My love of music started at the young age of 6 with piano lessons. My parents always said, "piano lessons were the best investment they ever made." Because of their investment it took me through my growing up years playing piano and singing at church and school then into college with a music major. I also auditioned and made the specialty touring "Vanguard Choral Group" and had the experience of producing a record back in the day. Taking what I had learned is now a joy to share with you.
As a private teacher, I can promise you an enjoyable and very rewarding experience - smiles and laughter are guaranteed! My number one goal for each of my students is to foster confidence in one's self and one's abilities and to grow one's skills with the passion in music.
For more than 30 years I have taught private piano and vocal lessons. I also have taught K-12th Music classes in Private Schools and directed children and adult choirs in churches. My joy in life is sharing my love for music with you!
*** Lesson Details ***
Our lessons will be filled with fun, yet challenging. I am patient and very encouraging with every student. I understand that every student learns in a way that's unique to them and I will do my best to discover your best learning method.
I believe it is important for you to have a strong foundation of learning to read notes and understanding the basics of music whether for piano or vocally. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment of songs given to work on throughout the week. These will be the same songs worked on during the lesson time, so you will go home with the knowledge to master each song. Music theory and technique exercises will also be included in the assignments.
Daily practice is strongly urged and will be rewarded. The amount of practice time varies by age and level of skill.
Within the first 3 - 6 months you will understand the basics and start feeling confident in becoming the pianist or vocalist you desire. Everyone learns at their own pace but with your desire and a little hard work and me as your guide and cheerleader you will succeed!
I use the Bastien and Alfred method books. I will also introduce Christmas, Pop, Jazz, Christian, Classical and Broadway Hits for variety as time goes on.
Looking forward to meeting you!
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I will purchase books but expect reimbursement for them on your first lesson. Cost is usually $10.00 to $22.00 depending on which music books I feel will work best for your age and ability.
*** Specialties ***
Creativity in both piano and vocal training
Enjoy all aspects of the arts including set design and costuming
I teach K-12th grades Music Classes, elementary computer and 7th grade Bible
Teach students of all ages, beginner to advance.
I will travel to your home or you may come to my home for your lessons.
Use either Bastien or Alfred Method books with adding a variety of music as time and ability go on.
Taught many students of all ages in California and Washington States
Taught K - 6th Grades Music (Theory, Music Appreciation, Recorders, Bells, Directed Musical Drama's, Lead Chapel Worship, Vocal training)
Directed weekly rehearsals and Sunday Services
Oversaw and directed to Musical Drama Performances each year
Oversaw Children's music ministry
Organized all aspects of Children Ministry
Organize Sunday Worship Music
Lead rehearsals with worship team and musicians
Play keyboard/piano and lead worship every Sunday Service
Organize all aspects of Children's Ministry (Vacation Bible School, Harvest Festival, Sunday School, Children's Church, Direct Children's Choir)
Assistant Adult Choir Director and Drama Coordinator
Taught Pre-School - 8th grade Music (Theory, Music appreciation, recorders,bells, voice, drama)
Taught 4 year old pre-school class 9/96 - 6/97
Directed Chapel Music
Directed Musical Drama Production's ad special events
Taught K- 12th Music classes (Theory, Music appreciation, recorders, bells, voice, drama)
Directed two major productions yearly
Taught High School Typing class
Taught Home Economics class
Directed Adult Choir
Directed Children's Choir
Directed Musical Drama Productions
Played Piano for Church Services
Sang on worship team