If you have decided to study the piano and are now looking for private piano lessons in the Eugene, OR area, then congratulations—you are making a great decision! Teacher qualifications, cost, scheduling, length of lessons, and where to take lessons are probably just a few thoughts that have crossed your mind as you set out to find the right music teacher.
As an experienced music educator, I can help you in realizing your goals in music study. I love working with students to gain musical skills and sharing my enjoyment of all kinds of music in piano lessons. I invite you to contact me now to discuss how piano lessons can most benefit you. I also teach guitar and beginner voice lessons. Below are a few highlights about me and my teaching studio. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Mary Ellen Yost
Piano Lessons Studio Snapshot
Specialize in piano instruction, with guitar and voice lessons also offered. Beginner piano students through advanced are welcome.
- Piano lessons use a classical style approach. Other styles such as pop, country, sacred are integrated into the curriculum when the student is ready.
- Guitar lessons use a folk music approach. Chords, singing, and some note reading are emphasized.
- Voice lessons focus on basic singing skills applied to folk, pop, and classical music styles.
Performances are through studio events and recitals as well as Oregon Music Teachers’ Association (OMTA) recitals, school concerts and competitions. Ensemble playing opportunities are also available.
School Music Programs are recognized as very important to school age piano students. In addition to piano lessons, students are encouraged to participate in School Music Programs as well as Church Music and Community Musical Events.
Former students continue to enjoy music throughout their lives
Present and past school age piano students have been selected to State and National Honor Choirs such as the Oregon All State Choir and Band, All Northwest Choir, District and State Oregon Music Educators’ Association competitions. Several students have been selected as Performing Arts Student of the Month in Lane County.
Students have studied music in college and received music scholarships for college, graduated with music degrees, performed locally, throughout the United States and abroad, and have become music teachers.
Most importantly, former students share music with their families, friends, and enjoy playing piano and singing for themselves.
Learn more by visiting my About Me page.