Flute, Keyboard, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I'm passionate about music and I want to help you or your children attain their goals and musical aspirations. I teach piano and flute lessons.
I teach lessons in my studio in Wilsonville, Oregon. I specialize in beginning and intermediate piano and flute lessons, and have students from Wilsonville, Sherwood, Tualatin, and Canby OR.
My Musical Education Background
I graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Music degree (with a piano pedagogy emphasis) from the University of Texas at Arlington. I’ve had some masters level training at Boise State University. I’ve taught private one-on-one piano lessons and flute lessons for over 20 years, and I’ve been involved in contemporary church music as a lead pianist/musician for over 20 years.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Piano & Flute Lessons:
Piano and flute lessons include working through a lesson method book on the students level, working on a solo piece and instruction in piano theory on the students level. The lesson books provide a variety of styles and moods in playing the piano and flute.
Improvisation is integrated throughout the book too. I always try to challenge the students without overwhelming them and the lesson books are formatted in such a way that leaves plenty of room for an individual approach to each student. I also encourage the parents/ students to bring in any kind of music that the student is interested in learning or to let me know if they have a special interest and I will recommend a piece of music in that category and help them learn it. At the end of the lesson we quickly review what was learned that day and answer any questions they may have. There will be seating provided for parents and students while waiting for their lessons.
Learning to Play Contemporary Piano:
I also offer how to play the contemporary piano for pop-40 bands, school bands, and contemporary church band/teams. The student needs to have completed certain fundamentals in order to be able to learn the concepts they need for this style of playing. If you are interested in studying piano in this area or have a child that is interested, we can set up a plan that works for you to accomplish this goal.
I teach lessons in my studio is in Wilsonville, OR. I charge by the month, not by the lesson. The fee is $85 per month for a half hour lesson once a week.
I will give a make-up lesson with 24 hours notice or for an unexpected illness or circumstance beyond your control. If you choose to not take a make-up lesson, the monthly fee is still the same. I will make up any lesson I miss during the semester.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I teach both children and adults.
My Certifications and Awards
I have written and recorded three original CDs. More information can be found at: www.MaryMeade.com
Mary Meade is an exceptional piano instructor with a passion and excitement for music that is truly infectious. My daughter, Grace, grew tremendously as a pianist during their time together. Not only does Mary have the talent, knowledge and experience to be a phenomenal teacher, she also pours her heart into each student making them feel they are the most important student she has...which is quite a gift. - Vanessa Murphy