Composition, Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I've been coaching award winning piano students in Moneta since 2000. I enjoy teaching all ages and levels as well as accompanying for local high schools, choirs, musicals, churches, children's theaters, weddings, and performing for other special occasions. My cutting edge and adaptable teaching style keeps students coming back year after year. Here, you aren't just a client, you're family!
My Musical Education Background
I received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano Pedagogy from Bob Jones University in South Carolina, in 1990. I continue to attend seminars and events that strengthen my teaching skills and keep me up to date on current pedagogy strategies.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Piano/Keyboard Lessons (Private and Group)
Individualized Instruction for Special Needs Students
Advanced Classical Training for More Serious Musicians
Chording & Lead Sheet Reading
Theory/Composition & General Musicianship
Music For Little Mozarts
College Prep & Scholarship Programs
Mentorship for New Teachers
There is an annual registration fee. Base price per lesson is $20.00 per half hour, one time per week. Most lessons are paid on a semester/tuition schedule, making your monthly costs lower. Payment plans are available to suit your budget. The cost of books, materials, competitions, and other events is an additional fee billed as needed.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Ages 4 to adult. Beginner to Advanced.
My Certifications and Awards
*Chairman, National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), Spring Festival, District-I, Roanoke, VA
*Co-Chairman, Virginia Federation of Music Clubs (VFMC), Mary Smart Scholarship Auditions, District-I, Roanoke, VA
*Awarded the Certificate of Merit from NFMC 2010 - 2015
*Active member of NFMC, VFMC, Thursday Morning Music Club, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA), and Roanoke Valley Music Teachers Association (RVMTA)
My Musical Influences
I had 9 piano teachers from the age of 7 through high school in addition to my numerous college professors. I was influenced, good or bad, by them all. Only one of those teachers has stood above the rest. She was a mentor and confidant for many years, and now has become a personal friend and professional colleague. If there was ever a teacher I want to be like, it is her. She is knowledgeable, honest, very talented, patient, and has a bubbly personality. She taught me more than just how to play the piano well, she taught me how to live life well. Thanks "Becky!"
I've been taking piano lessons from Mrs. Tanya for almost 13 years. She is a wonderful teacher. Not only has she given me the tools to become a successful pianist, but she has also instilled a love of music in me. Our "piano time" is never dull. My lessons are not only helpful and informative, but also tons of fun! Over the past 13 years, she has given me the opportunity to perform and compete in many different competitions and festivals and helped me be well prepared for them. As a senior in high school, I continue to learn from her instruction, and also have two students of my own. Mrs. Tanya inspired me to share the gift of music with others and to pursue piano as a career. I thoroughly recommend her to anyone who desires to begin or continue their music education.