Instructor
Joined in
2019

Clarice Matrell Grismer

Instructor

Teaches Piano, Music Theory

Music becomes a satisfying experience that gives direction to the basic needs of self-expression, an appreciation for beauty and an outlet for emotional release

-James W. Bastien, noted music educator

Interested in taking lessons with Clarice Matrell Grismer

Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Piano, Music Theory

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Business-Piano Major-Wingate College

Favorite Bands

Billy Joel, David Lanz

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All

Teaching Experience

Private piano studio for over 40 years, Tadlock Piano and Organ Company

About Clarice Matrell Grismer

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Business-Piano Major-Wingate College


Areas of Instruction

Piano, Music Theory

 

Teaching Experience

Private piano studio for over 40 years, Tadlock Piano and Organ Company,

Music & Arts

 

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

Specialties/Genres Taught

Beginner students of all ages, Music Theory, Harmonization, Improvisation

Classical, Sacred Music-Traditional & Contemporary, New Age Music, Jazz, Pop/Rock

 

Favorite Instruments

Piano, Organ

 

Favorite Composers

Frederic Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven

 

Favorite Artists

Billy Joel, David Lanz

 

 

ABOUT MATRELL

 

I believe there is a fundamental need to create-whether interpreting the music of the master composers, improvising on a favorite melody, or composing one's own special piece; most people love music and have the desire to make music themselves.  

After teaching private piano lessons to students of all ages for over 40 years, it is more rewarding to me today than when I began. I aspire to be an effective communicator, to create an enthusiasm for music by making the learning experience one that inspires, encourages and motivates a lasting interest and curiosity in making and understanding music. Lessons and performances enhance positive traits in each student--self-discipline, self-expression, self-confidence and self-esteem.  Students learn to set and achieve goals. Coordination skills and concentration levels are improved.  With all of these benefits in mind, I strive to make each lesson an enjoyable, rewarding experience that enriches the lives of my students and instills a lifelong love of music.

 

The beginner years are critical to the success of every student, no matter what age. Years of experience have helped me to develop a logical, ordered approach to establish a solid foundation in notation, rhythm, technical skills, sightreading and theory that maximizes the potential for future accomplishments.  Music theory is so important-understanding what you are playing makes for an intelligent musician that will progress more rapidly.  Lessons are adaptive to student abilities, interests and performance needs.  Whether talent shows, recitals, church services, family celebrations or for relaxation, I encourage each student to pursue their interests and favorite genres to express themselves creatively.  As music is universal, all fundamentals of music learned in the study of piano readily transfers to all other instruments.

 

Please feel free to get in touch with me by calling the Music & Arts store at 704-341-0000 for more information.  I would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have.
Let's make music together! 

Charlotte Music & Arts 704-341-0000 Charlotte NC