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Alderson Broaddus University (BM in Performance)
Pennsylvania State University (Master's)
Peabody Institite of the Johns Hopkins University (Graduate Coursework)
As a piano teacher, I have been teaching private lessons for the past 6 years. I taught several music courses at Penn State for the past two years. I instructed Musicianship I and II, aural skills courses focused upon sight-singing and dictation. I also taught a music fundamentals course to non-music majors which focused on theory fundamentals. In addition to these qualifications, I am working on my Music Education Certificate at the Peabody Institute, as I wish to continue to improve my pedagogical skills.
I have the following academic credentials: MA in Music Theory and History; BM in Piano Performance;
BA in Musical Arts; and BA in History.
I believe that music is an essential form of human communication and expression. The ability to create music fosters in us many important skills, including dedication, persistence, and discipline. My goal is to create musically fluent students who can problem solve and make their own artistic decisions. Ultimately, I strive to make lessons fun and interesting in order for students to develop their own love of the instrument. Please feel free to contact me to learn more about music lessons and scheduling! As a piano teacher, I have been teaching private lessons for the past 6 years. I taught several music courses at Penn State for the past two years. I instructed Musicianship I and II, aural skills courses focused upon sight-… Read more
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I taught Musicianship I and II for the past two years at Penn State University. This included teaching freshmen music majors the fundamentals of aural skills, such as sight-singing and dictation. I also tutored students who struggled with this course.
In May, I earned my MA in Music Theory and History from Penn State University. This degree required me to take numerous graduate level music history courses and submit a final MA thesis at the end of my career there. Proficiency in music history was essential in order for me to graduate.