Terri Miller

Terri M.

Las Vegas, NV
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Terri delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 4+

Teaching since:
June 1993

At age nine I began piano and clarinet lessons and continued my music studies throughout high school and into college. I played in numerous solo and ensemble festivals, honor bands, piano recitals, adjudicated piano and soloist competitions, scholarship competitions and numerous concerts. I learned at a very young age that enthusiasm and creativity expressed by my teachers played an integral role in my motivation to succeed. My experience playing in band, orchestra, ensembles and as a soloist, gives me an enhanced ability to convey lessons in harmony either played between hands or in duets/ensembles.
Because I also have a strong background in ballet and ballroom dance, I utilize these talents to reinforce time signature and rhythm lessons. It's amazing to see how my students transfer the rhythm from their feet to their fingertips accurately. This method also helps them visualize and interpret the music in a more satisfying manner.
Music is the centrifugal force in my life which I joyfully extend to my family and students. I am the proud mother of four children who grew up in a musical home; three of them are proficient, award-winning pianists. My students are also award-winning competitors in the Lisa Fiorenza Junior Piano Competition, Las Vegas, NV.
I have enjoyed teaching piano students ranging in age from 3 to 80 years old. Let's Make A Joyful Noise Together!

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will be taught: Music Theory, Technique, Ear Training, Memorization and Performance Etiquette.
Methods used:
I utilize the Alfred's Piano Basic Library for beginner to intermediate students of elementary to adult age.
I utilize the Bastien Piano Basics for beginner students of preschool to early elementary age. Siblings are put in different methods to individualize their study.

After 3 to 6 months of study, beginner students who practice consistently and attend lessons consistently will be able to:
Identify and quantify notes: Quarter note, Half note, Whole note and Eighth notes
Count in three time signatures: 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 time
Read notes on the Grand Staff
Play in the positions of Middle C, C, G and F
Recognize sharps, flats and dynamic signs
Read music by note names and by melodic and harmonic intervals as well as ear recognition of these intervals.
Triads and Primary Chords may also be introduced in this time period

Students will be given the opportunity to showcase their progress in performance recitals twice a year and encouraged to share their new-found talent in other community venues, such as: school talent shows, local competitions and church ministries.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Formal Piano Parlor: 1943 Steinway & Sons grand piano with pedal extender foot stool for smaller students.

*** Specialties ***
Alfred's Basic Piano Library and Bastien Piano Basics Methods supplemented with Schaum, Hanon, and Alfred's Complete Scales, Arpeggios, Chords and Cadences and all genres of music from classical to contemporary.

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Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2013

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Photos & Videos

Fabulous Father and Son Duo. With a little singing from fur friend mascot.
Drianna was our Grand Finale performer at our Shining Bright Recital, Dec. 7, 2014.
Ms. Terri

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Four-tissimo! Recital. Four wonderful years since I started teaching again in Las Vegas. Make A Joyful Noise Piano Studio.

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The Little Sparrow, six hands on one piano, performed by three of my star students at our Sounds of Joy Recital, July 8, 2012.
Sydney did a wonderful performance of The Swan from Carnival of the Animals at our mid-year Sounds of Joy Recital.
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36 Reviews

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Christian C. Mar 15, 2016
Piano · In studio

Terri is great! Very positive, encouraging and my son really likes her. She is a really good teacher and adapts to every student to bring out the best in them.

Nicholas L. Jan 8, 2016
Piano · In home

My whole family loved Ms. Teri on the first day already.

Amelia Sep 15, 2015
Piano · In home

My son is learning so much from Terri and she is a great teacher!! Any one interested in learning how to play the piano should definitely take lessons with Terri.

Larissa L. Aug 24, 2015
Piano · In studio

Terri has been my daughter's piano teacher for over a year. My daughter and I both say the same thing today as we did the first day we met her....she is wonderful! Terri goes above and beyond in many ways to ensure my daughter has the best experience and makes steady gains with her playing. Terri takes the time to explain and always uses positive methods and supportive tone-of-voice to encourage students. She has a natural gift and passion to teach students and this shines through every time. Terri is friendly and welcoming. She is thorough and timely on all scheduling/paperwork matters. You won't find a better teacher out there!

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Robann B. Aug 12, 2015
Piano · In studio

Terri is a great teacher & loves her students. She teaches all technics as well as notes on a page. Luv you, Terri

Shirley D. Aug 11, 2015
Piano · In studio

Excellent teacher. My daughter really enjoy Mrs Terri. She never want to miss her class. She's very kind.

Susan G. Jul 7, 2015
Piano · In home

We Absolutely LOVE Terri! and more importantly, my daughter really enjoys her time with Terri. We had to take a brief break at the end of the school year, as my daughter was feeling overwhelmed with school responsibilities, but Terri was incredibly understanding. Our daughter is very critical of herself, and tends to only see the mistakes she makes, not the progress. Terri is always reminding her of the positive, and is very encouraging. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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Megan L. Jun 3, 2015
Piano · In studio

Miss Terri combines the best of creativity and the best of discipline together, and it has its own magic formula that comes through with the student.

Harvey R. Jun 2, 2015
Piano · In studio

Terri was an extremely positive teacher, and really instilled in me the drive and determination to work hard. She sat with me patiently, and worked through all the obstacles along the way. I highly recommend her.

Chris P. Apr 15, 2015
Piano · In home

I was hesitant to take piano lessons because I was afraid of getting stuck with a teacher I absolutely hate. I am extremely happy with choosing Ms. Terri as my teacher. She is patient, kind, and her passion inspires me to continue. I recommend Ms. Terri to everyone!

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Naomi R. Nov 17, 2014
Piano · In studio

We love Ms. Terri! My 6 year old son has been taking lessons with her weekly and he adores her. The books she uses are excellent, she has endless patience, her techniques and creativity pair well together to bring out the best in the student, and he is truly learning. We look forward to the recitals and Ms. Terri's enthusiasm is contagious! We would recommend Ms. Terri to anyone!

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SerenH Mar 6, 2014
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Piano lessons from the best.

Terri is an excellent instructor. My daughter enjoys learning from a professional who is kind and patient. Terri takes the time to know her students and gives constant complements and encouragement. She also gives advice to my daughter that has improved her piano playing tremendously. We searched for 2 months before finding Terri. Now we drive an hour and a half to lessons and that is perfectly fine with us. We know we are getting the best piano lessons in the area.

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Heather O. Mar 6, 2014
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Wonderful teacher

Miss Terri is a wonderful piano teacher. She taught our daughter for about a year and a half. She is kind, patient and very talented. Her home is welcoming and we can sit right there while our daughter had her lesson. I would recommend her for any first timer or anyone with young children. The children get the opportunity to perform in front of an audience about twice a year, once in the spring and once in the winter. Thank you to Miss Terri for teaching our daughter piano! We have really enjoyed our time with you.

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Maria M. Mar 6, 2014
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The Best!

I believe Terri is the best! She's warm, caring, and works wonder with all students. She communicates and bonds well with her students and their parents/guardians. She never pressures her students; she lets them work at their own pace. She's very supportive and encouraging to all her students. She's awesome!

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SydneyO Mar 6, 2014
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The Kindest Piano Teacher You Can Get

Ms. Miller is a one of a kind piano teacher. The stereotypical piano teacher would be portrayed as an enraged perfectionist who hits your knuckles with a ruler when ever you play a single wrong note. Ms. Miller couldn't be any more different. Her kindness is a key factor to her teaching style. A student doesn't want to be any less than perfect. She shows so much enthusiasm when you play even the easiest song correctly. As well as this, her teaching style is phenomenal. Each new subject is taught in such detail so that we can fully comprehend what we are playing. All I can say is that I hit the jackpot with my piano teacher and that I hope that more piano-lovers will be able to experience her greatness.

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Janine G. Mar 6, 2014
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Best piano teacher!

Ms. Terri is the absolute best when it comes to piano lessons! She is patient, kind and everything I was looking for in a teacher. My 7 year old daughter and I highly recommend her!

JanieO Mar 6, 2014
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Terri Miller piano teacher review

Ms. Terri is a fantastic piano instructor for my granddaughter and all of her other students. Her exceptional knowledge of music form, technique, method and style is complemented by her ability to impart her skills to the student in a way that is always affirming and uplifting. Ms. Terri brings so much joy and appreciation to her teaching that everyone around her - especially her students - will benefit.

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Daniella K. Mar 6, 2014
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Amazing!!!

Ms. Terri is a phenomenal piano instructor. As a student who originally learned to play by ear, she has integrated that into my lessons. She is very understanding when it comes to school and work. One of the best piano instructors I have ever had.

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Harvey R. Mar 6, 2014
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Who would have thought

I am a retired person who had never touched a musical instrument in my lifetime. In just 5 weeks, Ms Miller has me reading the music and learning to play. She is a very positive and uplifting person. She is instilling the confidence for me to continue the learning process. I truly picked a winner when I chose her to be my instructor.

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Lisa R. Mar 6, 2014
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Positive Reinforcement

Terri is an amazingly positive person - she never has a bad thing to say, even when I massacre the music. She always highlights the good things and gives hints and tips on how to improve the things that need work. I am so glad to have found her as my teacher!

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Douha K. Feb 10, 2014
Piano ·

AMAZING teacher

My daughter is 5 years old when I signed her up to take lessons. Terri is a wonderful teacher. She is VERY patient with kids and very caring. She always made sure my daughter understood the lesson. I will post a video of my daughter's first recital so you can see how much she learned in just 5 months. Thank you Terri for everything and we will see you on Friday.
If you want an amazing teacher for you or your kids, Terri Miller is the best piano teacher I have found in Las Vegas.

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Ezra G. Dec 9, 2013
Piano ·

Goldstein Famliy.

Hits amazing how it change my daughters life. she loves piano. Ms, Terri Miller. thank you so much.
We definitely recommending you to anyone.

Maria M. Nov 9, 2013
Piano ·

Wonderful Piano Teacher!

Ms. Miller is a caring and friendly piano teacher. Unlike my piano teachers in the past who were very strict, my daughter is very lucky to be under the tutelage of Ms. Miller. She's well experienced in teaching children, though I'm not sure if she has adult students. In addition, she has a cute, little assistant with her who welcomes all her students when they come in for their lessons.

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Tam V. Jul 11, 2013
Piano ·

Ms Terri is awsometastic!

Ms Terri's teaching approach (i.e. student-centered) has been very effective with our 5-yr old son. He truly enjoys going to his piano lessons! We are very happy and fortunate to have found Ms Terri.

John D. May 21, 2013
Piano ·

Terri is amazing!

Terri is the perfect piano instructor for me. I hadn't touched a piano in 20 years but in less that 6 months, you wouldn't know it. We started with the basics and gradually progressed at my own rate - taking more time on theories and styles that I had a harder time with and speeding through those I found easier. She is personable and patient. I can't wait for my Friday lessons!

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Kristen M. Apr 22, 2013
Piano ·

Very Encouraging and Positive

Our daughter has learned so much from Ms. Terri. She provides a truly positive, fun, and rewarding atmosphere for learning. Although not a fan of practicing, Kristen LOVES going to her lessons; and as parents, we enjoy watching her grow and become more confident with her playing. We highly recommend Ms. Terri!

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Teresa J. Sep 3, 2012
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many unsuspected surprises!

Terri it is not only an excellent teacher but also an accomplished pianist. Her studio radiates pride and a great environment for learning. I was reluctant to do a review, as I wanted selfishly to restrain her popularity. In good faith it would be unfair for me to limit her talents to others.
I'm very impressed with the details of take lessons. Periodic e-mails and confirmations for lessons. Very professional, much more than I ever expected.

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ArdisA Jul 26, 2012
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I am very pleased with Terri. She is professional and certainly well qualified as an instructor. My granddaughter is learning a lot and she likes Terri. I would highly reccomend Terri. ardis adams

GastinelW May 7, 2012
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The best piano teacher. She makes it fun to want to play and learn.

SerenH Apr 29, 2012
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Ms Terri is such a wonderful teacher. My daughter loves to go to class each week.

DanielleF Apr 25, 2012
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Wonderful Teacher

Ms. Terri is such a wonderful teacher. She has been very positive and encouraging. I have learned a tremendous amount of material in a very short time. Her positive attitude makes her wonderful with both children and adults. I look forward to starting my three year old in lessons with her soon.

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GaryB1 Apr 11, 2012
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Terri M. is very confident, patient and well versed in her art. I am glad I enrolled my niece in her class! And I would recommend her to anyone seeking lessons. Gary B.

JanineG Mar 24, 2012
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Mrs. Terri is absolutely wonderful! Excellent piano teacher who is very knowledgable, patient and encouraging with my 6 year old daughter. She teaches my daughter the correct way to play a piano by working on her technique and helping her understand the theory behind the music. Very highly recommended!

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MariaM1 Dec 10, 2011
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Natalia

Hello Ms. Miller! Just to let you know, I've changed Natalia's schedule for Fridays @ 630p. Thanks!

AngelaR Oct 4, 2011
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Thanks Miss Terri!!!

Our daughter has been taking lessons from Miss Terri since early summer. Terri has been great for Mackenzie's piano learning as well as for her self esteem. We could not have asked for a better match. Thanks Miss Terri and Take lessons.com for allowing us to be successful. Mackenzie looks forward to playing with Miss Terri EVERY week.

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JanieO1 Jul 12, 2011
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Grandma to Sydney

Love Miss Terry. Cannot imagine a better piano teacher for Sydney.

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