I am a talented teacher! I am diverse as a musician, and am comfortable with all ages! Don't think you are to old to start! I integrate lessons for whole brain learning. I help students connect to the joy of musical learning and experience!
I love it when students discover what they can do! My passion is to enable people to make their own music, not simply listen to and watch others make music.
Cynthia’s positivity and love of music shines through. She is simply the best teacher that I, in my 64 years, have ever had. I look forward to my lessons and am learning!!
Very knowledgeable and patient.
I like to find out what the goals of the student are, particularly adult students. I talk about the strategies we might use to meet those goals. I give them a "first lesson" to show them how I work, and to help them become comfortable with me. I have other strategies with young children.
I have been a music educator for more than 30 years. I graduated from St. Catherine University with a Music Perofrmance degree, and received my licesure from the University of st. Thomas in Music Education. I am member of the MMTA (Minnesota Music Teacher's Association) and VoiceCare Network. I have worked with singers and piano studnents from age 5 to age 85. I have sung with the Minnesota Chorale, VocalEssence, Kantorei. I have also sung with jazz bands. I have a fondness for "jazz," "old standards" and well crafted songs. I was a music teacher (grades k-12) in St. Paul and Minneapolis for many years.
Standard pricing: $30.00 per 30 minute lesson;
$35.00 per 45 minute lesson
$50.00 per 60 minute lesson
As a young musician, I discovered that I truly enjoyed sharing my gifts with others and showing them how possible it is to learn to sing or play the piano and experience the joy of making one's own music! As a result, I studied Music Education in college, and have been a choir director, vocalist and pianist for many years. I have loved teaching people of all ages and abilities!
Little children, high school students (I was a High School CHoral Director for 17 years.), and adults of all ages. Some students have come to me without being able to read music and some have had much experience. I am versatile as to styles as well. I enjoy popular music and jazz as much as classical music. Some stuents want to learn how to create their own music. I am comfortable assisting them in those goals.
The Chorus I direct in Roseville has learned to sing jazz and swing music very well over the past two years. We performed at the Como Park Pavilion in St Paul in August, and the chorus was very proud of the fine job they did in this concert!
Have an idea of what you'd like to accomplish. Good teachers will help you with all aspects of musical learning. If you have an idea of what you want to achieve, it will help the teacher develop a curriculum that will be well-suited to your wishes. And don't be afrteaid to take a risk!
What does the student envision being able to accomplish?
Does the teacher have requirements about perfroming?
Is the teacher able to be flexible in the types of musical styles s/he teaches?
How does the teacher communicate with students about progress, lesson cancellations, and scheduling?