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: 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.
Instruments: Trumpet, Flute
Teaching Methods: For beginning students I normally begin with the basics of making a sound. I focus on the fundamentals once a sound can be produced. I use Hal Leonard's Methods as well as Arbans. I also ask the student what they believe the instrument should sound like.
Teaching Styles: I approach each lesson differently. I focus on the students' weaknesses and work with them on being more comfortable talking about and facing them. I usually play with the student to ensure that they know I am working just as much as they are. I also do not put intense pressure on students to learn at a tempo; I focus on what makes them enjoy playing and having fun.
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: Piano, Flute
Teaching Methods: My teaching method is universal and is for all ages and levels, with different approach to children. I have methods for breathing, relaxing muscles, tongue techniques, posture, hand position which are fundamentals of learning both instruments. My approach to children begins with fun and simple pieces and some game like techniques for their practices at home. Once they are comfortable with fundamental techniques, i will move on to solo repertoire and more difficult pieces to prepare them for recitals. For adults, depending on what their goals and interests are, I will tailor my instruction to their needs and will make sure the lessons are engaging and still fun. No matter what age or level, learning music can take you to a wonderful new world and can change your life.
Teaching Styles: A good teacher can make a big difference in someone's life. In teaching music, I have always tried to show them how learning music can set them apart from many others. I try to introduce them to music by educating them in all aspects of music, at the same time, setting goals for each lesson by choosing appropriate pieces to suit their age and level. Each student has his/her pace of progress, so i will help them to achieve best result in their pace. Acknowledging accomplishment will make the student more eager to learn. Knowing what inspires the student, I can help them to grow faster and become a better musicians.
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