Private idividual instruction according to the student's learning modality. I am experienced in teaching children 6 years old through High School aged youth. I have also taught beginning Adults. I am a member in good standing with the MTNA and NFMC. My students take part in the Federation festivals. I provide a safe, comfortable and fun learning environment in my home. I have taught for more than 25 years and have had my private studio for 5 years.
I love to teach and I love people of all ages. Helping them learn to play the piano makes my day joyful.
She's very knowledgable!
Kind, smart, great teacher
Great good quality teachers. Nice qualified people.
Normally I schedual an appointment for an intital interview. I give the parent or gardian my studio policy to read while I work with the prospective student. If they have been playing already I have them bring something they would like to play for me. I give them an inital free lesson where I evaluate where the student's level is and at least some of what they know. I then talk with the parent/gardian and give them my thoughts on how I would proceed with this student and answer any questions they might have about my policy. If everyone agrees this will be a good arrangement then the parents signs the agreement and lessons begin once a week.
I have 16 years of Piano lessons with Katherine H. Townsend from 4yrs of age through my two years of college at Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming, where I majored in Elementary education and music.
I moved to Montana where I home educated my 5 children.I taught private piano, Music appreciation, and music history to our home school group there from 1989 to 1997.
I then worked as a para professional in the pre-school special education program of the Great Falls education district.
Moving to Utah I was a church musician at Moutain Vista UMC for many years as a keyboardist and children's choir director.
I started this private piano studio in 2014. I am a member of the MTNA and NFMC and attend ongoing learning opportunities each year in state conferences , webinars, and local chapter meetings of the Utah music Teachers association. My students play in the Federation festivals and I serve as a judge in these festivals. I recently have served on the board of the Jordan River chapter of the UTMA in the position of Vice President of Membership.
My standard fee is $34 an hour. This is $17for a 30 minute lesson. I have my students pay tuition which also includes a material fee. Tuition is $65 per month for a 30 minute weekly lesson or $80per month for 45 minute weekly lesson. At the end of winter semester and spiring semester we have an all studio recital which is included in this tuition. Fees for competitions and festivals are extra.
I have always loved to teach children from the time I taught my younger brother who is 8 years younger than myself. Teaching and music are my two passions.
I have worked with many begining children as well as intermediate tranfer students and advanced transfer students.
My youngest student is 4 years old. I have taugh adult beginners as well.
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Tell them what your goals are and expectations are and ask if the teacher believes they can help you reach those goals.
Ask the teacher what her requierments are for practice and participation in activities outside the studio lessons.
How many other activities do you have besides piano?
Do you have time to commit to practicing a minimum of 30 minutes at least 5 days a week besides your lessons?
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