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Jeff Vanderheijden

Carlisle, PA 17015 (map)

Lessons Offered

Percussion, Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

Virtual / Online

About Me

I live with my wife and two daughters in Boiling Springs. I addition to teaching, I am the Catholic Campus Minister at Elizabethtown College. Previously, I served as Director of Music and CORE member for the Life Teen Ministry at Saint Patrick Church in Carlisle. I enjoy spending my time with my family, playing/writing music, in the outdoors and traveling.

My Musical Education Background

I have been playing piano since I was 6 years old. I have played for private holiday events, at nursing homes and as an accompanist/soloist for weddings, charity concerts and retreats. I was taught by my mother whose teacher was a student of an understudy of Franz List. I spent time studying at the Lancaster Conservatory of Music. In college, I took music courses at Saint Vincent College and Seton Hill College. Working with and educating children and youth has been a part of me since I graduated from Saint Vincent College in 1999. I composed a full length Christmas musical for the youth at Saint Edward Church in Richmond, VA where I started teaching piano. I continued to teach in Richmond until 2006, when my wife’s career relocated us to Boiling Springs. At that time, I left 43 students per week, some of whom were adults and special needs children until recently I decided to start teaching again. My teaching philosophy is one that encourages student creativity, enjoyment and individualism while facilitating progress and advancement of the students’ comprehension for the piano and elementary percussion. I use both Schaum and Alfred piano method books and always individualize my teaching style to meet the students’ cognitive development.

Genres and Subjects Taught

Beginning to advanced levels for piano. Classical, Pop, Rock, Christian, Blues.

Beginning percussion (drum) lessons.

Lesson Rates

My rates are as follows:

$22.00 per half hour lesson to come to your home. $20.00 per half hour for additional students in the same home. $25.00 per half hour if not local. (10 mile radius)

$20.00 per half hour to come to my home.

References available. Clearances are current.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Ages 5 and up including adults! :)

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Student Reviews

Mechanicsburg, PA

Jeff has been teaching my 8-year-old twins for a year now. These are their first music lessons. They have both made great progress and enjoy their lessons. Jeff not only teaches from the book, but also adds in some music theory, which is wonderful. My son has mild Autism, and Jeff has been very patient in dealing with him and his quirks. With our incredibly busy schedule, it is totally worth the few extra dollars to have Jeff come to our home for lessons. Highly recommended.

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