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Concert Hall

Ware Piano Studio

Hello and Welcome to my page!

In my 25 years of teaching, I have learned that one size does not fit all when it comes to teaching piano. Each student is unique and has their own special way of learning. I plan for each lesson with their individual needs in mind. Regardless of age and experience, I teach everyone! I like to keep a high standard regarding technique while balancing that with learning to read music and improvising. I strongly believe that in order to become a great pianist, you need a strong musical foundation. That means learning musical styles, good tone production, music history, music theory, and everything else that makes playing the piano an extraordinary activity for everyone. Although my focus is classical piano and theory, I also teach Pop and Christian music styles.

My Teaching Philosophy

All students have one thing in common: they are all capable of learning and reaching their full potential in music! The gift of music is for all, and my job is to guide each individual on a personalized journey. This includes children who are neurodivergent, have physical limitations, learning disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum. Students may not reach their goal at the same speed or the same time; but together we will enjoy the journey.

I strive to make the lessons fun and engaging. While that is the goal, learning to play the piano takes hard work, dedication, and A LOT OF PRACTICE! 

Please message me if you are interested in lessons for your child or yourself and we will set up a complimentary lesson. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you! 

My studio is located in the heart of Palmetto, Florida (right next to Ellenton and Parrish).

“The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind.” – Maria Cristina Mena

Lessons for everyone

Lessons offered for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.

“When you play, never mind who listens to you.” – Robert Schumann

Recitals 

Students will have many opportunities to share what they are learning. Recitals are very important to develop a stage presence and learn about recital etiquette. We have a formal recital in Spring, a mini-recital in the Fall, piano parties and other opportunities through the Manatee County Music Teachers Association.

Exams 

The Royal Conservatory program and FSMTA Student Day are for students that are looking for a more challenging piano program. RCM Books and exam fees are not included in the tuition.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

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