Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I taught private and class piano in the BGSU Preparatory Department. I taught music for Bowling Green City Schools, Cuyahoga Falls City Schools, and Nordonia Schools. (All in Ohio)
I also taught music appreciation/history and choir at Cuyahoga Community College. Thirty-two years of piano and voice instuction out of my home studio has been a delight!
I use the traditional classical approach to teaching piano, supplementing with students' individual preferences (sacred, jazz, pops, etc.)
Various methods are selected and used dependent on the student's particular learning style and needs.
Qualified, inspiring teachers are imperative for a good musical foundation.
My Musical Education Background
PRE-COLLEGE: I studied piano with Juanita R. Gray (Julliard graduate and concert artist) in Garrett, Indiana. She was a marvelous teacher, worth traveling from Ohio to Indiana every-other week to study under her. I received the Sherwood Music School Diploma and the National Piano Guild High School Diploma along with presenting two recitals. My vocal studies were with Iona De Voe in Lima, Ohio, participating in many performances and competitions.
COLLEGE: I received a full scholarship in piano/voice from Bowling Green State University where I received a Bachelor of Music Education Degree, Summa Cum Laude. I studied piano with Artist in Residence Jerome Rose and voice with Virginia Starr. I studied piano pedagogy extensively under Kaye Moore.
GRADUATE SCHOOL: I received a Master of Education Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Kent State University and continued my piano studies with Kaye Moore (BGSU faculty member).
CONTINUED EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE: I'm challenged by regularly attending workshops, seminars, and college camps. I am a church and wedding ceremony musician along with participating with my students.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Both piano and voice lessons are available, along with vocal coaching. Two recitals a year are presented,awards given at the spring recital. Progress reports are administered every three months. It is important that students work toward goals,therefore opportunities are given to play in the National Piano Guild Auditions, OMTA Festivals, OMEA Contests, and National Federation of Music Clubs events, with my recommendation and parental support and approval.
Studio hours are Monday & Tuesday, 2:00-8:00.
$20.00 per 30 minute private lesson $30.00 per 45 minute private lesson Plus, purchase of books Payments made monthly
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Ages 5 - adult (Beginner - Advanced)
New or transfer students welcome!
I enjoy working with all ages and levels. Children are very dear to me. We have ten
children and have fostered over twenty. I also have a passion for adults. It's never too late!
My Certifications and Awards
Member of: The National Guild of Piano Teachers, Ohio Music Teachers Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs.
My Musical Influences
My teachers! Juanita R. Gray - My very first twelve years of piano study. Jerome Rose - BGSU Artist in Residence. Kaye Moore - BGSU piano pedagogy expert. (To name a few).
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