Sharon Halverson

Sharon H.

El Cajon, CA

About Sharon H.

Sharon teaches: Ages 5 to 75
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1967
Last sign in: More than two months

Overview

Music has been a golden thread running through my entire life. I started teaching while I was a college student, and had the privilege of accompanying many soloists. After my college graduation, I taught second and third grades. From there I advanced to teaching piano and running a Yamaha Music School. I played for weddings, fashion shows and accompanied high school choirs. I am a church pianist and adjudicate piano festivals and the Certificate of Merit program.

I am drawn to discover innovative teaching methods and successful practice strategies to encourage the average player to continue. Customizing lessons for each student is a priority and therefore I provide instruction in Classical, some jazz and pop music. I am determined to develop the full potential of each pianist. I specialize in working with young students, giving kids the skills they will have their entire lives. I’m a piano teacher who makes piano fun through monthly piano parties.

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Experience

Church Pianist

Sep 1991 - Present
Covenant Presbyterian Church

Accompanist; Beginning piano group class

Sep 2006 - May 2007
Vahalla High School

Accompanied choirs for concerts and competitions

Mother Tongue Approach

Jun 1980 - Sep 2004
Suzuki trained

Accompanist

Aug 1999 - May 2002
Granite Hills High Schoo and Vahalla High School.l

Accompanied 4 choirs for concerts and competitions

Teacher

Jan 1974 - Jun 1975
Yamaha Music School

Education

Music and Art Studies

Sep 1965 - May 1969
Calvin College

BA in Music and Art Studies

Sep 1965 - May 1969
Calvin College

Certifications

Member of California Music Teachers Association

Sep 1989
The Board of Directors of the San Diego Branch of the MTA Association of California

Awards

Certificate of Professional Learning

May 2016
Tim Topham

Completed 88 Creative Keys Course 2015

Jul 2015
Bradley Sowash and Leila Viss

Affiliations

National Federation of Music Clubs

Sep 1977
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Since its founding in 1898, the NFMC has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with club and individual members of all ages. The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States, and is the only music organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides opportunities for musical study, performance and appreciation to more than 200,000 senior, student and junior members in 6,500 music-related clubs and organizations nationwide. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages.

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3 Reviews on Sharon H.

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Lynelle Aug 12, 2015
Halverson Piano Studio · In studio
As an adult beginner, I was more than a little nervous about taking lessons. It is something I always wanted to do, but I never thought I would find a teacher who could help me understand music. Sharon is so patient and encouraging...even the slightest improvement is encouraged. Sharon also encourages creativity and experimenting with the music...that takes away the fear factor. I always feel challenged, but not frustrated. I LOVE it! I
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Saul M. May 31, 2015
Halverson Piano Studio · In studio
My son is now 9 years old and started at 8 with Sharon. He has developed a love with music that he never had before which we attibute to Sharon's gentle ways of teaching which challenges him to really push himself to betterment. Watching her teach him is like watching her read music and knowing just the right way to push the keys to get the best music out of that instrument. It really is a joy to watch my son blosssom with the help of such a wonderful teacher.
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Brian M. May 29, 2015
Halverson Piano Studio · In studio
Our son has been receiving piano lessons from Sharon since he was 7 years old. He is now 16 and has been enrolled in a performing arts school for 2 years. It is through Sharon's love to teach that our son has achieved the heights he has. Over the years she has graduated so many of her students on to greater achievements. Sharon is a dedicated teacher that has a knack of reaching children and teaching them that their music can be fun. We think of Sharon as family and would highly recommend her program for all wishing to learn piano.
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