WELCOME TO THE PIANO STUDIO OF MARY ANNE BLOCK, NCTM 

Mary Anne Block offers a unique combination of note reading, through an easy landmark/interval approach, ear training and music theory that provides a firm foundation for further instruction in piano, voice or any other musical instrument. Students will learn to play in any key and the CD or online accompaniments will make piano playing especially fun and rewarding!  Private piano lessons for children ages 5 to 18 and private piano lessons for adults.  Plenty of formal and informal performance opportunities to meet the needs of various skill levels. 

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS

  • National Certified Teacher of Music with the Music Teachers National Association
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1983, Music History and Musicology, piano principal
  • Juris Doctor, DePaul University College of Law, 1987
  • Continued Education in Piano Pedagogy, Piano Performance and Piano Ensemble, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois 2005-2009

EXPERIENCE:

  • Private Piano Studio:  over 14 years experience teaching private piano lessons for children and adults
  • ​Extensive involvement with Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association ("NWSMTA"), including co-chair for ISMTA Achievement in Music ("AIM") November (and previously February) exam and co-chair for NWSMTA Pop and Jazz recitals.  Prior NWSMTA positions include Vice President, Programs, Corresponding Secretary and Chair, Independent Music Teachers. 
  •  Pre-piano classes for 5-6 year olds, St. Mark's Day School, Barrington, Illinois 2005-2006, Private Studio, 2006-2007

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Music Teachers National Association
  • Illinois State Music Teachers Association
  • Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association