I enjoy helping students learn to play the piano with confidence. I especially work hard towards helping each student to read music and succeed in music theory. After just six months of piano lessons, children can begin exploring interesting and fun songs that will improve their practicing and study skills. Learning piano is fun for children of all ages!
Mara is a first-rate teacher. Her love of people and love of music makes learning a pleasant experience for me and a time I look forward to. She often uses different teaching techniques which adds some variation and “pizazz” to our sessions. I guess one of the neatest things I like about her is her patient attitude, she is always kind, and yet assertive. I have grown much since I began learning with Mara. She’s one of the best.
I interview the student to find out what they are wanting to accomplish and what they specifically like about learning to play the piano.
I studied piano and music theory for 9 years under Dr Ellen Wheeler who taught piano for forty years. I then studied with another professional piano performer from OCU and currently I am still studying classical, ragtime and pop.