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, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Teaching Methods: Customized for each student.
Teaching Styles: Laid back and relaxed
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice
Teaching Methods: For younger beginners I start with simple note reading from Joe Pecararo's Read This First. This gives an opportunity to build a really solid foundation of music theory and music reading at the same time. Older beginners I take through a checklist of basic theory fundamentals of my own creation, basic chords and basic scales. Then we choose a song to learn that applies that foundation. I create custom lesson plans moving forward that line up with the students stylistic desires and capability. The biggest thing I stress with students is having a tool box of practice strategies and keeping lose, relaxed technique.
Teaching Styles: I believe it's really important for my students to feel encouraged and not overwhelmed. Though there is a time for challenging tasks, creating clearly defined goals before and after each lesson and practice session is key to maintaining that encouragement. I like to ease my students into more challenging material and larger work loads, rather than throwing so much on them at once that they don't know where to begin.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola
Teaching Methods: Each students needs a different approach. Some understand things differently than others, and its the teachers responsibility to analyze and exploit the best approach in order to achieve success.
Teaching Styles: My style of teaching revolves around a solid foundation in technique and proper ways to practice. This is the hardest part about having music lessons, because its all about muscle memory. I advise learning the basics before jumping straight into learning songs. Again, its very important to play the right way, and more importantly, practice the right way. Another thing that I teach is that failure is not bad in itself, but its only part of the process that lets a sudent know what to work on. Many times, failure is a result of certain muscles and movements not being trained yet, and not something that is out of reach. When learning how to play an instrument, patience is a must.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Teaching Methods: My methods are largely dependent upon the personality and learning style of my students. One thing is always constant in my teaching, and that is the monitoring of the students ability to read and interpret written music and tablature. The first week or two is devoted solely to establishing a basic ability to site-read music within the student. From that point, the journey into the world of guitar begins. I tend to employ the Hal Leonard method of teaching, following along with several of the Hal Leonard guitar books, for electric and acoustic guitars, also bass. After a period of one to three months of learning, I then allow the student to choose which style of music that he or she would most like to learn, then follow along with that using sheet music, tablatures, playing by ear, and other resources.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style is formal, but very friendly. I like to establish a connection with the family and student, making it easy to keep the family updated on the student's progress. I can be somewhat in-formal at times, but only in a way that makes my student most comfortable with me and his or her instrument. I do maintain a regimen, establishing a goal to reach week by week, according to the learning pace of the student. Ultimately, my goal is to get the student to fall in love with the activity that I myself love, making joyous sounds from a wonderful instrument.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar
Teaching Methods: For beginners, on piano I def reccomend Hal Leonard's Essential Elements. Also, "My Favorite Solo Album," by Max Eckstein. Once progression and consistency has been developed I always encourage my students to share what they have learned in to a recital performance. I always make sure to teach what the student is interested in no matter what their ability is because with practice and a good student mentality my tudents achieve their goals quicker than usual.
Teaching Styles: Setting S.M.A.C. goals for my students is very important. These are specific, measurable, achievable and challenging. Nothing makes me feel more accomplished as when I help my student feel accomplished and reach their goals. I have a very non critical approach and encourage mistakes with a non judgemental attitude. I feel this lightens up the atmosphere and allows the syudent to grow at a much more rapid rate.
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