Your Child Is in Great Hands
Hello! My name is Amanda Welch. I began teaching piano in 2007 and it has been my passion ever since! In 2012, I founded my own studio in Nashville, TN.
I wanted to create a studio that focused on inspiring a life long love of learning music. I wanted to teach more than just a classical education (which I was taught and I love to teach!). I feel that there are so many ways to connect with music, and each child brings their own unique talents, I want to equip my students with the best education of many different styles of music.
In my classroom, we learn music from the classics to contemporary composers to jazz to pop and Disney! Each lesson is tailor made to the student. We focus on something the student loves while also discovering something new.
I also believe (along with Mr. Rogers) that children learn best through play! So I take the things that many adults hated about their own piano lessons as children (sight-reading, ear training, scales) and turn them into games! We use multi-media games, worksheets, and board games both in the classroom and at home to reinforce these skills. I also enjoy teaching improvisation and composition. I have found these musical skills tap into a child's creativity like nothing else and gives them a sense of ownership of their musical journey!
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood" - Mr. Rogers
Education and Experience
I graduated from OralRoberts University in 2009 with a Bachelor's of Music Arts. I started teaching while in school and quickly found my passion.
My husband and I then moved to Nashville, TN, and it was there that I founded my own music studio in 2012. I believe that even teachers need to continue learning, so I joined several music associations to promote my own continuing education. I served on the board of the Nashville Music Teachers Association and Music and Arts Guild (including serving terms as President of both associations). I also received two Distinguished Service Awards from NAMTA as well as being named a Steinway Teacher of the Year for 2016, 2017, and 2019.
In 2020, my husband and I decided to make the move back to our native Oklahoma. I have since started another studio there. I am currently a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, the Tulsa Area Music Teachers Association, and the National Federation of Music Clubs.
I am also the co-chair for TAMTA's Junior Festival and OFMC's Junior Festival Recording Secretary.