My name is Dr. Alissa Freeman and I am the director and instructor of Panoramic Piano Studio. I am a solo and collaborative pianist, piano teacher, and music researcher, and have bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in piano performance and pedagogy. I have had unique experiences working with some of the top instructors in the world to hone my own piano skills and develop my own teaching philosophies. I appreciate the value of music making in its many forms, whether that be competing and performing publicly or playing as a hobby in one's own home. My pedagogical background and training has offered me unique tools and insights to teach a wide variety of learners, and I look forward to taking on new students. If you'd like to read more about me, you can click here.
"There are talented performers and excellent scholars, and occasionally I meet people who excel in both disciplines. However, to find someone with those gifts who is also a skilled teacher is rare. Dr. Freeman is one such treasure. Her natural ability to connect, and share genuine enthusiasm and love for music, with her students is complemented by her skillful pedagogy and well cultivated instructional strategies. I am so grateful for the hard work she has done to encourage and nurture my two young emerging musicians. I give Dr. Freeman and her Studio my highest and unreserved endorsement."
"Alissa was an amazing teacher. She made me really enjoy playing the piano. She conducted the class in such a way that I never felt embarrassed if I made a mistake. Of the few piano teachers I have experience with, she has been my favorite."
For several years, my daughter was blessed to have Alissa as her private piano teacher in the PPLP at University of Michigan. When my daughter enrolled in the program, she was very shy and insecure. Alissa has a great warm and welcoming personality, is a very helpful, kind, and a genuine person and is always there for her students. Because of that my daughter immediately connected with her and was eager to have the weekly piano lessons. Alissa also has great pedagogical skills, which helped transform my daughter into a confident piano player.
Alissa is very patient and can explain each topic in different ways until her students understand and improve. She is dedicated to her students and goes the extra mile. Her passion for music is obvious and marks all her actions. We were saddened when Alissa graduated and left the PPLP program but knew that she would have an incredible future as a great player and piano teacher. We are very thankful for the huge positive impact Alissa had on our daughter’s life as a person and as a piano player.
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About the Studio
Panoramic Piano Studio is a small, independently-owned business that teaches private and group piano lessons both in person and virtually. It is based in Madison, WI but happily accepts students from across the nation through its virtual offerings. The goal of Panoramic Piano Studio is to offer a diverse, unique music education that explores the vastness of the world of music and seeks to include voices that have typically been left out of traditional studies. Students will have the opportunity to explore a range of styles that will help them become well-versed musicians. In this studio we practice acceptance and love, compassionate self discipline, and embrace the power of community music making and learning.
The studio for private piano lessons is located in the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood. The full address will be disclosed after booking a trial lesson.
The studio for group piano lessons is located at 5003 University Avenue, Madison, WI.