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      About Geri Sparre

      Geri Sparre
      Geri Sparre
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Salisbury, MD
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Piano, Voice
      Education: Dalcroze Elementary Certificate, The Juilliard School, NYC 2001, B. S. Music Education, West Chester University 1980.
      Performance Experience: Singer Songwriter, Vocalist, keyboards and guitar for numerous commercial bands. Most recently: solo artist on piano and vocals, Jazz vocalist with Brandywine Jazz, and Acoustic Rock Duo with Jim Daughton on Dobro. Sang and played piano in "Sisters of the Sixties" an off Broadway show in 1997. Several of Geri's songs have been licensed by the Bose Corporation for promotional purposes.
      Teaching Experience: Private lesson teacher for 40+ years. Darlington Art Center, Garnet Valley, PA, Center for the Creative Arts, Yorklyn DE, Delaware Music School. Public School teacher for WIlliam Penn School District, Darby and Yeadon PA. Elementary Music teacher at Chester County Family Academy 15+ years. Arts Integration Teacher and Consultant for PA Council on the Arts 2014 - 2019. Relocated to Maryland 2019. I have experience with learning difference children and welcome them in my studio.
      Teaching Philosophy: I believe in Dalcroze's philosophy that there are 3 doors into the brain: eyes, ears and kinesthesia. I do my best to assess which of these doors are strongest in my private students and present their material in a way that suits their learning style. I am experienced with many styles of music, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical and Musical Theatre. I help my students work toward their personal goals. I do my best to improve the aspects of music that they will need in their area of interest.

      Get to know Geri Sparre

      Geri Smith grew up playing piano and guitar. She earned her degree in Music Education from West Chester University, but instead of going into teaching full time, she began her career as a performer and recording artist. She later attended the Juilliard School in NYC as a graduate student. Geri has released two full length albums “This Chain” and “Two Sides to a Story”. She appears locally as singer and guitarist with dobroist Jim Daughton in their acoustic rock duo. Smith’s versatility allows her to cover a wide variety of material, including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Singer-songwriter and Pop. Geri has been teaching privately for over 40 years, and also taught classroom Music in both public and private schools.
      Geri Sparre teaches at:
      1205 MOUNT HERMON RD
      Salisbury, MD 21804
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