Personalized Piano Lessons... Music Lessons Designed For Individual Learners
Michelle MacArthur has been enjoying music for as long as she can remember and playing the piano since she was 7. In addition to the piano, she learned to play the guitar, ukulele, recorder, clarinet, hand bells and many rhythm instruments. Michelle did her training for piano through the Royal Conservatory of Music (Piano) and enhanced her music education by becoming a certified Music For Young Children Teacher in 1997 after attending university. She has been teaching music for over 25 years and loves children and music. Michelle's studio is located in Kelowna where she teaches on her grand piano. She is an advocate for music education and believes that exposing children to music from an early age is essential. Michelle feels strongly that a child be given opportunity to learn an instrument at a young age -- her bias is the piano as it gives a wonderful basis for any instrument. Her heart is that children develop a love for music and a healthy outlet that will serve them a lifetime of expression and enjoyment. Her goal is that her students leave their lessons feeling good and inspired to learn.
"I have the best job in the world! Being a piano teacher is SO rewarding!"
Piano lessons offered in Kelowna, BC. Music lessons are an incredible gift to your child!
I teach student-directed lessons that hone in on a child’s curiosity while taking into account desired parental direction
The instrument focus is the piano though components are reinforced and enhanced through music games (theory), rhythmic activities (musical manipulatives "stories", sticks, claves, blocks, drum) and additional instruments (keyboard, Boomwhackers, step bells, glockenspiel).
My training in piano is through the Royal Conservatory of Music and my specialization was completing several years of training with Music for Young Children (MYCC designation).
I teach students to chord their scales which forms the basis for transposing.
Many students learn to read lead sheets (chord symbols) in order to accompany bands.
Students are taught composition and how to notate their work.
Recitals are held in December and May for students and their fans (families)!
MICHELLE STRIVES TO PROVIDE:
A safe and encouraging environment
A grand piano in excellent working condition
Songs that capture curiosity and motivate students to practice
Practice notes that will help guide your child at home (and provide insight for parents)
An energetic and kind approach to teaching
Creative approaches to keep students engaged and motivated
Emails with video attachments to help review at home