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
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
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: 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.
Teaching Styles: I tend to be a teacher on a stricter side as that is how my music teachers were back in Europe. I find this style to be working with my students as they do accomplish their goals and win different competitions. Depending on the age and students goals (professional musician or just playing for fun) I adjust my style accordingly.
Instruments: Piano, Flute
I started teaching private piano lessons back in 2002. Although, I have been teaching in some form since I was 15 years old. When I graduated from high school I started teaching music in a preschool. I found this to be so much fun. I taught young students rhythm using different instruments. I still today focus on the different rhythm patterns in music when learning a new song. I want my students to enjoy every song they learn so they will excel in their learning. I want my students to have a list of repertoire songs that they are always working on. The more piano playing, the better they are. Of course this varies with age. I enjoy playing the great classics and strive to teach each student to do their very best. But I am a very patient teacher and cautious not overwhelm my student during their learning. I want my students to always remember their piano teacher as someone who truly cares about them and their learning.
Instruments: Piano, Flute, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: 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.
Teaching Styles: I am very patient with my students. I stay positive and encourage their improvements. I review material that they are having trouble with and encourage them to keep trying. I make sure they are progressing in their book at a pace that works for them so they will continue to learn but not get overwhelmed. I encourage them to practice because that will help them improve faster and try to find music they will enjoy playing that will make them want to practice. I come up with new methods to fit with each student whether it is a young child who doesn't read yet that needs new methods to learn their music letters or a special needs student who needs to get up from the piano every five minutes and walk before continuing. That is the joy and challenge for me with teaching lessons, trying to come up with methods that will work with each individual students. Often the most challenging students are the most rewarding experiences for me personally.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn
For beginning students whose primary goal is membership in a school performance ensemble, I will usually choose a beginning band method that give them a good foundation in fundamental playing techniques. As they gain basic skills at this level, I expand the content of lessons to include easy solo repertoire. For older and adult beginning students, I usually use instrumental methods more suited for older learners. In addition, I incorporate easy solo literature for public performance.
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