Wesley Ball joined the faculty at The Center for Creative Arts in the fall of 2013, after retiring as Coordinator of Music Education at Western Connecticut State University. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Shenandoah University-Conservatory. While pursuing his Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, he was the recipient of the Kurzban Prize in Piano. He received his Master of Arts and PhD in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Ball's Orff Schulwerk training includes Level III from the University of Cincinnati-Conservatory. His piano teachers include Eugenia Evans, Vitya Vronsky, and William Kurzban.
He has taught at Purdue University, Hope College and Western Connecticut State University. He is a member of the Richmond Piano Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association. He is the author of six books published by Hal Leonard Corporation, including Peter Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite: Active Listening Strategies for the Music Classroom, and Benjamin Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Teaching Strategies for the Classroom.
Dr. Ball's teaching philosophy seeks to instill a love for music through the study of piano., working with students of all ages and abilities.
$36 per half hour
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