FRIENDLY PIANO LESSONS IN SHOREWOOD, WI
lessons with Carolyn:
- I hope to introduce students to the joy of
playing the piano.
- I hope to help students develop a lifelong
appreciation for music.
- Piano lessons should make a student feel
confident in their ability to learn and grow.
- Piano students should feel comfortable and
supported in their lessons. They can get the
most out of lessons if they know they are
respected and their questions and opinions are
- Learning piano requires a strong foundation
in music theory. Understanding the language of
music helps you to learn songs more quickly and
appreciate them more fully.
- I provide students with a music education
that is individualized to their personal
learning styles and musical interests.
Carolyn's background and qualifications:
Growing up in a musical family, I began playing
piano at age four. I've taken lessons from a variety
of wonderful and distinguished teachers over the
years. I graduated summa cum laude in May 2007 from
Elmhurst College, with a Bachelor of Arts in music
and psychology. My coursework included music theory,
piano performance, piano pedagogy, educational
psychology, and developmental psychology. I taught
piano for five years in Illinois before moving to
Wisconsin in 2011. In addition to teaching, I have
been an accompanist for church services, high school
choirs, voice recitals, and musical theater. I am a
current member of the Milwaukee Area Piano Teacher's
Association. I am constantly learning as much as I
can about teaching piano, so I can be the best
teacher to my students. I do this by discussing
piano repertoire and methods with other teachers,
attending meetings and lectures, and reading books
on all aspects of piano performance and pedagogy.
If you have any questions, please feel free to
contact me via email or read more at my website.