Musical Moments Studio, LLC

Musical Moments Studio, LLC

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13 years in business

About this pro

Musical Moments Studio offers private piano and violin lessons and Kindermusik classes conveniently located in North Canton, Ohio. Whether you want to learn jazz, pop, country, classical music or simply learn the basics, Musical Moments Studio is the place to reach your musical goals. If you are looking for high-quality musical instruction that will give a student life-long musical understanding and appreciation, you will find it here!

I get to share the excitement of making music with students every day! Over the years, I get to witness students grow and blossom into confident and expressive musicians!

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Canton, OH 44720
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Mastery of any musical instrument involves not only being able to play the correct notes at the correct time, but also being able to express feelings and tell stories through music. It is my goal to develop the necessary skills in each student to provide a comprehensive understanding of music that will enable them to perform with enjoyment and musicality. 


A supportive atmosphere with honest critique encourages students to become independent learners. I teach my students strategies for efficient learning that they can use in their at-home practice and urge students to become self-motivated and make changes to their own playing. It is my goal to teach students to become self-sufficient problem solvers, a skill that will not only help in their music study, but in all aspects of life.


I approach music education comprehensively through weekly private lessons and studio events. During lessons, time is spent on technique, sight-reading, ear-training, theory, and repertoire. An emphasis is placed on classical repertoire, although students are always encouraged to bring music that interests them and aids them in reaching their personal musical goals. 


I believe that music benefits all individuals, regardless of age and ability. The studio is comprised of students of preschool age, retired adults, and all ages in between. Musical study develops not only a love of music, but also important skills for life – such as concentration, perseverance, creativity, diligence, and dedication. Parents are strongly encouraged to be actively involved in and supportive of their child’s music education.


Through music study, we learn to appreciate the beauty in the world…I hope you’ll join me and encourage the inner musician in you or your child!


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

Introduction

 

Music has been a part of Brittni Roach’s life since the very beginning, blossoming from a childhood gift of a toddler’s toy piano that fostered her in-born fascination with melody and sound…. Since then, Brittni has dedicated her life to the study and teaching of music. She knew from an early age that music would always be a part of her life and her dream of starting her own teaching studio began to take root and grow. Brittni now serves as the founder and owner of Musical Moments Studio, LLC and has been successfully running her own independent music studio for over 12 years. 

Education

 

Brittni received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Violin Performance from the University of Mount Union in 2012, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Ethnomusicology from Kent State University in 2014.

 

Professional Experience

 

Currently, Brittni serves as a professor of music at Kent State University and Kent State University at Stark. Brittni has also presented the paper “V-Pop Reflections: Cultural Continuance of Vietnamese Popular Music in Northeast Ohio” at the 2013 Niagara Chapter meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

 

Performance Experience

 

Since 2008, Brittni has been a member of the Alliance Symphony and the University of Mount Union Repertory Strings. She has been a performer for the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, the Wooster Symphony, and numerous small community ensembles and musical ‘pit’ orchestras. Brittni has also performed internationally in a string trio that toured Italy in the spring of 2011.

 

Professional Memberships

 

Along with her participation in the above performing groups, Brittni is currently a member of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the  Music Teachers National Association. She has also participated in the Ohio Music Education Association and Mu Phi Epsilon.

 

Awards

 

As a musician, Brittni has been the recipient of the Certificate of Honor from the Theta Omicron Chapter of the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda. She has been awarded the University of Mount Union Music Award. She was a finalist for the NODTHREE and NODFOUR awards granted by the University of Mount Union Piano Department. She was also the prizewinner for the University of Mount Union Music Faculty Award in 2012.

 

The Present and Future of the Studio

 

Brittni is currently giving piano and violin lessons at her studio in North Canton, Ohio. She also acts as the Director of Music at a local church in the Canton area. Brittni is presently undergoing training to become a Kindermusik educator and hopes to expand the studio to begin offering group classes by the Summer of 2019.

 

In her spare time, Brittni enjoys reading, gardening, and snuggling with her cat Cookie.


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

The tuition rates are determined based on a calendar of  42 weekly private lessons.

 

 2018-2019 Tuition Payments

30 Minute Lessons (Beginning Students) 

  • 12 equal monthly payments- $70 due by the 10th of each month

45 Minute Lessons (Intermediate Students)

  • 12 equal monthly payments- $105 due by the 10th of each month

 60 Minute Lessons (Advanced Students)

  • 12 equal monthly payments- $140 due by the 10th of each month

Additional lessons beyond the 42 lessons included in the calculated monthly tuition may be purchased individually and payment should be brought to the instructor at the beginning of each additional lesson: 

  • 30 Minute Lessons- $20

  • 45 Minute Lessons- $30

  • 60 Minute Lessons- $40 

Note: Students who choose to pay “by the lesson” or “by the number of lessons in a month” will pay the individual lesson prices as listed above, with a limit of 10 absences per calendar year. 


How did you get started teaching?

Brittni has dedicated her life to the study and teaching of music. She knew from an early age that music would always be a part of her life and her dream of starting her own teaching studio began to take root and grow. She began teaching piano and violin in high school, starting with just a few friends and neighbors.  Brittni now serves as the founder and owner of Musical Moments Studio, LLC and has been successfully running her own independent music studio for over 12 years. 


What types of students have you worked with?

All lessons are currently taught by the owner and founder of Musical Moments Studio, Brittni Roach, who has been a professor of music at Kent State University and Kent State University at Stark since 2013. She has over 12 years of music teaching experience, having taught students from ages 3 to 90! Brittni Roach teaches all levels of students from beginner to advanced, with a particular focus on beginning and intermediate students. Brittni teaches a variety of music styles from pop to jazz to classical and beyond, with a foundation in classical study.


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

You'll want a teacher who will inspire and nurture a student's musical growth and instill lifelong love of music. When seeking a music teacher:

  • Consult with friends, family and others who are acquainted with teachers in your community.
  • Ask for recommendations from local music teacher organizations, music stores, schools or churches.
  • Arrange to interview prospective teachers, in person if possible, before making a commitment.
  • Ask permission to attend a recital or listen to a performance of the prospective teacher's students.

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

Teachers are willing and eager to explain their techniques and objectives. Below are important questions to ask a teacher to understand their teaching style and how it will fit with your needs. But most importantly, consider what you really want to be able to do with music. Do you want to be able to play a certain piece or style of music? Do you want to focus on writing music? Make sure that you are upfront with your specific goals with your teacher and do not be afraid to communicate desires with your teacher. The teacher will be thankful that they don't have to guess at your goals and aspirations!

Questions to consider asking your teacher to understand expectations and teaching style...

  • What is your professional and educational experience in music?
  • What is your teaching experience? What age groups do you teach?
  • How do you participate in ongoing professional development?
  • Do you have a written studio policy? Will you review it with me?
  • Do you regularly evaluate student progress?
  • What instructional materials do you use?
  • What kinds of music do you teach?
  • What other elements are part of your teaching curriculum?
  • Do you offer group lessons?
  • Do you require students to perform in studio recitals during the year?
  • Do you offer other performance opportunities for your students, such as festivals and competitions?
  • Do you use technology in your studio, such as computers, music instruction software, digital keyboards?
  • How much practice time do you require each day?
  • What do you expect of your students? Their parents?

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