Ron Worthy

Ron W.

Silver Spring, MD
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About

Ron delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6 to 80

Teaching since:
February 2007

I began my formal study of piano at the age of five. I also studied violin, viola and tap dance during my youth. A very close friend and I founded the Young Senators, a R&B dance band which played throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan are. The group eventually became the “back up” group for Motown’s Eddie Kendricks, of Temptations fame. Throughout my career, I've performed with some celebrated music and movie stars; Cab Calloway, Esther Rolle, Brock Peters and Cecily Tyson, to name a few.

In the late 90s, worked for Jordan Kitts Music, providing (group and private) piano instruction for 3 year old up to adult seniors. My lessons were designed to build cumulative sequences of musical experiences that fostered continuous growth in musical understanding, skills, and knowledge with a focus towards contemporary and traditional keyboard harmonies.
In 2000, I worked for the Jewish Primary Day School (Grades K – 6), where I introduced the conceptual structure of music, focusing on melody, rhythm, and harmony and their expressive and stylistic organization. Program objectives included: 1) ability to listen with discrimination, 2) ability to sing on pitch within a limited range, 3) ability to play simple rhythm and melodic instruments, 4) ability to interpret music through body movements, impersonations, and dramatizations, and 5) ability to associate symbols of musical notation with musical concepts.

Today, I perform professionally and provide private online and offline piano instruction for children and adults.

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Experience

Webmaster/Online and Offline Piano Sales and Instruction
May 2006 - Present
Self Employed

* Provide full spectrum of musical instruction including online music education products, live private piano and jazz performance instruction and piano sales services.
* Created piano instruction video series.
* Implemented an e-commerce marketing strategy for online sales and education services, including sample on YouTube, many with over 100K views.
* Provided acoustic and digital piano sales services for Schaeffer’s Piano, Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center and Oren Music.
* Develop, deploy and analyze customer interest and satisfaction to identify trends in product demand and preferences.
* Modify multi-media applications to expand client-base to assure long-term profitability.

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Student Teacher
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Woodrow Wilson High School

Under the supervision of Ms. Lori Williams, implemented lesson plans for all choral classes.
* Chose, rehearsed and provided piano accompaniment for selected vocal materials.
* Rehearsed choir for in-school and Kennedy Center performances.
* Participated in special classes for high school students with disabilities, attention deficits, autism and other special needs.
* Taught the basic fundamentals of piano performance and keyboard harmony.

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Student Teacher
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Shepherd Elementary School

Assisted with the creation and implementation of daily lessons that accommodated multiple intelligence, aligned with the District of Columbia state standards.
* Introduced age-appropriate music and movement to children of all ages and multicultural backgrounds.
* Instilled a sense of music appreciation and encouraged students to expand their interests.
* Developed strong working relationships with all students to make certain that they felt welcome, at ease, and appropriately challenged within the classroom.

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Education

Master's Degree in Education/Teaching and Curriculum
Oct 2014 - Present
Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ
Bachelor's of Music Education
Jan 2007 - Aug 2012
University of the District of Columbia
Music Education
Jan 1973 - May 1976
Howard University

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Special Talent Scholarship
Jan 1976
Howard University
Special Talent Scholarship
Jan 1973
Howard University

Photos & Videos

Here's How to Play from a "Lead Sheet!"
How to Teach a 3 Year Old "Do Re Mi!"
Play Piano - The Application of Chord Progressions to Play ANY Style of Music!
Here's How to Warm Up to Play Piano!
Ron Worthy & Cab Calloway

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Ron Worthy and Tony Curtis

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Photo by Ron W.

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Photo by Ron W.

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3 Reviews

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b1mack Jun 24, 2015
Piano · In home

Ron has been my piano instructor for the past three years. I find him to be very knowledgeable in jazz as well as classical music. He goes above the allotted time to ensure your understanding of instructions, and maintains a professional demeanor at all times, even with wit in his oral approach. I would not hesitate to recommend him for piano instruction at all levels!

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Jesse T Gonzalez Jun 17, 2015
Piano · In studio

Mr. Worthy has a lot of knowledge to share, and I'm looking forward to future lessons. Great teaching style.

Jackson C. May 11, 2015
Accompaniment · In studio

"Smooth operator!" Mr. Worthy has a smooth, "jazzy" personality that shows through his performance and teaching style. Looking forward to my next session.

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