Piano Lessons at Kleisler Music Studio

Piano lessons can be enjoyed by students of all ages!

I am a private piano teacher in Suffolk, Virginia and have taught piano lessons to students in this area for thirty one years.  I earned my Bachelors of Science in Piano Performance from Old Dominion University. I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano through the Virginia Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. I have also taught in Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. I am very active in the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum and the Virginia Music Teachers Association and hold various positions in each of these organizations.  I am also a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers.    I am dedicated to maintaining my piano expertise and education by attending as many local, state and national conferences and workshops as possible. I feel that this helps keep me "up to date" and provide the best musical education for my students as well as expanding my  musical knowledge.

Certification:

  • State:

Virginia Music Teachers Association in Piano (VMTA)

  • National:

Music Teachers National Association in Piano (MTNA)

American College of Musicians (NGPT)

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Piano Performance - Old Dominion University
  • Attend workshops sponsored by the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum (TMTF), Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and various universities
  • International Music Workshop, Graduate Study - France

Professional Involvement/Experience:

  • State Office - (VMTA)  

Piano Keyboard Skills Chairman for 22 years*

Certification Committee - 3 years*

President Elect - 2 years

President - Currently

  • Local Offices - (TMTF) 

Local Theory Chairman for 7 years

Yearbook Committee for 13 years*

Glover Scholarship Committee for 27 years (20 as Co-Chairman) *

Glover Scholarship Chairman for 7 years*

Student Piano Recital Coordinator for 6 years

Monster Concert Co-Chairman for 2 years

President Elect for 4 years

President for 4 years

Past President for 4 years

Play-A-Thon Chairman for 16 years*

Program Co-Chair for 8 year*s

Yearbook Ads Chairman for 11 years*

       (*Positions still held)

  • Judge several TMTF piano events each year


  • National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT)

Chairman of Suffolk Guild Center for 31 years*

National Honor Roll for 30 years

Serve as judge for Guild Auditions

  • Have served as church organist/pianist at two churches