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Ruth R.
Arvada, Colorado
Learn to recognize any musical note when you hear it.
In addition to learning sight-reading skills, students will also develop ear training abilities by learning to identify specific pitches/tones, chords, scales, intervals, rhythms and melodies aurally. Learning this skill set will assist students with learning new music quicker and more efficiently. Certain drills and exercises during lessons will be implemented.
About Ruth R.

I have been teaching private piano lessons for 14 years, beginning in 2006. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and Music from Millikin University where I studied vocal performance, piano, and music education. I am also a professional vocalist and perform at local churches. I look forward to working with you and sharing the joys of music!

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Teaching since 2007

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B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Music

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Ruth R.
Arvada, Colorado
Learn to recognize any musical note when you hear it.
In addition to learning sight-reading skills, students will also develop ear training abilities by learning to identify specific pitches/tones, chords, scales, intervals, rhythms and melodies aurally. Learning this skill set will assist students with learning new music quicker and more efficiently. Certain drills and exercises during lessons will be implemented.
About Ruth R.

I have been teaching private piano lessons for 14 years, beginning in 2006. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and Music from Millikin University where I studied vocal performance, piano, and music education. I am also a professional vocalist and perform at local churches. I look forward to working with you and sharing the joys of music!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2007

Education

B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Posted Oct 20, 2020
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You want to learn to play the piano? Then, Ruth is the one you want! I’ve never played the piano before now and Ruth has been there with me, patiently teaching me and guiding me. Now, I can play tunes I even recognize and it’s a lot of fun! I think you’re gonna like her.

Posted Mar 26, 2020
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I am a 61 year old retired teacher, and I have been been taking weekly lessons with Ruth for the past 8 months as a beginner student. She is an excellent teacher showing lots of patience and encouragement. She makes learning the piano a fun and challenging experience. Together we set weekly goals for my playing that keep me progressing and improving at a steady rate. I would highly recommend Ruth for both children and adults.

Posted Mar 24, 2020
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Piano Teacher
Sep 2007 - Present
The Ancona School | Offbeat Music Studio | Piano Trends
I am a driven, professional music teacher with experience in piano instruction across versatile student groups and classroom settings. In addition, my qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and Music Performance from Millikin University. In addition to takelessons.com, my most recent and current positions are in piano and vocal instruction at The Ancona School, Offbeat Music, Piano Trends and Avanti Music Academy. During the course of my teaching experience, I have always strived to help my students achieve their highest potential. There is nothing more fulfilling for the student and the teacher alike than seeing improvement and elevating the level of skill in music performance. In the different types of classroom settings, I maintain a productive environment, while remaining approachable to my students for discussions about their music advancement. My communication skills enable me to easily connect with students, parents and colleagues. Thanks to my educational training at Millikin, I am comfortable with teaching not only musical concepts but also performance, reading and aural skills. My educational background has given me a solid understanding of teaching music and my on-the-job training has provided the experience of working with students of all ages and abilities. Working one-on-one with students or in groups, I utilize various methods or styles and prepare students for performance by organizing and facilitating recitals or performance opportunities.
B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Music
Aug 2002 - May 2007
Millikin University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
Jun 2012
The non-profit Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA) believes appropriate, purposeful music and movement experiences enhance early childhood development and seeks to support early childhood music and movement practitioners by providing resources, advocacy, professional development, and collaboration opportunities.
Music Teachers National Association
Jun 2011
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
National Education Association
Jun 2007
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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