770-422-0022  3610 Kennesaw N. Industrial Pkwy.  Kennesaw, GA  30144   

Bill Foley

Piano

Bill teaches on Mondays and Tuesdays


EDUCATION
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and began piano lesson

when I was eleven years of age and continued for about nine years.

During this period I received coaching from Dr. Emely Lion, a popular

teacher in Hollywood. I attended the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music

in 1964 for one semester. I gained semester units from LACC and Pierce

Community College. Beginning In 1991, I started to work on my Bachelor

of Arts degree from Canterbury University and completed it in June of 1995.
I also studied with Concert Pianist, Laura Spitzer 1990 – 1991.
I’ve been a member, in good standing, of the Music Teachers’ Association
​of California for twenty years.         


EXPERIENCE
I provided piano lessons in Santa Clarita, CA for about 30 years. In a few cases, I was very successful in teaching children with learning disabilities, such as autism.  My other related experiences included being a music director and pianist for three community churches in Simi Valley and Santa Clarita, California. Most of my teaching was independent but also taught for studios and a school district including Big Valley Music, Keyboard Galleria and the Hart School District while residing in Santa Clarita.


OBJECTIVE
My experience tells me that most people have some musical talent. My objective is to allow that ability to surface.  I understand that some students have a fear and resistance to learning. I try to remedy that problem by using humor, understanding and clarity. It’s my job to understand the individual personality, sensitivity and mind set of each student.  I also like to make most musical projects interesting and fun.  After about six months of lessons, I begin to see the talent unfold in a natural way. As a general rule, my students have two musical projects to work on. I use standard method books through level four. After level four, I lead them to music by master composers.  At this point, I’m also receptive to teaching music for school projects, pop music and religious music. I believe that my objective is fulfilled when my students reach their goals.