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, Voice, Violin, Cello, Viola, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe
Teaching Methods: I am a firm believer in teaching music literacy, which means I teach my students to read, write and perform music. We study note reading and rhythm counting, basic music theory, Music History and Composers, and learn performance skills in a chosen instrument. I believe that music performance blossoms the most when the performer understands what they are performing and why the music works the way it does. I have witnessed great musical successes from my students using this method.
Teaching Styles: I am very animated in sharing my love of music with my students. I use positive reinforcement with my students, and appeal to their strengths to work on their musical weaknesses. I believe in teaching a student from where they are and constantly moving them forward in their musicianship and performance skills.
Instruments: Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Euphonium
Teaching Methods: My philosophy of teaching is to meet each student at their level and provide them a fun experience that also helps support their goals as a musician. I am familiar with several band and idividual methods such as Standard of Excellence, Essential Elements, Rubanks studies and many others. I also supplement my lessons with material that my students find mtoivating and fun to play.
Teaching Styles: I believe learning happens best when you are engaged and having fun. I connect well with people and use my outgoing personality and experince as a musician to help my students develop good habits and study music that appeals to them. I love connecting music making with real life experiences and goals.
Instruments: Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Recorder, French Horn, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion
Teaching Methods: For begining student I typically start with a book called Essential Elements. I supplement some of the things in the book with other literature and hand written exercise to help enhance learning experience. For Adults I try to find what genre and music style they would like to work on. This then allows me to plan a custom learning experience that best suits them and what they're looking to gain from the experience.
Teaching Styles: To make the learning experience fun and interesting. I first introduce concepts; then connect to well known songs and music that allow you to understand and appreciate the vital concepts and themes being illustrated. Together we set realistic goals, learn from where we may have missed the mark, and celebrate our achievements. This allows me to tailor your lesson so that you may gain the absolute most at of each and everyone.
Instruments: Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder
Teaching Methods: My methods vary between each student. For beginning students, that are not learning in a school setting, I typlically start with Hal Lenard's Essential Elements For Band. Once the student had progressed, I will start to introduce solo repetoire that the student will be instested in, which could be pop tunes or other type of music. This will encourage the student's passion for music to grow. If the student is in a school setting, then the student will work on all of the music for school and solo repetoire. For all other students, I try to find what the student is interested in and create lessons that are engaging and fun, no matter what their ability level is.
Teaching Styles: I am always trying to have a fun lesson. I know that some students are in school all day and are tired by the end of the day, so I create obtainable goals for each student. Each week we will be able to see the progress that they have made without feeling discouraged that they did not reach a certain number in their method book. I want all of my students to work hard and I know all of my students can suceed.
Teaching Methods: For absolute beginners, I typically start with some of my own written exercises paired with various books, such as Trevor Wye's "Beginning Flute." At more advanced levels, I encourage my students to work with a program called SmartMusic. SmartMusic has a vast collection of music with accompaniment and other practicing activites. SmartMusic also aids in developing aural skills and it's variety ensures that my students rarely get bored!
Teaching Styles: My teaching style centers around a solid foundation of flute technique paired with instilling a love and appreciation for music. I agree with the famous flutist Pierre Rampal who said: “The flute is just a pipe, like a paintbrush is to an artist. Why would anyone think of a paintbrush when looking at a painting?” My goal is to help my sudents play with ease so that the music sounds effortless. I can teach in my home studio or can come to you depending on your location. I also teach online lessons.
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