Our music lesson students will have the opportunity to take lessons from the comfort of their own home or in one of the teachers studios. Careful attention is placed on each student to ensure a custom lesson plan. Our music teachers understand that every student has different needs and abilities and therefore the lessons will be planned with that knowledge in mind.
lessons are available in the following areas:
Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola
I began teaching in 2009, with private students. The following year, I began working with non-profit organization, for two years, that brought music to at-risk and underprivileged children. After working with them, I began working with the Baton Rouge Arts Council, bringing music and music appreciation to elementary school class rooms for children and schools that did not have a music teacher, on staff. I currently have a studio of private students, as well as students that I teach in a group. All of my students are encouraged to perform in public, for competitions, at church and family functions, as well as symphonies and chamber groups in and around the Atlanta area.
Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola
Teaching Methods: I teach the basics using a combination of methods, customizing lessons to each student's skill level, ability level, and interest (classical/folk/modern). For beginning students I suggest using the Suzuki Method, or Hal Leonard's Essential Elements. Once each student is ready to move beyond the fundamentals, I find exercises and solos to best fit and improve their skill level for recital performances, competitions, strings class/orchestra, or other activities. I use various age appropriate interactive activities and teaching aids to help each student learn. Regardless of age, however, I try to find out what the student is interested in, and guide lessons accordingly to keep students engaged and having fun, no matter what the students' ability level.
Teaching Styles: I enjoy teaching all ages, and the most rewarding thing about it is when my students show improvement, take initiative to enter into the larger community (through a recital, stage performance, competition, or other activity), and achieve their goals! To inspire this I teach students at his or her own pace. With each lesson, we identify what needs work, work together on the rough spots, and determine what to practice- and how- so as that these things are no longer difficult. I continually identify additional skills for each student to work on, and acknowledge achievements to build confidence and foster desire to learn. When students are motivated to practice, learn, build their skills, and share their knowledge and ability, I know I have done my job. When my students show a passion for the music and a desire to share it, I know I have done my job well.
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello, Viola, Double Bass
I began giving private and group music lessons soon after graduation from high school in 2002, and quickly learned to love it. During college, I took on some new students and continued to gain experience in a variety of instruments as I took classes and taught not only cello, but also piano and violin. Within months of my college graduation, I became involved with a mission school in the Dominican Republic, where I taught music theory, history, chorale, and private lessons -- all in the Spanish language. As the only music teacher, my job was to provide instruction in vocal techniques, piano, cello, violin, and viola. Soon, there was student pianist and a small string ensemble. Now, back in the United States with my little family, I have a home music studio where I continue to offer music lessons. I love watching students become musicians as their love and knowledge of music grows.
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello, Viola, Electric Violin, Fiddle
My teaching method will be largely based on what you want to accomplish as a musician. My students taking the classical route will become familiar with the Suzuki Method books. I like to supplement this with etudes, folk tunes, and something of personal interest to you (pop music, world music, video game, etc.) If you are more interested in a fiddle/bluegrass approach, I will start you on the O'Connor Method books for violin/viola. For my advanced and intermediate students (violin and viola only), we would follow classical pedagogy in order to advance technique in accordance of the demands of concertos, etudes, and orchestra repertoire.
Instruments: Piano, Cello
Teaching Methods: Beginner school-aged cellists: I start this group off in the Essential Elements book 1 to ensure that the student is getting the fundamentals or theory and technique. After the student feels comfortable playing with the bow, I add the Suzuki book 1 to the repertoire. After completing Essential Elements Book 1, I then like to introduce the Schroeder etudes in addition to continuing to work our way through all 8 books in the Suzuki series. Beginner Adult cellists: I give adults the option of starting off in Essential Elements or moving at a faster pace with the Suzuki books. After learning the fundamentals of playing, I then tailor the lessons to the students individual needs or tastes. Beginner children pianists: I like using the Piano Adventures series with this group. I usually start with the Primer book before Book 1. For children in the 4 to 5 age group, I start off with the Pre-Reading books A thru C. Beginner adult pianists: For adult beginners, I like starting off with the Adult Piano Adventures book 1.
Teaching Styles: I feel that my job as a teacher is to facilite my students' indivual growth and development as they make their own way along their musical paths in life. My happiness comes from watching my students gain more confidence after reaching goals that they set for themselves in our sessions. It's important to me that everyone feels good about themselves which is why I started a 'Student Spotlight' newsletter to highlight accomplishments such as completing a book or performing with the school orchestra.
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