I really enjoy working and teaching students ages from 5 to 75. Music is very rewarding to me and I perform in many different aspects of it - piano, keyboard, organ, percussion, bells, choral, directing and listening. My favorite aspect is in teaching smiling faces and people who want to learn.
I really enjoy watching people grow in learning music and especially helping students enjoy music and see how it can enrich their lives.
We have had our first lesson with Joan and she is encouraging, more instructive than our previous piano teacher, and is clearly very knowledgeable about many forms of piano music. We would certainly recommend her to anyone of any level of instruction, she meets you where you are and goes from there. Very talented and very sweet!
Her knowledge and joy of music
When meeting a new student, I ascertain what they already know about music and playing the piano, and what they want to get from taking piano lessons. Then I provide music books and tools to help them meet their goals. They will reimburse me for applicable items.
Bachelor of Music with a major in piano and a split minor in organ and voice. Started lessons at age eight and have been teaching for around 40 years. I am a member of Music Teacher's National Association, Alabama Music Teacher's Association and Huntsville Music Teacher's Association and enter interested and qualified students in auditions and competitions. I have taught ages 3 through 72 and have been active in several types of music - Directing orchestras for musicals, directing choirs, playing bells and percussion in Concert Bands, and playing keyboard in a Big Swing Band.
I teach 30- to 45- minute lessons once a week and ask students to pay by the lesson. My fee is $25 per lesson.
I began piano lessons at age 8 and have always enjoyed music in all its various forms. As I grew, I knew that my greatest joy would be in helping others to learn the wonderful effects that music can have on individuals and also how it can be therapeutic to the soul.
I have taught pre-schoolers, elementary ages, teenagers, adults and even a retired Army Colonel! I only want to work with people that want to learn. A smiling face is always appreciated!
Last year my students had a Halloween Recital and dressed in their favorite costumes. And we usually have a Christmas Recital and always have a Spring recital.
Try to match personalities that would be appropriate for the student. Also, find out their qualifications - especially if the student wants to major in music.
They need to have an instrument to practice on, and enough time required to learn the lessons given each week. Everyone learns at different paces, but the student needs to have an atmosphere that would be conducive to practice without distractions.