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I am a seasoned, professional violin & piano instructor as well and professionally trained artist. The best way to learn about what I do is to read my testimonials and visit my website. I specialize in teaching solid technique and practice skills and work on character development and self management skills with my students. I love people and have a high student retention rate because my students do improve!
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I enjoy the children, the parents and siblings I meet and enjoy the creativity involved in teaching each individual student. It brings joy to me to see my students master skills and develop a love for beauty as well.
Love LOVE my lessons with Janice. As an adult learner she adapts to my learning style and is accommodating of my full time work schedule.
Being new to the Charlottesville area, we were really hopeful to find a piano teacher for my son who had no previous experience. After working with Janice for 6 weeks, we have seen tremendous improvement and increased enthusiasm for learning piano. Janice is a classical teacher who teaches fundamentals in a way that is both encouraging and fun. We are pleased with our sons’ progress. Additionally, we enrolled our son in her drawing class, which has given our son a greater awareness of the skills needed to be a talented artist. Janet is a knowledgeable teacher with the skills to move her students towards greater fine arts performance.
I have now taken four lessons with Janice and my progress is noticeable already. I'm 22 years old and am at square one on the piano, but Janice has made my introduction to the instrument completely comfortable. I look forward to continue working with her through the end of summer and into the fall semester. Thank you, Janice!
Our daughters began piano and violin lessons with Ms. Mauroschadt in January of 2020 and our expectations were simply that they would learn how to play their respective instruments and develop a love for the arts. In three months, Ms. Mauroschadt has wildly exceeded those expectations! I was immediately impressed with Ms. Mauroschadt's skillful use of the Suzuki Method and her ability to provide our girls with some insight in regard to the inner grounding necessary to enjoy the overall learning process. Both girls have been progressing rapidly, but much more importantly, and unexpectedly, they have learned valuable lessons in character development and life skills—particularly courage to face failure, and resolve to proceed time and again, until they experienced success. They have also learned patience, commitment, discipline and humility while embracing the work involved in making practice successful and have surprisingly encountered the joy that follows after success is attained. As a proud parent, I am hopeful that they will develop their musical abilities as far as they are able. But I am more grateful that the moral skills they have learned will better prepare them to face life’s future challenges.
Typically, I like to have an interview first before taking on a new student to make sure that there's a good rapport.
If it's a child, I teach the Suzkuki Method for violin or traditional standard beginning piano instruction. For painting or drawing, I use classic drawing and painting instruction to work on form and technique.
I have a review with the parent after several lessons to make sure that my teaching stye is working and make adjustments, if necessary, based on the parent's feedback.
Bachelor of Music Educaiton from Ithaca College.
40 hours of coursework in Communication Arts and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University and 20 years of being a professional designer.