Izzy Anderson,
Piano Teacher

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210-697-7111 or 210-490-1500

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Stone Oak

Piano and Beginning Flute

Student Levels: All skill levels

Student Ages: Seven and up

 

Izzy Anderson graduated from the University of Texas- San Antonio in May 2013 with her masters in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. During her degree she wrote a paper focusing on adaptive approaches to teaching students with dyslexia. The paper was inspired by a MACSA student in her studio. She hopes to continue researching techniques for dyslexia and any other needs of the students in her studio. She is originally from Springfield, Missouri where she graduated from Missouri State University in 2011 with a BM in Piano Performance. She has studied with Dr. Kasandra Keeling, Dr. Courtney Crappell, Dr. Hye Jung Hong and Dr. Gregory Morris.

Izzy has taught piano for over ten years and absolutely loves teaching. Izzy’s goal for her piano lessons is for the student to have fun while learning. She has the ability to teach all types of music, taking the time to learn what type of music a student enjoys and works hard to find just the right piece for her students to play. She teaches all ages of students. Although she has the most teaching experience with beginners, Izzy enjoys teaching all skill levels. She works hard to develop a relationship with the student and family.

Izzy is a member of San Antonio Music Teachers Association and The National Guild. Her students are encouraged to participate in the TMTA Theory Test, SAMTA Achievement Auditions, and Guild. She challenges her students with many other activities to keep them learning and growing as musicians. Many have performed at their school’s talent shows.

Izzy's Graduate Recital 2013

Izzy’s Graduate Recital 2013

Izzy is working with a non-profit called Grow with the Arts. As a volunteer and board member, she is helping get “The Arts” back into the schools. She is featured as both a piano teacher, performer, and as a visual artist. She is very excited to get involved with the schools and community to help spread both music and art. Izzy was the artist-in-residence for 2013-2014 at a nearby elementary school, volunteering at school activities and the school’s art club.

As an accomplished artist, Izzy recently won People’s Choice Award at the InspireD Gala Juried Art Show in 2015 for her painting “Prescription for Pain.” She has had artwork displayed at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. www.IzzysArt.com for further information about her art.

 

Testimonials for Ms. Anderson

 

We came to Izzy Anderson when our piano teacher found a new teaching job.
We were very attached to our teacher and felt nervous about finding someone new. After our child’s trial lesson, we knew Ms. Anderson was the right teacher for us. First of all, our daughter came out of the lesson smiling. She was very excited to work with this kind, fun instructor. When we spoke to Ms. Anderson about moving our daughter into competitions and festivals, she was happy to do some research to explore what would be right for her. She was also willing to adopt our former teacher’s method of assigning piano practice, a method that has worked for us. Overall, we find Ms. Anderson to be accommodating, motivating to our daughter – who has improved immeasurably under her tutelage, and a pleasure to have as our piano teacher.

Linda Magid

 

Izzy Anderson has been a delight to work with as we have watched our daughter grow in musicianship and enjoyment of the piano over the past year and a half.
Her flexibility in musical styles has been so helpful because not all students want to play the classics.  Izzy knew just how to work a little “classical mellow magic” into the lessons so that our daughter not only agreed to participate in the San Antonio Music Teacher’s Association Achievement Auditions last spring, but received a “Superior” rating as well.

Izzy uses the latest and greatest technology (texts, digital lesson plans, email, etc.)  to keep up with parents’ and students’ busy lives, so we are always on the same page as far as lessons, recitals and other events are concerned.  She has been a friend and encourager as well as a teacher, and it has been a privilege to get to know her.  Oh, and don’t forget to check out her original artwork on the walls of MACSA Stone Oak!

Katherine Johnston

 

Izzy Anderson is a phenomenal teacher.
Our daughter always looks forward to her lessons with Izzy because Izzy has such a wonderful teaching style and is such a remarkable person (besides a full teaching schedule, Izzy also finds time to pursue interests such as art and volunteer work). She is friendly, nurturing, and approachable yet is also able to get the best from her students. She manages to gently keep her students on track with an encouraging word. Of particular note is the fact that Izzy goes out of her way to help our daughter find musical pieces that are of interest to her–pieces that will keep her motivated to practice and perform. In addition, when life has gotten busy and our daughter hasn’t been able to practice as much as she’d like, Izzy has helped her find ways to more efficiently practice to get the most out of the time she is able to spend on piano. We highly recommend Izzy as a piano instructor!—Kim & Chris Kinne