And I love it even more when they request it because they’ve been asked to play
at an event! One of my violin students was asked to play violin at her church’s
Valentines’ Banquet! I very happily provided her this arrangement.
I highly endorse local teachers. Having someone in-studio with you, teaching you, and helping you learn your instrument is the best option. But sometimes, that best option just isn’t there, and you can’t find a local teacher. In that case, the age of internet is a huge blessing! Now, all you need is a good internet connection, and you can connect with a teacher miles away (in completely different time zones altogether!). For several years now, I have offered video lessons on request. This year, however, I am opening up new lesson slots on Thursdays (CST) for live piano and violin video lessons. If you’ve not been able to find a local teacher, I would love to assist you in learning your instrument! Video lessons are not for everyone, though, so I will offer a free first lesson/consultation.
30-minute lesson $15/week
45-minute lesson $22/week
60-minute lesson $27/week
I am a classically-trained violinist (Suzuki level 6) who has experimented with fiddling and ear-playing.
I have been trained in classical and ear playing. While I offer traditional keyboard instruction, I specialize in hymn improvisation and arranging.
I understand that lessons are a commitment, and I am willing to discuss expectations and desires with you before you begin.
I have recorded many of my arrangements and have uploaded them to my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiY76Zt8MuO3IwNyY98AfGQ).
First ever physical sale at With a Joyful Noise!! I have been behind in promoting new releases, so there are a couple of books out that I’ve not announced yet on the site or social media. But, these are included in the sale! You can get the books for 20% off, CDs for 10% off.
Purchase the books here.
Purchase the CDs here.
I absolutely love the “Glo-o-o-o-o-ria” in “Angels we Have Heard on High!” When my sister/student requested this one for recital, I was more than happy to oblige her and arrange it for piano and violin.
What is your favorite element of a Christmas carol?
|Sheet music available at With a Joyful Noise|
Last year, I rush-recorded a piano solo album in time for Christmas. This year, it’s ready for ordering! Sign up to claim your copy now!! (CDs should be available to ship at the end of November) CDs are $12 each plus $3 shipping and handling (USA only–don’t worry, it will be available on digital platforms internationally in a few weeks).
The title song was composed by my sister, Elizabeth. Listen to it on YouTube!
It’s the time of year (and beyond) when I’m working on Christmas recital pieces with my students! I absolutely love this time of year! Here is a piece that I arranged for one of my girls.
Sometimes, I just like simple. Those were pretty much my thoughts as I arranged “Near the Cross” for one of my students a few weeks ago. Simple. Sometimes, simple helps us to really focus on the message.