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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Piano lessons in Germantown . 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 currently work at a school for special needs students teaching music. We work on goals set for them to achieve success each session. I also work with students outside of school teaching piano. My emphasis to my students is that music is something that can't be taken away once it is learned. It's a conversation starter, an outlet for people to blow off steam, and is something everyone loves to listen to. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice
Building rapport is vital in a student-teacher relationship. I encourage the student to make personal goals of progress in addition to the goals I have set for them. I give the student constructive feedback on progress and acknowledge accomplishments. I try keeping an inspirational and open-ended environment for exploration, for music making is fun! I love contributing to the education and growth of fellow musicians. Read More
I know that performance is an important part of learning an instrument so I offer bi-annual recitals as well as an opportunity to play at an annual festival for adjudication and to enter in competitions for cash awards and scholarships. I also believe that no student is too old to learn music! You can learn at any age, I am always looking to take on new students and share with them my love of music! Read More
Instruments: Piano Trombone
In 2012 I started teaching students in their homes. I quickly learned the ins and outs of teaching and have never looked back. In the fall of 2013 I gained additional experience while teaching music to kids at Ideal Day Care center. At first I was unable to engage the students, but soon I was the star teacher at the day care center. Watching their faces light up every time they saw me was truly one of the best experiences of my life. Read More
Instruments: Piano Trumpet Saxophone Flute Synthesizer Music Keyboard
My formal teaching experience began at East Carolina University in my undergraduate years. I had the opportunity to work as an instructor for the Jazz Track at the ECU Summer Music Camp for four years before I moved on to graduate school at Peabody Conservatory. Additionally I've taught many private lessons in North Carolina and York Pennsylvania. I am proud to say my students have received honors including first chair in NCMEA All-District Jazz Ensemble as well as the ECU School of Music Scholarship. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Keyboard Acoustic Guitar
My methods and approach to teaching a student all depend on the student (or group of students). I like to find out what attracts my students to music, and more specifically, why they want to learn to play piano. By investigating the motives of my students, I can better tailor a lesson that delivers both what they want to learn and what they need to learn. Once the goals are known, we begin to build a foundation of technical and creative exercises to increase skill and comprehension within the realm of playing piano. Read More
Instruments: Piano Trumpet Flute Clarinet Double Bass
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
I teach my students to practice in chunks. When they try to practice a song in it's entirety they tend to forget what mistakes they made and what to work on, but when they take a song and practice it line by line they know exactly what they played wrong and it allows repetition to make sure they get it correctly. Once they get down the lines separately you start adding them together and working on making sure the transitions are smoothed out. After that we put it all together and I encourage them to play it for their family and friends.
How do I know if my child is ready to start lessons?
I have taught students as young as 3 years old, as long as they can sit still for a half an hour and show an interest in music I think it's never to early to learn!
When will I start to see results?
This is a hard question because there are many different variables that go into it. It depends on how quickly they pick up on the material, how much they practice, how long their lesson time is, etc. Generally I have them reading music well within the first couple months and able to sight read with in a few months after that. I get them into a fundamental book usually after 3 or 4 months and start working on songs that they are interested in around the same time. If they practice everyday, and/or have a natural raw talent for music you can usually cut that time in half. After about a year they are ready to start more in depth theory and they start creating their own little tune if that is something they are interested in. We'll also start getting into more complicated pieces such as Fur Elise.
Did you have a teacher that inspired you to go into music? How did they inspire you?
I have had a few music teachers that inspired my different interests, passions, and love for music. First of course was Ms. Maryanne. She was my first music teacher, she taught me piano from when I was 7 all through college! Next was my middle school band teachers, Ms. Grimes and Mr. Simpson. They taught me my love for trumpet and bass! Ms. Grimes was also my mentor when I teaching at flute and clarinet at her school. Ms. Napoli was the teacher who made me want to be a teacher myself. She is amazing and inspiring. I decided to go to Radford, because that was where she went and everyone there took me under their wing because a lot of the older students knew her. I had amazing experiences and learned so much from these people. I owe a lot of who I am to their guidance and shining examples!
What do you think is the hardest thing to master on your instrument?
I play a good number of instruments, but I feel the hardest hurdle is learning the initial techniques. Once you have a strong basis to go from it makes the rest of the learning process much easier.
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