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durham music teachers

Doris Stam

 
Instrument/Subjects

Children's piano, Adult beginner or intermediate piano.
Flute, recorder.
Pre-school music classes (similar to Kindermusik)
Beginner Band instruments

Location

Durham, NC 27707 (north Garrett Road)

Contact Information

5025480478

stamdoris@gmail.com

StamFamilyMusic.com

Accepting Students Yes
Ages/Levels beginners (ages 6yr+), intermediates, adults; especially young children, beginners
Methods Bastien (my favorite), Faber, Alfred, Music Pathways, and Music Tree (Francis Clark)
Styles Classical
Experience

40 years in various schools and private teaching, including Kindermusik. (Durham Academy, Trinity School, Sayers Classical Academy, Highlands Latin School, Indiana University at South Bend). I have also worked with Suzuki students for 35 years, teaching music theory and coaching.

Other Affiliations

National Association of Music Teachers
I am in the process of joining P.E.O. (Professional Educators Organization)

Statement Connecting personally with warmth and joy to our time together is #1 for me. You will not find me to be strict, but hopefully encouraging! Regular (recorded) practice at home, though, is vital for improvement. Classical music training is my goal for each student, including strong sight reading abilities and comfort with reading chord charts, melody lines, and improvising as students grow. Recitals 2x year. My schedule allows for me to go to homes or teach from my home with a lovely Boston 5' baby grand. Getting off the piano bench for movement or theory games is something I try to do at each lesson. I also enjoy incorporating visual arts and listening to period music for different styles of music.