About

Instruction

  I have been playing the piano since age 5. It was then that I began my love and appreciation for music.  I believe that music was a gift given to me by my parents and it is one I enjoy sharing with others.  I am a flexible teacher who tailors the program to the individual student and solves any immediate problems so lessons are enjoyable and beneficial. I enjoy teaching all styles and levels. My instruction includes reading, dynamics, theory, composition, good hand positioning, interpretation and ways to practice effectively.  I use a combination of method books along with individual pieces and songs that the student enjoys. I currently teach piano lessons in Vancouver, WA. Lessons take place in my home studio in Felida. Piano lessons are weekly for 30 or 60 minutes in duration.  Please contact me to schedule.

Philosophy

 Learning an instrument is not a one size fits all process.  Everyone learns differently and therefore I tailor each program to the individual student.  I strive to solve any immediate problems so lessons are enjoyable and beneficial. I enjoy teaching all styles and levels. 

Credentials

  • Ambassador College Music & Performance  
  • Gabriel Productions professional Musical Theater, Los Angeles, California  
  • BA with Honors, Pitzer College, Claremont California  
  • Trained in classical piano for 12 years Los Angeles, California  
  • 7 years professional vocal training
  • Professional singer and piano player.  
  • 15 years piano instruction experience  
  • Member of the Screen Actors Guild  
  • Tournament of Roses Association, Pasadena, California  
  • Member of the Oregon Education Association

Classes

Lessons

Lessons take place at my home studio in Vancouver.  Piano lessons are weekly for 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Please contact me for current rates and scheduling.
 


Recitals

 Recitals are scheduled once per year and students are encouraged to participate. Performing for a live audience enhances the piano student's excitement and joy of playing. Recitals will be held at various locations in Vancouver, WA. These recitals may also include guest artists and vocal performances.  

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Let's Get Started

Feel free to reach out with any questions, inquiries, or to get started with your first lesson. 

Karen Ribbens

Vancouver, WA 98685, US

(503) 348-7700

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