TWILIGHT HILL MUSIC STUDIO
Making Dazzling Music
Twilight Hill Music Studio offers private Suzuki piano lessons for beginner and intermediate students at my home studio in the Warm Springs area of Boise, Idaho.
Mary Ann is a nurturing teacher who works with beginner students (and their parents), intermediate students, and ambitious adults to learn musical technique, musical sensitivity and reading. Mary Ann knows the transformative power of music. She knows that the abilitiy to appreciate good music and the effort it took to create, along with the willingness to open one’s soul to the power of music are gifts that will last forever. She delights in helping others realize their power to create music.
Mary Ann began her piano studies being taught by her parents until she begged for a “real” piano teacher by first grade. She took private lessons, performed and competed through all her school years. While keeping her piano studies as a constant at various times she also took violin, clarinet, flute, and voice.
Mary Ann has had the honor of starting dozens of students on their path to musical appreciation over the past 25 years. With her inherent patience she carefully guides both new and “new to Suzuki” students to master the skills of Book 1, which provides the foundation for success with all other repertoire. She also loves to teach intermediate students who are reaping the success of earlier dedication.
She has trained in the Suzuki Method in both California and Idaho. She is certified in Books 1, 2, 3, and 4 - in addition to the fundamental “Every Child Can” course and the supplementary “Teaching Music Reading: From Sound to Symbol” Course
Mary Ann holds a B.S. in Educational Psychology from Brigham Young University.
REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
What They Say
“Mary Ann has been teaching piano to my daughter for the past 5 years. I find Mary Ann to be a fantastic teacher. She is knowledgeable, helpful, and always encouraging. My daughter has developed a deep love of music, and I attribute it to Mary Ann. I thought Mary Ann was such a great teacher, that last year, I decided to take lessons as well!”
“My son (now 11) has been taking piano lessons from Mary Ann for 3 1/2 years. Mary Ann is extremely patient with my son, even when he becomes frustrated and fails to cooperate. She is positive even while correcting and strives to keep my son engaged with a variety of ways of teaching technic and theory, always encouraging a love of the music."
"Both my children have been learning the piano from Ms. Mary Ann for several years, and have loved it. They have learnt a lot and have had many performing opportunities during this time. We especially appreciate the positive and personalized approach she uses to work with each child and family for the best outcome. She always comes prepared, is very patient, but at the same time challenges them to work hard and achieve goals. I am sure that the piano lessons will be a cherished memory from their childhood for them even after they grow into adults."
Twilight Hill Music Studio is a year round studio. Private piano lessons are available weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings. Please contact me so we can work out a mutually agreeable time.