Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Mrs. Rodo has played the piano for over 30 years with experience in teaching, performing, and accompanying. She is also has a music therapy degree, and is experienced working with those with autism and special needs.
Nancy loves teaching and inspiring others to learn to play the piano. Lessons are individualized using a variety of curriculum as well as games to reinforce concepts.
My Musical Education Background
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy- University of Evansville, IN 1990- piano major, voice minor Past teachers- Nancy Hallsted (MD) and Anne Fiedler (IN) Workshops in pedagogy, jazz, songwriting, music/movement, learning styles of students. Nancy regularly attends piano teaching workshops in the state to learn more skills. She is President of Carroll County Music Teachers Association which has quarterly workshops on teaching techniques.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Classical, popular, chord notation, praise music, jazz, original composition, ragtime, music theory.
Monthly fee is $110 each month for 30 minute weekly private lessons. The number of lessons per month varies between three and five. Included in the fee are also four group Piano Party events with performing, music games, and a light snack. There is one free annual recital for the studio, and for small additional fees, many other performance opportunities in Carroll County Music Teacher and Maryland State Music Teacher events.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
5 and up, beginner-advanced and special needs
My Certifications and Awards
Member of: piano, music therapy
Music Teachers National Association
Maryland State Music Teachers Assoc
Carroll County Music Teachers Assoc
Sigma Alpha Iota- honorary women's academic and music fraternity
Nancy is an amazingly patient and competent piano teacher. She is very encouraging and is able to work well with adults. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a piano teacher.. young or old!
Nancy is a great teacher. My daughter has grown a lot in the just 2 years with Nancy. She is also great with my my special needs child.
Mrs. Nancy is a great piano teacher and person. She was my daughter's first piano teacher and knows my daughter so well. On days when my daughter is sleepy or just not wanting to play she knows her well enough to do other activities to keep her attention. Great experience all around.
Mrs. Nancy is an awesome teacher and I have grown so much over only the 3 years we've been together. I'm glad I've got her as my teacher because she is so nice and overall a fantastic teacher.