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Janet Blazek Acker

Milwaukee, WI 53226 (map)


Lessons Offered

Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio


About Me

I love teaching people how to play the piano!  I have been doing this since college.  I moved to Wauwatosa from Omaha, NE just four years ago, so my studio is still growing.  I grew up playing in the auditions sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers and the National Federation of Music Clubs and I now enter students and adjudicate for both of these fine organizations.  I have joined the Milwauke Music Teachers Association and the Milwakee Area Piano Teachers Association and my students participate in their events, also.  My students all learn how to read and count music.  As they develop, I follow their musical interests.  Some love classical music, which I have every student play.  Some students love jazz and so do I!  Some students are creative and want to write their own music and I will support those efforts.  If you want to play Christmas songs, hymns or folk songs, I will teach you how to do it!  Playing the piano is so much fun (and sometimes a little hard work, too).  I believe that high school piano students can use their music at school where it offers a social, fun activity, at church where they learn an important lesson in offering their musical talents, and home where they can entertain or just express themselves and relax or work off anger.  Piano lessons is much better than having to go to a therapist!

My Musical Education Background

BFA from University of Nebraska/Omaha.  Suzki Piano Training in various cities and with many teachers.  Piano Pedagogy classes with Dr. James Johnson and Jackson Berkey of "Mannheim Steamroller."

 

Genres and Subjects Taught

Suzuki Piano, traditional note reading, college preparatoy piano, theory, technique, sight reading, composition, hymn playing, and jazz, 

 

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Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Ages 4 to adult.  Piano lessons are the best gift you can give to a child or to yourself!

 

My Certifications and Awards

Certified Piano Teacher, National Piano Guild of Teachers, American College of Musicians

A student has won the NFMC National Thelma Byrum award and the WFMC Stillman Kelley Award this past year.

Students have received music scholarships to; UW-LaCrosse, Universily of Nebraska/Omaha, Drake University, Nebraska Weslyan, Illinois Weslyan, Northwest Missouri State and Loyola New Orleans.

Students have performed in Master Classes of Robert D. Vandall and Walter Noona.

Students have won Composition Awards of the National Piano Guild, the Nebraska Federation of Music Clubs and National Federation of Music Clubs Regional Award.

 

My Musical Influences

My aunt who had advanced degrees in both Piano and Pipe Organ and had taught College Piano, Organ and Theory.  She was my teacher and my inspiration. 

My mother who taught me to love opera and singing!

 


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