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Paula L.

Piano teacher who loves her job

Piano teacher who loves her job

$35/hour

  • 127 hours tutoring

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The piano is such a responsive instrument, a pleasure to listen to and has so many varied uses!

I've taught piano for a long time in person but have been doing it online for about a year. I play for church every Sunday; weddings, funerals, accompany soloists and ensembles for events and competitions.

I teach a 45-minute lesson for $28.

It's important to have a piano or keyboard in your home for practicing.

My students and I have the same books, so we're literally 'on the same page.' ...

The piano is such a responsive instrument, a pleasure to listen to and has so many varied uses!

I've taught piano for a long time in person but have been doing it online for about a year. I play for church every Sunday; weddings, funerals, accompany soloists and ensembles for events and competitions.

I teach a 45-minute lesson for $28.

It's important to have a piano or keyboard in your home for practicing.

My students and I have the same books, so we're literally 'on the same page.'

I write a summary of the lesson including the new assignment and send as an email.

Knowing something about the 'science' of music enhances your understanding, enjoyment and creativity. So I like to include theory and ear-training with each lesson. We can adjust the emphasis according to your wishes.

You probably have some questions for me: I'd like to answer them and talk to you further! I hope to hear from you.

Sincerely,
Paula Long


Education

Drake University Des Moines, Iowa
Education
Drake University Des Moines, Iowa
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Rate details: Hourly fee depends on the amount of preparation for me to do between sessions and any materials I may need to buy.
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have B.S.E from Drake in Elementary Ed. I've taught 5th and 6th grades in public school. I home-schooled my own children in all the elementary grades as well as high school subjects.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have a good understanding of phonics. I've used phonetic-based methods for teaching reading. I've observed that phonetic knowledge enables reading success! I'm also able to teach students who read whole words instead of using phonics.
Reading,

Reading

Teaching my sons to read is one of the thrills of my lifetime! Following a plan carefully, seeing the daily improvements that resulted and now knowing that they are good readers is solid evidence of our diligence. I'm very interested in and enthused about teaching children how to develop this essential and enjoyable skill!
Spelling,

Spelling

I've taught Spelling in public school as well in homeschooling my own children. I can tailor a Spelling curriculum to fit a particular child's learning style. Together we can master those weekly Spelling tests!
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I like words - what they mean, why they're spelled as they are, how to use them correctly and advantageously! A good vocabulary goes hand in hand with reading and spelling - all work together to enhance communication. I've successfully taught Vocabulary as a separate subject and along with Reading and Spelling.

English

Reading,

Reading

Teaching my sons to read is one of the thrills of my lifetime! Following a plan carefully, seeing the daily improvements that resulted and now knowing that they are good readers is solid evidence of our diligence. I'm very interested in and enthused about teaching children how to develop this essential and enjoyable skill!
Spelling,

Spelling

I've taught Spelling in public school as well in homeschooling my own children. I can tailor a Spelling curriculum to fit a particular child's learning style. Together we can master those weekly Spelling tests!
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I like words - what they mean, why they're spelled as they are, how to use them correctly and advantageously! A good vocabulary goes hand in hand with reading and spelling - all work together to enhance communication. I've successfully taught Vocabulary as a separate subject and along with Reading and Spelling.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have B.S.E from Drake in Elementary Ed. I've taught 5th and 6th grades in public school. I home-schooled my own children in all the elementary grades as well as high school subjects.
Piano,

Piano

I've studied piano since I was eight years old and have a ton of experience: accompanying choirs, soloists, church services, weddings, funerals and my favorite is warmly guiding and encouraging my students toward making satisfying music of their own!
Reading,

Reading

Teaching my sons to read is one of the thrills of my lifetime! Following a plan carefully, seeing the daily improvements that resulted and now knowing that they are good readers is solid evidence of our diligence. I'm very interested in and enthused about teaching children how to develop this essential and enjoyable skill!
Spelling

Spelling

I've taught Spelling in public school as well in homeschooling my own children. I can tailor a Spelling curriculum to fit a particular child's learning style. Together we can master those weekly Spelling tests!

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have B.S.E from Drake in Elementary Ed. I've taught 5th and 6th grades in public school. I home-schooled my own children in all the elementary grades as well as high school subjects.
Piano,

Piano

I've studied piano since I was eight years old and have a ton of experience: accompanying choirs, soloists, church services, weddings, funerals and my favorite is warmly guiding and encouraging my students toward making satisfying music of their own!
Reading

Reading

Teaching my sons to read is one of the thrills of my lifetime! Following a plan carefully, seeing the daily improvements that resulted and now knowing that they are good readers is solid evidence of our diligence. I'm very interested in and enthused about teaching children how to develop this essential and enjoyable skill!

Music

Piano

Piano

I've studied piano since I was eight years old and have a ton of experience: accompanying choirs, soloists, church services, weddings, funerals and my favorite is warmly guiding and encouraging my students toward making satisfying music of their own!

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

I have a good understanding of phonics. I've used phonetic-based methods for teaching reading. I've observed that phonetic knowledge enables reading success! I'm also able to teach students who read whole words instead of using phonics.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have B.S.E from Drake in Elementary Ed. I've taught 5th and 6th grades in public school. I home-schooled my own children in all the elementary grades as well as high school subjects.
Piano,

Piano

I've studied piano since I was eight years old and have a ton of experience: accompanying choirs, soloists, church services, weddings, funerals and my favorite is warmly guiding and encouraging my students toward making satisfying music of their own!
Reading

Reading

Teaching my sons to read is one of the thrills of my lifetime! Following a plan carefully, seeing the daily improvements that resulted and now knowing that they are good readers is solid evidence of our diligence. I'm very interested in and enthused about teaching children how to develop this essential and enjoyable skill!

Examples of Expertise


Paula has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 21 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Response time: 17 hours