Harmony Hill Music

Harmony Hill Music

5.0
22 years in business

About this pro

I am a loyal teacher.  I'm not going anywhere.  I've been teaching for 45 years.  I'm able to change course if something isn't working for a student.  I'm resourceful, unique, and dedicated.  I'm able to write music or edit it if it is not working for a student.  I'm passionate about what I do.  I offer many opportunities for students to perform if that's what they need.  I keep them interested so therefore have students that stay with me a very long time.

Teaching music is what I do, it's who I am.  I couldn't imagine doing anything else.  I put my entire being into teaching with passion, compassion, and love.

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Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
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FAQs


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

1. assess goals  2. if a beginner - start with technique  3. if not a beginner - assess where they are and what challenges they have or what needs improvement 4. keep the parents involved in the process 5. if something is not working - change my approach 


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

Masters in Music Theory & Composition, Bachelors in Music Education K-12 Vocal and Instrumental.  Professional musician in varied fields of music including symphonic, choral, rock bands, country bands, bluegrass bands, celtic bands.  Performed with the St. Louis Symphony 1978-1984.


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

$80/month.  Four 30 minute lessons.  Taken once a week.  If a student needs an hour slot, the fee is $160/month


How did you get started teaching?

Out of college taught in the public education system.  Then began a professional musician career and subsequently returned to teaching privately.


What types of students have you worked with?

All - including disabled, speech impaired, autistic, etc. Ages 4 up to 91.  


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Many - recitals, concerts, contests, county fairs, outdoor fun recitals. 


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

The sky is the limit.  What are your dreams?  I'll do my best to help you achieve them.


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

That's up to the student.