All About Me
Julie Dean is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music who has been teaching piano for over 30 years. She has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Kansas State University. Julie is an active member of a number of professional organizations including MTNA, KMTA, KCMTA, OMTA and the Kansas City Federated Music Teachers. She served as chair of Music Progressions for KCMTA for three years. Her students consistently receive highest honors in adjudicated events and exams. She is currently the accompanist for two Olathe middle schools and the pianist for Overland Park Christian Church. She regularly accompanies vocal and instrumental soloists for recitals and contests.
Lessons and Classes
Piano Quest-Piano Safari Classes
60 minute classes for beginners in grades K-5. 3-5 students per class. Students are taught using Piano Safari materials. The method incorporates rote pieces, note reading, improvisation and piano technique with a fun animal theme.
Piano Quest-Piano Express Classes
60 minute classes for beginners in middle school. 3-5 students per class. Students are taught using the newly released Piano Safari for the Older Beginner, an accelerated method for older beginners. Students will be able to advance more quickly and play a variety of music they enjoy.
Kiddy Keys Pre-Piano Discovery Classes
30 minute classes for ages 3-5. 3-7 students per class. Students learn beginning music concepts through music and movement. Basic piano technique is included to prepare little fingers for playing. Creative play with improvisation and composition is encouraged.
Private Piano Study
30, 45 or 60 minute weekly private lessons are available to students of all levels. Student success is a priority. Students learn at their own pace.
Students are taught how to practice. Music and materials are matched to the individual student based on age, level, learning style and interests.
Students are offered many opportunities to perform and share their musical gifts. Students may choose from a variety of performance opportunities each year including judged events, exam programs, community performances and the annual studio recital in May.
Levi and Ben received awards at their recent piano festival. They LOVE piano and I love that I don’t even have to remind them to practice! It is so cool to hear music that sounds like it comes from Pride and Prejudice playing live in my house (and maybe a bit of Star Wars 😊). I would highly recommend Julie Dean Piano for anyone looking for an excellent and inspiring piano teacher!