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Piano Lessons


I began teaching piano in 1985, when a friend asked if I would teach her children how to play.  Since then I have taught students of all ages to enjoy the piano.  After discussing their reasons for wanting to learn the instrument, I tailor the lessons to the students in order to help them achieve their goals.  For younger students, lines of communication are kept open with the parents so that any issues or concerns can be addressed and resolved as quickly and easily as possible.  Please feel free to contact me for more information about the piano lessons I offer.  


Following is a list of teachers I am promoting so that you are able to find one who is conveniently located to you.


Valeria Eshelman – Hegins – 570-682-3498


Having earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education from West Chester University and her Master’s Degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., Mrs. Eshelman teaches voice, piano and organ to ages six through adult.



Jill S. Sonday – Bernville/Shartlesville area – 570-449-8105 or


Jill graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a concentration in piano from Lebanon Valley College. She has been the organist and piano accompanist for Saint John’s United Church of Christ in Schuylkill Haven since 2001.  Jill teaches private piano lessons for ages five through adult at her home in Berks County.



Emily Beil – Ashland – 570-205-3113


Emily is 17 years old and a junior in the North Schuylkill School District.  She teaches beginner piano lessons to children ages 4-11 using Alfred’s Premier Piano Course books, which provide a challenging yet exciting piano adventure for the student. Additionally, Emily has had the honor of participating in District Band, District Orchestra, Regional Band, Regional Orchestra, and State Orchestra with her French horn.  She is accepting beginning French horn students to share what she’s learned over five years of private lessons.



Connie Colette Music Studio – Halifax – 717-362-2958 or 717-979-2551


Connie has her Bachelor of Science in Music Comprehension Education Degree from Millersville University of PA and offers 30-minute private lessons on a wide variety of instruments.  In addition to piano and keyboard, she teaches brass, string, and woodwind instruments, as well as percussion and voice.  Connie is accepting students ages four through adult, who will learn by applying their playing knowledge to both fun music and curriculum books.



Sandy Troutman – Klingerstown area – 570-425-2744


Sandy earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Susquehanna University and credits from West Chester, both in Music Education.  She is a retired organist and teaches organ and any style piano from her home in Northumberland County.  She is accepting students ages six through adult.


Carol Mace – Hebe – 570-425-3051


Ms. Carol received her certification from the St. Louis Institute of Music and has been teaching piano to home schooled children as well as adults for many years.  She has also undergone training in Canada, and for the past 15 years has been teaching Music for Young Children to ages two through six, and Music Pups to infants through four years of age.  She loves doing these classes for young children, both of which are taught in small groups of no more than six students and require parental involvement. Ms. Carol also serves as organist at Immanuel Church in Loyalton, and is accepting organ students as well, either beginners or those desiring more proficiency on the instrument.

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