PIANO & VOCAL INSTRUCTION
"Of all the hats I wear as a musician, teaching is the most fulfilling and rewarding. It is a joy to watch young students progress to the point where they really enjoy playing and singing.
I do my best to keep lessons upbeat and fun for my students by giving them a variety of repertoire to keep them interested and having fun. If they are not having fun, they won't practice; and if they don't practice they won't improve and will get discouraged and often quit lessons.I am also a strong proponent of teaching Music Theory, which is required of all of my students.
I have discovered that my piano students especially love to play Halloween Music! We began a tradition of holding a Halloween Recital instead of a Christmas Recital when everyone is so busy with holiday activities. The students, their siblings and I all dress in Halloween costumes for the recital. I decorate for Halloween and have Halloween treats for the children. It has become our favorite recital and really motivates the students to practice.
As a songwriter, creativity is very important to me, so this year I am working with each student to help write his/her own Halloween song for the Recital! I am also going to have them each write a Christmas song", says Jeanie McQuinn.
For more information regarding Mrs. McQuinn's experience and credentials, please read her resume on the RESUME page.