Olivia Richardson, M.M.
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Olivia Richardson, M.M.

Olivia R.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hey Future Students! My name is Olivia! I teach pop, jazz, and classical piano. Piano lessons provide a great foundation for students, even if they decide later on to pursue another musical genre.

My teaching philosophy is that music should be creative and inspiring! I am professional trained in piano education, and I truly believe that music lessons have the power to change lives at any age. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or reference requests. I look forward to meeting you!

About Olivia R.

My name is Olivia Richardson (affectionately known to my students as "Ms. Olivia")

Last year, I moved to Pasadena, CA after completing my M.M. in Piano from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I now teach piano 100% online and I love inspiring kids to explore their musical creativity through music.

I teach pop, jazz, and classical piano. Piano lessons provide a great foundation for students, even if they decide later on to pursue another musical genre.

My teaching philosophy is that music should be creative and inspiring! I truly believe and have seen first-hand that music lessons have the power to change lives at any age. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or reference requests. I look forward to meeting you!

Ms. Olivia

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Debra
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I can't recommend Olivia highly enough! She did an excellent job with my ants-in-his-pants 7-year-old son. She is extremely patient and knows the trick to motivate each student individually. She figured out what "made my son tick", and taught him from that perspective. One thing I especially appreciated was Olivia's ensemble piano efforts with my son and the rest of the students in her studio. They played such a sweet 8-hand piano piece for a recital. It brought down the house! It is a rare teacher that would be willing to take the time to coordinate 4 students and coach them through a song so that they'd be able to perform on a recital.

Posted Oct 28, 2017
Tyler
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My experience with Olivia was been outstanding! While I was completing my undergraduate degree, I hired Olivia to perform a few difficult piano movements I had written. Before that point, I did not have much experience writing for piano, but she had incredible insight into making the music more idiomatic for the piano. Additionally, I received piano lessons from her to supplement my college instruction. She was very very patient and her love for the piano was clear through her instruction. I could not recommend her high enough.

Posted Oct 28, 2017

Experience

Private and Group Piano Instructor
Jan 2020 - Present

Bloom School of Music and Dance

Piano Instructor
Aug 2017 - Present

Parlando School for the Arts

Private Piano Teacher
Jun 2010 - Present

Self-Employed

Education

M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2017 - Dec 2019

University of Colorado at Boulder

B.M. in Piano Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Belmont University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Aug 2017
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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