Theresa Dossa

Theresa D.

Rosedale, MD
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My goal is to teach you what ever you need to play your favorite songs and more.

About Theresa D.

I am a former instrumental music teacher in the Catholic school system. I have been teaching in some way, shape or form for the past 20 years. My methods of teaching vary depending on the student and what they need to succeed. I make myself available between lessons via text, phone and email for questions regarding the lesson. Please let me know if you have issues with animals, I can put them in another part of the house. I have both cats and a dog. All of which are friendly.

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Robert B.
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Patient

Posted Nov 8, 2019
Zoe U.

Nice experience

Posted Oct 3, 2019
Wilmer
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Muy Buena Maestra con buen metodo de ensenansa con ninos. Mantubo muy entretenida a la nena durante toda la hora de clase. Muchas Gracias. Quedamos encantados.

Posted Aug 11, 2019
Braylon W.
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My grandson said it was a great lesson. And he told his dad he had fun. I now know that I will either buy a keyboard or a piano so that he can continue his lessons and practice. Thanks for invoking this type of enthusiasm into my little guy. I hope this is the beginning of more to come.

Posted Jul 9, 2019
Francis S.
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Theresa is an excellent teacher. She made us very comfortable in her home but most of all, our child was incredibly happy with his first ever piano lesson. We are hoping for a great outcome.

Posted Feb 27, 2019
Pooja
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Theresa is amazingly talented! She is very patient. I was quite nervous during the first session. She made sure I was comfortable and she definitely makes learning super fun. I enjoy the classes.

Posted Jul 20, 2018
shiela marie summers
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Theresa does a wonderful job guiding me along in my lessons. She carefully watches my technique, suggesting slight changes I can make in order to improve my style.

Posted Oct 18, 2017
Charles I.
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Enjoyed the lesson. Received new perspective on concept practice and theory. Looking forward to my next lessons.

Posted Mar 25, 2017
Norah B.
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This was my daughters first lesson and she came away loving it!

Posted Mar 15, 2017
Matt
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He loves it

Posted Feb 16, 2017
Hannah P.
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Shes very sweet and reach out to me more than what I expect for my first day in class.

Posted Oct 24, 2016
Sofia
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Theresa is well versed in many different instruments. Her teaching skills are exceptional. Smart and easy going

Posted Aug 23, 2016
James B.
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Daughter is learning so much and she enjoys the teaching method that Theresa uses.

Posted Aug 16, 2016
Gerard C.
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Theresa is a human encyclopedia of musical knowledge. She is patient, understanding and is willing to take the time to break down a particular element of learning so it it's more readily understandable to a student trying to learn a new instrument. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn most any instrument since she teaches so many different ones.

Posted Jun 5, 2016
Avril D.
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Great a working with and engaging kids! Only knocked down one star because the toddler daughter can be a little distracting during lessons....but otherwise, Theresa is great!

Posted May 17, 2016
Kurt
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My daughter thoroughly enjoys taking lessons from Theresa. She is energetic and enthusiastic when teaching. She really wants my daughter to learn how to not only play the piano, but to really enjoy playing the piano.

Posted Mar 27, 2016
Kelly
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I enjoy Theresa's style. She has excellent knowledge and skill and is able to teach while giving the student confidence in a short amount of time. I played piano and violin when I was young. I am learning to play the flute as an adult and appreciate Theresa's teaching style.

Posted Feb 2, 2016
Alec D.
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Although my son has an attention deficit problem and some other learning disabilities, Theresa is very patient and is an effective teacher- I am pleasantly surprised by my son's progress.

Posted Nov 16, 2015
Alec D.
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Although my son has an attention deficit problem and some other learning disabilities, Theresa is very patient and is an effective teacher- I am pleasantly surprised by my son's progress.

Posted Nov 16, 2015
Vincent F.
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Nice teacher

Posted Oct 21, 2015
Jordan T.

She was very nice & informative. She greeted me at my car & invited me in with a smile. I believe my experience with learning the piano will be a geese journey. She is a great teacher.

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Preston S.
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Theresa is very accommodating with Preston and makes the drum lesson fun. He enjoys it very much!

Posted Mar 19, 2015
Pat Z.
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I find Theresa to be almost like a kindred spirit. Not only does she have MUCH knowledge of her artistry but, of course, shares my love for music, children, animals, crafting, sports etc. In addition, she has great patience with me which has enabled me to learn an artistry that I never really thought to be possible. I am VERY pleased with her instruction.

Posted Dec 27, 2014

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Experience

Private Lesson Teacher
Sep 1996 - Present

Self employeed

I have been teaching since 1996, starting at my local elementary school as an after school program for students that would otherwise not be able to afford lessons. After I was hired as a school teacher, I stopped teaching private lessons until 2008. Since then I have maintained my studio with a min. of 20 students with varying instruments.

Musical Instrument Supervisor/ Teacher
Jul 2009 - Sep 2012

Best Buy

One of my most memorable students had physical and mental difficulties which made it hard for him to communicate using words. After only one lesson, the student's mother (a college professor) was surprised to see a vast improvement. She had never seen him respond to any other teacher the way that he responded to my teaching.

Music Teacher
Jan 2001 - Jul 2008

Instrumental Music Program

I taught grades 3-8. I taught all woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano and recorder. A former student from one of my schools is the recipient of the Rhodes scholarship and is currently attending Dartmouth College. Many of my former and current students have also recieved scholarships to different high schools for music.

Education

Bachelor Degree in Music
Sep 1998 - Jun 2001

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Associate Degree in Music
Sep 1995 - Jun 1998

Essex Community College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Shied the vulnerable
Aug 2014

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Same as stand but more current has to be renewed every 5 years
Stand training
Aug 2012

Archdiocese of Baltimore

This certifies me to work with children in the church and school. Anyone that has contact with children must have this course completed. I have recently updated my certification and have taken extra courses involving bullying and how to identify and protect students.

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