Pamela Smith

Pamela S.

Aurora, CO

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Pamela delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:
1982

For over 35 years, Pamela has been a music teacher K-8, band teacher, piano teacher (1st grade through adult), keyboardist (praise band), trumpet player, and 1st/2nd grade teacher. With her educational background, Pamela instructs students in a manner easily understood and exciting. Her students are also introduced to a wide variety of music styles (popular, rock, classical, country, folk, etc.)

To keep students' interest levels high, students begin playing familiar tunes quickly. The Faber Piano Series allows students to move forward according to the student's individual pace and provides an organized, solid understanding of piano instruction and music theory.

Each week, students may choose to practice along with Faber digital music from their computers at home. Lessons are filled with fun music from all genres.

As students progress, they choose favorite songs to add to their lessons. When ready, they begin to learn how to write their own bass lines and compose melodies.

As a teacher, Pamela knows how important positive reinforcement is to the learning process. She rewards her students verbally and offers small incentives to keep her students' interest levels high. She also asks that family members encourage piano students in their home environments.

Pamela's students find enjoyment playing piano at home, for friends, at school, in a band, concerts, or recitals. Piano skills also make learning additional instruments much easier.

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Experience

Director of Music
Jan 2014 - Aug 2017
Calvary Lutheran Church

I coordinated the music of our praise team. I arranged all praise practices and played keyboard for all rehearsals and services.

Director of Praise Music
Jan 2004 - Dec 2012
St Mark's Lutheran Church of the Irish Hills

Organized and led Praise team of 6 musicians. I arranged rehearsals and services.

Education

Bachelors in Education, Major-Elementary Education, Minor-LIbrary Science
Sep 1978 - Mar 1982
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio

Certifications

Elementary Education
Mar 1982
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio

I LOVE to teach and I LOVE music! Teaching piano and music theory is the perfect combination of my skills!

3 Reviews

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Kristi Jan 14, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

Pam provided great lessons that were personally catered to my ability. During her student focused lessons she thoroughly taught theory and technique and then focused on teaching songs that incorporated both simultaneously. Her great attitude and care towards her students was very evident and made every lesson a pleasure.

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Rev Jan 14, 2018
Piano · In studio

As an adult, and first time piano student, I wondered if the lessons would be too childish. Pamela also took into account my experience in vocal music to tailor the lessons to fit exactly with my background knowledge.
I would highly recommend Pamela as a teacher for any age student!

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Kelly Jan 14, 2018
Piano · In studio

Pamela Smith has a passion for piano teaching. She is creative in her approach. She makes sure that you understand the "why" of what she is teaching. I give her my highest recommendation!

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