Piano Lessons Chico, CA
Tomilee Deatherage Piano Lessons / instruction Chico, CA
About The Director / Instructor
of Music Lessons
Tomilee Deatherage, the director of Bidwell School of Music & Elk Grove School of Music, has been teaching music for more than 20 years. She enjoys utilizing a variety of instructional methods in both private and group settings working with toddlers through adulthood. She truly believes music is for everyone!
Tomilee designed a unique studio in 1999, which incorporates technology to further enhance her student’s theory and ear training. Her style of piano instruction includes not only teaching by note but the use of a personally developed method by which she works with students on playing songs by ear. Tomilee continues to regularly attend conventions, workshops, concerts, and training seminars to keep her school current with technology and materials.
She has been certified as an instructor through the Music Teachers' Association of California. She is an accompanist for soloist, choir and vocal groups while also performing for weddings and various ceremonies. Tomilee has participated in choirs as both soloist and choir director. She has been a licensed Kindermusik educator working with children as young as 6 months of age. Tomilee is a firm believer that one is never to young to attain the benefits of music or to develop a love for music which is why she has developed her program "Music, Keys & Me" for preschoolers.
Tomilee has worked with children and adults in both private and public school settings. She has a passion for music and seeing her students succeed with a quality, fun and up-to-date music program!