Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Online via Webcam
My name is Chelsea Vause. I have been teaching piano for 7 years. This summer my husband and I added Violet to our family; Violet is now 10 months old and loves to giggle at her daddy. I love to enjoy the outdoors in the summer: camping, hiking, swimming, and taking my dog for walks. I also enjoy sewing, reading, and gardening.
My Musical Education Background
I am currently pursuing a master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy (teaching) from Utah State University. I hold a bachelor of science degree in music therapy, which I attained in 2006.
I have studied piano from age of seven, and my education legacy can be traced back to Chopin. My previous piano teachers include: Rhonda Dansie, Mark L Vaughan, Catherine Brower, Brooke Hirst, and Dennis Hirst (current).
Genres and Subjects Taught
I focus on teaching a foundation of music literacy combined with aural skills, and functional music theory as applied to the keyboard.
I teach many different genres, including but not limited to: popular, classical, blues, and new age.
Tuition Rates 2014
Fall Semester: September – December (15 lessons)
Spring Semester: January – April (15 lessons)
Summer Semester: May – August (15 lessons)
30 minute lessons……………………$300.00 or four payments of $75.00, due at 1st lesson each month
45 minute lessons……………………$450.00 or four payments of $112.50, due at 1st lesson each month
60 minute lessons……………………$600.00 or four payments of $150.00, due at 1st lesson each month
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I teach students of all ages. This includes the traditional child beginner as well as the young beginner. I have taught children as young as four, and have creative ways of making piano fun. I especially enjoy teaching adult and teen beginners.
In addition, I teach advancing intermediate pianists as well as advanced pianists who are preparing to study piano for their college degree.
I also work with teachers who would like to learn more about teaching the special needs child or the child with learning disabilities.
My Certifications and Awards
I am board certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
At Utah State University, I have been on the National Dean's List, a member of the Golden Key honor Society, and been a recipient of the Darlene Lewis Music Scholarship.
Throughout my graduate studies, I served as the Keyboard Harmony Coordinator where I supervised the teaching of instrumentalists and vocalists in functional piano.
I was recently awarded the Graduate Student Senate Enhancement Award in April, 2012.
My Musical Influences
At the piano, mostly classical, however throughout my experiences as a music therapist and a musician, I have been influenced by many genres, including indie rock, rock, hip hop, modern, and country (to name only a few).
All the materials are great, and I like that [Chelsea] encourage[s] exploration.
"I love how you evaluate each of the students and then work with them according to the way that they learn best. You are always professional with a cheerful disposition."
Dear Chelsea, Thank you for teaching me piano. I've gotten a lot better at it.