I have been teaching piano for almost 40 years. I have a NY state music teachers license, a masters in music therapy from NYU, and a bachelors in Music Education and AFFA certification. I try to keep the student self-motivated by using music that the student likes, as well as covering the basics. I use props which can be internalized by the student and gradually removed. For example, using stick-on letter names for the notes for a beginner and then removing them one at a time when the student feels ready. I am friendly and very easy going; I'm not a disciplinarian. If a student doesn't practice for some reason, we practice together at the next lesson. If a student doesn't want to practice at all, I can be very creative in motivating them. I don't believe in parents forcing their children to practice, because this tends to turn the child off. Even though I tell parents that if your child doesn't want to play, please don't force it; I tend to keep students for many years (maybe it's because the student's self-motivation is so important to me and to their success). I also have a lot of experience teaching handicapped individuals as a certified music therapist. The music therapy has enabled me to be a better teacher in general because the therapeutic aspect comes up in all lessons, in one way or another. Music educators focus on the educational goals of music, while music therapists focus more on the therapeutic goals . A therapeutic goal might be increasing concentration span or self-confidence. These issues often need to be addressed in all lessons, and can only help the learning process. *** Lesson Details *** I am a very easy-going teacher and aim to motivate you. As a music therapist, I have much experience in making each lesson a positive learning experience for you. Most of my professional experience is in teaching piano. Music intrigued me as a child because I saw learning to play as a great challenge. Because learning to play an instrument can be overwhelming to a student, I have learned through years of teaching to make it understandable - to break it down into steps that will leave you feeling a sense of accomplishment and thinking "I can do this". I prefer to teach piano lessons, all styles and levels, music theory, music therapy and beginning guitar. I also teach beginner vocal lessons, and lessons in how to keep the beat I must add that I have a busy schedule and if a student needs to cancel or reschedule a lesson, I need them to let me know at least 24 hours in advance, or the student will be charged for the lesson. I'm an animal lover and rescued a homeless cat who lives at the studio. I keep the studio very clean, but if you're allergic to cats, you may want to consider another teacher. Thank you *** Studio Equipment *** Room before living room w/ piano computer, amp seating for parents, Baldwin Professional Upright Piano. Korg Pa3X keyboard workstation, Yamaha 88 key digital keyboard with Yamaha hammer action (meaning it feels and plays like a real piano - not mushy and easy to press like most keyboards; thereby allowing finger muscle development), Kustom amp, Yamaha 6 string guitar, Ibanez electric guitar, clarinet and a flute. I also have an enormous music library. *** Travel Equipment *** I play for various events with the Korg Pa3x, where a one person band is required. I also play the acoustic grand pianos in several independent livings centers in Westchester County as an entertainer or to accompany sing-a-longs. *** Specialties *** Classical, popular, classic rock, top 40, jazz. I teach a thorough classical approach and chord method playing for older students or others who simply want to learn to play quickly.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1970
Masters Piano Performance
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks english, english
Has background check
Roseann is a proficient professional piano teacher! Her patience and kind nature allow the student to learn at his or her own individual pace. She executes various teaching methods depending on the nature of her student. She is very knowledgeable in her field, such as being especially familiar with Classical music. I always look forward to having a session with her because she motivates me to always do my best! Stay beautiful, Roseann!
Wow, I enjoyed the class with Roseann so much! I discovered a range of voice I have and I had no idea. I look forward to our next class. She is a wonderful teacher!
Roseann is a very kind, patient, professional person. Receiving instructions from her was a pleasant experience. She encouraged me to embrace my natural gift to sing that did not realize I had. My life will never be the same. The best part of meeting her is knowing that not only did she inspire me to keep at and move forward in confidence doing more for Jesus but knowing that I inspired her to do more for Him as well. Anyone who receives instruction from her will be blessed tremendously by the gift of teaching and her gift of discernment that work together to hone in on your needs to help you achieve any desired goal(s).