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Masters in Music Performance from Indiana University, Bachelors in Music Education

Performance Experience

Carnegie Hall, France, Spain, Germany

Areas of Instruction


Teaching Experience

10 years elementary school music in public and private schools

Levels Taught

All, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About John

Greetings!  My name is John Visel, and I have ten years of experience teaching private piano to students from kindergarten through adult. I believe that all students learn differently. In lessons, piano players not only learn to read classical music, but also improvise both classical and jazz. Central to my philosophy is to connect the piano to the other arts. Students may create a painting, then interpret that on the piano. There may be a story read, and the student creates music to accompany the story. Or students may connect to music through motion and dance.  I believe all children are musicians. Much of my experience has been teaching music in public and private schools.  My students have performed in several states, Germany, and Austria. I am trained in the Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Orff methods of teaching, and have published an article on creative piano teaching in the Echo, the Journal of the American Orff-Schwulwerk Association.

Music has always played an important role in my life, and I hope it will in that of my students.

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