Mary Ann McTier Piano Studio

Mary Ann McTier Piano Studio

5.0 (3)
34 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching private piano for over 30 years, and am very involved in several organizations that allow my students opportunities to enrich their piano education. Long time member of Music Teachers National Association, National Guild of Piano Teachers, National Fereration of Music Clubs

I love the relationships that develop with children and adults during piano lessons. Watching them grow in their ability to succeed at playing piano and making beautiful music is very rewardiing. I can rejoice with advanced students when they accomplish passage or difficult piece. Likewise, it's exciting to celebrate with beginners when they grasp a musical concept that may be challening to them.

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Credentials

Lawrenceville, GA 30044
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Allan Kizza

    She is flexible in her scheduling and continuously works with her students to ensure that they exceed their piano-learning. Encourages her students to excel by participating in recitals, competitions etc

  • Mary Modrich

    Mary Ann McTier is patient and a wonderful teacher. My son has been a student for four years and has achieved reading music and playing more technical pieces.

  • Darla Donahue

    very personalized attention, tailors each lesson to the student's abilities and interests, very well-educated and knowledgeable in music and years of experience teaching and serving the piano music community



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first step is a phone call to determine the needs of the student. Second, I offer a preview/"meet & great"  lesson for $20 which can be applied to the first month's lesson fees. Lessons are available Monday- Thursday. 


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

I have a Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Georgia and over 30 years of private piano instruction. I am a lifelong learner and continually pursue opportunities for professional growth.


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

Parents pay an annual registration fee, and lesson fees are due the first of each month. Books and special event fees are in addition to the monthly fees. Lesson lengths are 30, 45 or 60 minute and fees vary accordingly.


What types of students have you worked with?

I teach students from 4 years old through oldera adults who have a wide variety of skill and ability levels from beginner through early advanced.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

 A favorite vent of the year is Federated Festival in which students prepare two pieces and play them for memory to be evaluated by a judge. For every 15 points accumulated, students can look forward to receiving a gold cup.


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

Ask about the teacher's educational background, years of experience, professional associations and style of teaching. While fees are of necessary importance, that alone should never be the guideline for choosing a teacher.


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

Do you have a piano or quality keyboard in your home for practice? Do you have time to commit to learning piano, including practice time? Parents, are you willing to invest your time and resources to support this venture? Learning piano is much more than just taking lessons. It is important to find a good match regarding teacher, and parents and students must realize that practice is key to progress.


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