Making music at the piano continues to be one of the great joys of my life. My primary aim as a teacher is to help others learn how to experience this joy, too. Therefore, being at the piano must be fun, first and foremost. Otherwise, why do it? To achieve a high level of proficiency requires a commitment to which I do not expect all my students to aspire. It is the teacher's responsibility, along with the parents, to help the student discern to what extent music will play a role in his or her life, and to provide a course of study which is based upon the aspirations of the student. My approach is necessarily flexible to meet the goals of all students.
The focus is on repertory, but learning keyboard patterns, challenging the ear and mind to experience fully what one is creating and basic music theory are essential for a thorough understanding of what one is playing.
I also teach problem solving, independence and confidence in one's abilities, whether one is brilliantly gifted or endowed with more modest gifts. Thank you for your interest in my services, and feel free to email or call me if you would like more information.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Piano Lessons
- Pitt County and Surrounding Areas
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Butler Piano Studio
I began studying piano at the age of seven and organ at the age of 17. I have held numerous positions as a church and choral accompanist and have played for church canatas, weddings, funerals and recitals.
I received my training and educational degrees at Tift College and Wesleyan College in Georgia followed by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. I have taught piano since 1992 privately and in music studios.