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Mars Hill, NC 28754 (map)

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In Teacher Studio

About Me


Mary Jo has 25+ years' experience teaching private piano lessons with students from ages 4 to 80. Her teaching strategy is to meet students at their own level and expand from there in whatever individual directions they wish to explore and will hold their interest and keep them learning. Her experience with writing music and being a singer/songwriter, as well as a performing musician, adds dimension to the knowledge being passed on in the lessons. She is very particular about Technique and Theory no matter what music is being pursued - the basics of the music language and what it takes to make music beautiful are first and foremost - therfeore, method books are thorougly used and supplemented with anything else that can be added according to the ability and interest of the student. She has a natural and respectful rapport with young students and especially enjoys adults learning from scratch or refreshing their skills. Mary Jo's sutdents participate in recitals as often as possible if desired. Lessons provide role-modeling and mentorship while building a lasting relationship. In addition to developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of music, students gain raised self-esteem, increased ability to concentrate and a heightened appreciation for detail. 

My Musical Education Background

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado Theory and Composition and Classical and Jazz Piano

Genres and Subjects Taught

Classical, Pop, Jazz, Accompanying Vocals

Lesson Rates

$100 per month in studio. 

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Beginner to Intermediate Level pianists. Ages 6 - 80+!

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