*Due to the Covid Pandemic, piano lessons are currently offered online only.*
As a highly relational teacher, I care deeply for my students and their families. Students of all ages feel safe and comfortable with me as we laugh and learn weekly through creative, fun lessons of excellence.
A Bachelor's in music and over 25 years teaching private music insures that YOU have a highly qualified music professional teaching you or your child. I also have years of academic teaching experience as a preschool teacher, Special Ed. Paraprofessional, and private school music teacher
Piano students learn to read notes, compose, and improvise with chords and read chord charts. Music of all genres is encouraged, while up-to-date curriculum leads students through age appropriate learning. Theory is taught through games and hands-on activities. Winter and Spring Recitals offer students the opportunity to perform for their amazingly supportive friends and families.
I'd love to chat and see if I am a good fit for your family. Contact me today so we can get you or your child started on a wonderful musical journey
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.
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 😊
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.
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 start playing chords and improv, while others desire to learn notation so they can read their favorite songs.
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, taught preschool for 2 years at Doodlebug Preschool, and have taught 4 years of preschool music as a licensed KiddyKeys music teacher.
Students using online services pay monthly tuition of $110 per month. If I come to your home, there is an additional charge of $8-$12 per lesson depending on your location. Lessons are prorated over a semester bassis. There are 2 semesters each with eighteen 30-minute lessons and one online recital, and one summer session with varying rates.
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.
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.
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.
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.