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, Clarinet, Ukulele, Recorder
I started teaching in a studio while I was in high school, and I branched out to teach out of my own residence while I was in college. Having taught a variety of ages, I have found that making a personal connection with people is fundamental in making progress in music. Performing with a traveling children's band around the country and leading worship in Africa have been experiences that have taught me how to connect with people in a way that is relevant and helpful to them. I interned in children's ministry, but I have worked with adults, too. I love people and enjoy sharing music with everyone.
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
My approach to coaching students is focused on 5 important areas; embouchure, tone quality, intonation (pitch), technique, and time. Memorization of key signatures and scales are very important to the student's overall success. I utilize a method for memorizing key signatures which will decrease the memorization time and increase retention. The choice of music books and etude studies are based upon the student's level of playing and areas I identify needing improvement. Students who have gained more experience in the fundamentals, will be introduced to concepts of jazz style. This will often include style, ear training, basic theory, and improvisation. Basically, my goal is to help the student realize their own success!
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Viola, Clarinet
It is important to me that each of my students learns to love their instrument. But, even more than the love of their instrument, is the importance of knowing and understanding one's instrument. I offer positive reinforcement, encouraging my student in realistic goals. I acknowledge accomplishments that help fuel my student's desires to progress. However, I do not hide from the fact that pursuing music is a discipline. A well structured and commited practice time offers the best benefits. There is no greater reward than to be able to play what your heart desires.
Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: I bring a holistic method to my teaching, so in addition to developing important fundamentals, I work to develop all aspects of music (theory, aural skills, performance skills etc.). I believe serves to motivate us and results in a rewarding and succesful musical experience. In addition to Standards of Excellence and Essential Elements as starting resources for beginners, All-State requirements for middle and high school students, I work hard to bring a variety of music for students to work on, developing a broad taste in repertoire. My goal is always to create an engaging and fun learning atmosphere.
Teaching Styles: Whatever the ultimate goal you the student may have (auditions, All-State, or simply learning for fun) I believe that the most rewarding and effective way to learn, is through a holistic teaching method. So, while I will work to develop effective practice methods to ensure a consistent technical development on the saxophone, I also strive to bring awareness to broader musical issues of interpretation, aural development and performance skills. I see myself as a model to my students, and take an interactive approach to my lessons in playing for and with my students.
Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Bass Guitar, Euphonium, Tuba, Mallet Percussion
My beginning band students normally use the method book titled "Accent on Achievement" by Alfred Publishing. I fnd the book non intimidating and it moves the child at the appropriate pace.
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