Rene's Music and Art has been in business in the Bellingham area since July, 2009. I graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from LeMoyne Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee in 2002. I performed professionally in Memphis, TN, in both blues and jazz bands. I taught Music Theory for my professor, Dr. Herman Green the summer before I graduated. Music is more than an enjoyable pastime, it nurtures the human spirit, develops both sides of a child's brain, provides therapeutic benefits to all those that desire to learn, as well as helping to heal the mind, soul and spirit. I am the firstborn daughter of two professional musicians, and came to the piano as soon as I could walk, trying to imitate my mother. I studied piano as a child, guitar as a teenager, and flute since I was ten years of age. Music is truly a universal language, and can cross all barriers. Music enhances one's life experience a thousand fold. It is the ultimate gift you can give your child.
Children can begin piano lessons at the age of four. I introduce them to a music readiness program, which includes basic musical concepts, singing, and fun with rhythm instruments. Since every child learns differently, I try to observe how they learn, and approach the instruction from their advantage point. Emphasis on fun and the life long enjoyment that music can bring.
Guitar students can start lessons as soon as their fingers are strong enough, usually around the age of ten. I begin them on a classical guitar, with nylon strings, and classical technique. All lessons include Music Theory, which teaches a student why and how music works.
Flute students can begin at the age of 8 or 9 ~ or when their fingers can reach the keys. If you have not purchased an instrument yet for your child, please contact me first, so I may guide you in getting the best type of instrument for them to learn on. This goes for all instruments, whether it is keyboard, guitar, or flute.
If possible, it is best to begin all students of music on piano first, as it makes it so much easier to learn another instrument.
All lessons are an hour.
All lessons include music theory.
Lessons are in my home, or yours ( a travel fee is added onto regular tuition depending on the mileage)
Tuition is billed at the first of the month.
Please feel free to contact me, should you have any questions.
"EVERY CHILD IS BORN AN ARTIST. THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO REMAIN AN ARTIST ONCE YOU GROW UP." Pablo Picasso
“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music” -Sergei Rachmaninov
J.S. Bach: "It's easy to play any musical instrument. All you have to do is touch the right keys at the right time and the instrument will play itself."