Intro to Piano Class
This class is for young students and their parents who are interested in learning piano, but not sure if they are ready for private lessons. Students will be taught the basics of the piano keyboard, note and rhythm reading, music terms, several songs, and so much more! The class setting is fun and motivating, contributing to a positive first experience with the piano. All students will take the class on actual pianos, and parents are required to attend to aid their child during the class. Parent-teacher conferences will be offered at the conclusion of the class to discuss future plans!
Intro to Piano (Ages 4-6): Fridays 4:00-4:45pm starting February 5th
Beginning Piano (Ages 5-8): Wednesdays 4:00-4:45pm starting February 3rd
Both classes will include a separate Parent Class – time TBD. We will try to find a time that works with everyone’s schedule!
- Suzuki Piano Volume 1 – New International Edition + CD
- Nurtured by Love – Shinichi Suzuki (one per family – for parent)
- The Music Tree, A Time to Begin
Intro to Piano – Jessica Witt
Jessica Witt fell in love with the piano at the age of four, knowing just a few years later that she wanted to become a teacher. She was able to achieve this goal in 2014 and has worked since then with both children and adults guiding them in discovering their own unique styles of learning. Recently, she has become the holder of a Collegiate Music Diploma from the International Program of The National Guild of Piano Teachers; she also plans to further her studies with the Suzuki Association. For Jessica, music is a beautiful language and her goal is to divulge its secrets to whomever is willing to listen and learn.
Beginning Piano – Jennifer Walschap
Jennifer Walschap, NCTM, is the Founder and Director of Imagine Music and Arts in Norman, OK. where she also teaches piano using the Suzuki Method. Jennifer received a Masters of Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from OU in 2011 and a Bachelors in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Shorter College in 2009.
Jennifer has completed training in Suzuki Piano Books 1-7 with Mary Craig Powell, Rita Hauck, and Fay Adams. She aspires to eventually become a Suzuki Teacher Trainer. In 2014, she taught masterclasses and group piano classes at the DFW-WOW Suzuki Institute.
Mrs. Walschap currently serves as the Treasurer for the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (OMTA). She has presented at numerous locations, including the 2011 and 2012 MTNA National Conferences, the Colorado Springs Music Teachers Association, and the University of Oklahoma. Jennifer regularly adjudicates auditions and competitions around the state of Oklahoma.
Jennifer currently accompanies the Oklahoma Youth Sing Da Capo Choir. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys playing with her cats, gardening, studying Spanish, and doing crafts. Jennifer believes that “Every Child Can,” and that if the parent, teacher, and child all work together, the Suzuki Method is a very natural and successful approach to piano teaching!