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Samantha started taking piano lessons at age 3 from her mother, who was also a music teacher. She played piano continuously through school, and also learned to play clarinet, guitar, flute, trumpet and sax, often playing different instruments in her school's band. She also learned the violin and cello all before graduating high school and starting college. While still in HIgh School, she started teaching young beginners in her mothers studio. She attended Pensacola Christian College in Florida, majoring in Piano Performance, under the watchful eye of Mr. Daniel Nagy from Brazil. She transferred to Clearwater Christian College, Tampa, FL, her Junior year to study with Dr. Craig Ralston, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Music. After graduation she took a position at Seffner Christian Academy, near Tampa. There she taught Beginning and Intermediate Band and assisted the Advanced Band class. From there, she returned home to Delaware to teach at Milford Music Center's music school, owned by her mother. This was also the same school where she learned to play most of her instruments and where she taught throughout High School. Now in Allentown, Pennsylvania, she is passing on her love of music to her students. *** Lesson Details *** Samantha believes in teaching the fundamentals of music first, which will make the following lessons easy and fun for the student. She has used a variety of methods on different students and will use whichever method will be best understood by each individual student. She enjoys getting to know the strengths and weaknesses of each student and building on the foundation teacher and student have built together. As a team, teacher and student will put together short and long- term goals and work towards each goal with every lesson. Samantha asks each of her students to commit to practicing and to give their best effort at each lesson. If the student can make that commitment, goals will be reached quickly and easily. The student will also see marked improvements in their school work, attention span, and overall well - being. Students learn music theory, basic improvisation, harmony, music analysis, technique and interpretation. *** Studio Equipment *** Yamaha Grand Piano, Yamaha Clavinova, Cello, trumpet, clarinet, violin, guitar. *** Travel Equipment *** None. Students will need to provide own instrument and will need to purchase music books and an assignment book *** Specialties *** Classical, Contemporary, Pop, Christian, Band and Orchestra Repertoire, Favor Bastien and Alfred Piano Methods, Suzuki and other well know methods

Cost: $45 Per 30 Minutes Company: TakeLessons

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Samantha started taking piano lessons at age 3 from her mother, who was also a music teacher. She played piano continuously through school, and also learned to play clarinet, guitar, flute, trumpet and sax, often playing different instruments in her school's band. She also learned the violin and cello all before graduating high school and starting college. While still in HIgh School, she started teaching young beginners in her mothers studio.

She attended Pensacola Christian College in Florida, majoring in Piano Performance, under the watchful eye of Mr. Daniel Nagy from Brazil. She transferred to Clearwater Christian College, Tampa, FL, her Junior year to study with Dr. Craig Ralston, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Music.

After graduation she took a position at Seffner Christian Academy, near Tampa. There she taught Beginning and Intermediate Band and assisted the Advanced Band class.

From there, she returned home to Delaware to teach at Milford Music Center's music school, owned by her mother. This was also the same school where she learned to play most of her instruments and where she taught throughout High School.

Now in Allentown, Pennsylvania, she is passing on her love of music to her students.

Lesson Details Samantha believes in teaching the fundamentals of music first, which will make the following lessons easy and fun for the student. She has used a variety of methods on different students and will use whichever method will be best understood by each individual student. She enjoys getting to know the strengths and weaknesses of each student and building on the foundation teacher and student have built together. As a team, teacher and student will put together short and long- term goals and work towards each goal with every lesson. Samantha asks each of her students to commit to practicing and to give their best effort at each lesson. If the student can make that commitment, goals will be reached quickly and easily.

The student will also see marked improvements in their school work, attention span, and overall well - being.

Students learn music theory, basic improvisation, harmony, music analysis, technique and interpretation.

Studio Equipment Yamaha Grand Piano, Yamaha Clavinova, Cello, trumpet, clarinet, violin, guitar.

Travel Equipment None. Students will need to provide own instrument and will need to purchase music books and an assignment book

Specialties Classical, Contemporary, Pop, Christian, Band and Orchestra Repertoire, Favor Bastien and Alfred Piano Methods, Suzuki and other well know methods

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Cost $45 Per 30 Minutes
Locations In Studio
Degrees

Pensacola Christian College
in Piano and String Performance

Clearwater Christian College
Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science Piano Performance

Tutoring Subjects

Music: Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin

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Location
  350 10th Avenue, Suite 600, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone
  (646) 200-5972
Website
  www.takelessons.com

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