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Piano Lessons for Tampa's Every Mood

By Lisa F. - Tampa Piano Teacher

Through years of research, it is a well researched conclusion that studying piano increases intelligence. Everything from higher math and reading scores to increasing IQ's has been studied, put to the test via the scientific method and positively proven. Simply put, students who take music lessons do better in overall school performance. It is also well known that music influences mood. Think about all the emotions you had the last time you watched a movie and experienced the effects of the so-called "background music".

Yet, music has a function that is far greater than positively impacting academic performance or setting the mood. Music can actually be used to change an emotional state from a negative one to a positive one. I have had many experiences witnessing this phenomenon. During the 1990's, I worked in several mental health facilities in Florida that served both inpatient and outpatient populations while also continuing to work as a part-time piano instructor teaching piano lessons in Tampa. My duties included leading both music therapy and psychotherapy individual and group sessions.

Using piano music via patient participation, I was able to help schizophrenic patients comply with taking medication and clinically depressed patients become stable and feel happier even when other traditional therapies failed! Listening to, singing and/or performing sad pieces of music then gradually playing happier music results in changing mood from that of sad to happy. It is amazing to witness and even more awesome to experience such changes in mood.

If playing piano music can be used to help chronically mentally ill patients function at a higher level, imagine the possibilities of what performing music can do for you! Sign up for piano lessons in Tampa today!

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KeriAnne N. J.

Brandon, FL

Ages 4-Adult

About KeriAnne N.

Dramatic Soprano & Brandon School of Music Director, KeriAnne B., is an alumna of California State University, Fullerton, where she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance. She is the Director and Instructor of the Brandon School of Music. In addition, KeriAnne B. holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Music from Yuba College where she studied Vocal Performance and Piano Performance. Recently she made her Florida professional singing debut with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra as soprano soloist for their production of Messiah and Christmas at the Movies. She has performed selecti
ons from the roles of Gilda (Rigoletto), Rusalka (Rusalka), Lakme (Lakme), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Carmen (Carmen), Susannah (Susannah), Pamina/First Lady (Die Zauberflote), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Lauretta (Gianni Schicci), Lay Sister (Suor Angelica), Semele (Semele), and Xerxes (Xerxes). She has appeared as soloist with the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale, Yuba Sutter Youth Chorus, Yuba Sutter Bel Canto Singers, First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach as Soprano Section Leader and Soloist, CSU Fullerton University Singers, CSUF Chamber Singer, CSU Opera Production, and the CSU New Music Ensemble. She appeared as the soprano soloist with the Bel Canto Singer'€™s production of the Stabat Mater of G.B. Pergolesi. She has sung as soloist for works such as the Vivaldi Gloria, Handel Messiah, Ralph Vaughn Williams Serenade to Music, John Rutter Gloria, John Corigliano Fern Hill, and other such works. She has appeared in productions with the Shoreline Opera Scenes Program singing Mozart, Offenbach, Chausson and others.

KeriAnne has studied voice under Joaquina C. Johnson, Dawn Hays-Weiss, Dr. Gerald Seminatore, Dr. Nicole Baker, Kathryn Rundus, Rhona Klinghofer, Meg Stecker-Thorsen. She has studied piano under Howard Johnson, Dr. Robert Bowman, Lavinia Livingston, Dr. Terry Watson, Dr. Monica Lee, Jensina Byington-Oliver, and most recently under Dr. Charles Enlow. She also has studied vocal pedagogy under Joaquina C. Johnson and Dr. Patricia Prunty. Extensive studies in piano pedagogy were completed under Dr. Robert Bowman. Post-Undergraduate studies have included opera and piano studies at California State University, Chico, Fullerton College, El Camino College and Shoreline College.

She has sung under the the highly esteemed and world renown choral conductor John Alexander, and acclaimed women's choral director, Dr. Vance Wolverton. She has also sung professionally under choral conductors Grant Gershon, of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Opera Chorus, Dr. Robert Istad (Long Beach Camerata Singers), Dr. Nicole Baker, Joaquina Johnson, Dr. Lynn Bielefelt, Sean Boulware, Linda Waterman, and the acclaimed Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pop's Orchestra. She has toured with the Boston Pop's Orchestra and has sung as professional section leader and soloist for Redondo Beach Methodist Church. She has performed for world famous composer, Morten Lauridsen, singing his piece Mid Winter Songs. She has had the opportunity to tour California with the Cal State Fullerton Chamber Singers. She has also had her compositional work "Snow Falling in a Quiet Night" premiered by the New Music Ensemble at CSU Fullerton. She has studied composition under Dr. Pamela Madsen.

KeriAnne's teaching career has included teaching at elementary school, high school, college, and university levels and has had several experiences with music education. She has tutored college/university level theory, piano performance, class piano, coached voice students, taught voice and has accompanied vocal and instrumental soloist. She has acted as the Assistant Director to the Yuba Sutter Youth Chorus, Assistant Director to the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale, and Assistant Director to the Yuba Sutter Bel Canto Singers. She has taught throughout public schools and private schools throughout California, Florida, Texas and Washington State. Matthew's Music (CA), Orange County Music Academy (CA), Redondo and Hermosa School of Dance and Music (CA), Manhattan Beach Middle School (CA), Lennox Unified School District (CA), A Sharp School of Music (TX), Allegro Piano Studio (TX), Alamo School of Music (TX) and Aria School of Music, Palm Bay School of Music and Brandon School of Music her privately owned and operated voice and piano studio. She has also accompanied singers in the San Antonio Independent School District vocal programs (Luna Middle School). Most recently, she has obtained her K-6 Elementary Education Teaching Certification from the State of Florida.

Along with her teaching, she has acted as the Assistant Youth Chorus Director for the acclaimed Sacramento Opera Company in the production of La Boheme. KeriAnne has had an extensive performing background in choral music, vocal performance and piano performance. She has acted as cathedral pianist for the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, TX. She has been involved and competed in the NATS auditions as well as has performed in solo concerts and recitals within Yuba Sutter area, Seattle Metropolitan area, Orange County, Brevard County and Los Angeles County areas. In addition, she is a church musician that has sung in the Aldersgate Chorale and UMC of Redondo Beach and has performed numerously as soloist for several various churches. KeriAnne has had an extensive list of activities as a pianist, accompanist, coach and teacher. Some of her pianist involvement include, accompanist for instrumentalist and vocalist, pianist for weddings, funerals, parties and entertainment venues. She has had extensive experience in church music and served as pianist for four years.

Most recently, KeriAnne has been accepted in the Central Florida Lyric Opera as a member of the Resident Artist Training Program. Auditions for local opera companies are in the works, and she is looking forward to starting her Master of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Central Florida in the Fall of 2013. Her goals include getting an Artist Agent to manage her singing career and having the opportunity to sing internationally.

KeriAnne is a Certified Music Teacher in 32907

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons can expect to be educational, fun, motivational and full of lots of singing. You will learn how to have fun playing music, musical techniques, sight-reading, musicianship, note-reading, ear training and theory. After 3-6 months of lessons, you will be either playing the piano or singing at a high level. You will be learning new music, having fun and enjoying what you are learning in my teaching studio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Upright Piano, Music Stand, Parent Waiting Area with comfortable chair and couch, Lighting, Bookcase with Music Books and Music Supplies, etc.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical/Operatic Voice Techniques, but am able to teach musical theatre. I do not teach popular vocal styles, such as rap, rock, indie, soul, country, hip hop, gospel, punk, or pop music styles. For piano, I teach a little bit of every genre and style. Guitar I teach basic techniques, chording and strumming. Music can range from classical, folk, jazz to more popular tunes.
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Fleda G. August 24, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
KeriAnne is awesome!
She worked with my daughter for classical piano and vocal training. KeriAnne has a passion for music and a desire to teach that made each class fun and satisfying. My daughter learned quite a bit and KeriAnne really worked to stretch my daughter to new heights she never realized she could achieve.
I would highly recommend KeriAnne to anyone interested in expanding their child's musical passions.
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BettyM May 16, 2011
KeriAnne B. is absolutely awsome!! She always encourages and instills confidence in my grandaughter's abilities to play any piece she desires.
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KeriAnne N. J.

KeriAnne N. J.

Brandon, FL 33511
(2)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Pam I.

Tampa, FL

I teach piano at the beginning and intermediate levels. I use the Faber Series for all levels.

About Pam

*** Specialties ***
I use the Suzuki method for younger flute students and a combination of Blocki Flute Method and Rubank for students who are in fifth grade and above. I work with students to set specific goals for their progress and encourage them to enter solo and ensemble, all county and all-state competitions and I prepare them for those competitions if they want to enter them. I also work with adults and teenagers. I teach piano up to the intermediate level using the Faber books.
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Paula August 22, 2015
Flute
I have known Pam Irwin for more than 35 years. She is an exceptional musician with the highest of professional standards. She has earned a Masters Degree in flute and I was honored to have her play at my wedding. Pam is also proficient in harp and piano and has been giving lessons for many years. Anyone seeking lessons in flute, harp or piano would greatly benefit from Pam's expertise and experience.
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Sylvia August 16, 2015
Pam Irwin is an outstanding musician and music teacher. She has a Master's Degree in Flute and plays beautifully. Her harp performances are enjoyed by many every week, and she is a talented teacher of harp, piano, fife, as well as flute. I recommend her to anyone considering taking lessons in any of these areas.
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Michelle & Emily July 12, 2015
Flute · Online
As a parent of a 14 year old flutist, I was apprehensive in doing online flute lessons initially but am glad that I did. We chose Pam for our on line lesson teacher based on her high level of experience. My daughter needed help with her audition music and Pam was able to work with her to get her ready with our tight deadline that we had. Pam even took it upon herself to look into all the material that was needed for her audition and scanned the missing docs that I overlooked. She is always thinking ahead and preparing material for the next lesson. I would highly recommend Pam for a private lesson teacher, I am glad we found her!
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Pam I.

Pam I.

Tampa, FL 33604
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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OSMOND B.

Tampa, FL

About OSMOND

I am the tutor who makes it too easy to learn to play piano. I teach any genre and any level.
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Elizabeth M. March 19, 2015
Ear Training · In home
I have always thought of playing-by-ear as being mysterious and beyond the reach of most humans. I thought one had to be born with that ability. I was SO wrong. Osmond proved to me that this ability is within the reach of everyone. He de-mystified the whole process WONDERFULLY. When he revealed to me how easy the process is, and when I saw and heard myself doing what I previously thought was impossible, I cried ( tears of joy).
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Mary R. March 19, 2015
Piano · In home
I am amazed at how rapidly my 6 year old daughter learned to play 2 of her favorite songs ( after just 4 lessons ). She is even adding some fancy flourishes to give her playing a professional sounding touch. Absolutely wonderful.
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Owen B. March 19, 2015
Piano · In home
I didn't know playing piano could be so easy. This is my 5th instructor and what a revelation!!!!! I am glad I kept looking for the best. I have finally found it.
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OSMOND B.

Tampa, FL 33612
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Gonca H.

Tampa, FL

Gonca is also a fine pianist and teaches beginning piano lessons in her studio in South Tampa. Music education in a couple of instruments strengthens the students knowledge and understanding of music. She highly recommends at least basic proficiency in at least two instruments.

About Gonca

Gonca teaches cello and piano in south Tampa at her studio. She teaches both Suzuki and traditional methods and is certified Level 5 with Suzuki. She also teaches master classes to advanced students wishing to pursue a music career or audition for college entrance and scholarships.

Gonca has a Master Degree for cello performance and more than 20 years teaching experience. She is an active performer, playing with several local symphonies.
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Rachel S. June 7, 2015
Piano · In studio
I came to Gonca as an adult learner and with absolutely zilch in the way of musical background. Gonca has been very patient with me, and impressed me with her ability to frame a lesson in several different ways to help me to understand a topic or skill, for example, sharing articles and cognitive tricks related to training when she heard me asking about the "why" of things often. She is incredibly talented, rigorous, and passionate as a teacher and as a musician. I recommend her to others at every opportunity.
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Jasmin U. June 6, 2015
Cello · In home
Gonca was one of the best music instructors I had! As an adult learner, I had some hesitations taking classes. However, with Gonca's passion,encouragement and patience, I enjoyed the classes greatly and felt more confident about my skills. I would recommend her to any one I know at every age group.
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Hassan H. June 3, 2015
Cello · In studio
I started playing the cello when I was 14 under Gonca's instruction. I am now 25 and proud to have been her student as long as I was. I was blessed with the fortune to study under a teacher with so much compassion and passion for teaching, as well as the wherewithal to tailor her teaching as I grew into an adult. Now I enjoy performing, and exploring the cello's repertoire as my skills continue to improve.
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Gonca H.

Gonca H.

Tampa, FL 33602
(6)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Judith C.

Tampa, FL

A warm welcome to my prospective students!

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS MATTER!!

Be sure to look at a prospective teacher's education and musical background. Some people teach piano who can play it, but their main instrument or subject may be something other than Piano.

I am a professional pianist and piano instructor with degrees in Piano and over thirty years teaching successfully in major institutions and those I founded. Piano is my passion and it has been my entire career focus....and nothing else! It's a fabulous instrument!

Students can expect me to be organized and positive in my approach. The needs of the student before me dictate my materials and approaches, because each student is a unique individual. So I spend time assessing a students needs in the first meeting, then tailor the program to meet their interests and abilities.

If you already play the piano, I will help you to play better, more professionally, and with greater expression. Your ...

About Judith

Judith is a professional pianist with advanced degrees from the finest music conservatories in the USA, such as New England Conservatory, the School of Music at the University of South Florida, and post graduate work Manhattan School of Music She is currently Director at a Piano Conservatory in Tampa Florida. She is faculty member and adjudicator for the American College of Musicians and for 15 years traveled coast to coast mentoring students and teachers in classical piano.
Judith's students excel in learning and performing. She inspires them through showing them how to
express themselves through the music. She is comfortable teaching little children as well as teenagers, and has a large class of adult hobbyist students.
Judith has performed widely in the US as a performer of both solo, chamber music, and as orchestral pianist. A highlight of her career has been performing in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in a concert of contemporary music.
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Mei August 15, 2015
Music Performance · Online
I was getting ready for an important audition for college and also a piano competition. Miss Judith really helped me polish up my pieces and gave me ideas about how to play with more expression. She cares a lot and went that extra mile to help. She helped me greatly.
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Maria S. July 13, 2015
Classical Piano · Online
Judith Has been a great teacher for me. It's my hobby and staying home and meeting online is so easy and relaxing. She is helpful especially with technics. I paid a lot more for other teachers online but my dollar went a lot further with her because she is a professional teacher who knows how to help you. I highly recommend.
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Marilyn S. July 13, 2015
Classical Piano · In studio
I am a mom and my daughter and I both study with Miss Judy. She is positive and helpful. She tries to always get me the music and songs I want to play. My skills have really improved since I started with her. I even built up the confidence to perform at a small party we had at our home! My little girl absolutely loves her too and always wants to be at the piano now!
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Judith C.

Judith C.

Tampa, FL 33606
(4)
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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