The one who takes care in the practicing of every note, will be at the end a good player. ~ Theobald Boehm
About Jamie: Ms. Mulfinger is the piano accompanist for five local Junior and Senior high choirs at Valley Christian Schools and is also a worship leader at her church where she can be found playing rhythm guitar and singing. Ms. Mulfinger studied piano from Dr. Chris Dillon and Dr. Dan Steenson from Eastman School of Music, and studied guitar with Reggie Coates, guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Ms. Mulfinger’s studied voice with Alison Collins and choral conducting with Dr. Warren Cook and Dr. Charlene Archibeque.
It is advantageous to take private music lessons from the start. These students usually have quick success because there are no bad habits to correct. I have taught students ranging from seven years old to seventy years old. My student’s abilities range from beginners to seasoned musicians who regularly perform in concert, but want to improve their playing through coaching without having to go back for another college degree.
Taking private music lessons is a great way to learn an instrument well. Sometimes students take several years of beginning band first and then continue with private lessons in order to play better. I have many success stories of students who have come to me unable to progress much further because of improper technique or lack of direction, but through private lessons have learned how to play with ease and have excelled in all aspects of playing.