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Welcome to Northwoods Piano, located in Haymarket, Virginia. I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music(NCTM) in Piano offering lessons to students in Haymarket, Gainesville, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax and Chantilly areas of Virginia. Students age 8 and older who are interested in piano and willing to make the necessary effort are welcome. A strong sense of commitment is expected and improvement needs to be evident at each lesson.
At Northwoods Piano you will find a patient, friendly and supportive environment for students. My goal is to produce competent pianists through a systematic approach to piano instruction. Fundamentals such as sight reading, rhythmic training, technique and interpretation are emphasized. I am deeply committed to maintaining high standards and excellent quality of piano instruction.
About the Lessons
- Private lessons 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length, depending on age and advancement
- Beginners: concentration on basic skills of note reading, rhythmic training, and technique through fun and interesting pedagogical music
- Intermediates: concentration on technical skills, tone, phrasing and increasingly difficult key signatures and rhythm. More challenging music from all four historical periods is explored. A portion of every lesson is devoted to sight reading.
- Advanced: more complex classical music is studied with emphasis on interpretation, phrasing and tone control. Technical skills are expanded and increasingly difficult key signatures and rhythm are studied. Students are encouraged to listen to recordings and make more independent choices on pedaling and interpretation. A portion of every lesson is devoted to sight reading.
- Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano (NCTM)
- Bachelor of Music degree
- 27 years private piano teaching experience
- Professional Affiliations: Music Teachers National Association, Virginia Music Teachers Association, Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association
- NVMTA Adjudicator: Fall Festival, Spring Festival, Bach-Baroque Festival, Concerto Competition
- Springfield Music Club Adjudicator: Spring Festival, Sonatina Festival, Leestma Scholarship Competition, Mary Smart State Auditions, Composer Competition
- Springfield Music Club offices held: Vice President, Composer Competition Chairman, Treasurer, Spring Festival Chairman, Publicity Chairman