About Sharla Fritz

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When I was still in high school, I was given the opportunity to give beginning piano lessons at a local music store. And I’ve been teaching piano ever since.

I love interacting with people and helping students of all ages and abilities to grow and improve as musicians. It is my mission to provide a well-rounded music education that includes learning repertoire, technique, music theory, and ear training. I emphasize classical music, but encourage my students to bring in their favorite pop songs as well.

My Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
  • Master of Music in piano performance from St. Louis Conservatory
  • Formal training in the Suzuki method
  • Over 30 years of teaching experience
  • Member of Music Teachers National Association
  • Member of Illinois State Music Teachers Association
  • Continued training through seminars and workshops

Benefits of My Piano Studio

  • Individualized instruction tailored to the student’s needs
  • Four group lessons each year where students perform for each other and learn music theory through games
  • Yearly spring recital for family and friends
  • Achievement in Music exams through the Illinois State Music Teachers Association–independent assessment of the student’s progress
  • Prizes and rewards