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For beginners I ask what are their favorite songs and go from there. If they do not know then I usually play a popular song. I hope to get the beginner attuned with playing along and the importance of timing. With my guidance the student builds their own beginner book through our lessons. I give all students activities to work on during the week that I expect for them to show me at the next lesson. For all levels of students I find what kind of music and genres they prefer and work towards them being fluent in playing that genre. I use a collection of books as well including The New Breed, Syncopation, The Stone Book and other rudiment/technique training books.
I began teaching music in high school after I was given the opportunity to train incoming jazz band students. I quickly found that I was passionate about mentoring these excited freshman. Since then, I have been consistantly teaching out of my home studio, giving children and adults the tools they need to reach their goals. Students of mine know that a lesson will always be fun, creative, and challenging. If I can bring out the utmost passion of learning in a student, practicing towards perfect musicianship becomes a blast! My students are always encouraged to perform, enter competitions, and play with others. After all, music is a communal language, so let's share it with the world!
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My lessons usually include the use of technology. Depending on the student and the instrument, we may use backing tracks, or slowed down songs to play along. Sometimes i will record the performance so the student can listen to themselves and learn from the experience. To play a particular song in the bass, I used programs to slow down the music or change the key, as a workout for the study and practice of the piece. For beginners, we focus on the muscle memory until we can perform simple songs that are fun. On these settings, I encourage and motivate the student with games that will help them learn the tedious parts of music in a fun and distracted way. On the piano I work mostly on solo pieces which are relevant to the concepts we are working on. For my young beginners on piano or guitar we follow either Hal Leonard's or Alfred's books. For my bassists I will bring a personalized lesson each time, that will eventually become the students own learning book with all the information they might need week by week. Homework, reminders, and tips to develop their own practice routines are included in these unique lesson plans. My classes are all about the student and how to help them improve and learn on their own terms. Always supportive and helping create a confident musician out of each student, who can feel happy and free to express themselves throughout music.
We keep a strong basis in tone and scales. Once you have a sound you like and a fluid technique, you can do anything! -I come from the classical French tradition, so use those techniques even from the beginning. -Mostly I make sure to keep lessons fun and engaging, and encourage students to take the helm in practice routines and musical decisions. I have years of experience, and sincerely enjoy, teaching beginners and advanced students alike. All students work on a foundation of tone exercises, scales, etudes, solos, and duets. --
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The main benefit of taking music lessons is that they help instill a love of music! Students who take music lessons are much more likely to enjoy many different types of music, because greater understanding increases musical appreciation. Music lessons also have been shown to improve students academic performance, resulting in higher test scores in maths, sciences, and linguistics.
Students taking lessons will have the chance to share their new found skills with family and friends at one of our various recital locations. Performing for a live audience enhances the student's excitement and joy for playing. Performers include a wide range of Musika's students from beginners to advanced, and ages 4 through adult.
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Review by Nancy Fritsch
I honestly cannot say enough positive things about Rachel. We met her through CYT where my daughter took theater classes from Rachel and was directed by Rachel in several musicals. Because Rachel was so wonderful to work with and so clearly talented at teaching and directing, several years ago, my daughter started private vocal lesson with her and I have seen my daughter's vocal abilities grow in leaps and bounds. Rachel is an ace at picking music to work on that stretches abilities while at the same time, keeps vocal lessons fun. I highly recommend her as a voice and theater coach.
Review by Emily
Steve gets you started right away with songs but also goes into music theory and reading music which adds to understanding and appreciation of the music. He is very approachable and you can tell that he absolutely loves music and teaching. It is hard not to be excited about the process of learning with Steve. If you are considering lessons I highly recommend Steve for any level of student.
Review by Vanessa
Eduard is an amazing teacher. (Coming from someone who previously knew the basics of playing and music.) He is not to harsh with his words and is extremely nice. Eduard has a great amout of experience and displays it through his teachings. Specifically by making it easy to follow along with his words to actions. As a person with a wondering mind whom is distracted easily, it is easy to pay attention.
Review by Stan
My two daughters wanted to study piano fore some time now and just recently I found Musikalessons website and teacher Milica. I can only say that my daughters are very happy with their piano lessons and simply adore Milica. They already made a great progress and we're all happy with what they learned in this short period. Thank you Musikalessons and Milica.
Review by Natalie Kretcher
I really like her. And as an adult student, a good teacher who keeps the pace up but still keeps it reasonable in terms of difficulty is really hard to find. She does a great job of explaining little detail things in terms I (as a musically challenged human) can understand. I'm having a blast! 10/10 would recommend!
Review by Yury
I would like to thank Polina for the series of classical piano lessons I've taken recently. Polina is a fantastic teacher and a high class performer, and I'm really happy I had a chance to meet her! I believe anyone can benefit from the teaching method Polina is practicing regardless of the student proficiency - from beginners to advanced performers. It was a pleasure for me to study classical piano courses under the guidance of such an intelligent & professional teacher! Without doubt, my playing technique has improved a lot and I have signed up for the new classes online already.
Review by Timothyfullard
We've only had a few lessons with Elisa, but so far we really like her. She has a lot of great suggestions for solo pieces as well as orchestral music that involves all 3 of my boys, while also including some Christian music that we can play at church. She is very patient in explaining the lessons and encouraging!
Review by Marcia Hecht
Karleen has really turned it around for me. My previous teacher (not from Musika) had me feeling anxious, upset, and incapable...NOT the desired result! Karleen's method is clear, appropriate for my beginning level, and (best of all) actually lets me achieve some progress! I'm actually looking forward to my lessons now!
Review by Gisellesoldati
Cory is simply the greatest instructor ever! His 30 year plus teaching experience along with his knowledge of ever longer in music composition and performance make a real difference if you're in for learning the right way. Thank you Cory for teaching me not only the chords but also the history behind it and awesome tricks on getting better faster ;)
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