Note-able Expressions Music Studio

Note-able Expressions Music Studio

5.0 (2)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
27 years in business

About this pro

Creative, fun, personable lessons of excellence are the norm for Note-able Expressions Music Studio. Twenty-five plus years of varied musical experience, teaching and performance, along with a BA in music, have taught me how to teach others well!

Piano students learn to read notes, compose, and learn early on how to improv with chords and read chord charts. Music of all genres is encouraged, while up-to-date curriculum leads students through age appropriate learning. Theory - the backbone of good musicianship - is taught through games, hands-on activities, and group classes with other students.

Beginning voice students learn all aspects of mixed voice training. Breath support and vocal placement are key to a great sounding voice. Sofeggio and theory are crucial for ear training and music reading. Technique is applied through song styles of each student's choosing. 

Piano and voice students may choose to have ample performance opportunities through recitals and the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). They are also encouraged to participate in state Solo and Ensemble contests, along with school talent shows and local events. 

Check out @NoteableExpressionsMusic on Facebook. Message me through that page or call, text or email today! We'll set up a free consultation and get you or your child's musical education started!! You WON'T regret it!!!

The best part of what I do is to empower music lovers to create and enjoy through their own musical journey. I love getting to encourage and motivate students, then sit back and watch their confidence grow!!! 

Creating healthy yet caring relationships is a huge part of who I am, and why families - often with multiple siblings - come back year after year. 

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Camas, WA 98607
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Krisztina Markus

    My son and daughter both loved working with Ms. Jennifer, she is always warm and kind to my children. It is always good to see her, she has lovely, welcoming spirit. We love her as a teacher because she is encouraging, she built a great curriculum and sometimes my kids were also able to pick songs they were interested at. We also love the recitals she organizes twice a year.. it is special 😊

  • Wendy and Brian Pederson

    Ms. Jennifer is wonderful! She is highly sensitive to our daughter's needs and abilities. She personalizes every lesson depending on what needs to be worked on or taught at any given time. She really makes a connection with every student and their family. She brings humor and enthusiasm, positivity and structure but also flexibility. She goes out of her way to find music suited to her students' desires, and has creative methods to keep them interested.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

It depends entirely on the age of the student, their goals, previous training and exposure to music, and what type of musical expression they want to learn first. Some students want to come in and start playing chords and improv, while others desire to learn notation so they can read their favorite pieces and songs. 


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

I have BA in Music, many years of piano and voice training, years of private teaching, creation of a private school music program, choir directing, playing and singing in multiple worship bands. I have also worked as a Special Education Para in the Evergreen School district, and taught preschool for 2 years a Doodlebug Preschool, where I now teach preschool music using the KiddyKeys music program.  


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

I prorate lessons over a semester bassis. There are 18 lessons, 30- or 45-minutes in duration, plus one recital. It works out to $99 or $148 depending on lesson length. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ages 3 to 88, in both private and group lessons! I have taught students with all types of learning styles, and some with disabilities such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Low-vision, and Dwarfism. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Our Spring Recital was wonderful! The venue was a local retirement community facility. Families and residents were blessed by each student's progress and song selection. We  loved sharing both the gift of music and our reception goodies with the elders in our audience. 


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

Ask how many lessons they teach in a month? Or, if they are on equal pay, how many lessons do they offer in a year or semester? What holidays do they take off.  Ask about additional registration, recitals, or festivals fees. Talk to the teacher about the instrument you have at home and ask if it is sufficient for their teaching style. Ask if there are opportunities for duets or group classes with other students. 


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

Parents will gain SO much more from their musical education if they are upfront and honest about learning, physical or emotional/psychological difficutlies presenting in the student. Explaining if there are circumstances at home or with shared-custody arrangements can help teachers know how to encourage children in a safe environment.