Sharon Renkes Piano Studio
2: Meet the Teacher / Sharon Renkes
"Making music has no boundaries and is not determined solely by age, talent, ability, learning style, or by what others may label a limitation. All of my students can make music and have enriched lives because of it. Time spent with my students exploring the world of music and developing their expression of it through the piano is a joy and a privilege: something I love doing so much that I have never considered it work. So let's look inside for our own unique gift of music. Bring it out, dust it off, polish it up and enjoy!" -- S.R.
Sharon Renkes began her career as a piano instructor in 1987 and is now teaching full-time in a private setting to students ages 5 to adult, beginning through early advanced levels -- from young elementary aged kids, teens, college students and on to adults enjoying retirement. All lessons are private and student focused, using specific teaching materials based on each persons unique learning styles, individual needs and goals.The piano studio is located in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Free on-street parking is available.
Involved in music since childhood, Sharon began piano lessons and public singing at the age of four. Her formal study of piano, organ, brass and voice continued from elementary school through the college level at Ohio Northern University. Classes included music theory and composition, piano, ear training and music history, piano pedagogy and special emphasis on music education for young children. Sharon continues her personal music education through workshops, conferences, discussion groups, attending concerts, professional reading, listening to and enjoying a worldwide variety of music styles, practicing the piano and exploring new music.
Professional performing experience includes church organist and pianist, accompanist for school groups, vocal choir member and soloist as well as brass choir and handbell participant. She has been the featured musician at large public social events and charity fundraisers. Her time spent as a volunteer at the James Cancer Hospital providing live piano music for patients, visitors and staff has been especially meaningful.
Sharon has 30+ years experience teaching piano, in private and group settings, to children, teens and adults with many different learning styles. Students are encouraged to expand their music experience by participating in school bands, orchestras and choirs, often continuing through college and into their post-graduate lives. Some have even chosen to make music their professional career as music educators, singers, composers, instrumentalists or by working in the music business industry.
Sharon came into the piano teaching profession through a career change. After 10+ years working as an RN, she returned to college as a music major at ONU. In 1987 Sharon and her family moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she was honored to teach with Dr. Lucy Chu for several years. Currently, she teaches solely as the Sharon Renkes Piano Studio.
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Successfully growing Music Makers in the greater Columbus, Ohio area since 1987.
Sharon Renkes Piano Studio
118 East Pacemont Road
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Private Piano Lessons for ages 5 - Adult
Beginning through Early Advanced Levels
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