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Corrine Van Dyk

Twin Falls, ID 83301 (map)

Lessons Offered

Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

About Me

I am a fine pianist and a great teacher! I began studying piano ate age 7 and have never stopped making music at the piano. I believe there is music in every child, teen, and adult. Making music is not just an activity for the "talented;" it's an enriching and enjoyable activity for everyone!

I love and am exceptionally effective with the beginning student regardless of age. All students leave their first lesson playing real music on the piano free of stress and frustration. My approach to teaching music reading is confirmed by research and prevents the frustration that countless aspiring pianists have encountered when trying to match note names with keys on the piano. I strive to be each student's first and best teacher.

I also enthusiastically welcome transfer students of all ages. I meet each student's needs by adjusting my teaching style to the student's learning style to insure an environment where joyful learning takes place.

My Musical Education Background

Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano, Bachelor's degree from California State Polytechnic University and graduate work in music at Boise State University, Member of the Music Teachers' National Association, Member of the Idaho Music Teachers' Association, Chairperson and Adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers

Genres and Subjects Taught

I teach students to play the piano using folk tunes, originally composed children's music, classical music, jazz-influenced music, contemporary music, and sacred music (if so desired). Student's interests assist me in determining the music that will be used in student lessons.

Lessons also include the development of associated musicianship skills: theory, aural skills, and improvisation. School-age students participate in small group lessons three times during the school year that are great fun and teach and reinforce musicianship skills in a very successful manner. These students also have the opportunity to participate in a number of performance opportunities throughout the school year. Students are invited to use a digital piano before or after their scheduled lesson to arrange the pieces they are learning using a huge variety of instrumental sounds.

Lesson Rates

School-age students:

30-minute weekly lesson - $76 monthly

45-minute weekly lesson - $105 monthly

Adult students:

60 minute lessons every other week - $76 monthly

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I teach students of all ages! Individual piano lessons are available for adults, teens, and children (ages 5 and up).

My Certifications and Awards

Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano

My Musical Influences

During my junior high, high school, and college years I studied with a wonderful woman, Opal DeBeeson, in southern California. She eventually retired to British Columbia and passed away at the age of 98. She was the most important teacher in my life, and I hope to continue her good work.

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Student Reviews

Kimberly, ID

Corrine accepted me as a transfer student when I was fourteen, and although I was only able to study under her for a year, I learned more in that short time than I ever had in the previous six. Her lessons are well thought out, and altered to be the most beneficial and enjoyable for you. She is well organized, patient, and inspires a love for music in a way that many can not. Having had Corrine as both an accompanist, and a teacher- I must say she is one of the most talented musicians I have ever known. She is fun, patient, and a wonderful teacher. I would highly recommend her to anyone searching for a teacher. I promise you it's worth every penny.

Hansen, ID

I took lessons from Corrine for a long time, and I enjoyed it immensely! She works with you on pieces you enjoy, as well as pieces from various areas of history, that are in styles of music that you enjoy. I never played a piece I didn't enjoy, and she is very fun to work with. Well worth the time and the money.

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