Music Theory, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Have been teaching piano for the last 25 years. Students range from beginners to Adults. Am a nationally certified teacher of music(NCTM), member of NMTA(National Music Teachers Association), member of MMTA(Maine Music Teachers Association), member and past president of Central Maine Music Teachers Association ( CMMTA) as well.Currently, am state chair of local music teachers associations. And state chair for teacher certification.Received a doctorate in education(EdD) from Boston University. studied music pedagogy at Notre Dame College, Manchester, N.H. Studied at Colby Piano Institutes with Dr. A. DiBonaventura for 12 years. Studied with Professor Cheryl Tschanz pianist in residence at Colby for 17 years. I believe that one can learn the art of piano playing with help in theory, technique and performance . there exists A wide world of piano literature. Music speaks sometimes, what cannot be expressed.
My Musical Education Background
Started learning piano at age 7. Performed in many many recitals.And continued to learn and practice throughout my careers.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Teach Theory, technique and performance at all levels.
$ 24.for 40 minutes lesson depending on student and circumstances.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Usually 41/2 or 5 yrs. to adult years. Each student is different and is usually assessed before beginning lessons with me.
My Certifications and Awards
I am a Nationally Certified Techer of Music. This is a special process and certification issued by the Music Teachers National Association.
My Musical Influences
Needless to say, I have been influenced bya numbe of qualified music teachers throughout the years. My first and formost inflluence was by my first piano teacher Annette Massee who passed on age 96.My second great influence was Sister Anita Marchessault with whom I studied musical pedagogy at Notre Dame College, Manchester, N.H. and through whose guidance I obtained my certification. My third and more recent influence was Cheryl Tschanz pianist in residence at Colby College who led me though piano literature of so many composers and whose continued encouragement placed me in the wonderful opportunities I have today. And that is to teach young and old the love of piano music.
I took lessons from Muriel for about 3 years, an adult student. She was always patient and encouraging, yet pushed me to work a little harder. I always admired her for the fact that she herself remained a student, ever-learning and evolving as a pianist. I highly recommend her as a teacher and mentor!