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Mary Lou Iverson NCTM

Apple Valley, MN 55124-7756 (map)


Lessons Offered

Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Online via Webcam


About Me

Mary Lou Iverson is a highly regarded pianist, a frequent performer, and piano pedagogue in Apple Valley, Minnesota. She has adjudicated piano events such as MMTA state solo competition, ensemble festival, and American Federation Festival. Studio Management, Music Theory, Technology and the Music Studio, and Students with Disabilities are presentation topics provided to music teacher groups. As writer for Keyboard Companion, she described the process of website development for an independent music studio.

She has published Music History in the Making, a student journal that provides goal setting and positive reinforcement, and is one of three developers of Time$ig, premiere studio management software system for international use.

She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, charter member and past president of South Suburban Music Teachers Association, Minnesota Music Teachers Association affiliated with Music Teachers National Association. Mary Lou successfully combined the two parallel careers of professional nursing and music educator, making the focus of music education and performance goal directed and positive.

Hobbies include standard poodles, Therapy Dog International, swimming, and genealogy.

My Musical Education Background

Studied since age 5 through high school private teacher. During my Jr./Sr year of high school, I studied at Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA.

I sang, played piano, and won several times Talent Scouts of IA where I lived.  I also performed and accompanied groups in the high school music program, provided music for funerals, weddings, church services, and local gatherings. 

Two years private study with a professor, formerly director of music at Cathedral of Cöln, Germany when I lived in Pünderich am Mosel proved to be stimulating and rewarding.

Beginning in 1984, I embarked on 13 years of study at St. Catherine's in St. Paul, MN and Lakewood Community College, White Bear Lake, MN. Piano Pedagogy, music theory, music history, piano study, piano performance.  Casa de la Música was established, and incorporated as a place of learning.  I was awarded the MTNA National Certification of Teacher of Music, field of piano/theory. 

Genres and Subjects Taught

Classical Piano and Music Theory

Lesson Rates

$60/hr
$30/half hour

$20 one time registration fee

Books and recital fees are TBD

Music History in the Making and Notebook 

Interview/audition, student placement evaluation: $30

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Students may begin when they know their alphabet, are able to count to 10, and have at least a 15 minute attention span. My youngest student was 3; the oldest nearly 80.  I do, however, prefer Intermediate and Advanced students.

My Certifications and Awards

Many

My Musical Influences

Tobias Matthay
Frank Mannheimer
Kathie Faricy
Joanne Tierney
Ken Huber


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