Kim Vachon

Kim V.

Santa Cruz, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over 10 years of experience teaching piano lessons to students of all ages. It is most important to me that students love learning music. I see this as a way for students to develop self-motivation to practice and feel excited about their own musical growth. I strive to make music lessons both fun and challenging by incorporating interests from the student as well as mixing in technically challenging and traditional repertoire.
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Kim delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2005

I love teaching music and helping students to find a passion for learning an instrument. I have experience as a music teacher in K-12 classrooms and also teaching private lessons to people of all ages. I have been playing piano since I was 5 years old and have been singing long before that. I attended college for piano performance and then switched my major to Choral/General Music Education. Since graduating, I have consistently taught private lessons to students of all ages. In addition to being a music teacher, I have an MA in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Child Development and feel equipped to work with students with special needs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have a piano or a keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Piano and Voice, Orff Schulwerk, Waldorf Education, Developmental Psychology

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PhD Student in Education
Sep 2017 - Present
UC- Santa Cruz
MA in Counseling Psychology
Aug 2011 - Aug 2013
Adler University
Bachelor of Music - Choral/General Music Education
Sep 2004 - Dec 2009
Lawrence University
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
Sep 2004 - Dec 2009
Lawrence University

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Frances R. Jun 1, 2018
Piano · In home

Kim was extremely knowledgeable; I expected this, but she was also extremely patient, as I know nothing about playing the piano. Just playing a line from "Ode To Joy" was pretty exciting for me! I cannot compare her to other teachers because this is my first time! That said, if I had a chance to begin with someone else, I would NOT. 5 stars+:0)

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Fiona Hammer Dec 2, 2017
Piano · In home

Kim is fun, friendly and highly skilled! She is great with children and adults alike. She caters to the student’s needs and makes learning to play piano a positive experience. We loved having her in our house, and it was easy to change-up the schedule as we needed it! Kim is a wonderful teacher and mentor for any student!

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