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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Piano lessons in Franklin . 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!
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Flute Synthesizer Keyboard Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I combine European Old School techniques with contemporary New School approaches for an unbeatable combination. I’m a third generation musician and educator so I draw upon many influences and shared musical experiences to encourage students to develop not only their skills, but also an appreciation for this universal language! Music has helped my students improve their posture, self esteem, grades in school, communication skills with others, cultural awareness, and overall life satisfaction. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Saxophone Drums
Being able to teach others and share my knowledge is what drives me, so I like to see progress. I have a goal-oriented approach that differs depending on the individual, but the results are always there. I love feeling the satisfaction of a student learning. Not to mention the relationships that are built and how much I learn from them in turn! It truly is a give and take relationship, just another individual sharing experience and knowledge. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Bass Guitar Ukulele Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I began teaching lessons in college. Most of my early students were elementary-school aged and novice. There, I learned that regular practice must be encouraged to allow interest to begin to pique and passion begin to form. I firmly believe that hard work and discipline go much further than talent alone. I also firmly believe in fun! My most deeply seeded goal is for my students to develop a life-long love and practice of music! Read More
Instruments: Piano Violin Cello Viola Electric Violin
For my beginning students, I typically start with either Essential Elements 2000 for strings or Sound Innovations. Both books give younger students a grasp on the fundamentals of technique. As they grow I then introduce solo repertoire by using the Suzuki Books but also like to add a fiddle book. Sometimes students gradually go either to fiddle or to classical. I try and encourage what they are more comfortable with. For adults, I try to find out what genre of music they enjoy and try to gauge their ability level with a couple playing evaluations. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Flute Piccolo Oboe Music Acoustic Guitar
I am a multi-instrumentalist seeking to share my talents with the world! I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2016 with a Master of Music degree in Music Therapy and in 2012 graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance. I love performing music, teaching music, and providing music therapy services. I have played in oboe recitals, high school musicals, church services, open mic nights, tribute bands, hospitals, nursing homes, and performed at Carnegie Hall. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Saxophone Bass Guitar
I know that every student has a different learning style, and therefore, each lesson plan is custom-made. I work to further develop their natural skills, and making them feel comfortable working on what doesn't come as easily. Together, the student and I work to find out exactly what inspires them, and then all of their lessons will revolve around that. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Violin Viola Fiddle
What is your favorite style/genre of music to play and why?
I love so many different styles of music, so it's hard to choose which is my favorite to play. One of my top choices is old-time fiddle music, because it's a very inclusive and community based style of music. Everyone learns the same fiddle tunes which have been passed on for generations, and you can sit down with a group of new friends and play a song together on the spot! Most old-time players know many of the same tunes, and this makes it a great way to generate community. Everyone plays together as a group, so I have never felt like I was "put on the spot" or nervous to play this style of music.
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
In order to practice effectively, there are three keys. First, it's crucial to find a time and space where you can be focused and comfortable. This means finding a place that is free of distractions and deciding what amount of practice time suits you best. Some students learn better in short stints spread out over time, while others like to set aside an hour or two to dive deeply into their practice. Find your balance! Second, it is vital to both warm up and take small breaks. Warming up might include scales or other technical practices for your voice or instrument, and small breaks could include drinking some water and stretching. Finally, it is vital to identify your biggest areas of difficulty and to focus on these during your practice session. It is common to want to practice things you already know and are comfortable playing, but true growth will only come from focusing on the sections of music or techniques that don't come easily. Your teacher can help you identify what these areas of difficulty are, and can help hone in on the exercises and pieces of music that will most help you practice these things!
Do you use specific teaching methods or books? (Ex: Alfred, Bastion, Suzuki, Hal Leonard) Why did you choose them if you did?
For beginners, I use the Essential Elements for Strings books. I choose this method because it gives a very logical and strong foundation on position techniques and note reading. Then, once the student has begun to explore this side of written music theory, I like to introduce ear training techniques. I was partially trained in Suzuki violin, a method where you largely learn by ear. As an instrumentalist who is very comfortable both reading music and learning by ear, I know how crucial it is to have both skills. This makes you a much more versatile musician in that you are both listening carefully to the music you play and playing it precisely.
What musical accomplishments are you most proud of?
In high school, after a rigorous series of auditions, I was extremely proud to be selected as a first violinist for the NAfME All Eastern Orchestra (an orchestra consisting of players all over the East Coast). At age 20, I wrote, produced, and released my first recording project called Trust a Dream. The process of conducting a band and bringing my vision to life is the musical moment I am the most excited and proud of in my life thus far. In 2018, I was also selected both in the Spring and the Fall as a Finalist in the International John Lennon Songwriting Competition. It was extremely fulfilling to be recognized internationally for my work as a songwriter.
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