- Teaches students:
- and Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- January 1970
PIANO TEACHER/TUTOR BIO:
I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and emigrated with my family to the United States, moving to Brooklyn in 1962 at the age of 9. I began my piano training in Brazil at the age of 7 and continued my studies in New York. I speak three languages fluently - English, Portuguese and Spanish.
After graduating high school, at the age of 17, I attended Hunter College briefly while continuing with piano lessons and had operatic training with a voice coach associated with the New York Metropolitan Opera. At this time, I also became a member of the Harry Belafonte Group, touring the tri-state area schools as a singer in a musical history presentation highlighting African influence on Brazilian music.
While continuing piano lessons at the Long Island Conservatory of Music, I found my passion for teaching while still a student. During my early teaching career, I apprenticed with the conservatory's director, master teacher, composer and author of educational books, Sidney J. Lawrence. While shaping my philosophy of teaching, Mr. Lawrence became my mentor and friend. I taught 3-4 year olds in preschool music pedagogy classes while also teaching piano in a career that spans more than 30 years of working with children and adults at all levels.
I am able to adapt my teaching style to my students' unique way of thinking and communicate musical concepts in a way they can understand. I believe in not only teaching how to play the piano, but also the "language of music." This provides students with a holistic understanding that encompasses theory, technique, sight reading, basic composition, and performance, all while sharing my personal joy of music.
I now live in Clermont, FL after relocating from Georgia where I taught piano while also working as a substitute teacher for the Gwinnett County Public Schools and an academics tutor for K-12 levels.
I feel that my high expectations for students encourages them to reach for the best of themselves, achieve the highest standards and carry their musical training into their future lives.
Experienced in levels K-5 in all areas of study. Help with homework, study skills, test prep and test skills.
Teaching privately since 1970 in New York, Florida and Georgia.
Private piano lessons to beginner - advanced level students, children and adults. Throughout most of my teaching career, I've typically held 2 Recitals per year (every 6 months) that builds student confidence as well as showcases their newly-acquired skills to parents.
Private piano lessons to beginner - advanced level students, children and adults. Throughout most of my teaching career, I've typically held 2 Recitals per year (every 6 months) that builds student confidence as well as showcases their newly-acquired skills to parents.+ Read More
Rosely is the most patient teacher I have ever had. She listens and takes into consideration what your goals are and helps you to accomplsh them. I waited a long time to find the right piano teacher and I knew instantly she was the one!
My children started lessons with Ms. Rosely when they were 5yrs. and 9yrs. old. They've been with her for almost a year and a half now, and love the piano! Her teaching style, relaxed but disciplined nature, and love of music, have been incredibly infectious. They look forward to each lesson, and love performing at the recitals she plans twice a year. We couldn't be prouder of their progress, and happier with their teacher and the experience she provides! Thank you Ms. Rosely!+ Read More
Although, we've only experienced one lesson, Ms. Rosely seems great. She reviewed her expectations and was very knowledgeable and friendly. She had our son on the piano within minutes. I look forward to moving forward with her.
She is wonderful! Very patient. My son really likes her. She is very communicative when arranging anything for the lessons. Absolutely recommend!
Mrs. P is an amazing piano teacher, and great for any level of experience. I'm 20 years old and knew relatively nothing about the piano, but its already been a few weeks and I'm improving and having a lot of fun. She is super helpful beyond just the lessons as well, going as far as to message with students regularly to keep up with them, and discussing with them options for purchasing their own starting pianos and practicing on their own time.+ Read More
Rosely is a great piano teacher. My son loves to take lessons and is truly enjoying learning music. She has a great skill to make him feel comfortable and confident while learning new things.
Ms. Rosely is a very good piano teacher. She has so much patients with little kids. I am glad that I got her as my son piano teacher. My son enjoy learning with her. Even my 4th years old daughter love her so much she can't wait until 5th, so she can play piano with Rosely. I strongly recommend Ms. Rosely. She is the best piano teacher if you all look for ones.+ Read More
We came to Ms. Rosely having never taken lessons in the past but to the insistence of our 6 year old son who wanted to play the piano. She was not only patient in her lessons with him but made learning his very first instrument fun!
Rosely is a fantastic piano teacher. Both my boys (age 13 and age 9) took lessons and they have a better understanding and appreciation of music due to her guidance and teaching. She works well with children of all ages and skill levels, and she takes the time to explain and help the students understand the music.+ Read More
Ms Rosalie is a wonderful teacher and brilliant pianist. I am grateful to have had her tutor my grade school aged son in classical piano and theory. He began his studies under her direction and has grown tremendously in his practice. Her recitals reflect her skill in working with a diversity of ages and styles. Florida students are very lucky to have her!+ Read More