Lessons are currently only offered virtually through Zoom. Thank you.
Paulette Garin, M. Ed., has provided award-winning instruction to hundreds of students. She is motivated by her love of music and the passion to transfer her knowledge and skills to others so their creativity and talent can shine. She has taught students of all ages and abilities for many years having several who have gone on to major in music themselves.
A native Kenoshan, Miss Garin is a cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she attended on a 4-year Music Department Scholarship studying both piano and voice. She also holds a Masters in Education from Loyola University Chicago. The Wisconsin Music Teachers Association has recognized Miss Garin for “Proven Teaching Excellence.
Miss Garin says, "Working with my students on a daily basis and the relationships that I have established with them is probably the primary thing I enjoy about my work. Piano/voice study often continues for years so I come to know my students quite well. It is so rewarding to see them grow and develop in their music abilities often from the time they are small until they graduate High School. I also enjoy working with the many adult students who have come to my studio over the years either as brand new beginners or someone wanting to renew their music skills from childhood."
"I teach using the most current books and teaching materials for piano study and follow the curriculum guidelines of the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association District Auditions/Badger Competition.
My goal is for them to become great note readers with beautiful technique and interpretation following a path to Classical Music, BUT I also teach Christmas songs, Ragtime, Jazz, Disney, etc. to capture my students' interest."
"In my career I have worked with young singers as a school music teacher, director of musical productions, and in a private studio setting as instructor/accompanist.
With young singers, my immediate goals are to help them sing on pitch with correct rhythm and diction as well as work with them on proper breath control."