Hello! My name is Cheryl Langley and I am a new piano teacher in Scottsdale! I am thrilled to teach piano here and make new friends! My life at the piano includes playing for many church functions, school choirs, a show choir, high school theatre, and competitions at local and state levels. I have actively taught piano for thirteen years. During this time I have witnessed the transformation of students who could not play the piano into accompanists, composers, and performers. I believe that music is a "living art" that must be shared and felt. My goal is to help students find the music inside them and share it with others. Students in my studio will explore different musical styles such as, but not limited to, contemporary, classical, jazz, blues and choose those they enjoy. They will also practice sight reading and ear training in a computer lab. Recitals and group performances will provide students a chance to share with others.
I hold a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a license to teach. Professionally I belong to the Music Teachers National Association and its affiliate, the Phoenix Music Teachers Association. Before moving to Scottsdale, I served as a chapter president of the Utah Music Teachers Association for three years. As a member of MTNA I am able to attend workshops and conferences with talented pianists and musicians. My membership also gives students access to performances, recitals and adjudications. In addition, I also belong to the National Federation of Music Clubs. This gives students an opportunity to develop performance skills in a non-competitive environment. Currently, I am pursuing an Elementary Piano Pedagogy Certificate from Mesa Community College.
I welcome all students eager to learn and willing to practice, ages 6 to adult, beginners to early advanced players. I believe piano lessons should be engaging and fun with a commitment to work. My studio includes two pianos with a computer lab ready to serve to you! Come check it out!