Music Theory, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
My love of piano and singing in choirs and playing flute in band all through elementary and high school caused me to pursue music in college.
My Musical Education Background
Dr. Crandall was graduated from Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester with a D.M.A. major in organ performance and literature and minor in music theory. At Kingsway College, Oshawa, Ontario, she taught piano to elementary children through 2nd year college students, and organ and basic musicianship for college students. She has taught general music class in public and private schools. Currently, she is Choir Director and Organist at the First Baptist Church in Medford.
Her piano method for early childhood piano is Music Moves by Marilyn Lowe. The method is a research based curriculum on how we perceive and learn music. The system is designed to develop the ear and keyboard performance skills as well as develop a life long love of music. Two students at a time are possible or a private lesson for these active sessions.
Individual instruction and tradition piano lessons using Suzuki piano method with classical music and Faber Piano Adventures are available for children through adults.
For those keyboard players who aspire to conquer the organ, the King of Instruments, her preference is the classical and the church literature.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Dr. Crandall has taught piano, organ, basic musicianship, music appreciation, choir for elementary school, and some band instruments.
Piano Lessons $25 for 1/2 hour or $35 for 3/4 hour
Organ Lessons $45 for 3/4 hour and $60 for 1 hour
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Dr. Crandall has a deep interest in early childhood learning. A childs best learning years are 3 through 9. If the child has a good foundation in those years, the child will learn and perform well throughout their academic learning process. She has piano materials for teaching Kindergarten through adults.
My Certifications and Awards
Dr. Crandall earned the three Kodaly certifications and was licensed by the Mass Dept of Education with the current certification for Music Pre-K through Grade 12. She is a member the American Guild of Organists
My Musical Influences
Music has led me to study at the following:
private piano with Dr. Virgina-Gene Rittehhouse (student of Leon Fleisher)
choral conducting in England at the Royal School of Church Music and in Switzerland at Lehrgang für Chorleitung und Chorische Stimmbildung, (Choral Directing/Voice Buildg) St. Moritz, Switzerland
organ and theory analysis at American Conservatory, Fontainebleau, France (w/Nadia Boulanger and Annette Dieudonné).
music learning through movement in Michigan at High/Scope Educational Research Foundation – Education Through Movement: Foundation
voice at McClosky Institute of Voice in Boston —Enhancement of Healthy Voice, Help for Troubled Voice
Dr. Crandall is the BEST POSSIBLE teacher for a child. She is a lifelong learner.