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Laine Beachley

Laine BeachleyMiss Beachley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in Piano Performance and Art History from Hood College (located in Frederick, MD). While there, she studied with the world acclaimed pianist, Dr. Noel Lester. She was featured as a Maryland Distinguished Scholar with Talent in the Arts (2001), as a Sidney Silverman Young Artist at Hood’s Chamber Music Festival in 2004, and is a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. After receiving her degree, Miss Beachley relocated to York in May of 2005.

Currently, she is finishing a Masters degree in Piano Pedagogy at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia, and is studying with Dr. Karen Walker. Her professional developments include a large private piano studio that is shared between Menchey Music, her home in downtown York, and Hood College, where she is an Adjunct Instructor.

She continues to perform in small venues and various recitals. Miss Beachley also maintains positions as Music Director for Hayshire United Church of Christ, as a pianist for York Little Theatre, and serves on the board of the Matinee Music Club of York as second Vice President.

"As a classically trained professional student, performer, and instructor of piano, I have learned that we musicians must love what we do in order to be successful in our endeavors. My teaching style is traditional and comprehensive. The process of learning will include: technique and repertoire, music theory, music history, memorization, sight-reading, ear training, and active listening. Students are also strongly encouraged to attend outside venues to further study. Although I demand the most from my students, my primary goal is to teach them the necessary knowledge and instill a desire to continue learning through structured practicing and self-study, essentially developing an everlasting appreciation for the art of music."

Miss Beachley is currently accepting students age six and older at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.