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Classical: Irina Gorin Books which is suitable for kids 4-6 years old Then I explore the classical repertoire. Jazz theory: Own developed curriculum Pop songs: Same as Jazz theory. The only difference is the repertoire of songs explored For intermediate- advanced students I work on developing their favorite music styles and songs. I like to help the student self practice and self understand music. I encourage them when they show interest in practice. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Drums Synthesizer Conga Latin Percussion Keyboard Djembe Acoustic Guitar
The first teaching concept I focus on is the capacity to produce great sounds with the least amount of effort. Therefore I spend some time in getting the student to play very relaxed to create a relationship with body and mind, I believe music is an extension of the body and so if the mind and body are relaxed then music will come out flawless. We will use students ideas of songs they are interested in learning as well as some of my own suggestions for repertoire. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Saxophone Flute Drums Music Keyboard Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar
Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I've also found that a combination of classical and modern music can go a long way in helping students enjoy the piano and motivate them to practice and continue to learn. If a student isn't having fun in their lessons, then I'm not doing my job! Read More
Instruments: Piano Music Keyboard
My teaching style is adjustable. I like to teach within flexible methodologies as opposed to have a fixed style at all times. I design lesson plans that are based on students' progressions and their educational needs. I want my students understand the value of learning piano, and subsequent benefits that can bring positive outcomes for students' academic performances. The learning atmosphere should be enjoyable as adequate objectives can be covered at the same time within sufficient informational contents . Read More
For beginning students who are children, I always start with fundamentals in music thoery, then are then applied to the first exercises (Beyer and Czerny) and beginner-level pieces. Once the young student is ready, I will discuss about his or her personal taste, and find solo pieces that are suitable for the level acquired, but also enjoyable. For adult students, I usually discuss about the level and goal they would like to reach. Read More
Instruments: Piano Flute Recorder Piccolo
My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the light in my students eyes in those "aha" moments when simple suggestions open up new possibilities of technique and musical expression. I offer both Suzuki and traditional style lessons. I believe lessons should be both challenging and fun and seek to find the right balance for each student. It is my job as a teacher to find out how each of my students learn and what inspires them. Read More
I have been teaching for about 5 years and I have loved every moment. Even during my high school years, I had about 6 students at a time, even prepping some of them to audition for local music schools in South Florida. Not to mention, I am very comfortable with methods both in-person and online, having learned how to make efficient use of applications like Zoom or Skype in recent years. My students have grown to love music and practicing, which I make sure to cultivate through fun, yet challenging pieces. Read More
Instruments: Piano Trumpet Saxophone Flute Clarinet Music Keyboard
Does music run in your family? Tell us a little about your musical family members.
My parents sang in school groups as students but they never really played any instruments. Because I was the oldest of four my two younger brothers and younger sister joined school bands following my lead. None of them pursued music after high school but their kids play band instruments and I try to help them out. My one niece is in a middle school band in Georgia. And my nephew here in NJ just started playing clarinet. His little sister also plays flute and is in a music program as well. They all came to music naturally and on their own. I never insist that anyone play an instrument unless they want to and then they should give it their all.
What musical accomplishments are you most proud of?
I would list my accomplishments according to what I have learned rather than by any awards or accolades that I have received. The first thing that I am very happy to have done is to play woodwinds well enough to teach and perform at a high level. The next most significant accomplishment is the development of my own jazz theory course that is designed to simplify techniques and to get students to improvise quickly and effectively by focusing on motifs first and larger phrases second. These thing have made me a more effective teacher.
When did you decide to become a professional musician? Was it a gradual decision or was there a defining moment for you?
I gravitated out of music once and that was enough for me to realize that I have to be involved with music on a full time basis. I tried sales for a few years but I really didn't like it. I am not knocking it because I had some success for awhile with it but I just couldn't make a career of it. I was a band director in public schools for over ten years that wasn't bad but I greatly prefer being a private instructor working on my own. The whole school thing took me away from my instruments for awhile but it gave me some great training in teaching and developing lessons.
Have any of your students won awards or been selected for special honors? How have they succeeded?
I have had several students audition for and get into good college music programs. I have had several students audition for good high school groups and get into them as well.
Why did you choose your primary instrument?
I started out on clarinet. The way that they are made and the way that they are never seem to amaze me. Though I play piano a lot now, I really think that there is a lot to be learned from playing wind instruments. I think that there is carry over from instrument to instrument. I think that even applies to brass and woodwind instruments in the respect that they all horns of some kind. There is a relationship between any two instruments regardless of what they are. I think that finding those relationships and making them work is really where it is at.
Did you have a teacher that inspired you to go into music? How did they inspire you?
I had a very good private instructor in high school who was an older gentleman who had made a career for himself as a professional musician and instructor. Working on my own now in the same field, I can see why he was always happy. He really took an interest in his students and had a very successful practice. As a younger musician, I was more focused on performing. At this point, I get as much satisfaction out of private teaching. In private practice, I have the chance to really focus on the development of my students.
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