Making Melodies Piano Studio

Making Melodies Piano Studio

5.0 (1)
7 years in business

About this pro

I make learning piano a journey of joy!

I teach classical piano and chords.

Learn more at my website.

https://themelodymaker88.wixsite.com/playpiano

The thing I love the most about teaching piano is watching my students improve and enjoy the music they create. I love enabling others to enjoy the art of making music.

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Credentials

Mt Crawford, VA 22841
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1 Review

5.0

  • Kara Brush

    We have several children taking piano lessons from Morgan Showalter and we are extremely impressed by her musical ability as well as her skill in teaching. She is very motivating and encouraging to each student and connects well with each different personality. We have four students (ages 7 to 17) taking lessons from her right now and she is excellent at working with a wide variety of ages and skill levels. My children really enjoy playing the piano, and we all look forward to seeing her each week! We give her our highest recommendation!



FAQs


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

I teach students classical and chord based methods to improve their piano abilites. We focus on sightreading, rhythm, sheetmusic, chords and other interatice activities. I write down each week's assignments on a notebook, and we build upon each conept each week.


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

Experience as a piano teacher since 2015.

Over 8 years of experience in chord technique serving as pianist in churches.

Experience in solfege, sightreading, classical music, chords, and improvisation.

Attended the Injury Preventative Piano Technique workshop at Salem College under Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink.

Accompanist at annual Sadie Rose Candle Lighting event.

Author of a chord method book and video course, Play Piano Chords Like a Pro.

Author of custom composition books.


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

Students sign up per semester (fall/spring/summer). Billing is monthly.


How did you get started teaching?

Family friends of ours asked me to teach their oldest daughter piano. I said yes, and my teaching journey began! Now I teach at a school and give in-home private lessons.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with age ranges from five to teen to adult! I have worked with energetic students, with diligent dutiful students, with jumpy expressive students, with busy moms, with attentive and eager students. You name it!


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

Are you willing to commit to this journey? Are you excited to see your piano abilities improve? Are you dedicated to practice what you learn? If you answer yes to the above questions, then piano lessons would be a wonderful fit for you!


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

Do you have a piano or a keyboard? (This is important for weekly practicing.)


Lessons offered