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Frances Schaefer

 
Instrument/Subjects Piano
Location

My studio is located in a great location convenient to both Durham and Chapel Hill, I am close to
Ephesus Elementary School in Chapel Hill and Creekside Elementary School in Durham.

805 Tinkerbell RD, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Contact Information

919-942-6536

schaeferpianostudio@fastmail.fm

www.schaefer-piano-studio.com

Accepting Students Yes, Beginners, Transfer, and Adult students
Ages/Levels

Ages 6 and up, All levels

Methods I use a variety of method books, Bastien Adult Piano Method Books; Faber & Faber Piano
Adventures Series; Music Pathways Series, Bianchi, Blickenstaff, Olson; The Music Tree Series,
Frances Clark. The choice of method depends on the age and needs of the student. I use a wide variety
of supplemental materials, and many collections of repertoire covering classical but also popular and
jazz styles.
Styles My approach is primarily classical, but I also embrace other styles according to the interests of
the students.
Experience I began teaching as a professional piano teacher in 1981-82, and have taught continuously
since then.
Other Affiliations

Chapel Hill Music Teachers Association, NC Music Teachers Association, Music
Teachers National Association.

Statement I love the art of playing the piano, and teaching is not just a job to me, but a vocation. I
believe that learning an instrument is a wonderful outlet for expression, creativity, and to develop
personally, intellectually, and artistically. My goal is to have the student develop not just as a pianist but
as a musician. I am a classically trained musician, and have performed as a soloist and in chamber
music concerts. I have played for many years in churches, accompanying solo singers and choirs, and
service playing. I have a keen love of jazz, and other styles of music.