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Piano instruction for primary - 3rd level students, including those with disabilities

I have been playing piano since childhood, and had the pleasure of learning from several wonderful teachers. I have also studied folk guitar, voice, music theory and composition. My professional endeavors have included singing with several music groups when I was younger. Later I taught music lessons to children in their homes, and have successfully taught one child with a cognitive disability (who now plays at the 2nd level). I love teaching children, and making music fun and accessible to them. My approach has four parts: theory, rhythm, finger techniques, and performance. I have learned how to customize lessons based on individual needs and interests. Most children who have studied with me remember those moments when they were able to master a technique, play a song by heart, impress their parents, and move on to another book. Of course, it takes time to get there, so I also work on making lessons comfortable.

Students are responsible for their own instructional materials. In certain situations (e.g., disabilities or very young children) I'm willing to teach for half an hour instead of an hour, at least at first.

Wendy's Practical information

I teach music theory, piano, music early learning activities - for children, singing. Lessons are available for the following levels: beginner, 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year

I give lessons in person at the student's home.

Wendy's Experience

As a youth and young adult I was involved with music performance on several levels, including church, school choirs, piano recitals and folk venues. Later I also performed with a blues/jazz fusion group and was a member of a folk music society. We had many jams and I was involved in some performances.

Wendy's CV

Experienced teacher with over many years of learning, performing, teaching and composing music. Dedicated, enthusiastic, resourceful and ethical, I enjoy teaching students with various cultural & educational backgrounds, and cognitive abilities.

Skills & strengths include the ability to comprehend each student’s growth potential; Interpersonal skills for working with people from diverse cultures; work-related skills including tenacity, integrity, resourcefulness; and a lifelong passion for music.

Work history: Home instructor for Clintonville Music Academy, Columbus, Ohio, 2000-2003. Taught private elementary piano lessons to children in their homes. Home health aide for ProHealth Care Services, 2011-2016, worked with pediatric clients.

Music education: private piano, guitar, and voice instruction (over 7 years). U.C.L.A. Continuing Education, Los Angeles, California. Three course in musical sight reading & ear training, performance and composition.

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