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, Violin, Cello, Viola, Trumpet, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer, Mandolin, Recorder, Fiddle, Double Bass
Teaching Methods: I Developed a unique method of teaching string composition from beginners to advanced students as well as in the areas of Improvisation and Composition . Moreover, I enjoy teaching to a diverse age population and a variety of styles from each instrument I teach.
Teaching Styles: I assign music lessons that are appropiate to the students' learning pace. I also adapt different metods of teaching tailored to the students' needs and their goals.
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.
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, Voice, Flute, Euphonium
Teaching Methods: My methods are pretty straight forward. I focus heavily on technique. A good foundation can help a student be their best in each genre. I personalize my lesson plans and drills to accommodate the student's strengths, weaknesses, and over all goal. I will push you to your limits so you can go even further than you thought you could. I also teach you how to be a healthy musician and steer students away from bad techniques that can cause damage or harm them in any way.
Teaching Styles: I am no drill sergeant, but I wont lie to you either. I know when you've practiced and when you haven't. I encourage you and always be honest with you about your progress. I am on your side and want you to succeed.
Instruments: Piano, Synthesizer, Keyboard
Teaching Methods: For students who are just beginning their musical journey, we will explore the fundamentals of the piano with some classic technique and home made exercises, as well as knowledge on key musical theory topics. Understanding the theory behind the notes unlocks important aspects of both the music and the piano. From there we will progress into pieces of music ranging in emotion and style, whether for performance or personal gratification. I try to cater the lesson to your needs, wants and ability, as enjoyment is key!
Teaching Styles: Nothing brings me more joy than seeing someone accomplish their goals, especially when its something as special as music. Setting goals and tackling them step by step plays a huge role in learning anything, and piano is no different. Small goals quickly become big ones as they are stacked on top one another, bringing about a sense of accomplishment from the student - propelling them even further and inspiring their will to bring about further success. Tapping into this formula and sticking to it, together, we'll make your musical dreams come true!
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