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Heather D.

Professional Musician and Educator: Guitar, Piano, Ukulele

Professional Musician and Educator: Guitar, Piano, Ukulele

$50/hour

  • 14 hours tutoring

About Heather


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I know it’s the cheesiest sentence ever, but it’s true: I pretty much always have a song in my heart. I’ve always taken the opportunity to get involved with music in some way throughout my life, whether it was taking piano lessons, singing in a choir, writing my own music, or playing guitar in a band. Teaching professionally for the past four years both in a music school and in my personal studio has given me the opportunity to share in other peoples' musical journey as well. There are many...

I know it’s the cheesiest sentence ever, but it’s true: I pretty much always have a song in my heart. I’ve always taken the opportunity to get involved with music in some way throughout my life, whether it was taking piano lessons, singing in a choir, writing my own music, or playing guitar in a band. Teaching professionally for the past four years both in a music school and in my personal studio has given me the opportunity to share in other peoples' musical journey as well. There are many paths to becoming a musician so it's important to me that I understanding the individual student's goals and learning style. I motivate from a place of sincere encouragement, curiosity, and humor.

I earned a Bachelor's of Music in Music Therapy from Slippery Rock University. My primary instrument was piano, and I also continued studying guitar and percussion. I interned as a music therapist at Clarion Psychiatric Center where I was trained in group facilitation. Since then I have facilitated music therapy groups, taught percussion classes, mentored rock bands for kids, and taught private piano, guitar, and ukulele lessons.

Please contact me if you have any questions about my lessons and we can set up a 15-20 minute consultation to talk further. You will start making music very soon!


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Slippery Rock University
Music Therapy

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Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have studied piano on a college level as it was my primary instrument for my Bachelors in Music. I teach foundational principles of theory, note-reading, and performance technique in addition to creative principals such as improvisation, accompaniment styles, and songwriting.

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Piano

Piano

I have studied piano on a college level as it was my primary instrument for my Bachelors in Music. I teach foundational principles of theory, note-reading, and performance technique in addition to creative principals such as improvisation, accompaniment styles, and songwriting.

Music

Guitar,

Guitar

I have been playing the guitar for 15 years. I enjoy playing folk, R&B, jazz, and pop styles. I play many church, cafe, and event gigs throughout the month. Strumming chords, fingerpicking, reading music, and improvising are facets of guitar I enjoy teaching.
Piano

Piano

I have studied piano on a college level as it was my primary instrument for my Bachelors in Music. I teach foundational principles of theory, note-reading, and performance technique in addition to creative principals such as improvisation, accompaniment styles, and songwriting.

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Piano

Piano

I have studied piano on a college level as it was my primary instrument for my Bachelors in Music. I teach foundational principles of theory, note-reading, and performance technique in addition to creative principals such as improvisation, accompaniment styles, and songwriting.

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Kind and Professional Piano Teacher

We have had an excellent experience with Heather, who has been teaching piano to our eight-year-old daughter. At the first lesson she quickly ascertained the level our daughter was at and informed us which lesson books we should purchase. We have listened in on some lessons and Heather clearly knows what she is doing. She is kind and patient and our daughter enjoys working with her. We would recommend her to anyone.

Don, 10 lessons with Heather

Top Notch!

Heather has been an amazing instructor! She's very knowledgeable, professional and keeps our lessons fun and engaging . I've made tremendous progress since we began and I know it wouldn't have happened without her. I couldnt recommend her enough!

Padraic, 1 lesson with Heather
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$50/hour

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Heather D.

$50/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Heather

Response time: 8 hours