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Instruments: Piano, Voice
Styles: Classical

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Jan S In Home
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Styles: Classical

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

Bachelor of Music, Westminster Choir College (Princeton, New Jersey)

Major:  Piano Performance

Minor:  Voice

Student of William Cheadle and Harold Zabrack (The Juilliard School, New York, New York)

 

Instructor in piano with the Westminster Conservatory Division of Westminster Choir College and Musika.  Instructor at the College of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey. Private lessons in piano and voice.  Prepared boy soprano for successful admission to, and graduation from St. Thomas Boychoir School, New York.  Currently singer at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cathedral, San Francisco.Choral conductor specializing in early music and chant.Member: Music Teachers National Association

 

Awards:

Arthur Judson Prize in Piano, Westminster Choir College

Overview:

Fifty years of keyboard experience, primarily in the classical genre.  Piano instructor for 30 years.  Comfortable with special needs students (ADHD, Tourette's, aphasia).  I specialize in preparing students for higher education requirements and professional careers.

EXPERIENCE

Choral Experience: As a member of the Westminster Choir (Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor), I performed with major East coast orchestras.  Representative works include:  Mozart, Coronation Mass, Requiem; Beethoven, Fifth Symphony, Missa Solemnis; Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette, Te Deum, La Damnation de Faust; Mahler, Eighth Symphony; Wagner, Das Liebesmahl der Apostel; Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms; Kodály, Psalmus Hungaricus; Bernstein, Chichester Psalms

 

Ballet Accompanist: Princeton Ballet Workshop, The Agnes DeMille Studios (New York), School of the Pennsylvania Ballet (Philadelphia), The Scottish-American Ballet at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Organist/Choirmaster:Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), Thousand Oaks, California; The Church of St. Mary in Palms (Episcopal), Los Angeles, California; All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Orange, New Jersey; St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Hawthorne, New Jersey; Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Orange, New Jersey; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harrington Park, New Jersey; All Saints’ Church (Episcopal), Bergenfield, New Jersey; St. Elizabeth’s Church (Episcopal), Jacksonville, Florida

METHODS USED

I incorporate piano methods and teaching techniques from the traditions of Leschetizky, Hofmann, the Lhevinnes, and Adele Marcus.

LESSON STYLE

My lessons are tailored to the individual student and his or her personality and goals.  My approach involves proper use of the body position and weight to obtain maximum technique and sound.  I emphasize areas that need to be developed, especially involving the use of the arm and wrist.  I encourage relaxation and proper breathing so the pianist is prepared to meet technical challenges.  Musicality is emphasized to the highest degree, and I teach students to make sense of the music on the page, instead of simply looking at notes.  Together, we develop musical intelligence.

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