Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
As a musician, I know that studying the piano is a great way to encourage future success and excellence. I have been teaching for over 20 years and I have enjoyed witnessing the tremendous success and growth of my students. I believe in making music fun and developing a lesson plan specific to the individual's personality. Lessons are presented to the student's style of learning so that it is a pleasurable experience. The long-term goal is artistic performance and the enjoyment of making beautiful music.
I am a member of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association (NCMTA) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
My Musical Education Background
I earned a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis in piano. This included classes in pedagogy, music theory, music history, ear training and prepartion for numerous recital performances including an individual senior recital. I graduated Cum Laude.
In addition, I have a master's degree in expressive arts therapy and I completed training in the Suzuki method.
Genres and Subjects Taught
In my studio, the repetoire is individualized for the student. The emphasis is on classical, but other types of music are explored. I coach students in creative music making and personal expression at the piano. All lessons include the importance of playing the piano with excellent technique.
$100 per month for four 30 minute private lessons or $125 per month for five. 45 minute or hour long lessons are also available.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
ages 7 and up. I have taught children and adults. All are welcome.
I have a unique perspective regarding Janet's abilities as a piano teacher, i. e., as a student and as a grandmother of two students. As a student, I began taking lessons in my mid-fifties. Although I had played an instrument in high school, I had never taken piano lessons and was not sure I would be able to learn at my age. Janet proved to be a very patient and encouraging teacher. She used her musical expertise in a very non-intimidating way, and was always able to suggest ways for me to progress. As a grandmother to two of her students, ages 5 and 9 when they started, I observed first-hand how she used her very individualized techniques and non-intimidating manner in teaching children. We were all sad when she moved!