Candy Welner Piano Studio

Candy Welner Piano Studio

5.0 (1)
Best of 2019
41 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching piano for over 25 years, and I love the process of children learning to enjoy playing piano.  I want my students to be as passionate about learning music as I am, and have as much fun playing as I do teaching.  I have a variety of approaches that I use for the different learning styles I see in my students.  Since it is a private lesson, I customize instruction for each student.  I also enjoy using the latest technologies to make learning fun.  My website is www.cwelner.com .  

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Credentials

Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Email verified
Phone verified

1 Review

5.0

  • Kylie Bedrick

    Mrs. Welner teaches my daughters with patience and expertise. They have learned a great deal and love music thanks to her influence.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

At the first lesson, we explore the piano keyboard and the different sounds it makes.  We discuss high sounds and low sounds, and going up and down the piano.  We work on correct posture and hand position, and learn several songs by rote.  If there is time, we discuss rhythm and counting.  


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have taught piano, keyboard and music theory for over 30 years.  I studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and at York University School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design.  I am a RCM certified teacher, specializing in elementary piano education.  


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are $25 for 30 minutes of private instruction and an additional 30 minutes of online music appreciation and theory games.  


How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching while I was in university studying music.  I had planned to study music arranging, but discovered a passion and gift for piano education, which changed the course of my studies.  


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with adults, children, gifted students, special needs students.  At present I am only teaching children.  


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I had a student who had problems with motor coordination.  He worked very hard and managed to become a decent pianist, doing quite well in the Arizona Study Program.  


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Talk to the teacher, either on the phone or in person.  Make sure there is a personal connection.  You can't tell how well you or your child will connect with a teacher by reading a website, and without the personal connection, lessons may not be succesful.  


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Am I willing to practice every day?  Will I take this as seriously as other academic subjects?  Am I ready to commit to many years of study and practice?  

Students who stick with their music studies will never regret it.  100% of the adults I've spoken to who quit when they were children say they wish they hadn't.  


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