Rhonda Fischer

Rhonda F.

Rochester, NY

About Rhonda F.

Rhonda teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: May 1979
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

I started taking piano lessons in the first grade from a teacher who graduated from Eastman School of Music. I later won a scholarship to Eastman School of Music as a classical pianist. I have been teaching for 40 years and have performed in Europe and won First Place Piano Competition in New York with 200 of the best pianists in the nation performing. I wanted to quit in the 5th grade but my mother told me I was to young to make that decision for myself and she would not hear of it!
Music is now like the air that I breathe. I cannot live without it! Thanks mom for being smarter than me. Playing the piano should be fun at any cost. I let students play many styles of music until they find the style that calls them.
For young children I recommend the parent sit in with the lesson so the parent can help with the practicing at home. They need the extra support when starting piano lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are and should be a fun experience. I teach bits and pieces of college theory to students so they can play the whole keyboard and not just in the middle. Its nice to get students young before they develops bad habits. Piano keys should be played with the fingers and not moving the wrists. Bad habits are hard to break. My children students play like a pro, even if it is only one piece.
Through me, kids learn to love music.
I start lessons at age 4 years old to 99. Please call today to book lessons!

"Learn a little but learn it well" ~Ben Franklin

*** Specialties ***
Traditional Classical and theory. I also get students ready for competitions and scholarships. I will teach any style that will ignite the flame in your child or an adult to love music!
I specialize in children.

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Experience

Piano Instructor

Apr 2014 - Present
F. Piano Instruction

Piano lessons that are fun, exciting, motivating and entertaining. Learn about composers lives and how they created the music you play.

Piano Teacher- Specializing in Children

Jan 2013 - Present
Piano and Organ Center

I teach in my home studio and at the Piano and Organ Center. I have also worked at the Carlsbad Music Studio teaching piano for 10 years in Carlsbad California. I have been a private piano teacher for 35 years.

Education

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May 1974 - Present
Eastman School of Music

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Special Arrangement Certification- Pianist

Jun 2000
University of Rochester

Coach to get students into Eastman School of Music

Awards

New York State Competition

Apr 1975
Juilliard

Affiliations

American Harp Society

Jun 2001
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The American Harp Society (AHS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is "to promote and foster the appreciation of the harp as a musical instrument, to encourage the composition of music for the harp and to improve the quality of performance of harpists.

Society of Composers and Lyricists

Feb 1995
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The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.

Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Mar 1991
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The non-profit Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA) believes appropriate, purposeful music and movement experiences enhance early childhood development and seeks to support early childhood music and movement practitioners by providing resources, advocacy, professional development, and collaboration opportunities.

College Music Society, The

Aug 1990
CMS

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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2 Reviews on Rhonda F.

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Harold Aug 30, 2016
Piano · In studio
I just began taking lessons from Rhonda after ten years with a former teacher. Ms. Fisher is the absolute finest teacher and she plays a very nice piano herself. I am happy to have found her and I will continue with her as long as God is willing. She is much appreciated.
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Rhonda F. Apr 27, 2014
Fabulous Piano Teacher

I took lessons for 5 years and I play better than I ever dreamed. I enjoyed the lessons and understood the teaching with ease. Expect to have great lessons with your head spinning with tons of information after each lesson from this gifted teacher. Very enjoyable and rewarding experience to say the least. I never again found such a great teacher since taking with Rhonda. I was heartbroken when she moved.