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PIANO PLUS LLC & GUITAR With Robin Paavola, Tom Moss, And Russ Loop

Alto, MI 49302 (map)

Lessons Offered

Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Singing

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

About Me

In January of 2014, I decided to combine my love of teaching Private Piano Lessons with my love for teaching School Music & Choir to form PIANO PLUS LLC for Preschoolers through Adults, Beginner through Advanced. PIANO PLUS has grown so much that I now am scheduling lessons with a second piano teacher, Tom Moss. Tom has a Master's Degree in Classical Piano Performance but also plays several other styles, like Jazz, Blues & Boogie. I've also recently added Guitar Lessons by Russ Loop, a veteran teacher of guitar, bass, banjo, and mandolin for 40 years.

It's Piano...Plus optional Voice, Recorder, and Bells.
It's Piano...Plus a giant Floor Keyboard and Floor Staff.
It's Piano...Plus a giant Tabletop Staff.
It's Piano...Plus cool rhythm instruments.
It's Piano...Plus "Kids Play" Bells & Suzuki Tone Chimes.
It's Piano...Plus Hand Drums.
It's Piano...Plus a plethora of Manipulatives and Colorful Visuals.
It's Piano...Plus educational Music Crafts.
It's Piano...Plus Theory & Ear Training.
It's Piano...Plus a music appreciation Listening/Reading Center.
It's Piano...Plus free weekly Computer Sessions.
It's Piano...Plus two yearly Recitals & Group Lessons.
It's Piano...Plus MMTA's Student Achievement Testing.
It's Piano...Plus many performance opportunities through Piano Teachers Forum of Grand Rapids.
It's Piano...Plus training to play for traditional worship services.
It's Piano...Plus training to play for contemporary worship services.
It's Piano...Plus preparation to enter competitions, if so desired.
It's Piano...Plus optional involvement in St. Cecilia's Junior Music Clubs and the NFMC Junior Festival.

It's Also.....GUITAR, BASS, BANJO, and MANDOLIN with Russ Loop...for all ages and ability levels with training in all styles of music.

My Musical Education Background


Bachelor of Science, Music Education
Piano Primary
Vocal Secondary

Graduate Credit through Western Michigan University.

Graduate Course Work with Education Through Music (ETM).

Private Piano Teacher: over 30 years.

School Music Teacher and Choir Director at Grand Rapids Baptist Academy (now Northpointe Christian School)

Choir Director & Keyboards at Maplelawn Baptist Church, Wyoming, MI.

Preschool Bible Teacher & Song Leader in various churches, currently Ada Bible Church.

Genres and Subjects Taught

1. Traditional Private Piano Lessons
a) includes a free computer session following the private lesson.
b) includes access to a Reading/Listening Center for music history & music appreciation.
c) all styles of music are taught.
d) singing while playing is encouraged, but not required.
e) if a student is not able to sing on pitch, remediation is offered, but not mandatory.

2. Private Piano Lessons with Optional Add-on(s):
a) Singing
b) Recorder
c) Bells
d) Intro to Guitar & Ukelele with Robin

3. Private Guitar Lessons with Russ Loop

4. Singing/Voice Lessons (individuals and small groups)

5. Soprano Recorder Lessons (individuals and small groups)

6. Hand Chime Lessons (individuals and small groups)

7. PIANO PLUS Preschool Music Classes

8. General Music Classes (individuals and small groups)

9. Any combination of the above.

Lesson Rates

Private lessons are 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length, followed by a free Computer Session and free Music Appreciation Listening Session.

Preschool Music, General Music, Voice, Recorder, & Bells can be taught to individuals or small groups.

Contact me for current pricing.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught




My Certifications and Awards

Michigan Certification for K-12 Music Education

Bob Jones University Commencement Award: Student Teacher of the Year, 1983

My Musical Influences

Thankyou to my dear mother, Janice (Dygert) Moss, church organist and pianist, who is still doing both at the current age of 79. Way to go, Mom!

Thankyou to First Baptist Church of Alto for teaching me to love hymns, letting me play for junior church while I was still in elementary school, and letting me play for "big church" when I was still a young teen.

Thankyou, Dr. Wendell Babcock, for teaching me to play hymns.

Thankyou, Josh Groban and Selah, for your renditions of "You Raise Me Up."

Thankyou, Laura Storey, for your song, "Blessings."

Many thanks to my elementary school music teacher, high school band & choir directors, college piano teachers, and college choir directors.

Praise and thanksgiving go to God, the Creator of Music, and King David, the author of most of the Psalms.

Thankyou, fellow piano teacher and friend, Jane Greenfield, for encouraging me along the way.

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Alto, MI

The cover of Kaitlyn’s notebook: ‘I LOVE PIANO!’

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