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"Amy Fierova Deal is a native of Spartanburg, SC where she grew up playing the piano and oboe. She attended Converse College, a Liberal Arts Private College for Women, in Spartanburg, SC where she studied with Steinway Artist, Douglas Weeks and earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA where she studied with Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition Winner, Michael Gurt and earned a Master’s of Music in Piano Performance. She studied pedagogy with Melanie Foster-Taylor, Victoria Johnson, and Pamela Pike. Other teachers and clinicians include Sandra Wright Shen, Anton Kuerti, Edward Newman, and Kenneth Drake. She has twelve years teaching experience and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music with the MTNA. She is now teaching and performing in Brooklyn and Manhattan. She has performed with The Momenta String Quartet, mezzo soprano, Silvia Jensen, and with her younger brother, a French Horn graduate from The Juilliard School and member of the Charlotte Symphony."
As a piano instructor, my philosophy is to provide a well-rounded music education to every student, regardless of age, ability or background. Students who embrace a positive attitude and work intelligently can learn, grow as musicians, and improve their skills at the piano. Students will be able to achieve short and long term goals with a determined effort in lessons and regular practice, provided I embrace the following principles:
  • Every student is important to me. Regardless of age, ability, or background I will treat my students with sincere respect and empathy, always preserving their dignity to the best of my ability.
  • I will be passionate about music making and inspire motivation through the joy of experiencing music.
  • I will select methods that best complement the students’ style of learning and temperament.
  • I will foster a safe and fun learning environment where students will be free to explore, discover, and learn.
  • I will come to each lesson prepared with varying learning strategies and activities in order that each lesson will be interesting, engaging, and inspiring.
  • I will educate parents of young students in order that they may help their child practice at home. I will stress the importance of parental guidance and support of music making as well as setting up a practice environment conducive to learning in the home.
  • I will set each student up for success in every lesson and in regard to short and long term goals.
  • I will adequately prepare students for competition and performance opportunities.
  • I will provide each student with a well-rounded music education with emphasis in reading skills, music theory, music history, improvisation and creative thinking activities, memorization, musicianship skills, and performance practice.
  • I will set high but realistic expectations, encouraging my students to develop a sense of achievement as well as music appreciation.
  • I will communicate with every student and parent on a regular basis about the students’ goals and progress.
  • I will encourage each student to think and learn independently.
  • I will operate with a high level of professionalism. I will participate in continuing education activities and pedagogy conferences to ensure a high level of instruction for all students.
  • I will continue to read and think about teaching as well as perform on a regular basis.