Music Theory, Piano
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
- PIANO lessons
- All ages and levels. Beginners a specialty.
- 42 years teaching experience including 10 years at Lewis-Clark State College as piano faculty
- I stress correctness in learning to play the piano while encouraging enjoyment in the process.
- SKYPE LESSONS AVAILABLE
Lessons are offered in PULLMAN.
We specialize in working with beginning to advanced students and teach all ages and musical styles. Specifically we offer instruction in classical music, as well as training for church musicians, accompanists, and aspiring music teachers. Lessons in jazz harmony and improvisation are also available. We work to ensure that each student receives the best possible instruction and we use only excellent teaching materials. Our teachers are experienced musicians and are dedicated to the art of music teaching.
Annette Klover is highly experienced as a piano instructor and has been teaching piano lessons since 1974. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, she studied with Julien Musafia (CSULB), Michael Zearott (UCLA) and Kristine Forney (CSULB). Ms. Klover was an Administrative Assistant with the Long Beach Opera and was Executive Director of NOVA Concerts in Long Beach, CA from 1979 – 1987. She has maintained a private piano studio since 1974 in Los Angeles, CA, Lewiston, ID, and Pullman, WA. From 1996 to 2006 she comprised the piano faculty at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. Ms. Klover has composed numerous piano pieces which were written for her piano students. Specialties include working with beginners through advanced players, music theory, jazz harmony, technical, rhythmic and repertoire development. I work with very young children, school age children, home schooled children, and adults of all ages.
Assistant Instructor Morgan Zearott is a specialist in classical and jazz styles, and is a composer and piano technician. He has worked in digital transcription of the silent film score to “Napoleon” with Zoetrope Studios and performs with various ensembles in the Lewis-Clark Valley as well as the Moscow/Pullman/Palouse region. He has studied with Dr. Michael Zearott and Annette Klover. Morgan has recently worked in Portland, Oregon and in Bellingham, WA and now works as a pianist with the Washington-Idaho Symphony.
Our studio is in Pullman (Pioneer Hill). See: kloverpianostudio on the web.
- PIANO lessons
My Musical Education Background
Bachelor's Degree in Music (Piano and Performance Practices).
Genres and Subjects Taught
We use methods with pre-staff and standard notation, stress correct hand position, rhythmic development, singing and clapping, keyboard movement, tone production, correct posture, and musical enjoyment. Good piano habits start early.
School aged children
Our philosophy is that every child has unique abilities, is teachable and that we all learn at different rates. We assume that everything a child learns will build their future musical work and that each music lesson must be carefully presented. We are very careful about teaching correct hand position, musical correctness and rhythm, encourage students to create a beautiful tone and to enjoy their practice and lessons. The elements of music theory, musicianship, sight-reading, repertoire and musical development are encouraged and presented at each level of progress. With over 45 years (42 for Annette and 6 for Morgan) of experience teaching, we are quite familiar with working with children and always encourage them to excel. With the goal of bringing out the best in each child, a wide variety of music/methods is considered for each student and repertoire is tailored individually. We are always studying new materials and methods in an effort to stay current with newly composed teaching methods.
We encourage adults to enjoy their piano study! Music books are chosen from a large number of materials for adult students to “sound good” in a short time. There are wonderful adult methods available to give a student a good musical foundation along with a quick ability to play pieces which sound like “real” (that is, more advanced) music. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the piano, now is a great time to make it happen. Scientific research is revealing that there are many benefits to our minds in studying a musical instrument.
Types of music taught
We teach music of all genres! Materials are chosen from a large number of piano methods available on the market that will best guide each student’s musical/pianistic development. We include rhythmic studies, scales and theory, composition, and technical studies, and – as desired by the student/parents – a mix of classical works, folk songs, jazz, blues, and other works. We also train musicians to accompany church choirs and to transpose; there are excellent church musician training methods available. Performance opportunities for students will be made available to every student. Please view: kloverpianostudio.com
Comparable with other professional piano instructors in the Pullman/Moscow/Palouse region.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Very young beginners (4 and older), school aged children, teens, adults of any age.
My Certifications and Awards
42 years teaching. 10 years piano faculty at Lewis-Clark State College. Making a difference in the lives of thousands of music students over the years. Member MTNA.
Music brings something special to the lives of children and adults.
My Musical Influences
We want students to have fun learning music and to gain an excellent musical foundation. Lessons are personalized to give each student the correct repertoire for their skills and interests.
We are from Los Angeles, CA and have had the opportunity to experience musical excellence in performance and in instruction. In our work, we've met excellent studio musicians and players from orchestras and chamber groups in Los Angeles and its environs. For seven years, Annette was the organizer of monthly chamber music concerts with musicians from the Los Angeles area. These musicians have influenced our teaching, rehearsing and performance expectations. Working with singers, instrumentalists, composers and symphonic ensembles has encouraged us to work very diligently with students to strive for excellence in instruction while, at the same time, taking a pace which fits a student's ability and personality. We want students to benefit and to develop a life long musical skill.
Los Angeles, CA
I'm not sure if you remember me. I was one of your piano students back in the mid/late 70's and took lesson from you for 9 years. I learned a wealth of information from you during those 9 years. Thanks to you, I eventually became the jazz pianist in my high school's jazz band. I went on to major in piano performance at California Institute of the Arts and also obtained a teaching credential at CSU Dominguez Hills. I'm currently a successful high school choir director for the Los Angeles Unified School District and have been so for 12 years. Your presence in my life has been invaluable and I'm extremely thankful. I'm happy to see that you're still involved in your craft and continuing your good work. You are are a wonderful teacher.