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Instruments: Guitar Voice Bass Guitar Ukulele Music Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I try to concentrate on the learning progress and enthusiasm of the student. I want to know what motivates them and the parents and help them focus on that. I also encourage performance opportunities and recitals to give them goals to work towards. I go at the students pace while challenging them to the next learning objective. My lessons are very interactive and tailored to their needs while at the same time following a standardized scope and sequence to make sure all the essentials are covered. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Ukulele Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar
The reason is because playing the guitar looks fun, and it is. Play! I am also very excited about the popularity of the technology available to us now to have online guitar lessons. By using Skype or Facetime we can interact with each other from anywhere in the world. Awesome! This makes it possible to teach even at odd hours of the day. While I was a husband and father of small children, going to school full time and working full time, and busy being a musician on top of all of that, I would have appreciated online learning to save travel time and travel expense. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Saxophone Flute Clarinet Ukulele Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I'm a passionate teacher who loves to get to know my students and see them grow through and with music! In 2013 I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Music with emphases in clarinet and music education. As a high schooler I felt called to study music after playing a clarinet solo with my church handbell choir and have been pursuing music ever since then! I love how the fundamentals I have learned have enabled me to pick up and play many different instruments and genres, and I can help you do the same! Read More
Instruments: Guitar Voice Acoustic Guitar
My teaching experience dates back to my early 20s and my college days. i started teaching private lessons part time, for some family and friends etc, and have been teaching and meeting new people and students ever since. the number one factor in learning your craft is to dedicate yourself to regular and consistent practice or rehearsal into your schedule and stick to it if you want to be successful. and i will always encourage my students to maintain a healthy balance of rehearsal into your daily life. i can't emphasize this enough; especially the younger students, to build a routine, as it tends to really help the student progress and gain a passion for the their craft. i encourage my students to enter competitions and recitals, when the time is right of course.. as well as work on composing their own original material, so they can feel good about their accomplishments and stay motivated to learn. i am my own students resource and im always willing to help out anyone i can and im always looking to bring on new students of all ages! Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Organ Ukulele Recorder Keyboard Djembe
I am a creative, goal-centered and insightful instructor who has spent many years dedicating her life to excellence in music. My primary instrument is piano. I'm an exceptionally gifted sight-reader and love to pass on some of those skills to my students. While I specialize in accompaniment, I've given some lessons for a variety of other instruments as well. I graduated in April 2018 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy from Illinois State University. Read More
I employ the use of scales and harmonizing techniques if so desired, but mainly focus on what the student would like to be able to accomplish in his or her time with me. I like to let them pursue their own directions while overseeing that they learn the fundamental aspects of their chosen genre or genres. Learning and especially music should maintain FUN as a central priority, because without excitement over the topic and enthusiasm in development, it becomes easy to get bored and walk away from the activities. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Bass Guitar Synthesizer Keyboard Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I am a patient and mild-mannered teacher. I take great pride in fostering in students a lifelong enjoyment for music. Self-confidence and self-motivation are my priority for students and I strive to nurture that every single lesson. I continuously praise accomplishments and recognize when students overcome challenges. Students mirror their teachers and when I am patient and kind to students, they are patient and kind to themselves. Learning an instrument is hard work and takes patience and dedication; harshness and hostility only work against a students ability to push themselves and grow. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Drums Bass Guitar Harmonica Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
Set micro goals. It is much better to practice 10-15 minutes a day every day than spending 2 hours one day and not touching the instrument for a week. I love the quote, "miss practicing one day no one notices, miss two days, you notice, miss three days, your friends notice, miss four days, everyone notices!" Within those micro goals focus intently on one or a small number of things. If you have 10 minutes, spend 3 on technique, 3 on phrasing, and 4 on repertoire. To me, its all about consistency. Learning an instrument is not like riding a bike since there are so many more fine muscle skills and cognitive facilities being engaged.
If you weren't a musician what do you think you'd be doing instead?
Before I picked up the guitar, I was most attracted to a career in medicine, specifically surgery. My father is a physician, and I was always exposed to the world of medicine. My family has a pretty strong background in science, and I feel I claimed the roll of a scientist, but of a sonic variety. The mathematical mind needed for medicine and music have a lot of overlap, and I have heard of a number of music students that went on to pursue a career in medicine. My father’s first choice in a career was music, but he went into medicine instead, so I have always had my family’s graces to fulfill my love for music.
Does music run in your family? Tell us a little about your musical family members.
As briefly mentioned before, my dad initially wanted to go into college studying classical piano. He chose a career in medicine instead, as he placed second in a piano competition in which the first place winner received a scholarship to study music. He was also involved in choir in high school, and played some guitar. My mother sang and also played piano from a very young age. Both of my brothers took classical piano lessons from age 5 to 18, and performed beautifully complex pieces from Chopin to Greig.
What musical accomplishments are you most proud of?
I would say my earliest accomplishment was getting into music school after having played guitar for just over two years. At the University of Kansas, I also provided classical guitar accompaniment for a DMA flute student, and played on several of his doctoral recitals. For a 19 year old, it was greatly stressful, but I managed to help him to execute successful performances despite my relative lack of experience. Later, some of my favorite performances were with a gypsy jazz quartet where we performed in an idiom similar to Django Reinhard, and st the same time I performed many solo acoustic shows playing both original compositions and covers.
Do you use specific teaching methods or books? (Ex: Alfred, Bastion, Suzuki, Hal Leonard) Why did you choose them if you did?
I prefer as much as possible to not use these methods, as I have found them to be disinteresting for most students. I prefer to make notes by hand, or selecting printouts from the internet. I also encourage students to look through various websites, and searching through YouTube to help their practicing throughout the week. For more advanced students, I do encourage them to purchase Real Books and other materials that give explicit education to music theory. I have a printer, and will print materials before a lesson, or will email suggestions as needed.
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