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Jan Mittelstaedt, music teacher and composer

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Teaching Philosophy

Jan Mittelstaedt, music teacher and composer

Jan Mittelstaedt treats each student in a unique way in order to meet his or her individual needs. She chooses appealing music appropriate for the student's ability. Jan often plays excerpts of new music for students so that they can be part of the decision making process. Beginners work from method books with supplementary material, but as soon as students are able, classical music from the major periods of keyboard history are introduced. Sometimes students learn jazz and popular music, but this music is not the primary focus in this studio. Beginners are encouraged to learn folk tunes and intermediate and advanced students learn music by composers such as O'Hearn, Joplin, and Gershwin.

Students are encouraged to strive for excellence in their music. Jan follows the same philosophy in her teaching. She expects students to commit to a consistent practice schedule and to attend lessons and other required activities.

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