Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
I enjoy teaching students the skills of piano playing! During lessons we will progress through a piano method book, learn the tools of music: scales, chords, arpeggios, progressions and inversions, ear training, and will compose pieces! I encourage good technique and musical expression. The piano is by far the best instrument for studying music. "Learning the piano opens up the world of music and gives the player a lifetime skill to enjoy."
My Musical Education Background
Miriam taught elementary music in Gahanna for 25 years, where she incorporated music techniques of Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze. WOSU AirFare featured Miriam in an article about a teaching project in which her mission was to foster music appreciation and creativity in her students and families. Miriam currently teaches piano and plays harp professionally.
Genres and Subjects Taught
During piano studies, your child will progress through a piano method book as well as learn the tools of music. There are books suited for beginners of all levels, including adults, and move through the material sequentially. There are many styles of music to try, including classical (a must), Broadway, popular, holidays, hymns, country, jazz, ethnic, etc...
$25 a half hour lesson - $35 a forty five minute lesson - $40 an hour
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Grade one and up - Adults who have always wanted to learn or want to continue learning new pieces
My Certifications and Awards
Miriam is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. She is a member of the MTNA, National Guild of Piano Teachers and Central East OMTA where she is VP of Student Activities and the Out and About Chairman. As Out & About Chairman, Miriam sets up volunteer playing opportunities for students at local hospitals, senior living places, Malls, recital events, etc. Miriam holds her Bachelor of Music Education degree (piano) from Wittenberg University and her Masters in School Counseling from the University of Dayton.
My Musical Influences
I like the musical genius of the classical composers. My musical taste is all-encompassing. I appreciate music of all cultures, styles and decades.
Mrs. Brown enriched my life with the wonder and beauty of music. She is a kind-hearted teacher who shows extreme patience and care toward any student, beginner or advanced. She prioritises her student’s understanding of concepts like beats and measures as well as being able to play the correct notes. She also offers a very diverse exposure to musical theory and the greater musical world—I learned about many instruments outside of the piano even though that was the instrument I studied under her. There are also tons of opportunities to compete in district and national-level exhibitions of your skills, which I found extremely rewarding and worthwhile—and she always made that possible for me. Overall, she is a phenomenal instructor who shows genuine care toward both her students and her musical teachings—I loved hanging out with her and chatting about music even after my lessons were over!
Miriam has worked with our daughter for only one year, and has taken her from a true novice to a strong, dedicated learner. Our daughter speaks very highly of the information provided by Miriam, and always enjoys her lessons. Miriam is highly recommended.
Miriam Brown has been my daughter’s piano teacher for over four years, and we couldn’t be happier! My daughter began with zero knowledge of piano or music, but now plays beautifully. Miriam’s methods add to my daughter’s knowledge of music every week, so that the pieces she plays and reads become more and more sophisticated. Additionally, she has learned the finer points of performing to help her develop into a poised musician. Miriam also provides opportunities to participate in playing in public venues around town as well as yearly Piano Guild Auditions. I have always been impressed with her dedication to continuing to learn and improve herself and her teaching methods in order to benefit her students. Her style is kind but encouraging, so that students feel motivated to progress to the next level. I highly recommend her!
Mrs. Brown is an excellent piano instructor. She presents her lesson concepts concisely and in a way that is easy to understand. She engages each student's interests individually, building a wonderful rapport and encouraging steady progress. Additionally, she offers her students opportunities to participate in local and national competitions (i.e., Scale Olympics, Piano Guild), and also through community service (Out & About - hospitals/nursing homes). My daughters have taken lessons with Mrs. Brown from elementary age through high school, and have enjoyed both the professional and personal relationships they have with her. I highly recommend her as a piano instructor.
My daughter is starting her 5th year of study with Mrs Brown. We have been so pleased with her progress. Mrs Brown is patient with the children and has a calm demeanor. My daughter really enjoys going to piano lessons each week.