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Mark S

Mark S

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My lessons usually follow the following steps: Presentation of material - Instruction -    Practice - Performance. In a typical lesson, we may take a look at a piece of music through an audio or video recording.  After we listen and/or watch, we discuss and examine the music. For example, this could be as simple as saying, What do think about this part? It could also be more in depth -  What's the time signature? Next, we focus on a specific part to learn. The student learns by watching demonstrations, making attempts at playing it, and listening to suggestions and instruction. Just as there are many ways to teach there are also many ways to learn. I try to incorporate as many different methods as possible while being mindful of different learning styles to ensure that the student is successful. Finally, when the student has become sufficiently proficient on a piece of music, we'll play it together as a team. Sometimes, I accompany a vocalist on guitar to get a pop/rock feel. For my guitar or bass students, I trade between lead and accompany roles. I may bring other accompanying instruments to the lesson for a different vibe. The idea is to have fun playing music, and I like to have fun. 

Jeff K

Jeff K

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I always encourage my students to practice by way of motivation. Rather than just state it, I will set goals for students. There will be a realistic goal to achieve by the week, the month, and the year. Of course there is no pressure to obtain these goals, The lessons should be fun as well as rewarding. I want my students to love their musical journey, as I still do. I believe a knowledgeable, outgoing, caring teacher makes all the difference. I love what I do, and it is rewarding for both myself and my students when progress is made. I evaluate each student and tailor my lesson plan accordingly. I believe learning how the student learns is the key to delivering the best lesson plan.

Mark N

Mark N

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 I started teaching friends various instruments and general music theory as a freshman. Then I continued my teaching with tutoring my fellow bass students with more difficult material. Now, after having graduated from Rowan University, I teach with the Resonance School of Music teaching guitar, clarinet electric bass and upright bass. While Resonance is certainly a more traditional approach, I like to think I balance it out by also teaching at a School of Rock, giving instruction on both guitar and electric bass.

Michael R

Michael R

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My approach is always to make music first. Yes I like to teach how to play "correctly" and all the "right" notes, but at the end of the day there is something bigger to take from music. Music moves people and it is my job as a teacher to show my students that beauty. The point of the lesson is to teach the student how to practice the materials and better themselves. I just want to see my students try, that is most important to me. At a younger age, I like to explore music they might already know or recognize from some form of media. As they get older though, I like to show them repertoire that will help their musicianship grow. I really have a lot to offer a student and the more that they know they want to do helps me build l lessons based on that.

Jason S

Jason S

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I attribute my passion in music to all of my music teachers in the past.  I know how important it is for the instructor to approach every lesson with passion in order to start develop the passion within the student.  I believe there is no progress without passion!  Along with a focused practicing schedule, I also encourage all my students to devote some time everyday to listen actively, not passively, to music (any artist or genre) for at least 30 minutes a day.   These techniques help me find what exact aspect of music the student is passionate about and helps me guide any and all future lessons.  

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