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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Music lessons in Kingsburg . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!
I've also had the opportunity to play in Broadway performances like The Phantom of the Opera, Damn Yankees, Shrek, and some others. I've even started my own YouTube channel to record my progress over the years of me learning and playing the Violin. I now have over 1000 Subscribers and am proud of my accomplishments to be able to share my music with the world and to be able to collaborate with many musicians around the world. Read More
Hello, My name is Dorothy and I have been teaching for two years! I love working with my students my goal as an instructor is to show how playing music is fun, exciting and educational. I encourage my students to practice at least 30 minutes of all their music every day. I want my students to see music as a source of expression and communication. Technique and fun are my two goals as a teacher. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Bass Guitar Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar
My experience teaching music goes back about 8 years ago when i graduated from High School. Going into college, i began takin on students whom were eager to learn or had an interest in playing music. Seeing how music has had a profound effect on my life, i began to have a passion for mentoring others. For any student, i would recommend they plan out a consistent practicing plan. I always find out what inspires my student and as well as the goals they would like to accomplish. Read More
My teaching experience dates back to my high school days, as I began teaching private lessons part time. Hearing beautiful playing and imaging beautiful sounds is what I emphasize to students. When they have high goals to aim for they gain a passion to pursue great violin playing and enjoy music. Discovering ways to make the violin achieve their ambitions is my job. I love when the student smiles during his or her lesson! Read More
Instruments: Bass Guitar
I believe in teaching the basics first and working on technique and just being able to play the instrument before anything else. Most people learning guitar (bass or otherwise) want to start rocking right away, and I think that's great! It's a less "academic" instrument than playing the piano or harp, so I don't see the problem with that. Also, it's your money and I want to see you satisfied :) It is important to know what notes you are playing, especially if the student wants to play with other musicians, so that is a must, as well. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Bass Guitar
My teaching style is very laid back yet structured. Music is fun and is taught that way!!! I use various methods for different students because everyone learns different. There is no "Best" way to teach. Read More
Instruments: Trombone Euphonium Tuba
I start my first lessons by having students play their favorite song. I do this only for students who have played the trombone before. I use this to see what level they are at. For beginners I with the fundamentals and get them playing right away. I have a variety of etudes, exercises, solo pieces and techniques. I teach my students how to perform and to be a professional. I also encourage to students to practice at least 1 hour a day. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Drums Ukulele Recorder Music Keyboard Acoustic Guitar
Does music run in your family? Tell us a little about your musical family members.
Music definitely runs in my family. My father was a church music minister and singer. He had my sister, brother, and me singing from pre-school days, often having us sing solos or in ensembles in church services and ministry gatherings. My mother played the piano and organ and started us in lessons early on. I will always be indebted to them for this training and legacy and hope to have told them so.
How do I know if my child is ready to start lessons?
The first indicator is that the child expresses an interest and desire for music. The second is that the child can stay focused on a task for several minutes at a time. The third is the ability to hear and follow simple instructions. The fourth is the ability to persevere through a series of lessons that will be ongoing, past the stage of initial interest and fascination. The fifth is finding a teacher that will work with your child in a nurturing and patient way. Finally, if you try lessons and they don't work out, you can take a break and try again later, or perhaps try something else. Be patient and don't push the child too much too soon.
If you play more than one instrument, how did you decide to start playing the second? (Or 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc)!
As mentioned in my profile, I became exposed to singing, piano, and guitar in somewhat independent ways. Ukulele and recorder also came along at separate times. The simple answer is that I find them interesting and enjoyable. Each area of singing and instrumental work informs and enhances the others.
When will I start to see results?
If you're paying attention, you may start to see them right away, even just in your awareness of what it means to make music with your voice or chosen instrument. Beyond that, if you are practicing regularly and staying focused in your lessons, give yourself six months or more to start to see meaningful improvement and changes.
If you weren't a musician what do you think you'd be doing instead?
I have been involved in many non-musical endeavors through the years, including computer programming and analysis, project management, sales, customer service, law, and church ministry (both musical and teaching or preaching).
What does a normal practice session look like for you?
For voice, I sing through particular pieces and vocal exercises, stopping and starting to focus on technique as well as interpretation, in particular passages as well as the piece in general. For piano and guitar, I take a similar approach -- tying exercises and scales to basic technique and applying the to songs. I also try to combine familiar and comfortable things with challenging things and trying to push myself for improvement even in relatively easy pieces, to find ways to make them sound better.
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
My first and most important recommendation is to just get started. Once you take the steps to sit down (or stand), take out your music and lessons notes, and start singing or playing, well over half the battle is done. If time or energy is limited, tell yourself that you will practice only for a few minutes, and they will go by quicker than you would guess. The next recommendation is to practice daily (at least five days a week). If you do so at the same time each day, that will also build practicing into becoming a regular and valuable part of your routine -- just like eating meals, watching television, or playing games.
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