Located in Oro Valley, the Singleton Studio offers private piano lessons to all ages with an emphasis on reading music and theory. Lessons include individual attention, group masterclasses, and computer tutorials in a fun and engaging setting. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of musical styles while developing skills in reading and rhythm. An incentives program is incorporated to help encourage young learners to practice.
I've been teaching piano for over 30 years. I do two studio recitals per year with other performance opportunities including participation in many of the Tucson Music Teachers Association, the Arizona State Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association events.
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Baylor University
Masters of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Baylor University
Specialty study options include Arizona Study Program and the TMTA Ensemble Concert.
Private lessons offered both in person and online over Zoom.
Please contact me for fall scheduling.
Kassandra Weleck, NCTM, is an adjunct instructor of music at Pima Community College and teaches privately at her studio in Tucson, Arizona. She has degrees from Bowling Green State University (BM) and Arizona State University (MM), and has performed in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Kassandra has spent many years serving MTNA in various capacities at the local, state, and division levels, and currently serves as MTNA’s Southwest Division Director-elect, MTNA’s Composition Competition Coordinator for the Southwest Division, and ASMTA’s Immediate Past President. She is also an adjudicator for the MTNA e-Festival, RCM certified in piano teaching, and does Arizona Study Program in her studio. Kassandra has taught piano, music, and music theory for 20+ years.
Patricia is a Nationally Certified piano teacher with over 40 years of teaching experience and was considered one of Portland, Oregon's premier piano instructors. She attended the University of Arizona School of Music and received an undergraduate degree in piano performance from the Conservatorio Cherubini in Florence, Italy. She has taken advanced pedagogy classes at Portland State University and Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Her students successfully competed and performed at the local and state level and were the recipients of numerous music scholarships. Patricia has recently moved back to Tucson to be near family and is accepting beginner through pre-conservatory students as well as adults.
My goal as a private piano teacher is to develop each individual student’s potential at the piano and empower them with the skills, knowledge, sense of responsibility, and confidence that will promote a lifelong love of music and learning.
The essential skills included in my teaching program:
Ability to internalize basic rhythm and pulse
Ability to sight-read (musical literacy)
Ability to perform with physical ease and technical efficiency
Ability to understand the basic elements of theory, form and harmony
Ability to work creatively and independently
Ability to respond to the interpretive elements of the composition
Ability to express the emotional character of the music
Ability to perform comfortably as a soloist and in ensemble playing