With more than 20 years of experience in music lessons, Maureen Johnson provides instruction in piano and voice. She is motivated by her love of music and the passion to transfer her knowledge and skills to others so their creativity and talent can shine.
"I believe that music instruction should be enjoyable, built on a solid technical foundation, inspire creativity, and match each individual's goals."
Students of all ages are welcome. You're never too old to learn!! It is recommended that children be six years of age or older in order to read assignments for at-home practice (there are exceptions, so please contact MJ Music Arts if your child might be that exception!)
"Mastering the basics enables you to branch out into the styles of music you enjoy."
Maureen is a member of the Olympia Music Teachers Association, where she served on the Board for three years. She is also a member of Washington State Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association. In addition to teaching, she is pianist/vocalist for Off Boulevard, a swing/jazz vocal group
She is extremely patient with all of her students, it's evident she cares about them. She is also very good at pushing them to do more, while keeping it fun!
Maureen is amazing. She is great with kids from 5 to 85. She is all about teaching solid fundamentals, but also isn't afraid to let you explore areas and styles of music that interest you. She is very passionate about her students and her music, and has a way of stirring up that same passion in her students. Maureen is well respected in the community and by her peers and loved by all that know her. You can't put a price on the time spent with her exploring the wonders of music in a warm, friendly, encouraging environment. Whether you are beginner, a casual learner, or experienced/serious student, Maureen is the right choice for you and your family.
I was a piano teacher and due to season of life I had to quit giving lessons. I had three students who needed a recommendation for a new instructor and I suggested Maureen Johnson, of MJ Music Arts, based on good things I'd heard....and a phone conversation I'd had with her. She was extraordinarily welcoming and all 3 of my former students loved her and excelled with her. I'm thankful for the smooth and successful transition for these students. Maureen is a fantastic instructor and I highly recommend her.
Maureen was fabulous! She was so encouraging to me all the time. I really grew as a pianist and vocalist with Maureen as my teacher! I highly recommend MJ Music Arts.