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Egan A

Egan A

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For beginning students that are children, I like to start with Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements or any other book that has the basic principles of music in them. Once they have progressed and has a good grasp of the fundamentals, I will bring in other repertoire appropriate to their level. For adults, I like to find out what the student is interested in and then tailor the lesson toward that to keep lessons engaging and fun no matter what their abilities are. 

Celeste S

Celeste S

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I am a very kinesthetic teacher. We move around the room a lot during lessons because piano, flute, and voice should be an extension of music that is first heard in the mind (inner hearing/audiation), so note playing/singing is not merely a muscle memory. We sing, tap, or clap 90% of music we learn before we attempt to play it on an instrument or sing it resonantly. Thinking through a vocal line and anticipating the high notes and the openness needed in the body/throat and the breath support needed will help the student discover an unknown freedom and give them tools to help transfer this into other songs.

Gary L

Gary L

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I am a graudate of Heidelberg University, emphaisis in percussion and also stuided piano, keyboard and voice throughout grade school, high school and college. I am, and also been active with the Girard Community Swing, Dixie, and Concert Bands (2001 to Present); Girard High School Marching, Concert and Pep Bands (1981-1986); Heidelberg University Concert, Marching and Pep Bands (1986-1991); Warren Junior Military Band (1982-1985).   I enjoy sharing my tallents with students both children and adults who have a high interest in learning about music.  Techniques used are as follows:  Piano/Keyboard, basic knowledge of scales, note identifcation and correct finger positioning and usgae.  Drum instruction includes learning the 26 standard drum rudiments.  A must to learn proper drum playing, whether on snare drum, drumset or even axulliary perucssion instruments.  Voice techniques include proper breathing, various exercises and if ok with the student, I encourage their lessons to be recorded for better practice and training purposes.   I have been interested in music since I was very young.  At age 6 I performed my first song on the family piano from a recording, only heard by ear and a few minutes after listening to it carefully.  I have also worked with music in conjunction with computers using MIDI technology and have composed my own original songs; re-arranged public domain songs and produced audio CDs using all the technology combined right in my own studio.  

Daniel K

Daniel K

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I am an experienced and passionate teacher and performer. I hold my K-12 Music Teaching Certification in Ohio and New Jersey. As a professional vocalist, I have appeared with various orchestras and small opera companies in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and beyond. I have performed at Severance Hall, Playhouse Square, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, and Chicago's Harris Theater, but as a student, I never thought that would be the case. My teachers have included some of the finest in the Northeast and Midwest, and I thank them for treating me as an individual with unique needs as a musician. Because of this, as an educator, I believe in outside-the-box teaching. Although standard curricula direct us toward a standard and refined product, I think that most often, in music, it's best to capitalize on each of my students' special set of talents and passions. I coach them to successful performance while remembering what motivates them personally.

Dale R

Dale R

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I teach children as young as 6, and adults well into retirement. I first assess the student's musical goals, then tailor the teaching method to achieve those goals. Some students want to just have fun, some want to learn "hum and strum", while others want to prepare for competitions or perfomances or go on to become professional musicians. Beginners and novice students first learn the basics of music theory by progressing through an established music course. More advanced students thrive by learning individual pieces. I enjoy helping my students understand the music theory behind the pieces they're learning. Consequently, they must learn to read and understand printed music.   

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