Our music lesson students will have the opportunity to take lessons from the comfort of their own home or in one of the teachers studios. Careful attention is placed on each student to ensure a custom lesson plan. Our music teachers understand that every student has different needs and abilities and therefore the lessons will be planned with that knowledge in mind.
lessons are available in the following areas:
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums
Teaching Methods: When a beginning student pushes a key down on the piano, sound comes out… this is unfortunately not true with guitar. In the beginning it can be quite challenging for students to use their left hand to guide the right finger to the right string to the right position on the string while simultaneously using their right hand to guide the pick to the right string and plucking it – and this is all for one note! But once this stage is mastered, things become much simpler. I start off lessons slowly with simple technical studies where the student can focus specifically on technique to efficiently and confidently. To help support this stage I typically introduce basic note reading skills to acquaint the students with musical notation while introducing them to playing in time. Once the student reaches foundational proficiency we can finally start to have some fun! Based on the students musical interests/level of proficiency we can begin to incorporate learning riffs/excerpts/songs of the student’s selection. From here I will guide students through wherever they want to go as guitarists and musicians.
Teaching Styles: I love to have fun in my lessons. No single student understands the same thing the same way so I take the time to listen/understand them as a person and as a musician. While it would be wonderful if all of my students became virtuosi musicians, I understand that sometimes math class may be at the forefront of their attention. That said, practice is still required. Like a doctor, I prescribe solutions to students to help them achieve their goals and will do everything I can to help them to succeed – but if they don’t take the remedy, success is can be quite slow. I use frequent realistic review of student goals/performance to help them maintain a continuous path towards achievement. If the student is younger, I believe constant communication with parents is the key to students getting all they can out of their lessons.
Instruments: Piano, Synthesizer
Teaching Methods: My preferred method of teaching for beginner students is my own adaptation of the Thompson method with strong emphasis on theory and technique. A study of intervalic relationships, chords and progressions combined with terminology, sight reading, ear training and form will provide the student with skills which will allow them to play any style and genre of music they desire. Although the Suzuki method seems to be popular today, I have discovered many short comings of this pedagogical approach and often renders a good pianist limited in their capabilities as a well rounded musician. I thereby, eccentially, have combined these two methods of teaching.
Teaching Styles: It is important to keep the student focused and engaged in their studies. It is rewarding in itself to have the student excited and eager to further their development of instrument. I accomplish this by adapting each student's lessons by their individual needs and desires.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar
Teaching Methods: I begin my students with the fundamentals of music and the instrument. As we expand our musical knowledge, we also broaden our understanding of technique, because I strongly believe that every musician, no matter the genre they ultimately play, needs a strong foundation of musical knowledge and technical proficiency on the instrument. All the while I take into consideration what style the student is interested in. I try my best to incorporate the students interests from the beginning, and as the student reaches a higher and higher level, we work more concentrated in the direction of their interests.
Teaching Styles: I strongly believe that the most important thing when learning music, is to have fun. Art is an expression of one's self, and in order to comfortably express oneself you need to be having a good time. Music can be tough work. I certainly push my students to work as hard as they can, but I do so in a way that keeps them excited about working. I strive to inspire my students, instill a strong work ethic, and educate to the best of my ability while maintaining a fun environment to learn.
Teaching Methods: I tailor the method used to the age, experience, Interests and ability of the individual student.
Teaching Styles: Lessons have varied activities with an emphasis on reading and understanding the music as well as using proper techniques. The focus is on providing an enjoyable and rewarding experience while encouraging the student to reach his or her full potential.
Teaching Methods: In my piano teaching I have devoted time in collecting pieces for all levels and abilities. I believe students should learn from a piece of music rather than a book of sterile excersices. As such, I am a great supporter of those pieces written for children by composers. One example for all is Bartok's Mikrokosmos, where each piece is a migniature composition for children. I have used Bartok's Mikrokosmos for more than 15 years and also made my beginner students write small pieces based on those principles found in Mikrokosmos.To complement this approach I choose pieces from all genre and music styles for more advance students. I integrate piano lessons with aural skills and theory as I believe they are indespensable during the learning process.
Teaching Styles: I use the score to pose questions about the way musical material is organized, how it reflects the composer’s ideas, and what makes the score coherent to the player and the listener. In this way, a score is one point of focus for developing interest and a questioning attitude—practices that will serve students for a lifetime. I believe that our ability to talk about music emerges from the experience of “thinking music” as performers and that we truly learn music by using its grammar. On the other hand, I put emphasis on the way our body experience music, how the piano technique is basically a natural gesture that becomes sound.
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