Dr. Henderson has been teaching music for over thirty years.
She recognizes and nurtures the unique talents and interests of each of her students. Her teaching philosophy is based on the belief that each person learns at an individual pace, therefore her method is designed to support the individual needs of the students. Her studies with some of the best teachers in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and the USA, have allowed her to develop a teaching approach that combines the best qualities of different musical traditions and teaching methods. She has been teaching students of all ages and levels. Her teaching career started as an assistant professor of musicology, history and theory of music at college level, and over the years expended into teaching of piano, music theory, and composition for all levels and ages, including early childhood music. Dr. Henderson has taught hundreds of music students in various settings ranging from private lessons to group classes of music theory, keyboards, and ensemble performance for children, teens, and adults, as well as early childhood music classes. She is a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, so her students have an opportunity to perform at numerous recitals, festivals, and competitions, and participate in the Certificate of Merit program. In 2005 Dr. Henderson founded Art of Music Studio which is located in Eagle Rock, in the vicinity of Pasadena, La Canada, San Marino, and Glendale.
Her studio offers various programs that include:
- private piano classes from beginning to
advanced levels (for children and adults). Concert performance consultations,
piano master classes, and classes for college preparation are also available;
- preparation for the Certificate of Merit evaluation program with certification from Preparatory through Level 10 (Advanced)
- preparation for AP Music Theory
- group keyboard classes
- theory, ear training, playing by ear, sight reading, and solfege classes that can be taken separately or as a part of the piano study;
- music appreciation and music history classes.
- early childhood music classes
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