Instructors

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Bethany Ford: Intermediate to Advanced Piano

Education
2007: Master of Arts in Music Theory and Music History, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 

          Studied Piano under Dr. Sue Haug, Director of Penn State School of Music
 

2005: Bachelor of Arts in Music, Summa Cum Laude, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC
         Studied Piano under Professor Jane Gardiner
         Chamber Ensemble - harpsichordist, pianist, organist
         Accompanist for Choral Group and for Instrumentalists/Vocalists

Teaching Experience
2007 - Present: Founder and Instructor at Teaching the Joy of Music, New Cumberland, PA

2005 - 2007: Arts Conservatory of Central PA, State College, PA

2003 - 2005: Snyder Music Academy, Fayetteville, NC

2000 - 2003: Home-Based Private Piano Instruction

Other Experience
2008 - 2010: First Church of God, Harrisburg, PA
                    Music Director and Pianist/Organist

2003 - 2005: Trinity United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, NC
                     Music Director and Pianist


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Beth Busch: Beginner to Intermediate Piano

Education

​2002: Bachelor of Science in Piano Pedagogy, Northland International University, Dunbar, WI
         Studied Piano under Dr. Jon Ensminger
         Accompanist to University vocal professors, soloists, and instrumentalists

          Accompanist for Campus Church and Chapel Services

Teaching Experience
2013 - Present: Home-Based Private Piano Instruction

2012 - 2013: Central Academy Academy in Lexington, KY

2005 - 2013: Owner and Instructor at Busch Piano Studio, Virginia Beach, VA and Lexington, KY

2005: Music & Arts, Chesapeake, VA

Other Experience
2007 - 2013: Providence Community Church, Lexington, KY
                    Pianist

2003 - 2007: Cornerstone Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, VA
                     Pianist

2002 - 2003: Northland International University Ministry Team
                     Pianist

1999 - 2002: Iron River Bible Church, Iron River, MI

                     Pianist

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Reanna Kong: Beginner to Intermediate Piano

Reanna is a young and newly-budding  piano teacher at Teaching the Joy of Music.  She has been studying piano under Bethany Ford for over a decade.  Her passion for music motivates students, while her patient and kind demeanor allows her students to feel calm and comfortable at each lesson.  

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Micaiah McClymont: Beginner to Intermediate Piano

Micaiah began her teaching career in January 2014 at Teaching the Joy of Music.  She teaches beginner to intermediate levels of piano.  Her patience and enthusiasm specially equip her for these levels of instruction.  Her positive attitude and enjoyment of piano is truly contagious!   She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing along with a Music Minor at Messiah College.

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Cassie Shaffer (Mahaffey Location Only): Piano, Cello, Voice

.Education
2014: Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, Magna Cum Laude, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
        Studied Piano under Dr. David Curtin

         Studied Voice under Professor Ronald Miller
        Vocalist in Lock Haven Community Chorus, LHU Choir, Cantori, LHU England Tour Choir, Jazz Ensemble
        Vocal Soloist: National Anthem LHU Convocation, LHU Graduation, LHU Scholarship Day

Teaching Experience
2014 - Present: Teaching the Joy of Music, New Cumberland, PA and Mahaffey, PA
2013 - 2014: Lanning Music Studio, Lock Haven, PA
2008 - 2013: Home-Based Private Instruction

Other Experience
2006 - 2014: Mt. Pleasant Bible Church, Loganton, PA
                    Pianist and Vocalist

2014: Central Mountain Middle School, PA

         Conductor, Final Music Concert