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Piano Lessons in Deer Park and Lake Zurich, Illinois

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts in Teaching – National-Louis University, Wheeling, IL
  • Bachelor of Science – University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
  • Associates in Fine Arts – Harper College, Palatine, IL
    • Area of Specialization: Piano Pedagogy

EXPERIENCE

  • Music Tutor, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois for one year
  • Hand Chime Teacher, Accompanist, Suzuki Music School of Barrington, Illinois
  • Hand Chime Choir Director, New Life Church, Lake Zurich, Illinois
  • Private piano teaching of children and adults in Deer Park since 2005
  • Private piano teaching to students with disabilities, Northwest Suburban Special Recreation Association, Palatine, Illinois since 2010
  • Private piano teaching at New Life Church in Lake Zurich starting in 2011

TRAINING

  • National Keyboard Pedagogy Conference, Oak Brook, Illinois, 2007, 2005
  • National Keyboard Pedagogy Conference, Lombard, Illinois, 2009
  • ‘Every Child Can’ Suzuki Teacher Training, Suzuki School of Elgin, 2007
  • Recreational Music Making Workshop with Brenda Dillon, February 2009
  • Music Teacher’s National Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2009
  • Illinois State Music Teacher’s Conference, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011

PROFESSIONAL AFFILLIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS

  • Music Teachers National Association
    • Certification Step I completed, Step II in progress
  • Illinois State Music Teachers Association
  • Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association (board member)
  • Barrington Suzuki Strings (past board member)
  • Harper College Festival Choir member three semesters
  • Harper College Piano Ensemble member five semesters
 
Studio Location
Deer Park, Illinois
 
Phone
(847) 726-6722
 
 
Website
www.joanjames.com