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Instruments: Piano
Styles: Classical

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Cyndi S In Home
Instruments: Piano
Styles: Classical

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:

M.S.  Human Factors & Systems, Human Performance: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

B.A.  Music Education & Psychology: University of North Florida

Member of Florida Federation of Music Clubs, Inc.

Member of National Federation of Music Clubs

Awards:

Governor's choice: President of the Year Civitan International, Florida District 2009-10

Civitan International Distringuished President 2009-10

Overview:

Cyndi is a native of Jacksonville and has two grown children, a son who is an executive chef and daughter who is an anesthesiologist.  She is active in the community through her church, Florida's First Coast Civitan Club, and local advocacy groups for senior adults.

 

EXPERIENCE

Studied Piano Pedagogy with Mary Elizabeth Land and has been teaching private piano lessons for 35 years.  As a member of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs, students have the opportunity be adjudicated by some of the top musicians in Florida at Festival.  Ninety-nine percent of students in Cyndi's studio earn Superior rating at Festival.

Cyndi also leads children's choirs in the area and sings in the Don Thompson Chorale, a community chorus in Jacksonville.

METHODS USED

Teaching in a traditional style, the method books primarily used are Alfred's Prep Course, Bastien Basics, and Faber books and for the very young, Music for Little Mozarts. 

 

LESSON STYLE

Cyndi emphasizes note reading, rhythm, technic and theory at every lesson to prepare students to ultimately learn independently.  Building confidence is key factor in music lessons.

Each student is unique.  Everyone has their own learning style, appreciation for music, coordination and goals. In the 1:1 lesson, the teacher has the responsibility to meet the students' unique learning style for the best results.

Having conducted research in The Mozart Effect in graduate school, Cyndi firmly believes that music increases spacial ability which leads to better math skills and increases intelligence/apptitude in children.  Music lessons for adults helps keep the brain active as it generates new synapses.

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