I am passionate about taking students from where they are musically and helping them develop into better musicians. I teach piano to all levels and ages (even adults!). I work with each student individually and cater my teaching to their specific goals. I received my undergraduate degree in Piano Pedagogy and my graduate degree in Piano Performance. I have taught music in several arts community schools as well as privately. I have experience teaching piano since 2010.
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Gretchen is a professional, communicating well with parents and children, and is punctual. She interacts well with my girls, age 8-9, and they enjoy learning and lesson time. Gretchen tries to make learning piano fun and has recommended books to help keep my children’s interest. She also teaches theory along with playing piano. I’m thrilled with the growth my girls have made in one year with Gretchen!
Gretchen has taught piano to my eight year old son for more than two years. She has been wonderful with him and he has learned so much. Teaching music to a restless eight year old boy takes a great deal of patience. We feel lucky to have found her!
When working with a new student, I will evaluate their background first. If I'm working with a new student, I will recommend books (depending on their age) and will immediately start teaching them the basics of the piano in the first lesson.
For the first lesson with a transfer or adult student, I typically spend time talking to them about what they have learned in the past. I also will ask them for goals and what they would like to accomplish on the piano. Often, I will ask them to play a piece from a previous teacher or sight read from one of my books; that way I can evaluate where they are musically. This lesson typically has more talking through what they have learned in the past so I can then help them progress to where they would like to be as a musician.