Piano Instructor: Beginner to Advanced

Voice Instructor: Beginner to Advanced

Cello Instructor: Beginner to Intermediate


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


Micaiah McClymont

Cassie Shaffer

Bethany Ford

Piano Instructor: Beginner to Intermediate


Ms. McClymont 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.

Engage ~ Encourage ~ Excel!

(Mahaffey, PA location only)

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​​Teaching the Joy of Music

Beth Busch

​​​​Piano Instructor: Intermediate to Advanced


Education
2007: Master of Arts in Music Theory and Music History, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
          Graduate Thesis - "The Search for Meaning in Rachmaninoff's Lebensmotifs: Bells and Dies Irae"
          Thesis Advisors - Dr. Marica Tacconi, Associate Director of Penn State School of Music
                                                                       Professor of Musicology

                                       Dr. Eric McKee, Professor of Music Theory

          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

Piano Instructor: Beginner to Intermediate


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