Janina's Piano Lessons
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Hired 25 times
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I went for my first piano lesson with Janina whom I found on thumbtack. She was patient, very knowledgable with her music and her teaching style is very intuitive so helped me feel at ease. I was very comfortable learning from her. She tailored the class to my level and encouraged me right through the class. I am very happy with her and look forward to my next class.Dec 11, 2016Verified
Very well to work with my daughter really enjoys her lessonsMar 29, 2018Verified
My niece has had one lesson so far and really enjoyed it.Feb 19, 2018Verified
Janina was great! Very professional and direct about the lessons that I will be taking. 10/10Sep 25, 2017Verified
Janina Beran is very experienced working with the younger kids. Both of my boys started taking piano lessons when they were about 4 and half years old. Janina is patient with them, always making sure my kids understand the piece that they are working on. Through Janina's encouragments, my older son, now 7 years old, plays in recitals twice a year and takes the annual piano guild exams. In addition, he performs in school talent show every year. I see a positive transformation from a shy boy to a confident on stage performer. My younger son has been taking lessons for 5 months now. He keeps talking about how he wants to play as good as his older brother and performs on stage in school one day. All thanks to Janina for believing in my kids and with all of her positive reinforcements she has been giving them. I am so grateful that I have found a wonderful piano teacher!Oct 28, 2016
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I offer a free trial lesson for new students to see if they truly would enjoy pursuing lessons with me. During the first lesson, I go over my syllabus, contract, and the structure of my lessons - I specifically favor the Faber and Faber teaching method, which involves the duo's books. However, the lessons are what you choose to make of them! If you have an interest of musical pieces to learn, I am all ears. If all sounds enticing, we will begin weekly or biweekly lessons to your desire!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Along with a degree from the University of Wroclaw in Poland, I attended the University of Washington School of Music to pursue a Post Baccalaureate Certification in Music Education.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Music is like another language. I started teaching piano lessons as a hobby in Poland and Austria, but grew to love the field, to where I wanted to transform my hobby into a career. Currently I have been teaching for about 26 years.