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Frances Schaefer


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


Accepting StudentsYes, Beginners, Transfer, and Adult students

Ages 6 and up, All levels

MethodsI 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.
StylesMy approach is primarily classical, but I also embrace other styles according to the interests of
the students.
ExperienceI 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.

StatementI 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.


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