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Jill A. Kocher, NCTM

Carlsbad, CA 92009 (map)


Lessons Offered

Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home


About Me

Hi! My name is Jill Kocher and I am Nationally Certified by the Music Teachers National Association, and hold masters and bachelors degrees in teaching music and performing. For over 15 years, I have been teaching music and piano for ages four through adult. For the youngest music students, I am pleased to be offering MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN™ (MYC) classes beginning this September 2012 in Encinitas. MYC is a great way for young students to build a solid musical foundation that can later be transferred to any instrument.

My Musical Education Background

MM Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, East Carolina University, 2002.

BM Music Education and Piano Performance, State University of New York College at Fredonia, 1999.

Genres and Subjects Taught

Classical, all levels. Jazz, introductory foundation only with emphasis on interpreting chord symbols, basic lead sheet notation, and basic jazz piano history.

Lesson Rates

For children's classes, please visit my teacher profile on the Music for Young Children™ website for current rates on classes and materials fees.

For private lessons, rates begin at $60/hour and are less for students enrolled for regular weekly lessons. Please call or e-mail me for current rates on 45 or 60 minute weekly lessons.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN™ Group lessons for ages 4-6
Private lessons for ages 7-adult

My Certifications and Awards

Music for Young Children Teacher

Music for Young Children™ Certified Sunrise™ Teacher

Certified Teacher of Music in Piano, 2005, Music Teachers National Association

New York State Provisional Certificate, Music K-12, 2000.

My Musical Influences

I had the wonderful opportunities to study with Dr. Kerry Carlin, Dr. Paul Tardif, Professor Robert Jordan, and Donna Terepka. Additional coaching was received from Phyllis East, Nathan Hess, Keiko Sekino, and Henry Doskey.


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