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. I encourage good technique and musical expression. I give practice ideas so each piece can be taken to the next level! A popular project with my students is composing their own piece! 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 about music through 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 an excellent teacher and is very kind and patient with the children!
Well structured lessons. Very good at listening and giving constructive advice based off your playing.
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!
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 who play by ear, which presents a challenge for them to learn to read notes.
Piano Guild Day when I present the judge's score & comments card and earned pin to each student after their performance.
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 clue 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.
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