ABOUT JILL

 

In the second grade, I begged my parents to let me start piano lessons and have never looked back, knowing from an early age that music and piano would always be part of my life. My job is the best because it is simply an extension of my love for music and wanting to share that love with others. I now have over 30 years of teaching experience in classical piano performance instruction and have been a life-long learner in increasing both my performance and teaching skills over the years. I’ve been privileged to teach all levels and ages of students, preparing some of them for recitals, competitions, and festivals, many of which have received recognition on the state and national levels. My greatest joy in teaching is when my students discover and develop their own love of music.

 

 

 

 

"My passion is to make the art of piano playing
accesible and enjoyable for everyone"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Master of Music, Piano Pedagogy and Performance
    • University of St. Thomas
    • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science, Piano Performance
    • Maranatha Baptist University
    • Watertown, Wisconsin

PREVIOUS WORK

 

Nationally Certified Teacher (through Music Teachers National Association) with over 30 years of teaching experience.

Director of Musicapolis Music School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Developed programs including piano, guitar, choirs, Musikgarten, and summer camp.

Vice President for Student Activities of the Colorado State Music Teachers Association.

President of the Boulder Area Music Teachers Association in Boulder, Colorado.

Co-chair of the Multiple Piano Festival, an event featuring over 200 local student pianists representing over 20 area teachers.

Vice president of the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association and on the board of the Hartman-Stickley Memorial Competition and Achievement in Music.

Frequent adjudicator at various local competitions and festivals.

Performed widely as an accompanist, working with groups such as the 3M Women’s Chorus and Male Chorus, many middle school and high school choirs, and many individual soloists.

Has served as a church musician for many years.

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