Piano and Performance Pedagogy

Roseville, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I have a long history of successful training. I have several programs that I have created to motivate in different ways for different types of learners. I have the skills to teach students how to write their own music, perform successfully, or simply enjoy music for their own experience. I have Master Classes quarterly that enhance and expand a students involvement, performance experiences and creates a unified school of music as students share their talents with their peers.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love watching a student 'get it'. That moment when after long (or short!) lessons on a subject, they light up and actually understand the principle and are able to repeat it consistently. I love getting to know them and working with them with a little bit of my life-coaching practice tossed in to accentuate the learning.

Location

Roseville, CA 95747

Years in business

30

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

9

Reviews

8 Reviews
  • Heidi D. Oct 14, 2015
    Piano Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Replied to Heidi D. - Jul 20, 2016

    I just found this part of Thumbtack, you probably have found a teacher by now, but I didn't want to have you go ignored! I hope your musical education needs are filled and you are learning much! If not, give me a call 916 295 9057.

  • Linda R. Aug 28, 2015
    Piano Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Replied to Linda R. - Jul 20, 2016

    I just found this part of Thumbtack, you probably have found a teacher by now, but I didn't want to have you go ignored! I hope your musical education needs are filled and you are learning much! If not, give me a call 916 295 9057.

  • Aaryn H. Jun 9, 2014
    She is amazing and has taught my son so much. I would recommend her to everyone
  • Heidi D. Oct 14, 2015
    Piano Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Replied to Heidi D. - Jul 20, 2016

    I just found this part of Thumbtack, you probably have found a teacher by now, but I didn't want to have you go ignored! I hope your musical education needs are filled and you are learning much! If not, give me a call 916 295 9057.

  • Linda R. Aug 28, 2015
    Piano Lessons (for children or teenagers)
    Verified Review
    Replied to Linda R. - Jul 20, 2016

    I just found this part of Thumbtack, you probably have found a teacher by now, but I didn't want to have you go ignored! I hope your musical education needs are filled and you are learning much! If not, give me a call 916 295 9057.

  • Aaryn H. Jun 9, 2014
    She is amazing and has taught my son so much. I would recommend her to everyone
  • Liv M. Jun 4, 2014
    Wonderful teacher! Experienced and fun, she helps where ever your student needs help by meeting them where they are. I have seen great improvement in my own voice and music theory. Would definitely recommend.
  • Pat Colgate, Teacher, Technically Ballet C. Sep 3, 2013
    Marsha was one of my dance students back in So. San Francisco in the 60's and 70's. After moving to Rocklin, we lost touch until I needed a singing lesson for an upcoming audition. Low and behold I found her on the internet without even knowing who she was...during my first lesson, we talked about dance and discovered that I was her first dance teacher...and now she is my voice teacher...It's a small world and a good one at that....good having you in my life again...Best of Luck to you
  • Nancy D. Apr 12, 2013
    My son has taken lessons with Mrs. Keller for over six months now. I have really noticed a boost in his self esteem! She takes the time with him and encourages him. I don't know that his singing will be his life, however I know it is his joy.
  • Amy R. Jan 28, 2013
    I have not personally been taught by Marsha but that does not mean I have not seen her in action. She is very much talented and cared about her students. Growing up being friends with her daughter she was always there to help guide and teach all of the kids that walked into her life. If you want someone who cares and can teach and really help you learn she is the go to teacher.
  • Crystal D. Dec 23, 2012
    I've been working with Marsha for many, many years and my experience is always a good one. She is very skilled and talented, and I love her philosophies of teaching as well. She doesn't *just* teach my daughter the notes, she helps her *learn* and learn to think. She helps her set goals and be intrinsically motivated to play. I am very grateful for her expertise and willingness to share her knowledge with us.

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I adore that 'light bulb' moment when a student realizes their potential and changed from enjoyment to passion.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I teach voice lessons with my own syllabus and style, an emphasis on the student's vocal choices, challenges and talents. I teach piano for beginners through late intermediate. I have master classes for all students to join together and meet one another, play for one another and to enjoy games, refreshments and learning about other musical emphasis that there is no time for in a usual 30 minute lesson. I have recitals in the fall or spring as well as perform at the Granite bay Nativity exhibit yearly.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they offer a free introductory lesson to see if you are a good fit. Many excellent teachers are not the best fit for every teacher. You have to feel comfortable and trust your instructor or you will not progress as you wish.