Angela E. Linhardt

Angela E. Linhardt

5.0 (11)
1 employee
49 years in business

About this pro

Freelance pianist/ instructor studio in Annapolis, Md NOT  highland beach. Website glitch!

Piano/theory

50 yrs experience.

Ages 5 to 105

Member of AAMTA

Student activities include:

Halloween happening

Holiday OpenHouse

Spring concerts

Summer Deck Cabaret

Muti-genre workshop in collaboration w,,/live bass player & "Beat Buddy" digital drummer w/ Guitar Center

High Tea & The Harpsichord at Reynolds Tavern

Celebrating music of the Baroque & all things "Tea"

Duet & ensemble concert

Traditional piano recital

Keyboard band experience

Adult Wine & Cheese Wingding" bi-monthly Thurs evening

Method of teaching:  technique, sight reading, theory, repertoire.

How to play from "fake book"

Two grand pianos in studio 

Classes solo repertoire/concern/ensemble

Like to see progress!!!

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Credentials

Annapolis, MD 21403
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11 Reviews

5.0

  • Diana Moorer

    Angela is an amazing piano teacher. I’ve had lessons with her for 2 years. As an adult learner, Angela demonstrates patience and pride in her work as a teacher. She is proud of her student’s accomplishments and provides feedback in each lesson. By my first lesson, Angela provided me with simple concepts of music and I was playing a tune. Now after two years of lessons, Angela still makes understanding music essentials and concepts important while helping you choose music pieces that will be challenging and putting to practice what she’s teaching. Angela’s years of piano experience, patience, and teaching style are some of the reasons I like working with her.

  • Tim Hamilton

    I had both of my children take weekly lessons from Angela for about nine years. Angela broke down piano lessons into logical segments that did not overwhelm my kids, yet had them improve from week to week. She had high expectations for their progress and had a firm understanding of their capabilities. She was able to capitalize on their natural talents, while identifying the areas where they would get stuck. She taught them the technical aspects of music, while recognizing that kids need extra encouragement to develop self-discipline and technique. Beyond the lessons, she understood my kids as people. I always told my friends and relatives that whenever I had an issue with either of my kids, my first phone call was to Angela to get her advice. In all honesty, Angela has spent dozens, if not hundreds, of hours on the phone with me over the past ten years helping me through whatever issue one of my kids was dealing with in their personal life. She was able to pick up the subtle nuances of their personalities during lessons and help me to apply it to their everyday lives. Angela has been a huge part of my kids upbringing both during and outside lessons, and I cannot recommend her enough!

  • Karen Ferrero

    My boys took lessons from Angela for about 11 years and we think she's a great teacher. My oldest become very proficient at playing. In addition to the massive recital she manages to pull together each year, she provides other opportunities and venues for her students to perform. She can work miracles!

  • Kennedy Smith

    Been taking lessons with Angela for years. It is such a pleasure to learn from someone so passionate about her craft and spreading the love of piano to her students. If you want to learn piano while developing a deeper love for music, Angela is the person to go to!


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FAQs


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

If beginner adult and child, learn topography of keyboard

Begin in 7 pentachords play in time

Assisted by recording(voice recorder phone & CD/mp3

If already a player, hear student then assign repertoire/technic/sight reading/theory

Fake bk work- theory then attention to voicing

Creation of bass line.

Blues: theory and simple improv

Metronome esp important to learn to keep time

Classical after initial notes/rhythm/fingering then attention to articulation, phrasing (rise & fall of melodic line/phrase drop, dynamics and interpretation. Discussion about composer/arranger.

Also ways of approaching a passage to make it work easily. Lots of attention to fingering.


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

Graduate of peabody conservatory of music

Bachelor of music double major applied performance and music ed

Graduate work w/Reynaldo Reyes

Asher Zlotnik(theory,dictation, composition)m

Chamber music:Robert Gerle

Summer- Netherlands String  Quartet

Jazz studies w/ Leroy Hawthorne, Nicholas Zamoroko,

Jay Cooley, Ron Elliston(jazz workshop& private)

Jerry Mahoney


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

45 minutes = $45, 60 minutes = $60

Payment at first lesson of the month for the month

Some months have 5 wks/4wks

Students responsibility  to attend lessons

Reschedule if given sufficient notice and only if student has a good reason for cancellation and does not make a habit of missing classes.

Am a year round Instructor. My present roster attends lessons on a yearly basis. I to f course make arrangements to reschedule when my students go on vacations.

It is a two way street, I don't want to penalize them for going on vacation and on the other hand want to insure that they progress so countenuity counts and I have to be responsible financially  and protect my time and income.


How did you get started teaching?

Tried it and liked it😎💘

Made lots of lifetime friend s over the years my like to see students gratified by their progreds, enjoy music for hopefully a lifetime, and observe their confidence when they can do something bc well. Helps to get together w other students.

 


What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 5-105, adult, autistic (cueecurre have 3💘)

Students w various levels holiday open house of ability and musical interests


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Holiday open house

40 people (students &parents )

Two shifts 5-7, 7-9 food and music ended the evening eirw students on two piano an os playing from a SINGLE  Christmas carol book!

Two cellists doubled as pianists, a singer, 4 students at two pianois! Students very creative and tech savvy

Took pics with theit camera phones and read from them in questionable light. Hilarity ensued! Played this way for 45 minutes!

Also, Schuyler ward, played her prelude after Back entitled "going up the mountain" she also played 4 or 5 Christmas carols that she prepared. At 11 years told her she played her first "Holiday Gig!"

Her piece was in the Composers Corner" students compose , create a cover I input into notation software from a phone recording and bind it, make a color copy on their cover art and sell for $1.00 at student events. 25¢goes to SPCA and 75¢ to student therefore the student learns, explores their creativity and pays it forward. Schuyler sold 3 copies! Write the students a check😎

A fun time had by all. Lots of good comments from students and families.


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

Be prepared to work consistently and you will reap the benefits and ENJOY!!!


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

If there is a question about ANY aspect of lessons, speak right away so that nothing gets in the way 🌷


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