“Very Inspiring Piano Teachers”
Tel: (502) 649-2692
“I love teaching. I love students. I love teaching piano. I want the students to want to come to piano. I want to push my students to do beyond what they think they can do. I have five children and 6 grandchildren. I am a mother first and then a teacher, so I understand that sometimes it is easy to forget to bring the music. I understand that sometimes it is hard to get enough practicing done for a particular week. Life happens. However, taking piano teaches discipline and nurtures a lifelong love of music.
I charge by the month. Payment is due at the first of the month. If I miss, I will give a make up lesson or credit the payment for the next month. If the student gives at least 24 hours notice, I will reschedule his/her lesson. If notice is not given for an absence, there may not be a make up lesson. Parents are always welcome to stay for the lesson.”
Education & Background
I received Bachelors in Music Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also received a Masters in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. I have taught piano for 32 years. I have also been involved my whole life with the music program in the churches where I have been a member whether by playing piano, guitar or keyboard as well as singing in the choir or singing special music.
What I Teach
The kind of genre I enjoy the most is the genre that will motivate the student to practice. I use various methods (mainly Faber & Faber, Alfred or Bastien) depending on the student, but I always supplement the method books with something “fun” for the student (whether it is Disney, the Beatles, Adele, Coldplay, worship songs, etc.).
With beginners, my goal is to get them playing with the right and left hands as soon as possible using chords so that they feel they are progressing quickly. With all my students, my goal is to get them playing the type of music they want to play. However, I also follow a “method” book to cover all the basics and I always include classical music in their studies. I have found that many students want to be able to play a keyboard in a band, so I incorporate reading chord charts into my teaching.
Ages/Skill Levels Taught
I teach beginners through early advanced. I teach all ages, but my students are usually between 4 and 17. I have taught a few adults. (I did teach one 35 year old woman for three years by phone after she moved to Virginia)
I am not associated with any associations due to a busy schedule with family, church, teaching Bible studies, and speaking at women’s conferences. However, I LOVE what the associations offer!!!!