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Tutor Town

Hartland, MI 48353 (map)

Lessons Offered

Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

About Me

I love teaching piano to children and adults and have joyfully taught music for over 20 years. My studio in Hartland welcomes children, teens and adults to discover they can learn to play the piano quickly, beautifully and with confidence. I offer private one on one instruction, group workshops and recitals. I structure lessons to the specifice needs and strengths of each student. My curriculum includes a variety of music styles (Classical to Pop), Music Theory, Music History, Composition and some fun! I am the mother of an awesome 10 year old boy and wife to Mr. Snyder for over 29 years!

My Musical Education Background

I am a certified Elementary Educator who taught grades Pre-K to Sixth in all subjects including Music classes in private and public schools. I have my B.A. Degree in both History and Language Arts through Seattle Pacific University and teaching certification through University of Michigan. I studied music with Alice McKinley of the McKinley Piano Studio as a child starting at age 7. In college I studied under Professor Marcille Mack, Head of the Music Department of Seattle Pacific University. It has been my privelege to teach students in the Hartland area for over 20 years.

Genres and Subjects Taught

My students learn sight reading, theory, ear training and composition and music history. They learn fun and different ways to practice and enjoy incentive contests that motivate practicing. Students also learn the importance of how they physically use their body to play their instrument i.e., the importance of correct sitting posture, correct hand, wrist and arm movements, correct pedaling and much more! They also learn performance etiquette and how to present themselves confidently before audiences. Above all I hope the learn to have a lifetime love of music!

Lesson Rates

Introductory Registration Fee: $50.00

This includes Lesson Book, Theory Book and Assignment Book. It also includes the price of the first lesson.

Weekly lessons are offered: 1/2 hour per lesson for $20.00.

Students who are Level 3 and above are recommended to take 1 hour lessons per week.

Workshop and recital fees flucuate depending number of participants.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I am happy to teach anyone from ages 4 to 90 years young!

Very young children (4-5 years old) need to be able to sit for at least 20 minutes and be able to follow directions. I also taught for two years at the Hartland Senior Center and was privileged to help some seniors attain a life long dream of learning to play the piano!

My Certifications and Awards

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My Musical Influences

Choirs, orchestra, chamber music, classical repertory, gospel, pop, jazz, ragtime. My favorite composers are: Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Bartok and Gershwin. My favorite Pop people are: Billy Joel, Beatles, Aerosmith, Faith Hill, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Adele and Alexander Desplat.

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Student Reviews

Hartland, MI

Lisa teaches piano to my son for 6 years now, year round. We are very happy with her. She is wonderful, caring and patient teacher. My son looks forward to every lesson. Highly recommended! G.N. HARTLAND

Linden, MI

Miss Lisa is fun! I like to play piano. It makes me happy! She is the best teacher in the whole, wide world! Donnie Age 5

Fenton, MI

I enjoy my "no stress" piano lessons with Lisa. She encourages me in my playing, and yet offers me hints on how to improve a piece. Lisa makes studying piano FUN. Constance age, 70!!!!

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