- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hello! My name is Tia. I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching piano since about 2014 and I love to see my student's dreams come true! An elderly lady just wanted to play some hymns for her friends under her care, a missionary needed to help lead worship at their growing church, an epileptic just loved life and wanted to have fun playing music, a worship leader wanted to fine tune her skills and play for more professional worship teams.
I've played piano for many different churches, events, and performances for over 15 years. Took 3 years of some advanced classical piano (from Russian piano teachers too! That was so fun). My favorite performance was a duet with a Cellist playing a song called "Kol-Nidre."
I'm not an ordinary piano teacher. I like to catch the students who don't know where else to turn--whether for lack of time, lack of money, lack of discipline, lack of talent, you name it. I listen to their sad story about how they'll never be able to realize their dreams, crack my fingers, and say "Okay, so when are you free?"
The next step: What is your dream? Is it to put a smile on your grandma's face, playing all her favorite hymns? Is it to enrich your personal life and just have fun? Is it to perform music for a career or write songs? It is to play on your worship team at church?
No matter what your dream, I will give you all the tools you will need to make that dream a reality! I love to make each piano lesson personalized for your learning style, interests, and goals.
I love teaching so much! I love the surprise on my student's face when they realize that they CAN indeed reach their goal. I love watching their creativity come alive. I love giving them another language and voice to express themselves to the world through the miracle of music.
I can't wait to see that smile on your face! Let's do this ;)
It was super fun! I helped the church start their very first worship team ministry. I taught them music and worship team skills. We used a mix of newer songs and older hymns. I also led the music team for every church event.
This team was the most professional team I've ever seen! Every musician could play complicated parts. We all had so much fun using our unique talents. Complex intros, builds, ending, transitions, improvisation, and unexpected turns kept us all on our toes. I also played the keyboard for special performances and church events. It was here that I played a duet with a professional cellist called "Kol Nidre." The whole performance was 11 minutes long.+ Read More
From F# to C, from rock songs to old hymns, from structured to completely improv, I've been there and done that! I've played for worship teams in 3 churches growing up. Our family moved a lot, so I joined every worship team at every church we went to. Their different culture, styles, and expressions were so much fun to learn! I led a few worship services from the piano as well as played for various church events and performances. They always knew they could count on me to for anything!+ Read More
Tia is awesome! She has a wealth of experience in piano and clearly lays out how and why to do something. She will make learning piano easy and fun