Jill Fitzgerald's Music Studio
Jill has been teaching private piano lessons for 13 years and recently move her studio to Milford MI and expanded, bringing 35+ years of music experience. At age 7, Jill started taking piano lessons. During high school, she accompanied the congregation in song during mass and was hired to play/sing at weddings and funerals. She went on to study music theory, piano/vocal lessons and performance for 4 semesters at South Dakota State University . Jill also composes and notates her own music. Check out her music on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, on the music store tab, in studio and many other sites. In 2016 she was nominated for Outstanding Classical Composer and won Outstanding Classical Vocalist for the Detroit Music Awards. This year, nominated in 4 categories, winners announced April 26th. Two local charities have also used Jill's music in their promo videos; Mittens for Detroit and The Beaumont Women's Health Care Foundation. Jill's love and knowledge of music is inspiring the next generation.
My #1 goal is to make learning piano fun. I try to get students playing songs they know as early as the first lesson. Over the years, I have found different work sheets, apps, songs, and piano technics that keep students engaged during the entire lesson. For a student to be the most successful, practice is very important. I use a three book lesson series that 1st teaches the lesson, 2nd the technic, and the 3rd puts it all together in performance. For high school / adult students, I use an adult lesson book. Then I add different fun songs to enhance the lesson. When a student finishes a level, they receive a medal, even adults!! I find this really encourages students to keep working towards the goal of moving up to the next book level.
30 Minute private lessons ages 5-99
For advanced levels, Jill offers 45 and 60 minute lessons to incorporate songwriting, notation, and/or basic recording instruction
Recitals and Contest
Jill offers 2 RECITALS a year. One is performed on the beautiful baby grand piano at Independence Village in Walled Lake. Both the students and Jill enjoy sharing the gift of music with the residence, family and friends. The second recital will be at The Proving Grounds Coffee in Milford. The students of Jill Fitzgerald Music are excited to share their musical talent with the community and invite all to stop by and listen, June 8th 7-9pm. Recitals are a great way for students to perfect a piece and showcase what they have worked so hard on.
The MICHIGAN MUSIC FESTIVAL is an annual competition. Students prepare 2 pieces from an approved list, perform the memorized pieces in front of a judge and rated on a scale of 1-5. They receive a certificate and after enough points are earned, a trophy. The student, parent and Jill discuss if a student is ready to compete. Jill works closely with the student to ensure they are 100% prepared for the competition. There is a fee to enter the Festival and books must be purchased.