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Cheryl Norman: Piano Instructor of Individual & Group Lessons  

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“Music uplifts, restores, enlightens, comforts and heals the soul. It bridges all barriers of people and cultures–it is an ambassador for world peace.”

If the music is HARD, do a little bit at a time, or get an easier song. If you Eat, Drink & Sleep MUSIC, you’ll thrive learning Music you LOVE to play for others in many venues, & even be in College Prep “Achievement In Music” and other programs.  MUSICAL FRIENDS get together in Group Performances, Duets, Ensembles, Concertos, Games and General instruction. You can even become a COMPOSER!

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SPECIAL FEATURES: Sightreading skill building, Method Levels 1-6, Thousands of songs = Popular, Classical, Holiday songs, Jazz–you name it & it’s there.

American Fork, Utah 801-636-5620

 

HUMANITARIAN MUSIC 2010-2019

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Guatemala and Mexico – Recitals by Cheryl Norman AND some of her UTAH students who travel down with her. Keyboard Donations with Musical Training for local students.  Want to learn SPANISH & TRAVEL?

Cheryl travels each August to Guatemala and Mexico with her Archaeologist husband, V. Garth Norman.  Piano teachers in the region assist and help train teenage students, who in turn help teach the beginning students who receive electric keyboards from her Humanitarian Music program.

Master Teacher Theodor Leschetizky Newcomb states: “To play well you must have love for all the world.  One must smile in his soul.  You can conquer the world with rhythm and beautiful tones. . .You carry in you a rich, warm musical sensitivity. . . There is energy and rhythm in it. . .Never cover up the top [Melody] when it has something to say. . .Good pedaling, good style, good taste all depend for the most part on listening to your own playing.  This in itself is a means of attracting many emotional qualities.”

Divine Harmony PPt. + Forms for New Students

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–Modern people commonly assume that pre-modern people were stupid, inhabiting a primitive fantasy world detached from reality, unenlightened by science & awash in superstition.
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–Quite the opposite.   Pre-modern people were closer to nature knowing vividly the patterns, rhythms & cycles of life on earth.  They viewed the heavenly cycles of the sun, moon & stars to keep time, establish calendars & navigate their travels.
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–This Power Point presentation, produced with the assistance of my archaeologist husband Garth, Astronomer John Pratt and several Music Educators & Historians, is a brief overview of the History of Music from very ancient times — approximately 3,000 BC to modern times.  Heavenly and earthly cycles of life are cosmologically the foundation of our western musical scales, rhythms and harmonies.    This means that the music we make on our well tempered keyboards today is “in tune” with the cosmos.
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Cheryl Peterson Norman – NCTM

NORMAN MUSIC STUDIO – New Student Questionaire

Student information:

Name______________________________________Birthday_________________

School & Grade _____________________________________________________

Do you play another instrument?________________________________________

Why do you want to learn to play the piano . . . .to learn a special song? ___________

What are your other extra-curricular activities?_____________________________

Will you follow Studio Policies at lessons and at home each day?______________

Weekly Lesson Time_____________________________

Daily Piano Time at home ________________________

Parent/Guardian Information

Name__________________________________________Phone_______________

Address______________________________E-mail________________________

How many children in your home?______________________________________

Who plays the piano in your family?_____________________________________

What are your goals for your child as a piano student?_______________________

Does your child have any learning challenges (ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, etc.), or difficulty focusing or paying attention that I need to know about? __________________________________________________________________

What kind of piano do you have?________________________________________

If acoustic, do you have a regular tuner?__________________________________

Will you ensure that your child practices 5 days/week?_______________________

What expectations do you have of me as a piano teacher?____________________

Signatures_________________________________________________________

NORMAN MUSIC STUDIO – Transfer Student Audition Questionaire

Student information:

Name______________________________________Birthday_________________

School & Grade _____________________________________________________

How many teachers have you had, & how long have you taken piano lessons?_____________________________________________________________________________________________

What music have you learned & what will you perform for me in this audition? _________________________________

What are your other extra-curricular activities?_____________________________

Will you follow Studio Policies at lessons and at home each day?______________

Weekly Lesson Time_____________________________

Daily Piano Time at home ________________________

Which of these foundation areas have you studied?

Theory___Technique___Rhythm/counting/metronome___Ear Training___Sight- reading___Fingering___Phrasing___Improvising___Composing___Memorizing__

What is your goal as a pianist?__________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Information

Name__________________________________________Phone_______________

Address______________________________E-mail________________________

Why do you want to change teachers?____________________________________

How many children in your home?______________________________________

Who plays the piano in your family?_____________________________________

What are your goals for your child as a piano student?_______________________

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Will you ensure that your child practices 5 days/week?_______________________

Does your child have any learning challenges (ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, etc.), or difficulty focusing or paying attention that I need to know about? __________________________________________________________________

What kind of piano do you have?________________________________________

If acoustic, do you have a regular tuner?__________________________________

What expectations do you have of me as a piano teacher?____________________

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Signatures__________________________________________________________