Renee Harvey

Renee H.

Dayton, OH
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Renee delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 90 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1986

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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Volunteer Teacher Assistant
Sep 2018 - Oct 2018
Tipp City Schools

I was the assistant to the Intervention Specialist. I helped the students with spelling, reading and writing.

Volunteer Teacher Assistant
Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
Treibien Elementary

I taught some music classes. I assist the Music Teacher in some vocal activities .

Volunteer/ Assistant
Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
Charity Earley Academy

Teacher / Transportation Driver
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jubilee Childcare Center

I provided transportation to school age children in the morning. In the afternoon, I provided tutoring to school age children.

Music Teacher
Aug 2000 - Jun 2001
The Dayton Academy -

As a teacher , I created lesson plans for music class. I taught music theory concepts and vocal.


Masters in Intervention Specialist
Aug 2018 - Present
University of Dayton
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


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Jan 2000

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Renee Harvey gives you a little bit of history about herself
Renee's tips to a Successful Piano Lesson
This is Renee M Harvey Performing on the Keyboard.
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18 Reviews

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Sharon May 4, 2019
Piano · In home

Renee is excellent with my elderly brother she helps him so much.

Andrea Mar 14, 2019
Piano · In home

Renee was amazing! She is a great teacher who matches her lesson to her learners style

Benita Aug 10, 2018
Sewing · Online

Trayedell T. May 20, 2018
Piano · In home

She was patient. She explained what we needed to do to make his learning successful.

Melinda Dec 20, 2017
Piano · In home

Renee is very patient with my granddaughter who has the typical attention span of a 6 year old. They've made remarkable progress this year.

Adrianna C. May 3, 2017
Piano · In home

Renee is wonderful and honest. Thank you so much for coming by today!

Sharon May 3, 2017
Piano · In home

Very patient kind encouraging
Excellent teacher for the adult learner

TJ Oct 8, 2016
Piano · In home

Excellent teacher! TJ is very smart but shy...but he was comfortable with Ms. Harvey.

Max R. Jul 12, 2016
Singing · In studio

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

Worked very well with my 5 yo. She has learned a lot.

Susan L. Mar 14, 2016
Piano · In home

Worked very well with my 4 yo.

Bonnie L. Mar 3, 2016
Piano · In home

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

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

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

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.

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Rita T. Mar 6, 2014

Awesome Teacher

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

Brandon H. Jun 17, 2013
Piano ·

Ms.Harvey is a great music teacher

Ms. Harvey is the best music teacher i ever had.
She breaks down how to play the key board vary easy and simple .
Ms. Harvey Challenges you to the next level and a sweet and kind Teacher. She also Taught me Music Theory .It was a breezy for me she broke each note down and how to read music. As a student she is the best music Teacher I ever had.

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