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Marial W.
Lake Forest, Illinois
Learn piano from a fun teacher who puts you or your child's learning style first!
Lessons will focus on learning the basics and getting you started on piano in a way that doesn't make you frustrated! I love to incorporate my student's interests into teaching and also make sure that you learn proper form so you can play for longer without pain! I also do consults for those who may be more advanced but are trying relearn the basics and improve their technique.
About Marial W.

I have been teaching for five years and have experience with a variety of different students. My own background is centered in classical violin, and I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, but I also have done clinics and performances in jazz, mariachi, and fiddle. I like to cater to my students and find what music drives them, so I view lessons as a collaborative process between me and you! I encourage students to not only spend time with their violin practicing, but to also find times away from the instrument that will enhance their playing. My teaching incorporates a lot of mental practice and strategies that make practice time as efficient as possible. This is especially helpful for students who may not have much time for practice in their schedules! Additionally, I am very aware of the toll instruments can take on our bodies, so I focus a lot on positioning and musculoskeletal health in my teaching. I have taken five years of Alexander Technique lessons (a movement awareness based therapy), and incorporate aspects of it into my teaching. This ensures a longer and healthier musical career, particularly for those who have injuries or those who are susceptible to playing-related pain. If you have any questions about lessons, please feel free to contact me!

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Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 2016

Education

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

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Teaches ages 3+

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Marial W.
Lake Forest, Illinois
Learn piano from a fun teacher who puts you or your child's learning style first!
Lessons will focus on learning the basics and getting you started on piano in a way that doesn't make you frustrated! I love to incorporate my student's interests into teaching and also make sure that you learn proper form so you can play for longer without pain! I also do consults for those who may be more advanced but are trying relearn the basics and improve their technique.
About Marial W.

I have been teaching for five years and have experience with a variety of different students. My own background is centered in classical violin, and I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, but I also have done clinics and performances in jazz, mariachi, and fiddle. I like to cater to my students and find what music drives them, so I view lessons as a collaborative process between me and you! I encourage students to not only spend time with their violin practicing, but to also find times away from the instrument that will enhance their playing. My teaching incorporates a lot of mental practice and strategies that make practice time as efficient as possible. This is especially helpful for students who may not have much time for practice in their schedules! Additionally, I am very aware of the toll instruments can take on our bodies, so I focus a lot on positioning and musculoskeletal health in my teaching. I have taken five years of Alexander Technique lessons (a movement awareness based therapy), and incorporate aspects of it into my teaching. This ensures a longer and healthier musical career, particularly for those who have injuries or those who are susceptible to playing-related pain. If you have any questions about lessons, please feel free to contact me!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 2016

Education

Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 3+

Speaks

Has background check

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Piano
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Music Teacher and Tutor
Sep 2016 - Present
Self-employed
Music Therapy Aide
Aug 2016 - Mar 2017
Courage League
Group Music Assistant
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Cooke Magnet Elementary
Occupational Therapy Doctorate
Sep 2018 - Sep 2021
Boston University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2013 - May 2017
Drake University
Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Jan 2015
Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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