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Karleen B In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Piano
Styles: Classical, Pop, Blues, Folk, Gospel, Spirituals

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Karleen B In Studio
Instruments: Piano
Styles: Classical, Pop, Blues, Folk, Gospel, Spirituals

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Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 6-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Ed.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Doctorate in Education M.Ed. University of Pittsburgh, Masters in Education B.S. Bob Jones University, Science/Piano Pedagogy Studied privately with Nelson Whitaker, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University  

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I've performed as a university piano accompanist, church pianist, choir director/accompanist, wedding ceremonies, receptions and events. 

Overview:
I'm a passionate instructor who loves music and believes that playing an instrument should be fun.   My educational training includes undergraduate study in Piano Pedagogy, as well as masters and doctoral degrees in education.  This advanced training enriches my piano teaching and enables me to accommodate all learners through an array of pedagogical strategies tailored to the individual student.  
EXPERIENCE
My experience includes teaching piano for over 10 years at my home studio and instructing general music classes in grades K - 12.  The wide range of music teaching experience, including both private piano and music classes enhance my ability to understand a wide range of learners and accommodate their learning styles and needs. I view motivation as the key to success and provide appealing music and opportunities for students to develop an appreciation of music.  Students benefit from performing and are encouraged to play in recitals, enter competitions, and make music for others to enjoy.
METHODS USED
For beginning students I use graded methods such as Schultz Piano Course or Alfred Basic Piano to enable students to play a song from the very first lesson.  These graded methods introduce basic note reading, the layout of the piano keys, and proper posture and hand positioning, allowing students to progress gradually and systematically to more advanced music.  Interests and skill levels of older beginners and intermediate students are assessed individually, and a plan of study is tailored for them.  I believe that motivation is a key factor in music study, and I incorporate into each lesson one piano book jointly chosen by the student that reflects their current musical interest.  I foster musical development through integrating music theory and appreciation seamlessly into lessons so that students become complete musicians.  
LESSON STYLE
Teaching students to play and enjoy music is extremely rewarding for me, and I love to help children and adults discover and develop their musical talents. I am a patient, positive teacher who seeks to challenge students to put forth their best effort and perform to their potential.  I foster an intristic love of music to motivate my students, so that their playing (including practice time) becomes enjoyable.  My instruction takes into consideration factors such as learning disabilities and developmental needs that are critical to students' success.   
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Jessica Turnquist

5

Karleen is great!!! My daughter loves working with karleen!! She is patient, kind and such a wonderful piano teacher.

Review posted on May 07, 2019

Vanessa Chen

5

She is a very good teacher, she stays focused during class, and let’s us play songs of our choice.

Review posted on Oct 11, 2018

Syeda Hossain

5

Very engaging and nurturing.

Review posted on Oct 12, 2017

Kavita Gahlaut

4

Great teacher !

Review posted on Apr 16, 2017

Anjali Awasthy

5

Awesome My daughter lover Karleen

Review posted on Apr 16, 2017

Gina Cristallo

4

She is very patient. She is soft spoken and really tries to focus my son on the songs he enjoys playing. She has made piano lessons a fun experience for him.

Review posted on Mar 11, 2017

Carolyn Thornton

5

She is very patient and my daughter really likes her.

Review posted on Aug 23, 2016

Yekaterina Mitrofanov

5

Karleen is professional and patient teacher with my 5 years old son. He really likes piano lessons with her.

Review posted on Mar 27, 2016

Syeda Hossain

4

Very professional, cordial and punctual.

Review posted on Dec 15, 2015

Heather Berest

5

I started my 5 yr old daughter with Karleen this Fall. Karleen has a calm and honest disposition. My daughter adores her and cannot wait for her arrival. I was concerned because my daughter is not so willing to "practice" during the week. Karleen advised me to allow her habits of practicing to evolve naturally as her love and understanding of piano increases. She emphasized how nurturing my daughter's love of music is most important. This was music to my ears :)

Review posted on Nov 17, 2015

Marcia Hecht

5

Karleen has really turned it around for me. My previous teacher (not from Musika) had me feeling anxious, upset, and incapable...NOT the desired result! Karleen's method is clear, appropriate for my beginning level, and (best of all) actually lets me achieve some progress! I'm actually looking forward to my lessons now!

Review posted on Oct 20, 2015
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