Jul 20, 2011
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Fabulous Intructor!

Isabella is having a wonderful time in her lessons with Kecia. Kecia keeps the lessons fun and intersting. Isabella is learning to understand what she is playing with theory and note recognition.

JulieH4 Apr 14, 2011
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Mother of student

Kecia has been an excellent teacher.. Her patience and ability to make my son feel good about learning piano is wonderful.

MargarettL Apr 4, 2011
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Great Teacher

My son is motivated by this teacher's enthusiasm and understanding on the choices and styles of music. She's understanding and really connects with the student.

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