Mrs. Shelly Hopkins has had the privilege of teaching students as young as three and as mature as eighty-three years of age. She has taught students who have studied for pleasure and enrichment, and students who have studied for professional careers in music. Mrs. Hopkins enjoys sharing the gift of music with her students and strives to provide a learning environment that is positive and fun. Her goal is to teach students to be excellent musicians so they can enjoy and express themselves through the language of music for the rest of their lives.
Mrs. Hopkins' Education and Experience
Shelly Hopkins has maintained a private piano studio since 1991. She has a Bachelor of Music in Pedagogy and a Master of Education in Teaching Music from Bob Jones University. She has served in church music ministry since she was a teenager. Mrs. Hopkins has also taught violin, handbells, choral music, band, and general music in private schools for many years. Mrs. Hopkins has successfully prepared students for Piano Guild Auditions, Piano and Violin Performance Exams, and Theory Exams with the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Lessons are given on a Bösendorfer grand piano at the Shrewsbury studio. All students have Online Studio Accounts, and Unlimited Piano Maestro Student Subscriptions for Home and Studio Use. Students also have access to technology such as iPad applications, Music software, Digital piano, and Midi technology.
Students are offered the opportunity to participate in the Royal Conservatory Performance Exams and the National Piano Guild Auditions. All students are encouraged to play at the studio recitals.
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