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Heath Vercher. MUsician. educator.

 

Hello, everyone! Greetings and welcome to Heath Vercher Music. Here you will find all everything you need to know about my work as a musician, from my teaching studio, composing and arranging work, to my schedule of performances as either pianist or music director. Links at the top of the page will take you to appropriate sections of my website for more information on my services.

Are you interested in MUSIC LESSONS? Click on my “Teaching” link at the top.

Do you need a piece of music COMPOSED OR ARRANGED? Great! I work with a large range of ensembles and musical styles, though my specialties are sacred, jazz, and popular music. Check out my “Composing” link for examples of my work as well as information on how to commission a piece. You may also purchase select pieces of music from my store.

Or perhaps you are LOOKING FOR LIVE MUSIC FOR AN EVENT? Be sure to check out my “Performing” section to see when and where I’ll be playing, what I’m directing, or information on how to book me for an event.

If you’d like to learn a little bit more about me, you can read my biography here. I am a professional musician residing in the Lake Houston area, and work throughout the community as a professional church musician, music educator, and freelance musician.

I look forward to serving you through the gift that is music!

 

 

MUSIC EDucation

Music lessons offered weekly in 30, 45, or 60 minute sessions, at Heath's home studio, depending on the student’s age/level.  Students are expected to practice daily on a well-maintained acoustic piano or digital piano.  As part of taking private lessons, students are provided with a variety of studio opportunities.  Please visit my TEACHING SECTION for more information on schedule, lessons, and more.


Composing and arranging

Heath offers custom and unique music arrangements for your church, recording project, concert, wedding, school, big band or other special project. Unique styles and instrument groups including horn-based praise bands, brass choirs, gospel and secular big bands, orchestras, Dixieland gospel groups, weddings, string quartets & more. Please visit my site, Heartspark Music, for a full selection of arrangements and information on custom projects.  


"THE SHOUT SECTION" BAND - Live music performance

Looking for live music for your upcoming event? Having a party, wedding, or other celebration that requires a powerhouse ensemble? Interested in having Heath produce a concert? Heath works with some of the best musicians in Houston to create memorable musical moments for a variety of settings, including weddings, parties, corporate events, and other special occasions. Featuring everything from a full 17-piece big band to rhythm combo and vocalist, Heath's ensembles always pack a punch! Visit us at The Shout Section to hear the band, get price quotes for events, and see our upcoming calendar!

You can listen to all of my latest releases here, including my video game arrangements, original work, and solo piano releases. You can buy digital or physical copies, or visit Band Camp for full streaming and subscription options!

How I Teach The Piano

Kids love music – It’s a big part of their lives. So why do most kids HATE piano lessons? Well, I think after all these years I’ve started to figure out why…

Maybe we had too many candy canes after this Christmas program……… You decide!

Maybe we had too many candy canes after this Christmas program……… You decide!

The Problem

Most kids view piano lessons as “just more homework,” and another task to “check off the list” along with extracurricular activities, homework, MORE homework, chores, and family obligations.

Why!?!? What seems to have gone wrong?!?!

Sadly, most piano classes focus on FACTS and very little on creativity, music appreciation, or enjoyment.

It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you tap into a child’s natural curiosity and sense of exploration. By encouraging children to have fun and to relax at the piano, I remove the common roadblocks that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

The Solution

I have made it my personal mission to innovate and put creativity, exploration, humor, and fun into my students’ private piano lessons.

My students:

  • Learn sight reading and steady rhythm from day one so that they are prepared for playing all types of music

    1. Review and retain all their lessons through the use of games and writing their own music (even my beginners!)

    2. Get all the benefits that science has shown piano instruction provides including increased academic performance, higher IQs, etc. And to top it off, this is all done in an encouraging and positive environment

    3. Move through their beginner books faster than the “average” time the publisher recommends, which is about 16 weeks per book

    4. Learn all of their music during their weekly piano classes so they feel energized instead of lost and confused when they get home

Intermediate and Advanced Piano Instruction

Upon reaching an intermediate level of skill, students have new options to explore. Students have the option to pick their own music: Disney songs, pop songs, radio songs, and movie songs. You name it – If you want to learn it, I’ll teach it to you.

Advanced students are taught how to write music, improvisation, college-level theory, and advanced playing techniques during their piano lessons.

Would you like more information? Or an introductory lesson (at no charge!)? Click below to get started:

 I offer an introductory lesson to anyone who is considering piano lessons. Contact me to schedule an introductory lesson (at no charge!) today!

Rates and location

My home studio is based in Kingwood, Texas in the King’s Harbor community. I teach lessons from a quality 6-ft Knabe grand piano, fully equipped music learning lab, and even enjoy the occasional visit from Disney characters! M

My rates for private lessons are as follows and are based on 4 LESSONS PER MONTH: 30mins/$80, 45mins/$120, 60mins/$160. More information on rates, payment, and studio policies are handled during scheduling after the first trial lesson. Contact me today to get started!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star improv jam…..

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star improv jam…..

Contact Me

Do you have more questions? Would you like to check my availability? Would you like to schedule an introductory lesson (at no charge)?

If so, send an email, give me a call, or fill out the contact form right here on the Web site!

heathvercher@gmail.com

832-556-9848

For the quickest response, use the form on this page or email!!!

Schedule an Introductory Lesson

If you would like more information or would like to schedule an introductory lesson at no charge, leave me a message! Please allow 24-48 hours for a reply.

At this time, the studio is only accepting students ages 5-18.

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UPCOMING DATES

Fall House Concert - October 27th, 2019 - 4pm - College Station, TX (EVENTBRITE)

A private house concert at the home of Mike and Lori Sullivan. Seating limited to 30 persons. Free admission with suggested donation.

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