I have Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in music from Towson State University (MD) and Southern Methodist University (TX). I am successful with all ages, a patient and encouraging teacher. Because I am semi-retired, I have a flexible schedule.
I love meeting my students where they are and encouraging them as they systematically and creatively work towards their performance and musicianship goals.
Nan is very patient and easy to work with. She has a fortune of music experience and understanding! She also has a soft, kind soul that makes learning fun and easy.
I have experienced Nan DeAndrade in a different setting. She, through church, has taught my grandchildren so much through her love of music and children! They have benefitted from her amazing skills as a teacher and a mentor. We are so grateful for the time that we have been blessed by her talents, her mind and her heart! She rocks!
Funny yet instructive. Good with children. Nan is very supportive and encouraging.
I enjoy her demeanor the most. All is well! She has retrieved my voice that was lost somewhere down in my body!! I love her!
Assessing where they are in their music education journey and their goals helps me to choose a path forward. Usually, with piano beginners I use the Faber Piano adventures series, which is a methodical progression teaching sight reading, musical expressiveness and performance, as well as technique, and theory. I like to make it a satisfying and fun lesson in which they experience all styles of music. For a vocalist, I focus on healthy singing techniques through vocal warmups and studies, and songs (all styles, as desired). With music theory, I can take a person through all aspects of music, writing, reading, counting, improvisation etc.
BS sin Music Education form Towson state University
Master of Sacred Music, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of Music
Over 30 years of music teaching - private lessons, singing and handbell choirs, groups
$30 for a half-hour lesson, weekly.
Students are expected to rehearse at least 30 minutes daily.
Children, youth, adults