Marsha Keller

Marsha K.

Roseville, CA
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About

Marsha delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
October 1984

Fall, fall, fall! Beautiful music, beautiful weather, beautiful trees that look like flowers for leaves! We are finishing Halloween pieces and starting Christmas ones! Master Class next month preparation, and a 100 day Music Challenge in full swing. I am currently full except for ONE slot Wed at 4:30, snatch it up quickly!

Goals: Since I am also a Life Coach, we really focus on how to accomplish our hopes and desires. We begin by weekly, then monthly and even a yearly goal.

Each week we also focus on something in my STUDENT PAL - mnemonic. Another is TECHNIQUE. Technique is the ability to have proper position, wrist-lifts and finger curve as well as Theoretic knowledge and application.

I started giving out lickable gold stars, you know, the old-fashioned kind? They are for those students who mark their lesson sheet and come prepared... They really seem to enjoy that, and I adore the nostalgia!

It is a great week when students are nearly all prepared and ready for their lessons. This makes both Coach and student more effective and the time together more enjoyable.


Perhaps you are reading this with both a little excitement and a little concern. Finding the right person for your or your student can be intimidating. A short introduction follows so that you know a little about me and my philosophy which can assist you make an informed decision. If we are a good fit, lessons and learning progress more joyfully.

I have been teaching music, performing music and enjoying music since I was a tiny three-year old. My first piano lessons were at age seven. I have since taught the students of former students! How fun is that?

Music has blessed my life in countless ways and given me opportunities I'd never dreamed of. Teaching at the Young Artists Conservatory of Music; Singing in Carnegie Hall, Performing across Europe and teaching the best students for over 25 years has been a delight.

I believe strongly that those who spend their time and resources for musical education are some of the brightest and most intelligent people around. Each of my students have their own individual goals and reasons for taking music lessons, which we revisit monthly. I believe that my role is to be a support and tool for them/you to accomplish the goals set, working with music that delights and educates.

You want the best teacher, who offers information, example, practice and performance opportunities and then gets out of the way of the student's own "voice" (whether playing or singing) so that they can be free to create their own style.


*** Lesson Details ***
In our lessons, we work with a predictable schedule of balance. We have weekly exercises to make strong fingers and or voices, and technique and theory practice to hone skills that will improve our performances, whether they are for others or for our own benefit. Each student of piano can learn how to create and write their own music in time, choose their own pieces to work on, and have a say in their classical and performance goals.

We have a program of advancement, so you and your loved ones can visually see your progress and measure your skills, complete with awards and trophies.

What you learn, has everything to do with your commitment. Practice doesn't make perfect, Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

Learning the piano ought to be a JOY. I believe in playing the piano, not 'practicing' it. Enjoy what you do, and you'll do it longer and with celebration instead of duty.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano - upright; CD player; Music stands; Dozens of music books and lesson materials; flash cards; computer and music writing program; mic and mirror, syllabus.

*** Travel Equipment ***
No travel.

*** Specialties ***
Over the years I have dabbled in most methods, but finally come to use my own syllabus and musicianship. I can easily adapt to your favourite if that is your desire. I specialize in a total music education, not merely in learning notes. It is like looking in a mirror and only seeing eyes and skin. Music has many facets and we discover all of them.

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Experience

Event Facilitator
Jan 2012 - Present
National Career Fairs

This is in addition to my other activities, once or twice a month, I facilitate career fairs, which includes making employees and job seekers comfortable and upbeat about the potential to connect on a personal level. It also includes the supervision of a meal, the physical facilities and the logistics of reporting and collecting data.

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Life and Relationship Coach
Jan 2009 - Present
Healing Focus Coaching

In addition, I am a life and relationship coach, which highly transfers into my music and other educational coaching. We set goals, learn to be sensitive to challenges and look forward with tools of success.

Owner
Jan 1978 - Present
Piano and Vocal Performance Pedagogy

I've taught for over 25 years. Sung all over the US and Europe, in choirs and solo work in church, schools and community as well as professionally. I've directed many choirs, musical and dance performances. I have taught at Young Artists Conservatory of Music for three years as well.

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Director
Jan 1976 - Present
The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints

In my many years, I have directed plays, musical performances, written musical programs, directed choirs ~ adult and children and youth. I have been over dance festivals of over 1,000 participants and countless shows, programs and solos. I've loved every one, and every performer!

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Education

Dance and Psychology
Aug 1978 - May 2009
BYU
BA Psychology
Aug 1978 - May 2009
BYU
Massage
Aug 2004 - May 2005
Healing Arts Massage School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CLC
Jun 2009
Wainwright Coaching Institute

I have a certification in Life and Realtionship coaching from two different schools in the modality of improvement and interpersonal skills.

CLC
Jan 2009
Fowler Inc.

Certified Life Coach - We make goals and learn how to break down big goals into manageable steps. Since I am a coach, my students automatically get some of these advantages worked into . . .

Awards

Award of Merit
Aug 1976
San Francisco School of Music

Photos & Videos

We learn how to write and perform our own music.  This is a composition by one of my students.
Hello there!  I'd love to get to know you and your educational needs.  MSK

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Music is the means used to create the Universe

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Teaching children through adults..

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Recitals, Master Classes all performance opportunities make for better musicians!

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Singing with the Sacramento Ballet - April 2014 - Carmina Burana

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11 Reviews

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Lisa D. Jul 20, 2016
Singing · In home

I got my monies worth just in the first lesson! I am amazed she can teach me, where several have failed.

Jessica Reyes Mar 21, 2016
Piano · In home

Very encouraging

Renee A. May 19, 2015
Piano · In studio

Marsha took the time to get to know my daughter and created personal lessons for her.

Laura N. May 19, 2015
Piano · In studio

Marsha is flexible, easy to work with and I really liked the way she taught theory. She's a great teacher!

Donna Chu C. Nov 7, 2014
Piano · In studio

Ms. Marsha is such a great teacher. My son who is 11 years old is learning a lot in such a short period of time. She makes it easy for him to understand how to read notes and how to play them in such a fun way. We were just going to try 8 sessions, but after just 2 sessions, we would like to continue for more. We just love her! I'm glad she had an opening when we were looking for a teacher.

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Carol J. Nov 11, 2013
Piano ·

Great Piano Teacher

Marsha is a wonderful teacher!

My daughter has been taking piano with her for about 5 months now and really enjoys playing and practicing!
Marsha makes the lessons enjoyable and interesting.

CindyS3 Apr 9, 2012
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Good instructor. My daughter seems to have learned a lot in a short amount of time.

YvonneL Mar 19, 2012
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Very good instructor.

Marsha is a very good voice instructor and has a way of teaching different techniques in way that the child understands. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

DebraM1 Aug 14, 2011
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happy customer

We are very happy customers. We recommend Marsha; she is a professional and very patient.Thank you,Haley (student) and Debra (mom)

SteveC2 May 11, 2011
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very enjoyable

Lauren is really connecting with the piano and Mrs. Keller! We appreciate the instruction and how quickly our daughter could play simple songs! Mrs. Keller really knows how to instruct a beginner with patience.

LizS1 Mar 6, 2011
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WONDERFUL TEACHER !!

Marsha is absolutely lovely. She is an amazing teacher and really fun to be around. She makes you feel comfortable and confident. She is easy to talk to, very organized, and really makes the lesson individualized. I would recommend Marsha to anyone. She is a wonderful teacher who goes above and beyond! Thank you so much!

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