Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I have been teaching piano and a variety of other music courses for over 20 years. I enjoy teaching children and adults alike. I believe music education can enhance your child's academic performance and character development. Learning piano is fundamental to a good music education. It also provides the private teacher with the opportunity to encourage personal skills in self-discipline, problem solving, time management, creativity, and much more!
My wife, Fauna, and I have nine children. We love children and enjoy working with them. As our children grow old enough we introduce them to a string instrument and later the piano. We also love to sing together.
My family and I moved to Ohio in late August 2009. We came to Kettering to lead the Music Ministry at Grace Baptist Church in Kettering. We have enjoyed ministering there together.
My Musical Education Background
I graduated from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. I earned a B.S. in Music Education (1989), B.A. in Piano Pedagogy (1990), and M.Mus. in Church Music (1992).
I teach from a classical perspective. I also encourage hymn playing and hymn improvisation when desired.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I have taught wide variety of courses and age levels over the past 20 years including Private and Group Piano, Elementary General Music, HS Music Theory and others. I have also directed School and Church Choirs of all ages.
After reaching a degree of accomplishment through the piano method courses, I believe it is important for my students to develop a strong Classical piano background. I also encourage my students in a strong congregational hymnplaying style.
$20 per half hour lesson. Forty-five minutes or one hour lessons are also available. Family discounts are available. Please contact me for additional information.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Over the years I have taught Kindergartners through adults. I prefer the parents of early elementary students to be present during the lessons.
My Certifications and Awards
My students have entered and progressed in competitions and the National Guild, but my greatest joy is to see my students obtain a level of satisfaction by achieving the necessary technical and musical facility enjoy their musical goals.
I believe my greatest musical award is to see several of my students who have gone on to college and then the world beyond and become teachers of music themselves. I count it a great privilege to have had a part in their musical development.
My Musical Influences
I am indebted to several college professors who poured their lives into mine creating a love for music and a desire to use those talents to serve the Lord. I have had the privilege to likewise impact my students in similar ways, some of whom are teaching piano and involved in music as their life's work.
I am so thankful to have been part of Brian Holloway's piano studio. His style of teaching inspired me to study music from high school all the way through graduate school. I am especially thankful that he saw the potential of music being in my professional future and mentored me through the early stages. I will always be grateful for his influence in my life and I think of him often as I teach my piano students.
Brian Holloway has been teaching our children piano for the past two years. We are impressed with his balanced approach to teaching both technique and theory. He is a caring and patient instructor who is genuinely interested in each student. Brian also takes the time to update us weekly on our children's progress and areas where they need improvement. They are not only learning to play the piano, gaining an appreciation for good music, but also learning self discipline as well as other valuable life skills. We are thankful to have Brian as our children's piano teacher.