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Teaching Philosophy and Practices:

It's always a good time to begin or resume piano lessons!
Most people come into this world with musical aptitude, ability, and interest. Without exposure, education, and training, however, the ability to expand on innate aptitude and interest tends to wane or be set aside for more immediate concerns. Good music teachers understand and encourage students, no matter their ages, stages, or individual learning styles.

I strive to help my students enjoy the process of understanding and making music. Various components of the body - ears, eyes, voice, brain, limbs, and digits - all work together to foster music-making, and lessons need to incorporate activities that develop this synergy. Thus, lessons often include such activities as ear training, theory, history, sight reading, technique, and repertoire.


Education: Masters of Arts in Music, emphasis in Piano Pedagogy
    Webster University – Saint Louis, Missouri
(University Honors - May 2002)
  Music Together® Introductory and Advanced Training (2004)
Experience: Piano Teacher (1999 - Present)
    Provide private and partner lessons for students aged five through adult
  Awarded MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music status
    (June 2005)
  Accompanist (1983 - Present)
    Extensive experience accompanying singers and instrumentalists, soloists and ensembles.
  Choral Conducting (2007 - Present)
    - Masterworks Children's Chorus
  Early Childhood Music Teacher (1997 - 2006)
Full resume and references available upon request.

Studio Information:

Private studio located in The Galena Territory, Illinois.
30-minute or 45-minute weekly lessons available.
Contact Information: Telephone: (815) 776-0223 E-mail: lipnick.piano@gmail.com

Studio Location
2 Valley Road
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 776-0223