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Alysia R

Alysia R

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I have been playing piano and flute/piccolo for 17 years now and my love for music has only gotten stronger. In the winter of 2009, I graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance. Also, I am currently working on my Master of Arts degree in Musicology/Music History at the University of Iowa (I still need to complete my thesis). As a musician, I have performed in numerous competitions, recitals, church services, weddings, and even several funerals. I believe that music has strong emotional powers and it has been my pleasure to move people by making music. I enjoy sharing the gift of music with others in performances as well as in lessons.  

Emi Lee H

Emi Lee H

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My teaching style is fun, focused, and efficient. I like to keep the environment positive and encouraging, as that is what helps a student progress the most! When a student first starts lessons, we establish a few goals to accomplish over the semester, such as "become more confident" or, "learn a foreign language piece". With these in mind, I will teach the lessons, pick warm ups, and select repertoire (with the student) accordingly! I also encourage my students to practice, practice, practice!

Tim K

Tim K

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Lessons are catered to each individual student. The lessons are set up to maintain a balance between fun (to keep them encouraged) and necessary exercises to build the foundations that will excel them to the next level. Such methods will include basic music understanding such as posture/finger positions, reading music, ear training, improvisation, finger-memory exercises, etc., where they will both purposefully learn techniques and unknowingly develop very important musical faculties. I will also find the appropriate opportunities, as the student is willing, so that they may use their talents in opportunities such as showcases, gigs, school-related programs, church, etc. 

Alberto M

Alberto M

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My teaching approach focuses primarily on tone production - I think this is the most important fundament to teach young students. I like to use the Hal Leonard Essential Elements or equivalent beginner book (Hovey, Rubank for clarinet) to start the student off, but as they become more advanced, it's important to introduce repertoire to them. I allow the student some individuality here - what kind of music would they like to play? Young students love playing the pop tunes, so I whole-heartedly accept them finding a book of broadway or pop tunes and brining it to lessons. For the older students, I always go to the Rose 32 Etudes for Clarinet, focusing primarily on the slower etudes to continue developing tone. Scales are also a must for all ages - I stress the importance of tone with these exercises because it's not just about the fingers. 

Luke A

Luke A

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I began teaching in high school with middle school percussion ensembles, drum lines, and several private students.  In college when I wasnt studying, performing or rehearsing, I was teaching and being taught.  I taught privately in my home studio as well as several lesson studios in and around the North Texas area for 4 years before moving to Chicago where I've continued to teach and perform full time.  I encourage a regular practice routine as well as regualr lesson attendance especially when it comes to younger students.  I find that establishing a strong technical foundation makes further progress much easier and fluid.  I also encourage as much performing as the student is capeable of.  Performing in front of a live audience, while uncomfortable at first is the best method for establishing confidnece and ridding the student of performance anxiety.  

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