Excellent results from students: winners of competitions, selected for masterclasses, high grades in Certificate of Merit program (California Music Teachers Association). See my professional background in Facebook and/or online under my name: Celia Mendez.
I hold degrees from San Jose State University (Masters) and completed doctoral studies in Musicology at the University of Wisconsin (@Madison). I am the founder/director of the Young Pianist's Beethoven Competition (American Beethoven Society) for California High School students, now in its 32nd year. I have been a Lecturer in Music History at San Jose State University
Music teaching is MY vocation. I relate very well with the personality of the students and their particular needs, The outcome has been very rewarding throughout my long career
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I introduce a detailed and PROGRESSIVE program based on the needs, age, and background of the student. I have a library of books that I loan to my students when necessary, particularly beginners. I am available for students to call me or send online messages with pertinent questions.
More than 40 years of teaching at ALL levels: Beginners to Advanced, including University upper division courses, and concertos with orchestra
$75.00 per hour, $52.50 per 45 minutes
After receiving my degree in music from the Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1960. Other degrees received from USA universities (see above)
VERY motivated and dedicated. I expect serious commitment to practice, otherwise it would be a waste of time and money. Also the student is deceived about what it entails to study an instrument and does not have a conception of the masterpieces written by the likes of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin ...
Van Cliburn Competition
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Background: degrees, years of teaching, affiliation to music organizations, participation of students in evaluations outside the studio (i.e. Certificate of Merit program in California), recitals outside the studio, competitions