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.
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Instruments: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder, Tuba, Piccolo, Oboe, Bassoon
Teaching Methods: For beginners through intermediate students I normally use the Rubank Method, Standard of Excellence, Essential Elements, Trevor Wye Tone, and Boehm Method books to start students out on to ensure their success in band class and their affordability for home practice. The method books I listed before really give students a good sense of technique, theory, history, and phrasing as a early musician, and with my guidence my students can really work and learn fast. Once the student has progressed and have grasped the fundamentals of playing their instrument I normally start students out with solo repertoire and etudes for recitals or auditions for commnity ensembles. For advanced students I normally will have them learn complete pieces of music from the standard repertoire of music and I normally move them on to more advanced method books at a quicker pace then what they start out with. I believe in having students perform in community ensembles to better themselves as musicians and to have motivational compitition with thier peers, so I will always be teaching students adutition repertoire and professional qualities of a musician.
Teaching Styles: I believe in developing a sense of passion for music and drive to always want to learn in students, because as a parent and teacher we want students to succeed and make something of themselves when they get out in the real world. Through hard work and disciplne I belive students can learn to be driven to succeed, and I think that music is a stepping stone in teaching self motivation and continuous learning. I accomplish all the items stated before by setting realistic goals for the students and helping them really manage what they want truuly need from me to accomplish their goals and the goals I have set for them. By having a high standard of excellence in playing music my students can expect to truly be pushed to succeed and have a sense of striving to succeed.
Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: For beginning students, I typically start with Essential Elements or standard of excellence. Once a student has progresses to have a gasp of fundementals, I begin t introduce solo repertoire and, if interested, the student begins studies in jazz. I also try to find out what the student is interested in learning and guide the instruction accordingly. I also have the ability to customize lesson plans and materials.
Teaching Styles: I love to see my students develop a passion for music. I realize that each student learns at a different rate. I set realistic goals for each student in each lesson. By trying to find out what inspies eah student, I can tailor the instruction t their wants and needs.
Instruments: Voice, Trumpet, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: As a musician, it is important to refine performance, technique, and style. I like to find out what the student's goal or difficulty is in each of those categories. Then we plan a recital usually 4-6 months away. I ask the student to choose 4-5 songs that they enjoy and that feel would be a feat to perform. I choose 1 song that I think would challenge them in each of the musician categories. Then we work to prepare the 5-6 songs for the recital. The idea is to have an attainable goal to achieve within a certain amount of time. This requires the student to create succesful practice habits outside of lessons and the recital gives real world experience. For students I have had for more than a year, each recital showcases their improvement.
Teaching Styles: In learning music, it is very important for students to have the freedom to explore and cultivate their own artistry. It is my job to guide their development with proper technique and discipline. When first meeting a student, I learn what their interests are and meet them at their level. Then I devise a strategy based on who they already are as a musician that will help them to advance.
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: For beginning students I teach out of the Rubank Elementary Method books. These books are most comprehensive for beginning students. As the student progresses I begin introducing them to solo repertoire, scales studies, and jazz improvisation. My approach is much different with adult students. I ask them what are their musical goals and from there I can create a curriculum based on adult student’s needs and wants. My teaching method works for all students, no matter the age or musical level.
Teaching Styles: Music is a very tough discipline. It will not happen in one lesson, but what will happen is that students will instantly witness progress and this feeling becomes addictive. I challenge my students to practice hard because with that type of discipline the student will not only grow musically, but mentally as a human. I would not be the compassionate person I am today if it had not been for me falling in love with music.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Piccolo, Mallet Percussion
Teaching Methods: I've learn that the most important part of educating my students is to teach to their learning style and ability while giving them some strong encouragement and guidance. I first start with an assements of where the students skills are and their mindset. I try to findout what they want to due and what they like to due. Sometimes students dont truly know. This is important for me because it sets the foundation for how the lessons will be planned out week to week. My style of teaching has improved my students grades in other academic class while improving there musical skills. They learn good study skills and habits under me that are used in other classes.
Teaching Styles: I am a nurturer. I teach with caring, passion and support of all my students. It's not just enough show students how to play a note or read a rhythm, but how to use that knowledge in everyday life. I like to build a positive working relationship with my students. This way they look forward to their lesson, not only because they are comfortable around me, but because they are growing and learning about music and it's relationship to life.
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