Piano Teacher for the past 38 years, 3 years teaching Music at Holy Innocents Catholic School, 7 years of teaching at Macomb Community College's Summer Piano Workshops. Teacher, Member, Chair, Board Member and Judge for the following: National Guild of Piano Teachers National Federation of Music Clubs Michigan Music Association American Guild of Musicians Vivace Music Club MAC OPEN Competitions I love to share my passion of music with my students and excite them about it too. I offer many opportunities all year round to participate in recitals, workshops, ensemble rehearsals, Piano Olympics, Christmas in July, master classes, auditions and competitions.
Inventing new ways for students to learn.
Being creative and making a difference in students lives.
Sharing my passion for music and learning with others.
I have been 100% with our experience with Music Achievers Conservatory. My daughter started vocal 2 years ago and Piano one year ago. The teachers are amazing and go above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable starting out. I am so happy we found them and would and have recommended Music Achievers Conservatory to anyone. My daughter has actually had 2 friends join in the past year based on our great experience.
Music Achievers Conservatory has been a WONDERFUL experience and our family can't imagine our lives without Vanessa and her team! Our oldest daughter has been taking lessons for 10 years and our youngest for one year. Vanessa's enthusiasm and love for music has been passed along to those who work for her and to those they teach. Students at Music Achievers Conservatory learn how to play the piano, they learn theory and they are introduced to multiple styles of music like classical, pop, jazz, champ, etc. (not just classical pieces like many other piano teaching establishments). Students also compete in multiple competitions throughout the year, which we think is the main reason our daughters have never complained about going to lessons! They are always excited to work on their competition pieces and to work toward a goal (not just a recital for their parents). Music Achievers Conservatory also offers vocal lessons and my daughters enjoy their lessons very much! They also have fun activities and workshops throughout the year which keeps the younger students engaged and wanting to come back for more! Being part of the Music Achievers Conservatory family has been a great experience and we HIGHLY recommend them for those who are just starting out or for those who once took lessons and have become bored. Music Achievers Conservatory is a place where there is PASSION for music, PASSION for teaching and PASSION for learning; you won't regret it!
Vanessa is such a friendly person. She has such passion for teaching her students. Her energy is contagious. My daughter has been taking piano and vocal lessons at MAC. We love MAC not only because all the teachers are fantastic but also because the students get a good exposure in terms of participating in different events and competitions. We would highly recommend MAC to anyone that is looking for piano lessons and vocal lessons.
My daughter has being taking piano lessons from Mrs. Vanessa for almost 4 years now, and we have had nothing but a great experience! My daughter was 5 years old when she started, and very shy. Mrs. Vanessa helped to feel comfortable and set goals for her that were attainable. Four years later and my daughter has grown and learned so much! Music Achievers Conservatory provides many different opportunities through special events like workshops, MAC open, MMA Competition, and recitals. We have really enjoyed it, and can't wait to sign younger daughter up!
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Music from Oakland University. National Guild of Piano Teachers High School Diploma in 1984. One of the youngest piano teachers to be put in the National Guild of Piano Teachers Hall of Fame.
My students usually win the overall awards at all the competitions we attend, both piano and vocal.
We have had the MAC OPEN Fall Classic World Series Champ every single year in its existence. We have many Open Winners at the Michigan Music Association Competition each year, and Overall Vocal Winners at AGM.
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