I hold a Bachelor's of Music in Applied Piano and continues to hone her skills via master classes, community performances, accompanying & two piano duos. Also I am the principal keyboardist for the Sonoma County Philharmonic. As an active member of Music Teachers Association of California I am a board member of the local Sonoma Branch. The joint MTAC/CAPMT recitals held at Santa Rosa Junior College are co-managed by myself. My enjoyment of music and compassion for my students is seen in the manner in which I adjusts my teaching to the needs and learning style of each student. Teaching has been part of my life for twenty plus years.
The art & discipline of learning to proficiently play a musical instrument has value that effects much of life. Since we all learn in different ways & at different rates, time is spent helping the student discover how to learn. I then show how this applies to studying as well as other aspects of life. Progress is made as the team of teacher, parent & child work together to assure that the discipline of practice is applied at regular intervals. Being part of individuals getting excited about learning is what drives me to teach.
It is with great pleasure that I write a letter of recommendation for Carol Schindler. Carol has been my children’s piano teacher for the past 6 months. My 9-year-old twins connected with Carol immediately, responding to her genuine warmth and her enthusiastic, supportive approach. Carol is a patient teacher and sees the children for who they are and the musicians they are within. She challenges the students to keep the learning process going and praises their accomplishments. Not only have my children progressed as talented piano players, they have gained self-confidence. This is what the boys themselves think about Carol- very nice, caring, funny and helped me concentrate. My favorite teacher because you are kind, caring, loving and skilled!! I highly recommend Carol as a piano teacher, so your child can experience her passion and love of music first hand.