Marsha Dynes, NCTM

Piano, Theory

North Pole Keys and Song
1141 Acorn Circle
North Pole, AK 99705
(Located near 5-mile Badger Road, off of Peede)

Phone: (907)-888-5709
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Marsha Dynes holds Permanent National Certification in Piano Performance and in Theory through the Music Teachers National Association. She has been a member of MTNA, Alaska Music Teachers Association (AMTA), and Interior Alaska Keyboard Teachers since 1978. Before 1978, she was a certified member of California Music Teachers Association. She has a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, including two solo concert performances. In 1970, she received the Bachelor of Science degree in Missions and Bible from Simpson Bible College in San Francisco. Marsha Dynes has taught piano full time since January 1972. She is the author of the Alaska Piano Mastery Theory and Technique Syllabus. She has served as Theory Adjudicator and A.P.M. State Chairman for AMTA. She has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Chairman, Honors Recital Chairman of IAKT, and as Secretary of AMTA. She has taught piano teaching workshops. Her piano method, The Piano Language Part 1 was published in 2000, Part 2 in 2002, Part 3 in 2004, Part 4 in 2005, Parts 5 & 6 in 2008.

She teaches 45 minute lessons on a Boston-Steinway mid-sized grand piano. Students stay for 30 minutes after lessons for computer theory lessons at no charge. Music books and adjudication fees are also included with the lesson fees. Students participate in age-group classes, studio recitals, honors recitals, piano festival adjudications, and competitions. Marsha has had students place first in the AMTA state performance and composition competitions. Many of her students have placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the state Christian Schools Hymn Playing competition. One of her students placed third in a national hymn competition.

Her goals: To develop the abilities of students who want to learn; to help the student to discover his own ability to teach himself; to emphasize note reading, rhythm, theory, technique, sight-reading, composition, and a varied repertoire (traditional and special interest); to encourage each student to enjoy sharing and using his music for the enjoyment and aid of others; to help the student achieve his own goals, even as they fluctuate; to encourage the love of music and music study as a valuable part of the student’s life.

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