I teach piano at my home studio. I take students grade one through adults. Students learn the "Tools of Music" enabling them to find their way around the keyboard: scales, chords, arpeggios, progressions and inversions, ear training. A popular project with my students is composing their own piece! I encourage good technique and musical expression. I give practice ideas so each piece can be taken to the next level! There are many styles of music exciting to learn, including classical (a must), Broadway, popular, holidays, hymns, country, jazz, ethnic, and more. There are opportunities for performance such as Studio Recitals, Piano Guild, Scale Olympics, and Out & About.
Miriam says, "The piano is by far the best instrument for studying music! Learning the piano opens up the world of music and gives the player a lifetime skill to enjoy."
I love teaching music! I like seeing students enjoy making music.
Miriam is great with my son! Very patient and kind.
Miriam was quick to respond and she met our needs. She teaches in a way that my daughter really enjoys and she is extremely qualified!
My daughter is starting her 5th year of study with Mrs Brown. We have been so pleased with her progress. Mrs Brown is patient with the children and has a calm demeanor. My daughter really enjoys going to piano lessons each week.
Mrs. Brown is an excellent piano instructor. She presents her lesson concepts concisely and in a way that is easy to understand. She engages each student's interests individually, building a wonderful rapport and encouraging steady progress. Additionally, she offers her students opportunities to participate in local and national competitions (i.e., Scale Olympics, Piano Guild), and also through community service (Out & About - hospitals/nursing homes). My daughters have taken lessons with Mrs. Brown from elementary age through high school, and have enjoyed both the professional and personal relationships they have with her. I highly recommend her as a piano instructor.
Miriam is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. She is a member of the MTNA, National Guild of Piano Teachers and Central East OMTA where she is VP of Student Activities and the Out and About Chairman. As Out & About Chairman, Miriam sets up volunteer playing opportunities for students at local hospitals, senior living places, Malls, recital events, and more. She earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree (piano, harp) from Wittenberg University and her Masters in School Counseling from the University of Dayton. Miriam taught elementary music in Gahanna for over 25 years, where she incorporated music techniques of Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze. WOSU AirFare featured her in an article about a teaching project in which her mission was to foster music appreciation and creativity in her students and families.
Piano Lesson Fees:
Half hour - $25
45 minutes - $35
One hour - $40
My first students were from a Gahanna family and I taught their 3 children after school at their home.
Ages 6 through adult
Students with ADD
Students who play by ear, which presents a challenge for them to learn to read the notes.
Piano Guild Day when I present the judge's score & comments card and earned pin to each student after performing.
I liked my Dueling Duets event at Graves Music store. Each student played a duet with someone of their choosing. One chose an older brother who played the ocurina, another chose her Grandmother and another, a friend.
Choose a teacher who takes lessons, classes, workshops, and attends professional conferences on a regular basis. This teacher is a continual learner, and keeps up dialog with other professional teachers.
Membership in OMTA is a great idea for the above learning. Also a major key to a teacher who is a cut above, is one who has earned the Nationally Certified Teacher of Music designation, a rigorous course of study, activity and self improvement.
Can I learn the piano in a couple months?
How much practice do I need to do?
What kinds of music will I learn?