I have a BA in music, am a professional cellist and vocalist, with bands, weddings, and in studios. I am also a piano teacher, children's entertainer, songwriter and educator. My passion is to help students (children and adults), mainly in the beginner range with foundational skills necessary for a successful and life long musical journey. This includes basics of rhythm and pitch, reading music and the mechanics of playing properly ... while ALSO bringing an element of fun and creativity!!!
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Bachelors of Arts, Music, Western Michigan University
Much experience as a professional musician, mainly non-classical, but using strong foundations to successfully perform in a wide variety of settings.
Many years of experience teaching music to children and adult beginner students.
I started teaching after I had my children and wanted to have a flexible schedule. After several years, I have continued to love it!
I specialize in beginners because I have a strong background in working in Early Childhood Education and teaching music to very young children, focusing on rhythm and pitch. I also love working with adult beginners who want to find out with no pressure if playing piano or cello are something they love! I also like working with students to find creativity and their 'ear'!
Both my young adult children are singer songwriters... I love hearing their music and attending their live events!
Consider your goals: If you are looking to make a career in classical music or are a parent desiring to get your child into Juliard, I may not be the teacher for you! But if you want to explore playing an instrument, learn music basics and see some joy in learning music, join me!
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