Piano Keys

Designed to promote the development of future pianists through online lessons, Operation Piano Academy students will have the possibility of individual lessons from their own home or Corps.  

 

With a faculty of highly qualified instructors, lessons will be based on the M.A.P. curriculum and geared toward Sunday morning preparation. Lessons will be offered in increments of 30-, 45-, or 60-minute sessions, to be determined by experience level. 

 

Like Operation Piano Player, supplemental funding will be provided by divisional and/or territorial resources to all students. To receive more information and to apply, please fill out the interest form below. 

Guidelines 

  • The applicant must be at least 8 years old and attend a Salvation Army corps. Endorsements are required from the Corps Officers and Divisional Music Director. 

  • The applicant must be actively involved in the corps and be willing to use this instruction to benefit corps worship. The expectation is the student is to perform twice each year. (For instance, an offertory, preliminary music, Sunday School opening, accompanying worship, or at a recital.) 

  • Renewal applications for continuing lessons must be accompanied by a M.A.P. piano evaluation or equivalent from the instructor for the previous year. 

  • The applicant must have access to an adequate piano for regular practice. This piano could be the corps piano, provided the student has daily access to this instrument. 

  • Parental permission is required for students under the age of 18. 

Playing the Piano

INSTRUCTORS

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Elizabeth Bauer

Elizabeth Bauer

Dr. Beth A. Bauer received her doctorate of music education from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her dissertation is titled “What is an appropriate approach to piano instruction for students with Down syndrome?” Additional degree work includes a Master of Music from Northern Illinois University where she studied with Bill Koehler, …

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Debbie Gillette

Debbie Gillette

Debbie Gillette has been part of the adjunct music faculty at Trinity International University since 1998. Debbie graduated from Michigan State University with a B.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with high honors, as well as completing further graduate studies at MSU in Piano Performance …

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Colleen Carney

Colleen Carney

Colleen Carney is an active teacher, collaborator, and performer of music in the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan area. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she studied piano with Dr. Ann Chang and composed music for films produced by students at the University's Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

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Moriah Hellstrom

Moriah Hellstrom

Moriah Hellstrom is a piano teacher, performer, and chamber musician. She has spent time in Italy, attending the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival, and has placed in several competitions including the Victor Borge Legacy Award Piano Competition. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance …

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Sarah Damianov

Sarah Damianov

Sarah Lucia Damianov was born in Chicago, IL to Andrei and Lucia Damianov. She is the eldest of six children, five girls and one boy. Sarah started learning piano at the age of six under a Russian teacher. At the age of eight, she began to study the violin with her father. When she entered fifth grade, her parents wanted her to play in the church band, …

*If you would like to be an instructor for Operation Piano Academy, please contact Elizabeth Malovance.

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