Jennifer Navarrete

The most important thing I bring to a piano lesson is my joy in music & joy in teaching. Comprehensive approach to music education: sight-reading, ear training, technique, repertoire. Youth students perform for each other, in recitals, in community; many participate in Certificate of Merit program. Adult students perform for each other. Studied piano with Raymond Francis Foote, Patricia Taylor Lee, Naomi Sparrow, Ellen Wassermann. Director of Oakland Children's Chorus 5 years, manager of Oakland Symphony Chorus 3 years, co-director of Holy Names High School Fine Arts Day Camp 4 summers. Taught high school choral music & piano 14 years, member of San Francisco Bay Area Chamber Choir since 1984, active as accompanist throughout career. Member of Music Teachers Association of California, Alameda County Branch; on Board of Directors 15 years. Taught class piano at CSU Hayward 12 years. Since 1992, taught piano & sight-singing at Laney College, piano in studio in Oakland.

37.7936811, -122.1462193

Oakland, CA (94619)

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Jennifer Navarrete
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Laney College (teaching piano & sight-singing there for 17 years)

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BA in music, UC Davis, 1971;
MA in education, Stanford, 1973;
MA in music, CSH Hayward, 1992

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Centered on the individual student

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