Location: Alvin, TX
Education: Mrs. Berlin studied Music Education at Liberty University for her Bachelor's degree. She studied voice from John Hugo and piano from David Erhman. After graduating, she began teaching music at various K-12 schools in the area. She completed her MA in Music Education at Liberty in 2017. She will complete her Doctorate in Music Education from Liberty in 2022.
Performance Experience: Mrs. Berlin has played piano at church since she was 14 years old. She plays for choir rehearsal, orchestra rehearsal, children's choir, and weekly services. She has played for nursing homes also. She performed with the University of Houston Downtown Civic Jazz Orchestra for 2 years. She has accompanied many students for UIL competitions. She currently plays with the Clear Lake symphony,
Teaching Experience: Mrs. Berlin has been teaching piano to students of all ages since 1999. She taught at her house, traveled to students' houses, and taught at schools where she worked; she offered after school group and individual lessons. She taught group piano to her 2-5 grade music classes. This year, Mrs. Berlin taught online lessons thru Zoom.
Teaching Philosophy: Mrs. Berlin believes that anyone can play piano if they want to. The piano is an incredible instrument that offers so much to the learner. All it takes is a desire. That desire will sustain the student as they struggle through learning a new skill. Knowing the struggle, she balances a well-thought out curriculum program with student music interests to create an individualized program for each student. She will help move each student forward as their practice time allows.