I enjoy teaching kids of all ages-4 to 70 plus! My goal is to help you get what YOU want out of lessons while keeping it stress free! Music is meant to be enjoyable....at minimum, a pleasant experience. I am not saying this can happen without work, however. basic traditional techniques must be mastered to follow the path to your destination.
I have a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. I also studied with Gisa Adler at New School of Music in Philadelphia, PA. I have also taught Elementary Music, pre-K through 6 and Special Education.
I have over 15 years of teaching experience. Each student is an individual and lessons are tailored to your type of learning based on your goals.
I teach using multiple methods including, "Tales of a Musical Journey " by Irina Gorin designed for young children. Other methods include Michael Aaron, Piano Pronto, John Thompson and Alfred.
There is an annual Recital in June for younger students.
Free 30 minute Assessment to determine goals, needs, proper materials and compatibility....especially to determine readiness for very young students.
As stated in initial write up.
$25.00 for 45 minutes
$35.00 for 60.minutes
Theory is included.
Following college graduation I taught at Conestoga Valley School District. Through the years I have maintained an in home studio.
Ages 4-70 plus. Some experience with 1 Cerebral Palsy student.
Make sure you have a good idea of what you want to be able to do so the teacher can beat the basics to your needs. Know that without practice you will make slow progress. This does not mean hours a day....your teacher should teach you how to practice and it is up to you to follow instructions.
if you are the parent of a child you must accept some responsibility to see that practice is done and listen to your child's playing. Encouragement and parent involvement is vital.
Are you willing to work (practice) to attain your goals? You cannot learn to play without practice. It is a physical (and mental and emotional) activity.