Tiamoyo Arts and Education
Tiamoyo=TEE-ah MOY-oh:  Swahili=to encourage; from the heart
...if it is encouraging, let him encourage...Romans 12: 8

TIAMOYO MUSIC ACADEMY


INCLEMENT WEATHER-RELATED INFORMATION
 
Tiamoyo Music Academy is OPEN. 
  
Please visit often for latest updates throughout the winter months.
Also, please check your e-mail for weather-related closings and weather-related distance-learning (Skype) instructions.

Tiamoyo Music Academy is OPEN
unless otherwise indicated above.


Please check here for closing updates during inclement weather.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 

SAVE THE DATE:



Saturday, April 21, 2018
TMA Spring 2018 Recital/Awards/Reception

Recital TIMES for December and April Recitals
are as follows:
1:00 P.M.
and
3:30 P.M.

There are 2 recitals.  Each student will perform on 1 recital.

WHERE:  Church Of The Western Reserve
30500 Fairmount Boulevard
Pepper Pike, OH   44124
Firelands Room



 
Tiamoyo Music Academy "Community Outreach" Concert
Montefiore Nursing Home
March 8, 2014
Beachwood, Ohio
Performers not pictured: Dylan Y., Peter K., Joshua C., and Brian K.
Congratulations to Hannah S. She received a Superior Rating of "I" at the 2013 (held on March 2, 2013)
and the 2012 (held on April 21, 2012)  Orange Schools Orchestra Solo Contest.
Reggie Pittman Jazz Workshop-July 19, 2011eggie Pittman Jazz Workshop-July 19, 2011
WELCOME TO
TIAMOYO MUSIC ACADEMY
Serving the Chagrin Valley
Sharon Brown Cheston, Ph.D., Licensed Music Educator
Woodmere Village, OH
216-896-9651
mailing address:
Tiamoyo Arts and Education
Post Office Box 32
Chagrin Falls, OH   44022-0032
CONVENIENT DAYTIME CLASSES FOR
PRE-SCHOOLERS AND HOME-SCHOOLERS
Tiamoyo Music Academy is a place where students of all ages can enjoy music.  Located in a peaceful, country-like setting, in the village of Woodmere, Ohio, Tiamoyo Music Academy is under the direction of Dr. Sharon Brown Cheston, educator, pianist, singer, ethnomusicologist, composer, author, conductor, wife, and mother.

"I really try to meet each student where he or she is in order to provide individualized, appropriate music instruction that coincides with the student's learning style.  I believe each student has a unique musical voice that awaits an opportunity for expression.  I value each student as a person, not just as a piano student and for their musical accomplishments."
Sharon Brown Cheston, Ph.D., Owner and Director


MUSIC TIME
Suzuki-based 
Early Childhood Music Program
MUSIC TIME FOR INFANTS (birth-18 months)
MUSIC TIME FOR TODDLERS (18 months-3 1/2 years)
SUZUKI KIDZ FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS (3-5 years)
SUZUKI PIANO PROGRAM (4 years & older or instructor's approval)
Music Time, a Suzuki-based music program established on the philosophies and concepts of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, is an exciting, eclectic, fun music curriculum that features developmentally appropriate activities for children to enjoy and explore music.  Infants and toddlers, along with their caregivers, will explore rhythmic finger plays, musical nursury rhymes, songs, musical dramatization, literature, and movement.  Students will use their voices, musical instruments, a variety of toys and props, and listening skills to explore various musical elements and things about themselves and our world.  Children will play rhythmic games and explore movement, such as those used in  Suzuki instrumental programs and in Dalcroze eurhythmics.  In addition, the music learning approaches of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, Dr. Edwin Gordon, Emile Jacques Dalcroze, Zoltan Kodaly, Carl Orff, and others will be used.  For more information on the aforementioned music learning approaches, please click on the links below.  
Suzuki Kidz, is a fun, pre-school Suzuki instrument study preparatory program that, while extending the Music Time curriculum, introduces Suzuki concepts, including learning melodies of the repertoire in Suzuki Piano School and Suzuki Violin School, Volume 1, singing, listening, movement, drama, pre-notation Suzuki theory concepts, and hands-on experience with piano, violin, guitar, and recorder.
 
Emile Jacques Dalcroze-Dalcroze Society of America
 Edwin Gordon-The Gordon Institute for Musical Learning
Edwin Gordon-Music Education from GIA Publications, Inc.
 Edwin Gordon-Edwin Gordon Archives
 Zoltan Kodaly-Organization of American Kodaly Educators
 Carl Orff-The American Orff-Schulwerk Association
 Shinichi Suzuki-Suzuki Association of the Americas
MUSIC PROGRAMS for students of all ages

SUZUKI PIANO PROGRAM (www.suzukiassociation.org)
MUSIC THEORY/MUSICIANSHIP
PRIVATE LESSONS:
  • Piano (Suzuki or Traditional)
  • Piano Improvisation
  • Piano/Keyboard in Worship
  • Voice (Vocal Coaching)

CURRICULUM FOR HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS

all programs listed above PLUS

PERFORMING ENSEMBLES

Choral Ensemble * Instrumental Ensemble

and Music Classes for grades Pre-K through Grade 12


SCHEDULE OF MUSIC TIME CLASSES
                          
E-mail musicacademy@tiamoyoarts.com for details 

MUSIC TIME FOR INFANTS (birth-18 months)
                     TBA                       
MUSIC TIME FOR TODDLERS (18 months-3 1/2 years)
                       
TBA                         

                                  SUZUKI KIDZ FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS (3-5 years)                                 
TBA

TBA Private Lesson                  SUZUKI PIANO PROGRAM
TBA (call for details)      CLASSES FOR HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS

 

 

2017-2018 TUITION

note:  please add annual non-refundable registration fee
of $30 to tuition total
New, first-time students may register at any time during a given semester.  Tuition is prorated.


Tiamoyo Music Academy lessons are divided into 3 Semesters:

Semester 1 = FALL:  August - January
Semester 2 = SPRING:  January - June
Semester 3 = SUMMER:  June - July

SUZUKI PIANO PROGRAM/PRIVATE LESSON TUITION

30 minute lesson = $25
45 minute lesson = $37.50
60 minute lesson = $50


$ 450.00 per 18-week semester (30 minute lesson)*
$ 675.00 per 18-week semester (45 minute lesson)*
$ 900.00 per 18-week semester (60 minute lesson)*

*(some semesters have fewer than 18 weeks;  tuition will be adjusted)


Please add annual non-refundable registration fee of $30 to tuition total.

New, first-time students may register at any time during a given semester.  Tuition is prorated.

PRIVATE LESSONS are available for the following:
SUZUKI PIANO PROGRAM
PIANO (traditional)
 
PIANO IMPROVISATION
PIANO/KEYBOARD IN WORSHIP 
VOCAL COACHING  
MUSIC THEORY

MUSIC TIME CLASSES
INFANTS, TODDLERS, and SUZUKI KIDZ
$270.00 per semester ([14-18] 30-minute classes)
 
(e-mail musicacademy@tiamoyoarts.com for MUSIC TIME CLASSES times)

COURSES FOR HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS:
Choral Ensemble
Instrumental Ensemble
General Music Classes for grades Pre-K through 12
Music:  Special Topics for grades Pre-K through 12

(e-mail musicacademy@tiamoyoarts.com for home-schooler rates)
 
To register for lessons/classses, please e-mail musicacademy@tiamoyoarts.com with contact information. 
New, first-time students may register at any time during a given semester.  Tuition is prorated.
 
E-mail musicacademy@tiamoyoarts.com to schedule a free preview lesson/class.
 
 
  Sharon Brown Cheston, Ph.D. 
 
  • Substitute Teacher of Suzuki Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music, 2017-present.

  • Vocal Music Tutor/Accompanist, Orange City Schools, 2017-present.

    Taught Suzuki and Traditional Piano at Laurel School's Laurel Music Academy, Shaker Heights, OH, 2012-2015
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  • Cleveland Institute of Music Faculty, Suzuki Theory, 2003-2009 

  • Orange Community Education and Recreation/Orange School District/Orange Board of Education, Pepper Pike, Ohio:  Early Childhood Music Specialist, Orange Early Childhood Center, 1999-2001.

    Experienced music educator; taught at every level from graduate school
    through pre-school
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  • Ph.D. in Music Education, Case Western Reserve University (joint program with Cleveland Institute of Music)
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  • Doctoral Dissertation Student of Dr. Cynthia Crump Taggart (Dr. Taggart is a former student of and has co-authored with Dr. Edwin Gordon, one of the leading experts in music aptitudes, music audiation, music learning theory, and music development in infants and young children)
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  • M.Mus. in Music History/Ethnomusicology 

  • Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)
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  • Licensed/Ohio Department of Education, State of Ohio: Music/Special K-12 (expires in 2020)
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  • member of Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA)
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  • Suzuki Piano Teacher Training: Cleveland Institute of Music with Katherine Monsour (Kiki) Barley
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  • Registered with and member of SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas)
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  • Suzuki Piano Teacher Workshop with Dr. Ray Landers at the Cleveland Institute of Music
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  • Studied piano with James Tannenbaum at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Dr. Robert Mayerovitch of the Elysian Trio and Piano Pedagogy with Evelyn Gott at Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music
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  • Studied voice with George Vassos, Elizabeth Unis Chesko and Melvin Hakola
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  • Studied organ with Adeline Huss at the Cleveland Institute of Music
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  • Graduate courses in Music Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Alvaretta West
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  • Training in Suzuki Theory Curriculum and Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Dr. Jennifer Conner (author of CIM Preparatory Division Theory Curriculum and Suzuki Theory Program Head)