Ms. Norma's Music Studio

Ms. Norma's Music Studio

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I have been an active member of Music Teachers National Association; Florida State Music Teachers Association and Mid-State Music Teachers Association since 1969 teaching piano, theory, voice and organ. I instill many skills in every student of different personalities and learning styles from age 5 to adults. My students have participated in many challenging competitions and recitals earning honors in Aural, written theory and in performances.   

I love teaching music whether it's piano or voice to others. It is a pleaure to watch and observe my students perform in front ot others whther it's a recital or a competition and to see them make the highest honor score possible by their performance. When I see my student's eyes light up saying "Hey! I've got it!" is the greatest satisfaction any teacher could want. I love music and personally perform many styles while entertaining others in various cities in the evenings.  

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Tampa, FL 33613
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First to make a student feel comfortable with me and the surroundings. When at ease, the greatest learning begins.  

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

I have trained musically at USF, U of Fl., Fl State and U C.  I constantly am in training with workshops, etc. to advance my knowledge.

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

Yes, because of my belief in offering music lessons to everyone, I keep my price lower than most teachers so I can reach those who really want to learn but are on limited means. My fee is not different for those who can afford the lessons.   

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching many years ago because of my love for music. I have taught piano, voice and organ. At agee 13, I won the National Vocal Contest to be understudy for a famous artist in New York. I began studying piano in college and was fortunate to start giving lessons soon after my studies.

What types of students have you worked with?

My youngest has been 4 years of age and my oldest student hs been 85. I have worked with handicapped students who were deaf and worked under a Federal program to teach them how to play by Braill and touch. My students have been from various nationalities and I favor no one above the  other.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Being a judge for competitions and being able to give positive remarks about a students playing ability as well as areas he/she need to improve. It's exciting to see growth in a student from year to year.  

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

Someone who has been a teacher longer than just fresh out of college.

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

Most students feel uneasy about being able to learn but when a teacher impliments ways to learn in easily understood, any student who is willing to practice simple directions will learn.