Renee Harvey

Renee H.

Dayton, OH

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Renee teaches: Ages 5 to 90
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Teaching since: January 1986
Last sign in: Yesterday


Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grade Music at Liberty Christain Cathedral. In 2000 she worked at The Dayton Academy teaching music classes to elementary school children. In 2006 she taught voice to a school choir at Nehemiah University. In 2007 she successfully taught voice and performance to a Senior Choir at Wesley Community Center. The Senior Choir had many Choir performances. Also in 2007,she taught voice lessons and keyboard lessons to a youth choir at Maranatha Worship Center for seven years. she conducted a Black History choir and several Christmas Plays. She has successfully taught students in the past who have become music teachers and music directors in a church or school setting. She has taught students from various backgrounds. Music is my passion because it is international communication. It ministers to my soul and spirit.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a week you practice, I am committed to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to learn more about music. I believe that music for every individual should be a pleasurable learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced musician or vocalist. I welcome all students of all ages encouraging them. I like to motivate all students to succeed. After 3 to 6 months with you, you will have learned how to play simple songs, 12 scales and read the lines and spaces of Treble and Bass Clef and play 3 rhythm patterns

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect my students to have their own keyboard/piano.

*** Specialties ***
The curriculum that I prefer is The David Carr Glover Method, Pre- Reading Books for Beginners, Popular Piano by Hal Leonard, Sight Reading and Rhythm Everyday. I teach Classical, Pop, Jazz, Gospel and Contemporary Gospel.

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Masters Degree In Music Education

Jan 2014 - Present
Wright State University

Bachelor degree in Music Therapy , Minor in Pschology

Aug 1979 - Jan 1982
University of Dayton

Associate Degree, Music Education in Piano/Voice,

Aug 1977 - Jan 1979
Sinclair Community College

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11 Reviews on Renee H.

TJ Oct 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent teacher! TJ is very smart but shy...but he was comfortable with Ms. Harvey.
Max R. Jul 12, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
She is continuing where my previous instructor left off. I would think it is difficult to
step in and continue another instructors work but she is doing that so far. I received some tips to improve my singing.
Latese Apr 5, 2016
Piano · In home
My grandson enjoys Renee's lesson when she comes. He is learning theory and piano, she is a blessing to Tavion
Emma L. Mar 14, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Worked very well with my 5 yo. She has learned a lot.
Susan L. Mar 14, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Worked very well with my 4 yo.
Bonnie L. Mar 3, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My girls are 4 & 5 and have learned a lot in such a short time. She works at each individual's pace. I would highly recommend her for teaching your little ones piano.
Katie M. Jan 30, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
This was my first encounter with Renee and from my observation she was outstanding. Katie my daughter, who is not early impressed thinks she is a good choice. Looking towards a wonderfull experience ahead.
Crystal M. Aug 14, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Renee's expertise in teaching and passion of music is most evident in her approach. Her philosophy is such that a vocalist is make better by knowing and being able to play notes - and she's right!
Stacey H. Jan 25, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My son's review of her is, "She is the best teacher ever!"

Renee is very knowledgeable, but also has the God given gift of teaching. She truly pulls the best out of my son. His diligence and focus are growing, right along side of his piano skills. We could not recommend her more highly.
Rita T. Mar 6, 2014
Verified Student
Awesome Teacher

We are thankful to have chosen the Take Lessons teacher that we have. We are pleased with her service and professionalism.
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