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Tania Ribeiro Fernandes
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Hurst, TX
Speaks: Portuguese, English, French
Instructs: Piano
Education: Master's in History, Bachelor's in Education, Grade 8 in Piano from the Trinity College of Music London.
Performance Experience: Daily/weekly Church music performance, children's choir performance, Wedding/Funeral/Other special occasion performance, and OF COURSE playing for fun at parties!
Teaching Experience: 6 years
Teaching Philosophy: Music is something that should be fun, relaxing and something that you enjoy. It's never too late to learn and it is just an expression of what is inside of you.

Get to know Tania

I am a teacher, special educator and a music teacher as well.
Music has been a very important part of my life from a young age and
has provided me a fun outlet. I play classical piano, Church songs and
hymns, as well as a variety of genres that include pop, classic, 70's,
80's/disco, and golden oldies.  I love to sing and love playing golden
oldies and hymns.  I encourage my students to play and do what music
you enjoy, first.  Other music will follow.  I also emphasize to all
students, the importance of learning and mastering music-reading, or
what people call "sheet music".  Being able to read notes and
understand what is on a sheet of music and then the ability to play
that, is like learning how to talk or sing, and then learning how to
read/write words on a paper.  Can you imagine any good musician or
singer you know or admire who is good at singing but can't read the
words or write words down on paper?  Playing/singing and
reading/writing both are important.  It may seem challenging at the
beginning, but just like writing it becomes second nature.

I have done graded music exams from the Trinity College of Music
London.  In later years I picked up the keyboard and learnt to play it
as well.  In the last few years I have worked  as a piano and keyboard
teacher and a piano accompanist for violin and flute students doing
music exams. When I settled in Texas, I continued to play piano as a
hobby as I was raising my family. I was the volunteer accompanist for
the children's choir at St. Andrew's Catholic Church for a short
while. In 2019 I was the Music Director at an assisted living facility
helping them with the piano and leading the congregation wherever
necessary for weekend  Church services until Covid hit and things took
a pause. Now I am a Music Teacher Expert at  Music & Arts Store, Hurst

Tania teaches at:
1428 W Pipeline Rd
Hurst, TX 76053
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Founded in a small house back in 1952, Music & Arts has been owned and operated by the same family since the very beginning. Now the nation’s leading provider of music lessons, instrument rentals, repairs and sales, we’ve grown significantly over the years, but we’ve never lost sight of music’s impact on a personal level. From busy professional musicians gearing up for the next show to the parents of children learning about music for the very first time, we’re proud to serve all people with an interest in music. Stop in an see us at our Hurst, TX location today! We can’t wait to connect you with everything you need to succeed in music!