Miriam Vessels

Miriam V.

Indianapolis, IN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have taught private piano lessons for many years and I enjoy sharing my love of music with my students. I teach ages 5 to 80 and all levels. I emphasize sightreading, rhythm, musical expression, technique and music theory. Music theory includes chords and scales. The student is also encouraged to write their own songs. I use the Faber, Alfred and Bastien method books. When the student can read easy music on the staff, additional popular songs can be added. Intermediate and Advanced students can play classical pieces or other sheet music of their choice. The student has the opportunity to play in two recitals each year.

About Miriam V.

I have taught private piano lessons to all ages and levels for more than forty years. I prefer to teach in my home and in certain situations I teach in students' homes. If I teach in a student's home, there must be a piano or keyboard on the first floor of the home. For lessons in your home, you will need to pay an additional fee for my travel expenses. I teach sightreading, rhythm, musical expression, technique and music theory. The student will need either a piano or keyboard available for practicing between lessons. Titles of method books to be purchased will be given to the parent at the first lesson. If a student has books that were used with a previous teacher, I will consider continuing in those books if they are the appropriate level for the student. I enjoy sharing my love of music with my students. I am a patient teacher and I consider the individuality and goals of each student. I was a church organist and accompanist for many years.

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Molly M
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My kids really like Miss Miriam. My 8yo and 5yo currently take lessons with Miriam. Miriam is always flexible to work around changes in our schedule.

Posted Aug 29, 2018
Mischa M.
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Ms Miriam V is a kind, patient and a knowledgeable piano teacher. Both of my daughters love to have her as their teacher.

Posted Aug 25, 2018
Edward C.
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Miriam is the most punctual, professional and loving teacher we have experienced. If I could give her six stars I would.

Posted May 17, 2018
tina
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great experience cant wait for the next class. Have a lot to learn but willing.

Posted Jun 27, 2017
Nathan F.
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Nathan told us he enjoyed his first lesson.
Thank you!

Posted May 19, 2017
Chandler C.
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Miriam is very consistent, very easy to work with, very direct and very well recieved by our son.

Posted Feb 5, 2017
Sophie
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Today was the first lesson ever for my six year old daughter. Miriam was very welcoming and patient and made her feel comfortable and successful.

Posted Jul 1, 2016
Mike
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Miriam V. is a great piano teacher. My 11 years old son takes lesson from her for almost two years now. She is very professional and good at what she does. She is very patient with my son. My son loves her. His piano skill has been improved a lot since she taught him.

Posted Jun 1, 2016
Paul
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I've been studying with Ms. Vessels for 21/2 yrs. now. My success has been amazing during this time.

Posted Jun 1, 2016
Brandi
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We enjoy lessons so much. Our daughter looks forwards to them. And we hope to have her teach her baby brother when he is old enough.

Posted May 31, 2016

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Experience

Organist
Jan 2017 - Present

Fourth Church of Christ Scientist, Indianapolis

Miriam Vessels
Sep 1980 - Present

self-employed

Teach private piano lessons

Organist
Sep 1982 - Oct 2013

Downey Avenue Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN

Accompanist
Apr 1978 - Jul 1979

Indianapolis Opera Company

Elementary Music Teacher
Oct 1965 - Jun 1967

Gerard Institute, Sidon, Lebanon

Education

Master of Music (in piano performance)
Sep 1960 - May 1963

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Bachelor of Music (in piano performance)
Sep 1956 - May 1960

Samford University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Guild of Organists
Sep 1994
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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