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I offer lessons in:

  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Pianist's Hand Rehabilitation
  • Classical Piano
  • Beginning Piano

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    Maria SierOffering private lessons in
    Snohomish, Washington
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    Introduction:

    I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and have been teaching piano for 30 years in the Snohomish/Everett areas. I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree from Pacific Lutheran University, and did extensive graduate studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City under Richard Cass. I am an adjudicator for Washington State Music Teachers' Association. I am a teacher-trainer for the Well-Prepared Pianist Institute. I am active in the Snohomish County Music Teacher's Association, and am currently serving on the board of that organization as 1st Vice President.

    Teaching Philosophy:

    I teach each student with the goal of providing that student with the skills to enjoy playing the piano for life. To accomplish this, I teach to the four modes of learning: the eyes, the ears, the hands and the mind. I enjoy teaching beginners through advanced students.

    Activities for Students:

    In addition to weekly private lessons, my students also participate on a PianoTeam, rehearsing and performing pieces arranged for five pianos! This provides piano students with a much-needed ensemble experience and social outlet. It also builds leadership abilities as students learn to cue each other. I also hold monthly Performance Classes where students have the opportunity to play their pieces for each other. I hold two studio recitals per year, and my students are encouraged to perform in SCMTA events such as Adjudications, Music in Action (a "Ribbon Festival"), and to perform in their own individual "House Concerts" for family and friends.

    Studio Accomplishments:

    My students regularly win the local Scholarship Competition. I have had several students perform concertos with orchestra. Several of my students have gone on to major in Piano Performance at major universities.

    For more information, please go to my website: sierpianostudio.musicteachershelper.com