I'm Sharon Wenger, and welcome to Maple Avenue Music: in-home music studio and preschool classroom. While I have degrees in both Educational Ministries & Bible, as well as a Minor in Music, I've taught in many different settings! My career started as an urban youth worker, then a music instructor, and finally a preschool teacher. But honestly, I've learned the most about children by becoming a mom!
From 2003-2016, my studio simply provided private piano instruction. But then the Christian preschool where I taught closed, leaving no pre-k program for my class of 3 year-olds. After much prayer, God opened the doors for me to offer a pre-k program here through my studio starting in 2017. Surprisingly, this program took off! Word spread and the class grew, and since then I've taught dozens of children through Preschool PALS. It's been amazing to see these programs change and grow!
Piano instruction is still offered in the evening as my schedule allows for children in grade 2 and above. Because my studio is small by design, students won't be overlooked in a large class or assigned to another teacher. Our relationship will grow over time, allowing me to discern each child's learning style. I'm also happy to make referrals to more advanced instructors when necessary.
I look forward to starting your child on their own journey of learning very soon!