Clarinet, Composition, Music Theory, Piano, Singing & Songwriting Teacher in Rochester
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As a child, every time I walked by a piano, I had to play it! I have loved playing piano and clarinet for so many years! And I love teaching both as well! I played clarinet in my college marching band at Florida State while studying classical piano and composition with great teachers there. I then studied both piano and composition again (plus jazz, music theatre writing) at the Eastman School of Music.
I think being creative and kind are the best goals in teaching. I also try to listen to what the student needs and wants to learn.
I have many years of experience teaching in person and have been teaching online since the onset of the pandemic. I teach over FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. My beginners enjoy the Pianimals series which breaks down music into its easiest to learn elements in a fun way! I also teach students through high school levels!
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
I have played the piano professionally for many years.
I also play organ and guitar.
I have played the clarinet for a number of years and local concert bands and in a clarinet choir.
I offer online and mobile music lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.
Thank you so much for your services at Jill and Chris’ wedding. I received several compliments on the “added touch” of music during the cocktail hour and I have you to thank for that. It was simply lovely. My best wishes to you.
“I wish I could put into words what playing on the piano means to Callah. She is so excited to show ANYONE what you’ve taught her…and she could talk about it all day long. She always wants to play, so we focus on giving her her own time where she wont’ be interrupted by the younger two, but where my husband and I can still listen and provide praise or feedback. And the house filled with piano music is an added reward for me.”
“From the minute Gena walked through the door, I knew we were a perfect fit. Her mix of linear and creative approaches to teaching piano has helped me grow as a musician and thinker. She finds ways to make small chat in-between informative instruction which helps the student’s mind digest all the new musical material. Gena is a genuine person and knowledgable teacher who I would recommend to anyone :)”
“We’ve Had 3 lessons but so far it’s been wonderful. My 5 year old enjoys Gina and her lessons. She is very good at holding her attention and gauging when my kid has had enough. We are just trying out the piano so the trial price is perfect. Gina is punctual and professional.”