I'm Rose Eide-Altman and my primary occupation is as a piano instructor to a wide variety of students of all ages and levels of ability.
I have a Master of Music degree and have the certification of "NCTM": Nationally Certified Teacher of Music.
from the Music Teacher's National Association, the primary independant piano teacher's organization. For over 25 years I have been teaching piano independently in the Washington/Baltimore area for over 30 years. Currently I am the primary piano instructor at Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD, but as this is part-time I also teach private lessons in Columbia and Brookeville/Olney -- the locations and addresses are listed below along with my contact information.
I enjoy facilitating people's participation in music: such as playing hymns in church for congregational singing, or directing a choir of singers working toward a concert, or teaching a piano student a new piece of music. Occasionally I also share my favorite form of participating in music, that of playing the major classical piano repertoire. This may seem like a selfish endeavor, but I hope that listeners will find as much beauty and meaning in the music as I do, and feel personally enriched through their listening participation. This spring I had the opportunity to perform 3 such recitals:
March 1, 2014 as part of the Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church Concert Series, found at http://youtu.be/s1EwpIki7_E. The program was
Mozart's "Piano Concerto, No. 21, K467" with string ensemble; Chopin's "Fantaisie, Op. 49" and 6 songs by the Encore Singers
On Feb. 19, 2014 (at Fairhaven in Sykesville, MD), and March 11, 2014 (as a faculty recital at Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD)
I played a duo piano recital with Ann Davis, performing the Mozart "Piano Concerto, No. 21, K467" and Milhoud "Scaramouch" together, as well as the Chopin "Fantaisie, Op. 49" individually.
My philosophy for teaching piano is that playing the piano has been an important form of self-expression for hundreds of years. During the 19th and early 20th centuries it was the dominant source of home entertainment. Recent studies have shown its' power in expanding a variety of mental functions. Ask any piano teacher and they will confirm that the majority of their students score in the top half of their school classes.
Most of the lessons I teach are once a week for 30 minutes for most beginners, children or adults. 45 or 60 minute lessons are available for anyone, and required for more advanced students. During the year students will have the opportunity to play in two recitals and receive weekly practice guidelines.
See the fees and policies page for current rates.
Visit the calendar page for an overall look at the school year.
I invite you to meet with me and further discuss your interest in piano lessons for you or your child:
Email me today at RoseOnKeys (at) gmail.com, or call me at 301-854-6627 (or 240-731-6056 cell).
If you would prefer a male teacher, my husband, David Eide-Altman, has joined me in the piano teaching business! He primarily teaches private piano lessons at Atholton Adventist School in Columbia, but his available to travel to the student's home as well as teach lessons in our home studio in Sykesville. For more information visit his website at www.DavidsPianoStudio.com.