I'm HeatherAnne. My basic music backstory is that I studied piano performance for 6 years and vocal performance for 12 years. I’ve been teaching piano for over seven years and have been teaching online since spring 2020.
My more complicated backstory tells a story you may have heard before - a kid with some talent and an overzealous parental figure driving that kid to relive their own lost opportunities. For me, that person was my grandmother. My “edgy backstory” brought me to my core value for teaching. I learned classical music and opera because I was required to... because that was "the right way" and any other music was a "waste" of my talent. As an adult, I have been able to realize and honor the importance of playing music I love and music that brings me joy. And that love and joy is NEVER a waste. I have learned to advocate for myself and I am prepared to advocate for my students. I carry that history with me into my teaching. I want my students to know that music is accessible. It's not "high falootin'". That any music that brings you joy is music worth playing and pursuing. Music is math and music is magic - in its awe-inspiring patterns and in its ability to make your heart and soul sing.
I would be honored to help bring the joy of music to your family. Music, and music education, can be inspiring, challenging, rewarding, and fulfilling all while also being fun!