Music Inc.

Music Inc.

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About this pro

Hello all! I have been playing piano for 50 years and teaching music for over 35 years. I starting in West Chester University and have been playing ever since. I really love playing and especially instructing music. I have an approach to teaching the piano in the respects that the lessons should be fun and occasional humorous. I like to keep the learning fun, yet serious and very productive. In the past ten years alone, I have taught over 100 students! Some of which started young (6-8 years old) and now they are going on to universities as music majors.I like to meet with each student first and get to know them. As each person is an individual, I like to teach them how music can be fun, rewarding, and prosperous. Music will actually help them advance in their daytime school curriculum, especially in subjects, like math, science, and the arts Lastly, I create and give each student a specially made CD which includes my own personal lesson music, along with popular songs they can learn from.Thank you for taking the time to read my description, and I look forward to talking with you soon.Regards, Terry Surratt

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Sayreville, NJ 08872
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I start each new studentwith a customized course of music/piano learning,  after finding out eaxactly where they are musically,and what their goals are. I match each student to the right course,books and methoud of learning the piano that is specifically designed to be efficient and fun for them to accomplish their goals.


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

I had a total of 14 years of stuying piano,organ, and music since I was 8 years old and attended music BA education degree program at West Chester University Pennsylvania.

Plus I was  a concert performer entertainer pianist on the road for 40 years. and on TV.


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

My pricing is fair and includes all the music,course materials plus custom burned cd's that the student will need, at my own expense and time to aquire  on a monthly basis. Pricing is discussed at the time of our interview.


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching in colledge to help defray the expensew of my own colledge tuition.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a wide variety of age groups from as young as 6 years old,to seniors in their 80s.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My 6 year old student finale memorized a piece of music that he had for only two weeks,and performed the piano piece very well.


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

Does the teacher treat each student as a umique individual with unique needs,.

Does the teacher offer to record each lesson for improved learning abilities of the student.

Does each teacher take into consideration the students individual temperment and circumstances and adjust the learning course appropriately?


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

Are they willing to commit to the daily time for practice that learning the piano and music requires? 

and are they wiling to give the music lessons at least 6 months or longer to see results?.