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I have enjoyed teaching piano lessons in the Palatine and Rolling Meadows area for thirty years. My experience has convinced me that all of my students have the capability to be artistic. Students at any age or playing level have the capacity to express and communicate an idea or emotion at the piano.
To this end, I work with the whole student, utilizing Dalcroze eurhythmics, improvisation, and centering activities. A focused and creative mind integrated with a balanced, efficient and expressive body provides a good foundation for all of life’s endeavors. The same basic formula works to facilitate the execution of any activity, and to promote good health and emotional well-being.

My core teaching pieces are classical in style. But I enjoy all styles of music and supplement lessons with music of the student's choosing. I have a large lending library which enables me to give student's music of interest without requiring the purchase of additional books. I also offer a midi computer lab that includes a Finale music notation program for budding composers.

I try to prepare students to be competitive if applying to college music programs. At the same time, I realize most students will be recreational players, so I work to balance my curriculum to meet the needs of each individual.

MUSIC EDUCATION BACKGROUND

Valparaiso University B.A. (Music - Piano Major)
Michigan State University B.M. (Music Therapy)
Colorado State University, completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy
Numerous classes and workshops in Dalcroze Eurhythmics
National Music Teachers Association
National Guild of Piano Teachers
American Music Therapy Association
Neurologic Music Therapy certification

 
Studio Location
4461 Dawngate Lane
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
 
Phone
(847) 934-6145
 

 
Website
www.pianoteachers.com/
nancydempsey