Megan McIver

Megan M.

Los Angeles, CA

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About

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

Teaching since:
September 2010

I am originally from North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I have been involved in music, theatre and dance since the age of 3. I also have worked with various professional children's theatre companies and run my own touring theatre company. I have been a Zumba instructor since 2011 and I have been a swimming instructor/lifeguard since 2003.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that learning anything new should be a fun experience. If it's not fun then you're more likely to get frustrated and quit. My teaching philosophy is that I want to know what inspires you and create lessons that will keep you or your children interested and having fun. I offer 30 and 45 minute lessons. During the first lesson we will figure out a personalized lesson and go from there.

*** Travel Equipment ***
For violin students I expect them to have a proper size violin, shoulder rest and bow.
For beginner piano students you should have at least a 61 key keyboard, but an 88 keyboard piano is preferred.

*** Specialties ***
I'm very personable, very communicative and I work well with all ages.

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Experience

Actor
Jan 2010 - Present
National Theatre for Children

Violin/Piano Teacher
Oct 2010 - Dec 2013
Music and Arts - North Carolina

Zumba Instructor
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Alamance County YMCA

Education

Acting, Voice, Movement, Dance, Improvisation
Jun 2010 - Sep 2010
Stella Adler Acting Studio - NYC
Theatre, Dance, Music
Sep 2005 - Dec 2007
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Musical Theatre
Sep 2003 - Sep 2005
Catawba College
Acting, Voice, Movement, Dance, Shakespeare, Improvisation
Jun 2002 - Sep 2002
University of North Carolina - School of the Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Ava's Song from the play "Let Your Children Tell" performed by the Touring Theatre of North Carolina.
Photo by Megan M.

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5 Reviews

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Brittney Clark Mar 31, 2016
Violin · In studio

Great instructor! Very patient and knowledgeable:)

Samvel L. Jan 20, 2016
Violin · In home

Megan is very patient and accommodating. Recommend for beginners!

Penelope N. Dec 8, 2014
Zumba · In home

I had Megan as a Zumba instructor and she was great. Very fun, loved her choices of music and dances. Got in great shape!

Jon F. Jan 9, 2014
Piano ·

Great teacher to learn!

Megan is great to learn with. I play other instruments but I wanted to start learning the piano and how to read music. She was very patient and really enforced the importance of getting into the habit of practicing, even if it's just 15 minutes a day! I highly recommend her for piano beginner adults and children.

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Jane M. Dec 29, 2013
Violin ·

Patient, communicative and fun!

I played the violin years ago and decided to pick it back up again. Megan was very patient and was very communicative with how to help me. She also came up with very fun ways to keep me practicing. She worked very well with me as an adult but I've also seen her teach very young children and her patience and creative teaching shines with the young ones as well! If you're looking for a personable, fun teacher that inspires, Megan is the teacher for you.

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