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Dr. Ann David

Salt Lake City UT | 84123

About me

From the age of four, I have been fortunate to have a progression of wonderful teachers, both in piano and voice.
My piano teachers were concerned with the individual - the size and ability of individual hands, technical needs, progress according to ability, exposure to a wide range of repertoire, understanding of composers and their times, hearing music rather than just playing notes - developing a consumate musician who was more than just a piano player.

After careful tutoring of a young voice by my mother, I studied with teachers who understood how to teach the physiology of singing, languages, and a broad repertoire suitable for different voices.

As an attentive student, I was able to learn from each approach and have applied the lessons to my own teaching.
Through continued attendance at seminars, presentations, and workshops, I have continued to hone my teaching skills, continue awareness of new repertoire, and enjoy association with my peers in music instruction.

Specialties

Every student's needs are different and must be approached individually even though there are specific areas that need to be addressed with each one. Piano students are age five through adult; levels are beginning through advanced. They include students new to music, returning students, adults who always wanted to study, and students who needed a change.

Students who really want to learn and parents who will support the well-rounded program will enjoy the variety of repertoire, computer theory and composition, organized practice instructions, ease of memorization.

Vocal students are approached according to age, knowledge of music, ability, and other variables.

Students have performance opportunities through two studio recitals a year, group classes, Piano Guild auditions, Encore festivals, and UMTA chapter recitals. Students are encouraged and prepared to perform in school, church, and community activities.

I work with great families; my students make excellent rapid progress.

Rates And Availability

The studio has two pianos, a student computer, a keyboard for sightreading, and a very large music library for both piano and voice. Contact the studio concerning tuition and available hours.

Lesson details

Lessons are organized with specific assignments to be prepared each week. Students learn how to dissect the music for rapid preparation and memorization. As students advance, they learn how to guide their own practice by setting goals that lead to memorized performances of various styles of music, to refreshing earlier learned repertoire, and to presenting solid cofident performances. The ultimate goal is for students to be able to guide their own learning with future independent study.
Learning is based in solid understanding of scales, chords, cadences, and arpeggios; of historical styles; of correct pedal technique; of the subtle nuances that turn the black blobs on white paper into music!

Education and Accreditation

Bachelor of Music; University of Oregon
Master of Music; University of Idaho
Doctor of Education in Leadership & Administration; BYU

Honoraries: Phi Theta Kappa scholastic; Pi Kappa Lambda music; Phi Delta Kappa education; American College of Musicians Hall of Fame

College Teaching: BYU-Idaho, Georgia College & State University, Salt Lake Community College.
Courses: Piano, Voice, Piano Pedagogy, Intro to Music, Humanities, English Composition
Public Schools: Music, English, math; High School Assistant Principal, Junior High Principal

Affiliations: MTNA (Salt Lake, Jordan River, Sandy); UMTA; Encore Music Teachers;National Guild of Piano Teachers

Presentations: 'Memorization Techniques' Jordan River UMTA and Encore Teachers; 'Transition Materials with Methods' Salt Lake, Sandy, and Timpanogas UMTA chapters

Testimonials

Our three children, ages 10 years, 7 years, and 7 years, have been piano students of Dr. David's for two years...

Dr. David was an answer to our frustration. Our family moved to Utah a few years ago and since we had to leave K...

My two daughters take piano lessons from Dr. Ann David. This has been such a wonderful experience for my girls. Dr...

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$39 & under

Availability

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday N/A - N/A
Sunday N/A - N/A

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Blues
Classical
Composition
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Modern
Performance

Methods

Alfred Method
Bastien Method
Faber and Faber
Pace Method

Instruments and Subjects

pedagogy
piano
theory – analysis
theory – harmony
theory – music history
voice

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English

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