- Levels Taught:
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- June 1977
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. 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!
*** Studio Equipment ***
*** Travel Equipment ***
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 training
Enjoy all aspects of the arts including set design, costuming, acting and singing.
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
She is the best Piano teacher ever!!
She is good with my daughter
Ronda is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend her.
I's like thank Miss Ronda for her generosity, patience and for being the most kind and wonderful piano teacher she is. I have enjoyed every lesson and have learned so much from her. I highly recommend to any student old and young this warm and talented teacher. Thank you Ronda I greatly appreciate our time together and the opportunity to have had my lessons with you. God Bless You.... Mary E.+ Read More
Ronda is very good. My daughter really likes her. She is a nice person and excellent teacher. Recommend!
Dominae's Review (Student who took the lessons.)
I've been in many different kinds of singing classes and I have never learned as much from them as I have from my time with Ronda. I loved Ronda's down to earth personality and how much she cares about her students. Ronda always has the time to help her students which made me want to do even better! Thank you so much Ronda you've been great!
My love for music goes all the way back to my childhood. As Mom, I knew I wanted my children to love music as well. Now after all the years of working and child rearing it is now my turn to learn how to play piano. Having Ronda as my teacher is the best thing ever. What a warm and wonderful teacher she is. I look forward to every lesson with great anticipation. Thank you Ronda, you are greatly appreciated.+ Read More
I have known Ronda for several years and have witnessed numerous Christmas, Easter and vacation bible school programs at various churches throughout the years . She showed extreme patience and kindness while helping children of all ages learn songs, all while choreographing and designing beautiful sets for those programs. Her experience and attention to detail are exemplary . . she also gave my son private piano lessons for 7 years, and we have enjoyed listening to the beautiful music he plays to this day! I not only highly recommend Ronda to anyone wanting to have voice or music lessons, she is a wonderful person to know . .
Ronda got me started at piano when I was very young and the instruction she gave me has been indispensable. I have recently picked up piano again and the base she laid for me all came back and has made re-learning a very enjoyable process.
A student from some time ago
Ronda was my piano teacher when I first began playing at age 7, and I studied under her for several consecutive years. Her calming presence fueled me at that young age to strive with my playing and boosted my confidence. I don't think there was ever a lesson where I didn't learn something new! My sister was also a student for several years, and the lessons were very affordable. We attended the school she taught at at the time and had an impressive command of the pageants put on at Christmas and Easter time every year.
I eventually studied under a different teacher when Ronda had to sadly move, but her teaching stuck with me through my years with the following teacher, and well into my college days when I studied musical theatre. So yes, I would recommend Ronda if you seek an instructor who's encouraging and accommodating to individual learning styles, as well as affordable.
Ronda has been a joy to have in our home teaching our 12 yr old the piano. Her skill and patience for teaching is remarkable. we highly recommend her for your music learning needs.
Rhonda is an AWESOME instructor! She is extremely flexible, patient, reliable and she makes learning piano fun. I would recommend her to students of all ages.
Ronda has taught both my kids piano from a young age through middle school. She is patient and kind but also challenges them to keep improving their skills. My kids have very different personalities and learning styles. Ronda tailored the lessons to their individual needs. Very pleased with her as a piano teacher!
Ronda was an amazing teacher and mentor when I was lucky enough to be her student. She taught me so much about music, and she is the most kind and patient teacher you will ever meet! I highly recommend her as an instructor!
I studied music--voice and piano--with Ronda for a number of years when I was a teenager. She left a lasting impression on me, and I know that I flourished under her direction. She is patient and kind, but also meticulous and knowledgable. Her teaching style is both engaging and professional. She has a long history of successful music instruction and this is evident in her lessons. I highly recommend Ronda.
Exellent teacher. Teaching my 7 year old daughter to play piano. My daughter is learning at an exceptional rate. She is patient, professional, communiates very well, and is an excellent piano teacher. I highly recommend her for a musical teacher. She is always on time and flexable. Expert at her field.