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I offer lessons in:

  • Accompanying
  • Adult Piano Methods
  • Arranging
  • Pedal Harp
  • Lever Harp
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Early Childhood Piano
  • Beginning Piano
  • Intermediate Piano
  • String Orchestra
     
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    Mary RadspinnerOffering private lessons in
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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    Introduction
    I am a responsible, enthusiastic musician and teacher. I enjoy giving people a chance to shine, for themselves or others. Learning music is about self expression and joy.

    My Teaching Background
    I have performed and taught throughout the US, and I have knowledge of arranging, publishing and music notation programs. My degree is in music education, and I have a lifetime certification as a music educator in the state of Texas (PK-12). I've taught everything from band to music theory to sight reading. For a 5-year period I was first call sub harpist for the Houston Symphony, and for 2 seasons I played second harp in the Houston Ballet orchestra. As a publisher of harp print music, I have extended knowledge of harp pedagogy. My first love was piano, starting lessons in the 2nd grade. I studied at the prestigious Layton School of Music/St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee, WI. I love to accompany and play with other people. Currently I am the rehearsal pianist for the Waller ISD choir department. I'm also a substitute church keyboardist and ringer for a handbell choir. As a soloist, I enjoy playing meditative music for sacred spaces. I perform in a trio, and as a duo with my cello playing husband.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    Music is about self expression. Your instrument is an extension of yourself. I respect the reasons people make music, and realize it is not solely to win competitions. Adult students generally wish to play for self enjoyment, younger students are involved in orchestra or school ensembles. Each individual's involvement in music is unique and is to be respected. The teaching reflects the student and their needs. I am able to work with just about any student, unless you want to learn pure jazz! That's not my area, but I'm working on it!

    Rates And Availability
    I teach out of my home and I travel toward Waller/Brenham and Hempstead 4 times weekly. I charge $20 for a 30-minute lesson, $30 for a 45-minute lesson and $40 for 55 minutes. There is an extra fee for travel if I come to your home. I have some openings on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

    Blog
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    Free Printables
    February 8, 2016
     
    Choosing your Harp Teacher
    August 22, 2015
     
    Improv on Red River Valley
    August 22, 2015
     
    Play Harp Without Stumbling
    August 22, 2015
     
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