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Beginning Piano


 with Melissa Womer

short description:
Learn the basics of playing the piano through this interactive course.
long description:
Learn basics music reading, piano technique, playing by ear and
music composition in this introductory course to the piano.
level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
M-F 9:30 am to 12:00pm or 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Mountain Time
fee comments:
 session structure





Beginning Piano

live session

Learn the basics of playing the piano through this interactive course.

1h 0m

total duration: 1h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: Additional sequential sessions available.

discussion forums: 1

Available to book on the following pre-scheduled starting dates:

start: (GMT) 29 July 2011 16:00 internet time: @708 | view full details |

languages: English
duration: 1h 0m
fee: 15US$  (150lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online

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United States

Melissa Womer

description of :
I believe in the power of education to change lives as students grow academically, socially and as members of the community. Through education, students should expand their conceptual understanding, develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, and develop respect for themselves and others. I strive to inspire my students to excellence through leading by example, holding my students accountable, and positive reinforcement of student accomplishments and goals.

I hold myself to the highest standard of excellence. Using research based instructional strategies and creative lesson planning, I strive each day to be a better teacher than the day before. As a life long learner, I continue to expand my knowledge and experiences through professional development workshops, graduate level education, professional journals, bilingual learning experiences and the knowledge from my fellow teachers. I truly believe that you cannot expect excellence from your students, if you cannot lead by example.
Teacher's qualifications:
~ Initial Teaching License for the State of Colorado
Endorsement: K-12 Music & K-12 Mathematics

~ Master of Science in Education: Educational
Policy, Foundations and Administrative Studies
• Honors: - Graduate School of Education
~ Portland State University
-Portland, Oregon:Fall 2005-present

~ Graduate Level Courses in Secondary Mathematics
~ Portland State University
-Portland, Oregon:Summer 2009

~ Certificate of Kodaly Music Literacy Level I
~ Portland State University
-Portland, Oregon:July 2007

~ Certificate of Recording Arts and Music Production
~ Portland State University
-Portland, Oregon: May 2007

~ Bachelor of Music in Education
• Honors: - Bowling Green State University
Professor’s Scholarship
- Golden Key Honor Society
- Bowling Green State University Dean’s List
- Ohio Board of Regents Scholarship
~ Bowling Green State University
- Bowling Green, Ohio: May 2003

Teaching Experience:
~ Private Tutor online & in person for Mathematics
& Music: September 2008-present

~ Algebra & Geometry Substitute Teacher for
Montrose High School:February 2011-May 2011

~ Administrator and Teacher for Rocky Mountain
Music Academy: July 2010-November 2010

~ Woodwinds, Piano, Voice and Group Teacher for
Alhambra School of Music:August 2009-March

~ Secondary Mathematics Substitute Teacher for
Gresham Barlow Schools: September 2008-June

~ Elementary Music Teacher and Music Director
for Willamina Schools:August 2007-June 2008

~ Woodwind, Piano,and Voice Teacher at Music
Man Studios:September 2004-March 2007

~ Secondary Mathematics Substitute Teacher for
Tigard-Tualatin Schools:October 2004- June

~ Elementary Music and Vocal Music Teacher for
Menlo Park Elementary: August 2003- October

~ Owner of an Independent Piano Studio:
September 1995- June 1999

~ Experience in educational best practice, and learning theory

~ Experience with Mathematical and Music specific instructional techniques

~ Experience with online instruction, website design, and file uploading

~ Experience in curriculum creation, program development, grant writing and fund-raising

~ Experience with presentation, educational and data software with corresponding hardware

~ Experience & knowledge of recording arts and music production techniques

~ Experience teaching bilingual, special needs and at risk populations
's preferred teaching style:
I believe all students can learn given a positive environment and well planned instruction. As an educator, it is my responsibility to create a safe, respectful learning environment where all students are valued as individuals. I begin by setting students up to succeed with a well planned, intriguing lesson plan including sequenced activities that cater to multiple intelligences, promote problem solving and expand critical thinking skills through aural, visual, and kinetic activities.
As a dedicator educator, I know that positive reinforcement and real world application is vital to student achievement. I strive to create an atmosphere of respect where students are safe to believe, hope and dream whatever they like. I try to get to know my students' goals through asking questions, listening, and encouraging them.

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