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Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I'm here to help you accomplish your dream! Whether that be reading music, playing your favorite classical pieces, playing by ear for fun, or playing for the worship team at your church, I make you, your unique gifts, and your dreams my first priority. I believe in you!
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Tia passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Tia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

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 ;)

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Experience

Worship Coordinator
Jan 2017 - Feb 2018
Living Grace Fellowship (Missouri)

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.

Keyboardist/Piano Worship Team Musician
Jan 2011 - Jan 2015
Grace Fellowship (New Mexico)

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.

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Keyboardist/Piano Worship Team Musician
Jan 2003 - Jan 2011
First Assemblies of God (2 churches in New Mexico, 1 in Missouri)

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!

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Education

Advanced Classical Piano
Jan 2008 - Jan 2011
Private Piano Lessons

Photos & Videos

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This is my husband, Chris, and I on a special date. We went on a rooftop and watched the sunset together.

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Aaron C. Nov 30, 2018
Piano · Online

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

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