There are many local music teachers. Here are a few very qualified teachers who live very close to our school!
Roger "Hurricane" Wilson
Roger has been teaching guitar for more than 40 years and he has played it since he was a child. I studied with him for 2 years and I learned so much.
Many Due West students take lessons from Mrs. Bentz. Her students frequently impress me with their playing in class.
Bentz Music Studio Website
Summer Piano Camps
Ms. Marty Ellis
If you are a local music teacher and would like me to add your name and contact information to this page, please contact me.
Playing the piano is a great activity for people of all ages. Many people begin taking piano lessons as young as 4 years old. I highly recommend finding a piano teacher near you and learning the piano through weekly 1 on 1 lessons.
You can always find local piano teachers at music stores including Ken Stanton and Ponier Music. Many local churches also have piano lesson programs.
Students in 3rd-5th grade also have the option of joining the Piano Club.
Here are some resources to explore with your parents:
First Piano Lessons (letsplaykidsmusic.com)
Hoffman Piano Academy (hoffmanacademy.com/)
Android (click to see recommendations)
Apple (click to see recommendations)
Piano Dust Buster. I have not personally tried this app, but it looks great. It uses the ios device's microphone to listen to your actual piano as you play!
There are many great keyboards out there. There is no 1 right option for every student. In my opinion, I would steer clear of anything with fewer than 61 keys (a traditional piano has 88 keys). Touch sensitivity is also important so that students have control over the volume of their playing. Another feature that I like is: built in lessons through lighted keys. This option enables the keyboard to visually show the student which keys to use as the student plays through lessons that are built into the keyboard.
Here is an article that you may find helpful.