I love teaching and playing violin and piano and have been a professional musician all my adult life. I played violin with Alabama Symphony for 10 years and have a Bachelor and Master degree in music with a major in violin and minor in piano.
I teach students of all ages and my apporach is to see each student indiviually with a unique set of strengths and challenges. My students progress rapidly and learn to read music, music theory, performance skills and basic improvisation.
Please see my web page myilovemusic.com for more information and call me with any questions.
My family and I like her passion, professionalism, and patience working with children. She's supportive instructing with discipline with candor and love.
I've been taking piano lessons from Janie for two months, and I have learned so much from her in such a short amount of time! She teaches you how to read music a simple way that you can understand and play independently. She also teaches you correct hand placement and posture. Moreover, Janie teaches with so much passion and positivity. I look forward to having my lesson with her every week! I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to learn from her! I would highly recommend her for piano or violin lessons!
I've been taking piano lessons with Janie for almost two months now, and I've learned so much from her in such a short amount of time. She teaches with positivity and passion, and she explains how to read notes in a simple and systematic way that you can understand and play the piano independently. She also physically demonstrates how to play the piano correctly with hand placement and posture. I'm an adult student, who has taken organ lessons as a young child, and I don't quite remember learning how to play the keyboard/piano, read notes, and place my hands on the keyboard properly, the same way Janie has taught me. She is definitely an amazing and "one of a kind" teacher! I am so blessed to have the opportunity to learn music from her, and would recommend her to anyone who wants to take piano or violin lessons!
I work in a very structured way making sure each student understands the skill we are working on and writing down exactly how to practice it. They leave each lesson with a list that describes skills (tunes) to practice, how to practice it and what the results should be. That list becomes the menu for our next lesson so the student knows what to expect. My teaching is very positive and encouraging and we do a lot of laughing!