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Laneise Collier is a dedicated musician teaching private lessons online and in the Dallas area.
Saginaw Valley State University
Bachelor of Arts
Business Administration
Minor: Music
Teaching Music Since 2003
Laneise Collier
Piano, Flute

As a very young girl Laneise used to stand around various leaders at church as they played the piano or organ and just watch in amazement. Her parents were happy to feed her love of music, and she began playing piano at the young age of 5. Once she entered middle school, Laneise signed up for band and began to learn the flute as well, continuing to play the instrument throughout middle school, high school and college. During her high school years, she played flute and piano both solo and as a member of various ensembles. She also participated in ACT-SO competitions locally and nationally, and took part in Central Michigan University Keyboard Festival and Competition for the piano proficiency test.

She attended Saginaw Valley State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in International Business, Foreign Languages (Spanish & French) and minor degrees in Music Performance and German Language.

Laneise has earned a plethora of awards and certificates for piano, beginning while still in her middle school years. She won gold and silver medals in the local ACT-SO competition in high school, as well as the Music Merit Award for piano performance and maintaining a high level of excellence throughout the 2000-2001 school years. She holds music achievement certificates for winning first place in local and first place in state high school festival in May, 2003. She earned a Certificate of Level 1 proficiency achievement in piano at state solo and ensemble festival in March, 2003, in addition to the Board of Education ‘Accent on Achievement of excellence in piano solo’, superior rating, proficiency 1, MSBOA state solo and ensemble festival April, 2003. Each year that she participated, Laneise earned the Certificate of Achievement in performance, instrumental technique, theory, sight reading, and aural awareness from Mid-Michigan Music Teachers Association.

Throughout high school and after graduation, Laneise performed mini concert sessions for various churches, playing the flute and/or piano. She has been teaching music since 2003, and has also enjoyed playing for weddings and performing in annual Christmas concerts. The highlight of her musical career thus far has included owning a successful piano studio for over 6 years in her home of Michigan, before moving to Georgia and eventually Dallas. She has dearly enjoyed watching her former students blossom into great musical performers. She is grateful to have benefited from many excellent music teachers, most notably Mary Ellen Bartlett under whom she began to study during her high school years. ‘She encouraged me and helped me to tell a story with the music I played. She was very patient and kind and she went above her call of duty as a teacher.' Mary Ellen even helped Laneise to venture into starting her own piano studio. Her teaching helped explode an already burning passion for music inside of Laneise, leaving her with a vivid understanding of the importance of a good music teacher.

When you study under great music teachers, it develops your talent in ways that you could not have imagined. This knowledge, combined with Laneise's passion for sharing her talent and helping others develop as musicians, is the driving force that motivates Laneise in her career as an educator. 

Laneise's philosophy is that music changes lives! It is not just a form of art but rather a way of life. Music can heal, restore, and touch the depths of our souls.

Laneise is very patient, encouraging, and tailors her approach to the needs of each student to ensure that he or she gets the most out of their talent for music. She has experience working with students of all ages from 4 to 65! Laneise teaches students to play from within themselves, which always leads to outward success and magic. 

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