Welcome to Pam Yarjan Piano Studio, The Cornerstone of SweetLife Music!PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS:
Greetings! My name is Pam Yarjan, and I have been teaching piano to children and adults for over 35 years. I am so glad you are interested in checking out my piano studio, which is the cornerstone of SweetLife Music, the musical business I created that provides a life-sweetening medley of music lessons, classes, camps and entertainment for all ages. (You can access my sweetlifemusic.net website by clicking on the "Helpful Links" tab.)
A little about me: I hold a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied with Michael Zenge. I also earned a Georgia P-12 Certificate in Music Education from the University of West Georgia. In addition to my private piano practice and SweetLife Music activities, I also taught elementary classroom music at Landmark Christian School in Fairburn/Peachtree City for 13 years, and at Mount Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek for three years.
Although I was classically trained in a highly competitive, performance-oriented environment, I have a passion for teaching what has recently been termed “Recreational Music Making.” This kind of piano instruction is geared toward individuals who want to learn to play the piano without the pressure to compete or perform. They often want to learn to “play-by-ear” in addition to or even instead of reading traditional notation. They do not aspire to become music teachers or performers, they just want to learn for their own personal enjoyment. They want to experience the stress-relieving, satisfying rewards of playing the music they enjoy the most, whether it’s classical, jazz, blues, pop/rock, Broadway, country, gospel, contemporary Christian, ethnic folk music, or any other genre that makes them happy. This why many adult re-beginners" have particularly enjoyed taking lessons in my studio.
No matter what style of music my students eventually want to play, I give them all a very thorough, solid foundation in music reading, theory, and technique using the finest method books along with my own supplemental material. I make the lessons as understandable, fun, and engaging as possible, in an environment that is relaxed, non-threatening, and encouraging.
Although all my students are invited to perform in yearly studio recitals and various events sponsored by the North Fulton Music Teachers Association (NFMTA,) no one is required to participate.
For rates and other info, please fill out the contact form. To ensure a response, I ask that you include your address and phone number in the message box. That helps me know you are genuinely interested!
NEW & CURRENT STUDENTS:
By creating a private account with a user name and password, you will be able to do a host of things on this site:
- Make monthly tuition payments and view payment history
- Read important announcements
- See your lesson schedule, lesson history, and notes from the teacher
- Keep a practice log
- Communicate with the teacher
- View the studio calendar
- Download the studio policy, registration forms, and educational handouts