Piano, Suzuki Piano
Gloria received a B.A. in Piano Performance and a B.S. in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagin. She received Suzuki piano teacher training at University of Tennessee with Fay Adams and Music Mind Game teacher training with Michiko Yurko. Gloria also studied Orff method, Kodaly method, Dalcroze method, jazz improvisation and Music for Disabled Children at University of Illinois. She received her Kindermusik teacher trainings at Agnes Scott College and Warren Wilson College.
Performance and Teaching Experience
An active pianist, Gloria has performed numerous times as a soloist including at Friday Morning Music Club and with All City High School Orchestra in Chicago Orchestra Hall. She is also active as a church accompanist and ensemble player.
Since 1982, Gloria has been running her own successful private piano studio where she teaches both traditional and Suzuki methods. She also taught Kindermusik in her own Kindermusik Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Gloria has been on the Levine Faculty since the fall of 1995 where she teaches private Suzuki Piano instruction. Formerly, she taught the Music Mind Game Theory Classes at Levine.
“What I love most about being on faculty at Levine is my professional growth through collaborating teaching ideas and programs with other faculty members.”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“I have dedicated myself to teaching my students to play the piano with a beautiful tone by working with them to identify their own sound. By doing this, the students are able to utilize their technical abilities to produce the beautiful tone they are craving to hear from their own heart on the piano. As a Suzuki piano instructor, I’ve constantly searching to find new ways to help my students and their parents have effective home practices. Effective home practice allows the student to develop confidence, determination, self-discipline, sensitivity and the confidence to try difficult things. In doing this, life-long love of music can be fostered.”
When not teaching, performing or accompanying, Gloria has devoted herself to directing and writing curriculum for the Nursery and Pre School Department and Children’s Small Group at her church. She also enjoys baking and dress making.