Christy Nielsen's Piano Studio
Welcome to my studio!
I am a piano teacher in Batavia, Illinois. I have been teaching piano lessons for over 20 years. It is a labor of love for me. I enjoy my students and their families, and I enjoy bringing music into their lives, and into your life, by teaching the student to play music on the the piano.
If a child hears good music from the day of his birth, and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline, and endurance. He gets a beautiful heart. Shinichi Suzuki, Nurtured by Love„
I am a student-driven teacher. That is, I like to include music the student enjoys and I am sensitive to the strengths of each student. The basic course for virtually all of my students is the Suzuki piano course, which is an excellent introduction to classical piano music. It is also a very good method for ear training, for strengthening music memory, and for gaining musical understanding. In addition, I emphasize piano technique, music reading, and basic music theory.
Currently Accepting New Students
Email me at email@example.com. I am happy to answer your questions and to meet with you.
My Professional Training
- Lawrence University, Bachelor of Arts program with a music major in piano
- Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts program with a piano pedagogy major
- Suzuki Institute training in Piano School, Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4
- Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)
- Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
- Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA)
- Waubonsee Valley Music Teachers Association (WVMTA) [past president]
- National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT)
All these organizations enrich my teaching, benefitting my students.