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, Flute, Clarinet
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.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn
Teaching Methods: 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.
Teaching Styles: As long as a student truly wants to learn and excel on their instrument, I believe I can help him or her achieve that goal. Their goal becomes my goal and it gives me great satisfaction to help them gain the musical and instrumental skills they need to reach their goal, whatever that may be. I consider myself a patient and nurturing teacher who will try various teaching pedagogies to help a student learn the skills necessary to be successful in their instrumental music education.
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Accordion
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, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello, Viola, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Bass Guitar, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, Bassoon, Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar
I use a Practice based incentive program to develop healthy musical habits. I listen to the goals each student wants to achieve and set up steps to accomplish the goal. While in a lesson I establish basic musicianship, while developing and shaping a performers self image. Warm encouragement and helpful criticism are used to create a safe testing ground to forge and hone new skills.
Instruments: Piano, Flute
Teaching Methods: I take all of my students through the leveled piano curriculum, whether it would be Faber and Faber Piano Adventures or Alfred Piano. My adult students I take through the adult method books. A lot of my adult students want to learn gospel piano and so we learn some of the easy hymns out of the hymn book. I start teaching right at the very beginning how to write music. Each lesson they take home a blank staff paper in which they write specific notes and rhythm patterns on during the week. They learn to write and read their music very well, and it is fun to do. They of course are rewarded at their lesson for bringing back their papers. I have just started opening up to the whole new world of music out there on you tube. My students find a song they want to learn and hopefully we can find the music to it. If not, we try and learn it by ear. Of course I want them to have a knowledge of note reading before they play by ear. I do try and encourage my students to learn the classics after they have completed their lesson books, but I am also conscious of their desire to learn new music out there.
Teaching Styles: I have always strived to bring out the best in each one of my students. So I teach my student to enjoy the instrument they play. I do that by making their lesson fun so they enjoy coming. I try and have fun and exciting music for them to learn and use lots of praise when a lesson is accomplished. I also have a reward system. They get stickers in their book as they complete each song or exercise, and for paying attention they get to get in the candy basket at the end of each lesson. When they finish their level books, they receive a composer statue. And at each recital they receive a special certificate. We have a recital in the Fall and Spring and play at a nursing home for Christmas. I am a member of OMTA and so we play a memorized piece in the Fall festival and for junior and state auditions in the Spring. Playing for these are not a requirement, but I try and encourage my students to participate. No matter if I teach a student for 6 months or 6 years, I treat each one with special care, because I am training a musician.
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