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.
Mrs. Brown enriched my life with the wonder and beauty of music. She is a kind-hearted teacher who shows extreme patience and care toward any student, beginner or advanced. She prioritises her student’s understanding of concepts like beats and measures as well as being able to play the correct notes. She also offers a very diverse exposure to musical theory and the greater musical world—I learned about many instruments outside of the piano even though that was the instrument I studied under her. There are also tons of opportunities to compete in district and national-level exhibitions of your skills, which I found extremely rewarding and worthwhile—and she always made that possible for me. Overall, she is a phenomenal instructor who shows genuine care toward both her students and her musical teachings—I loved hanging out with her and chatting about music even after my lessons were over!
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.
She really understands me as a musician and where I want to go with the piano! She is sweet and kind as well! I am definitely looking forward to more lessons 😊
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. Miriam holds 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 25 years, where she incorporated music techniques of Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze. WOSU AirFare featured Miriam in an article about a teaching project in which her mission was to foster music appreciation and creativity in her students and families.
Half hour - $25
45 minutes - $35
I took piano lessons from grade 4 through college.
Ages 6 through adult. Also I can help those who play by ear to read the music.
I am proud of earning the Nationally Certified Teacher of Music from the NMTA.
How long did it take? One and a half years
Look for a full time piano teacher who has NCTM initials after the name, and is active in the local professional music teachers group.
Pay attention to what is said in reviews of a teacher you are considering.