Heather Gerber | Lessonface

Heather Gerber

Ukulele, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Baritone Ukulele, Guitalele, Loog Certified Guitar, Worship Leading
33 Reviews
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I have been teaching private music lessons for over 20 years. Having studied under some amazing professionals throughout primary and secondary school, and then at Ohio University, I learned the value of positive reinforcement in music education. No two students are the same - nor do they learn the same way or at the same pace.  Therefore, I make no comparisons from student to student. I structure each student’s program to his/her specific needs and talents. I believe in a well-rounded approach that includes music theory.

I am a full-time musician.  In addition to teaching private piano, guitar and ukulele lessons I am a church choir director and praise-and-worship band leader.

My students range in age from 4 to over 80.

If the times in my availability calendar don’t work for you, please send me a message and we will find a time that works!

Learning music should be fun and enjoyable, so I am all about patience and positive reinforcement.  I'm not heavy-handed, and I believe that no 2 students learn exactly the same way.  What works for one student may not work for another.

So while I do use a standard "curriculum", the pace at which we go, and the emphasis I place on certain skills will vary from student to student.

The important thing to remember is that all I am able to do as a teacher - and, indeed any teacher - is supplement the work that is going on in the home.  It is up to the student to practice. And, if that student is a younger child, it is up to the parents or guardians to ensure that your child practices fruitfully so the investment you are making in your child's music education does not go to waste.

For piano I use the Alfred basic series.  I base the books on the age of the student (younger student, later beginner, adult, etc.)  I have used the Alfred premier series as well.  If a student has already purchased a series of books I'm happy to use whatever is in the student's library!

For guitar and ukulele the series I prefer is “Essential Elements” published by Hal Leonard.  I feel that it gives the most well-rounded approach to note playing as well as chord and rhythm playing. However, I am very flexible and if a student is already working from a particular book I am happy to use that to save you the expense of buying another method. 

Reviews of lessons with Heather Gerber

Very friendly, patient, loads of enthusiam for the subject!
Michael, Verified Student
November 16th, 2019
Heather was very patient with my daughter and took time to answer all her questions.
Verified Student
September 25th, 2019
I love Heather. She is easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable.
Autumn Rowe, Verified Student
June 8th, 2019
Heather was great to talk to and she seemed to understand what type of lessons I'm interested in. I appreciated that she took a little extra time with me at our 1st meeting to get to know me and what I was looking for.
Verified Student
May 8th, 2019
Heather is a wonderful guitar teacher for Sophia (10 y/o). She is such a positive influence in Sophia's life. She really loves learning guitar and I attribute a lot of it to Heather's encouragement and positive reinforcement. I think she's doing well for a 'newb' and it's really cool to watch her learn and grow. Thank you so much, Heather!
Jade Green-Gamble, Verified Student
February 27th, 2019
Heather is just the best. She's so encouraging and patient. I'm someone that has no musical background whatsoever, but she takes her time and makes sure I understand everything clearly before we move on. Very easy to understand and communicate with. To be honest, I didn't know what to expect when I first inquired, but it's only been several half hour lessons and I already have a basic understanding of how to sight read music and am playing a couple of songs. Amazing!!
Jeff Jewis, Verified Student
February 14th, 2019
Friendly, positive, encouraging!
Lisa Slagle, Verified Student
July 26th, 2018
I waited until after 3 lessons to review my teacher. I find her to be perfect for what I need in a piano teacher. I'm in my 60's and have playing piano for about 7 years, but I have little talent, so I'm not very good. But..... I am having a great time. and Heather seems to be someone who can help me learn to play at a higher level.
Mark Mintzer, Verified Student
June 5th, 2018
Heather is amazing with our boys. So grateful for her time and expertise!
Lori, Verified Student
March 5th, 2018
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December 12th, 2019
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