About Rose Eide-Altman, BS, MM, NCTM
Thank you for your interest in studying piano with me!
I have been teaching piano privately in the Washington - Baltimore area for over 35 years. Currently I am the primary piano instructor at Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD, where I teach several levels of class piano, as well as individual instruction. Private piano lessons are also offered at my home in Sykesville. The locations are listed below.
For many years I have been an active member of the Music Teacher's National Association, and currently I have the certification of "NCTM": Nationally Certified Teacher of Music from MTNA. There are many requirements to complete to receive this certification. Their website states: "A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) has demonstrated competence in professional preparation, teaching practices, ethical business management and lifelong learning... To date, more than 3,500 teachers across the United States have earned the NCTM designation".
My own piano studies began when I was 7 years old. During my teen years I accompanied for choirs and soloists, as well as competed in several Music Teachers National Association events. My undergraduate degree is in music education with a piano emphasis from Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, MD and in 1996 I earned a Master of Music degree, also in music education with a piano emphasis from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Individual piano instructors included Florence Clarembeau, Neil Tilkins, and most recently Bradford Gowen.
Continuing education is important to me and each summer I enjoy attending piano seminars, workshops and a variety of musically enriching events. Other musical activities that I am responsible for throughout the year include:
- organist/choir director at Salem United Methodist Church, Brookeville, MD
- director of the The Encore Singers
- choir director of the Fairhaven Chorale at Integrace Fairhaven, Sykesville, MD
- owner/editor/webmaster of several websites and businesses including