Cheryl Goresko Woodford

Cheryl’s Piano Biography

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Cheryl Goresko Woodford, NCTM

Piano is the joy of my life. I love to play and teach, and feel fortunate to share the gift of music with students of any age. I have enjoyed living in Willow Grove since 1984. This is a lovely quiet neighborhood, easy to get to, with plenty of available parking. Here are some highlights of my musical journey:

Celebrating 31 years of piano teaching in 2024

Achieved the status of ‘Permanent Professional Certified Teacher of Music in Piano’ in 2009

Served as President of my local music teachers chapter for two terms from 2001 to 2005

Received National Certification from the Music Teachers National Association in 1999

Studied for several years with concert artists Sheila Paige and Alex Ramirez, experts in teaching proper technique and the joy of playing piano. I still take lessons to improve my playing and teaching skills!

Continuously participate in educational programs and workshops through the Music Teachers National Association and The Golandsky Institute

Opened Hands Together Piano Studio in 1993

Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Pittsburgh, and took graduate music courses at Temple University

All after I started piano lessons at age 6 with the neighborhood teacher. I still enjoy taking piano lessons today!


Why Choose Me?

I am a dedicated, gifted teacher, happily teaching piano for over 30 years from my home studio in Willow Grove.

 I have permanent certification as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Piano by the Music Teachers National Association, and still enjoy taking lessons myself to keep improving my playing and teaching. I specialize in teaching classical piano to beginners and intermediate level students, with an emphasis on learning to play piano beautifully. This includes reading music easily, playing with great technique, knowing chords and music theory, and developing a musical ear. My style is down to earth, flexible and challenging. I want students to enjoy lessons and the songs they are learning, so they will stick with piano and have all the benefits that playing piano brings. The greatest feeling is when my students leave their lessons smiling!



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