Bartlett - Established 1884 in New York City

Piano and Voice Teachers

 

Voice Teachers

Woody Brown - (412) 366-3631 Musik Innovations on Perry Highway

Susan Young - (412) 366-3631 Musik Innovations on Perry Highway

Paula SIgnorino-Richter - (412) 366-3631 Musik Innovations on Perry Highway

Janet Kane - (412) 366-3631 Musik Innovations on Perry Highway

Duquesne University Gig List - (412) 396-5782 Provides names and contact information for private teachers and musicians in the Pittsburgh Area.

Piano Teachers

Kristen Yealy - (412) 398-1065 North Hills  Also tutors in music theory

Meghan Connelly - (412) 366-3631 Musik Innovations on Perry Highway

Sarah Galvis - (724) 498-7176 Wexford

Becky Lewis - (412) 367-3978 McCandless email: jebblewis@aol.com

Marilyn Louttit - (412) 933-9757 North Hills

Cathy Mion - (412) 325-3191 Gibsonia and Hampton email: pianohousecalls@aol.com

Jeff Harris - (412) 521-0169 Squirrel Hill email: jeffpian@aol.com

Connie Kean - (724) 941-7256 South Hills

Mary P. Feagin, MM - (412)761-0905 Pittsburgh and surrounding areas

Duquesne University Gig List - (412) 396-5782 Provides names and contact information for private teachers and musicians in the Pittsburgh Area.

Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association - http://www.pghpianoteachers.org

Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association - http://www.pamusicteachers.org

Music Schools and Preparatory Programs

*The programs listed below offer a variety of classes taught by highly qualified music instructors. They offer private lessons, group lessons, ear-training, theory, and a variety of other musicianship courses. The offices of these schools can also provide information on local private teachers in the area.*

Carnegie Mellon Preparatory School -(412) 268-3667 http://www.cmu.edu/cfa/music/preparatoryschool

Duquesne University City Music Center - (412) 396-5872 http://www.cmcpgh.org

The Children's Festival Chorus (412) 281-4790 http://www.cfc-pgh.org

Act One Theatre School (412) 487-5613 http://www.actonetheatreschool.com

Tips for Finding the Right Teachers

1. Ask the teacher what level of students they are comfortable teaching. Make sure they do not want to teach only younger students or older students.

2. Ask the teacher what style of music they teach. All teachers should expose students to a variety of styles and genres of music.

3. Ask the teacher about previous exprierences. Where did they go to school, what music degrees do they have, how long have they been teaching, and do they still play their instrument. You want to find someone who still performs on their instrument. A good teacher needs to set an example for the student by practicing and performing on a regular basis.

4. Ask the teacher if you can have a copy of their studio policy to look over and review. The policy usually lists fee structures, policies for missed lessons, and other important information about their teaching.

5. Ask the teacher what types of performance opportunities will be offered to your child. Performance exprience is a crucial part of successful music study. It provides motivation to the students and gives them an opportunity to be part of a community of musicians. It is very important for students to see other students like them perform music that they have worked hard to polish and perform.

6. Ask the teacher if you can have an interview lesson. You should have an opportunity to observe their teaching and see if they are a good match for your student.

7. After a month of lessons, talk to your child about the lessons. If you do not feel that the teacher is a good match for your student, then start looking for someone else who would be a better match. Your student should look forward to going to the lesson and it should be a positive experience in their life.

 

 

 

 

 

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