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About the Teacher

Rebekah N. Wall, M.S., B.A.

  Rebekah (Bek) discovered her love for music at the age of nine after attending her very first piano lesson. The daughter of a career military non-commissioned officer, she lived and studied under piano teachers throughout the United States and Europe. She used her musical talent to support church and mission ministries performing congregational music, accompaniment, chorale and ensemble pieces as needed. She had the privilege of serving as the primary pianist for the American Embassy of Paris’ Holiday Celebration in 2001.

   In 2002 her family relocated from Paris, France to San Antonio, Texas where she spent the next three years studying under renowned composer and teacher Rebecca Bonam. In 2006 she graduated high school and began her collegiate studies in music at Pensacola Christian College (PCC). While there she studied under the tutelage of Dr. Pitagoras Gonçalves. She spent her free time accompanying instrumentalists, vocalists, and worked with Symphonic Band director, Nick Kozar, as accompanying pianist and percussionist. She also performed for several of PCC’s church services and was a finalist in the 2010 Commencement Contest.

   In 2010, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy and was accepted into the Graduate program. As a graduate assistant, she taught piano and strings in the college music division. She also served as the rehearsal pianist for PCC’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. In 2012, she earned her Master of Science Degree in Music Education with a Piano Proficiency.

   After college she married Ryan Wall and moved to Phenix City, AL with her husband where she secured a position teaching piano in a local music school for a year before opening her own studio in 2013. Since opening Beethoven’s Shadow Piano Studio, she has trained many students and has created a unique curriculum that includes a primer method book, supplemental solos and pieces suitable for all levels, as-well-as a unique studio methodology called “The House Method©.” This method was designed to promote community relationships and healthy competition within the studio to create enhanced motivation in her students. Fundamental to this design is the critical emphasis placed on learning more about music history and theory to ensure her students become well-rounded musicians. Originally released in November 2018, The House Method© is currently being used by teachers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.


    For the past five years, Rebekah has adjudicated for Guild, and other Local Festivals or Competitions. She has also presented “Piano Club: Building Confidence, Competence, and Camaraderie in the Private Studio” and “The House Method: Equipping Your Studio for Long-Term Motivation” at the annual Georgia Music Teacher Association conferences in 2017 and 2018.

In recent years, she has combined her love for history with her passion for sharing interesting stories about composers with her students by creating the Vala Adventures Book Series. These books are readily available on and include the following titles:

  • Schubert’s Secret: A Vala Adventure, Book #1

  • Debussy’s Daughter: A Vala Adventure, Book #2

  • Rachmaninoff’s Rescue: A Vala Adventure, Book #3

  • Mendelssohn’s Masterpiece: A Vala Adventure, Book #4

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