Instructor
Joined in
2018

Michael

Instructor

Teaches Piano

"...society must set the artist free to follow his visionwherever it takes him." - John F. Kennedy

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Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Organist, St. Paul's Christian Community Church, VA, Purcellville, Loudoun County

Areas of Instruction

Piano

Favorite Bands

Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Education

Eastern Mennonite University, EMU, BA in Music Performance, Shepherd University, Teaching License, 30 hours towars Masters of School Administration, Hood College

Teaching Experience

Frederick County Public School, FCPS, Ages 4-adult

About Michael

I have taught both in the public schools and privately for fourteen years. I graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a BA in Music Performance. I had a concentration in piano studies at EMU but also performed with the Orchestra. I received my teaching license from Shepherd University and taught for Frederick County Schools in Frederick Maryland after I graduated from Shepherd. I began teaching private piano at the same time I worked for the school system. I also have thirty hours towards a Masters of School Administration from Hood College. I enjoy teaching piano and specialize with children of all ages. I have taught children as young as three years of age to adults in their later years. I concentrate on technique at the piano and enjoy teaching students how to read music and become fluent readers in music. Students learn note recognition, harmony and other theory components of music. I generally like to emphasize the connection and relationship music has to math. I have actually seen math scores improve after a student has played piano for at least a year. Moreover, other grades improve with private piano instruction. I also put together recitals generally held in October with students taking piano instruction. This is a great time for the student to get experience playing in public and also enhances their self esteem.
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