Joan James

   

Piano Lessons in Deer Park

 

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - National-Louis University
  • Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Science – University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

  • Associates in Fine Arts – Harper College, Palatine, IL
    • Area of Specialization: Piano Pedagogy

EXPERIENCE

  • Piano teacher, Northwest Suburban Special Recreation Association 2010 - 2011
  • Private piano teaching of children and adults since 2005
  • Hand Chime Choir Director, New Life Church, Lake Zurich, Illinois since 2000
  • Accompanist, Seth Paine Elementary Chorus, Lake Zurich, Illinois 2010
  • Music Tutor, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois 2007
  • Music Reading Teacher, Accompanist, Suzuki Music School of Barrington, Illinois 2003 - 2010

TRAINING

  • National Keyboard Pedagogy Conference, Oak Brook, Illinois, 2009, 2007, 2005
  • ‘Every Child Can’ Suzuki Teacher Training, Suzuki School of Elgin, 2007
  • Recreational Music Making Workshop with Brenda Dillon, February 2009
  • Music Teacher’s National Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2009
  • Illinois State Music Teacher's Conference, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS

  • Music Teachers National Association
    • Certification Step I completed, Step II in progress
  • Illinois State Music Teachers Association
  • Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association (board member)
  • Harper College Festival Choir member three semesters
  • Harper College Piano Ensemble member five semesters
  • Lutheran Festival Choir member two semesters