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Barb Carman

Auburn WA | 98092

About me

I have taught piano lessons for over 15 years. I am also a professional accompanist. I have accompanied for school choirs and local plays. I feel like one of the luckiest people on the planet because I am truly passionate about what I do. I simply cannot imagine anything more perfect and wonderful than teaching others to do what I LOVE to do myself. At this time, I am choosing to teach only during the daytime while my own kids are in school, beginning at 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Specialties

I currently teach piano to students that range from 5 years old to adult. I use the Bastien Piano Series, but if you already have another series that you are working from, I can use that as well, rather than purchasing a whole new set.

Lesson details

In a typical lesson, a student begins by showing me what he/she did last week, what songs they worked on. Depending upon the level of mastery of the songs, he/she either passes it off immediately and receives a "piano dollar" which can then be used to "purchase" incentive items (this is especially fun for children...the adults not so much). Sometimes if the song hasn't been mastered through personal at-home practice, and there are only a few things that need to be re-learned, we spend time in the lesson, re-learning the specific skill and the student can pass off the song right away. Other times, they may need to be re-assigned the song with some specific pointers and help from me.

I have four children of my own, am a mother who spends time in her children's classrooms at school, and I know how important it is for a parent to feel good about the teachers that influence their children's lives. I am gentle, loving, positive, compassionate and understanding. I am flexible in my schedule and don't charge for lessons when I am given a decent amount of notice that your student won't make it to lessons. If you go on vacation, you don't pay for a missed lesson. If your child has the flu, you don't pay for a missed lesson. Just let me know in advance.

Education and Accreditation

I received my teaching degree from Eastern Washington University, with a focus in music. I have received 15 years of piano instruction.

Testimonials

Experience

more than 10 years

Rates

$39 & under

Availability

Monday through Friday 8am - 2:30pm

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Childrens Music
Classical
Contemporary
Modern
Performance
Pop

Methods

Bastien Method

Instruments and Subjects

piano

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English

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