Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I teach individual and group lessons in my home studio. Music begins as a natural response for the young child. My goal is to provide a fun learning experience that inspires creativity and self expression. By giving individual attention to a student's skills, talents and preferences, I hope to nurture musical growth and instill a lifelong love of music.
My Musical Education Background
I studied at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond,VA, majoring in Music Education with piano minor. I began lessons at age 8 , participated for 6 years in National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions and achieved international level. I won membership in the International Piano Recording Festival, 1970.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I teach a variety of genres to keep the student engaged with their favorite music. With a Classical base, we also study Pop, Jazz, Blues, Hymns and Favorites. I coach singing for performances, as well as bell ringing in a group.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
5 year olds are a good beginning age for a special young program.
I often have game day for school age children, learning music thru play- K-3, 4-6
I reward extracurricular activities and participation in community for those interested in the "Composer Project".
I work with Seniors in Recreational Music and Sing-a-longs.
My Certifications and Awards
Participated as a student in National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions and achieved International Level and member of International Piano Recording Festival
Member MTNA Cape Fear Chapter
Member National Guild Piano Teachers
My Musical Influences
I graduated from Medical College of Virginia/VCU and worked for 31 years in Maternal-Child Nursing. I have enjoyed teaching privately during those years. My students have recitals twice a year, participate in the Monster Concert with MTNA Cape Fear Chapter and National Guild of Student Auditions yearly.
My daughter, Demi, has been a student of Ms. Janice for 5 years. She has deepened Demi's love for music through piano lessons. Ms. Janice tries to tailor her lesson to the student strengths by allowing them to think "outside the box" and not just siting behind a piano. I would highly recommend Janice Slate for piano lessons.