Simone Parker, NCTM, currently lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, where she provides individual piano, violin and viola instruction for students starting at age 4 and adult learners.
Picture by Beth Liggett, Photographer for Austin Peay State University
“Music is the language of the heart”
I believe every child is born with the desire to make music. Young children often try to express themselves through music and rhythm from early on. Music offers a great way to express feelings, to communicate and connect with each other. Overall, most people tend to be happier and more joyous with music in their lives.
Musical talent is a learned skill and has to be nurtured. Every child can be educated and the environment is the key. As an instructor, I provide a comfortable, fun and inspiring environment to spark or rekindle interest in young musicians. Adult learners can enjoy recreational music making by learning in a stress free environment. It is never too late to start!
Lessons are held on an individual basis and provide personal attention to the needs of each student. Students are able to enjoy the process of learning through self discovery. Fun activities, such as composition and theory games, encourage learning about music theory and history and further the creativity of the student.
Music Parties and student recitals offer an opportunity to make music together and play with accompanying parts and duets. In addition, students gain experience of performing in front of an audience. Overall, students are able to learn disciplined practicing and performance habits and develop a life-long love for music and learning.