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: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello, Viola, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Bass Guitar, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, Bassoon, Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar
Teaching Methods: Piano: Younger Students Suzuki & Faber Older Students: Hannon, Masterworks Classic, Alfred Adult Method and Hal Leonard Strings: Strickly Strings and Essential Elements Band Instruments: Essential Elements and Essential Musicianship Voice: 24 Italian Art Songs, Broadway Singers, Vacci, Adler and Prima Donna Album Guitar: Super Guitar Book, Praise Guitar Charts & Hal Leonard Essential Guitar
Teaching Styles: I use a Practice based incentive program to develop healthy musical habits. I listen to the goals each student wants to achieve and set up steps to accomplish the goal. While in a lesson I establish basic musicianship, while developing and shaping a performers self image. Warm encouragement and helpful criticism are used to create a safe testing ground to forge and hone new skills.
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Accordion
I do not usually follow any method book as every student is different, has different background, goals and aspirations. I try to mix exercises that I use in my practice, with materials of accomplished pedagogues.
Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet
In every lesson, I strive to keep the student engaged and enjoying music. My goal is for every one of my students to be as passionate and excited about music as I am! I teach students how to warm up and breath properly and find music that they are passionate about. For beginners in band, I will suggest we use the same book the student is using at his or her school. After the first lesson, I will focus on the student's strengths and areas for improvement. I will hand write etudes and exercises that provide a challenge for the student. For more advanced players, we will discuss what solo repertoire the student has played and what areas of their playing needs improvement. I will create an exercise that prepares them for the difficult sections of the next piece they will learn.
Instruments: Piano, Flute, Clarinet
For piano students, I like to use the Alfred Books. They have books for young beginners, older beginners, through adults. The books also have songs the students know, and additional books with a variety of styles. They are written in a clear, manner that explains new skills and moves slowly so students won't get discouraged. I also add music for the seasons or in the style the students like often written by myself. For flute, clarinet, and saxophone I generally start with the methods that they use in band, for example Yamaha method and I decide after the first few lessons what they need help with and assign more music from there. I also talk to the students about what kinds of music they like to play and try to find music that has cd accompaniment making it fun to play at home and also developing their listening skills. I want to make music fun so I talk to the students about the kinds of music they listen to, find music that they will enjoy that is on their level, and supplement their methods with other music. This encourages students to practice because they are learning while having fun.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn
As long as a student truly wants to learn and excel on their instrument, I believe I can help him or her achieve that goal. Their goal becomes my goal and it gives me great satisfaction to help them gain the musical and instrumental skills they need to reach their goal, whatever that may be. I consider myself a patient and nurturing teacher who will try various teaching pedagogies to help a student learn the skills necessary to be successful in their instrumental music education.
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