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.
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My methods vary according to the students interests and development. But I also have a guideline of references. For the beginners, I like to use Faber & Faber, Boris Berlin's Four Stars, and some Alfred's piano methods. As we go to intermediate, I focus mostly on repertoire, sight reading, harmonization and, if the student likes, some improvisation. The books vary according to the student. For advanced players, the focus is in the repertoire, so probably we will be using performance editions for the repertoire, with preference for the Urtext (original text) ones. For adults, I like Alfred's method.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice
I have been teaching Voice, Guitar, Piano, Composition & Songwriting for almost 20 years. Many of my students have gone on to scholarships to prestigious universities, colleges & conservatories such as: Juilliard, Curtis Inst. Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University - Jacob's School of Music, Chicago Conservatory, Belhaven University, U.N.O., Loyola Univ., Univ. of Southern Miss., Ole Miss, Mississippi State and numerous others. Many of my students have also gone on to professional work with opera, musical theatre and professional touring music groups. My experience comes from my own fortunate upbringing by a world renowned international opera star in my father, Dennis Bailey. I have also had the incredible opportunity to coach with some of the worlds greatest opera singers and coaches. My schooling and vocal pedagogy studies have been paramount as well through Loyola New Orleans, Belhaven University & The University of New Orleans. Piano has been in my repertoire since I was about 6 years old and have been playing ever since. I primarily focus on beginners and songwriters. I would not attempt to teach classical piano. ;)Guitar has been in my fingers since 13 years of age and I am comfortable in all styles except classical and jazz. Music Theory is very important to me too and I incorporate it into my studio time. It's a VERY good thing to be able to speak intelligently about music, as well as being able to play it. I try to create artists not just performers.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Cello, Drums, Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Teaching Methods: My teaching methods are typical for begginers, I will teach you how to read and interpret chords. If a student is intermediate/advanced I am going to push more difficult material once I have figured out that it is understood by the student. I am in favor of playing a melody in every key, I believe it is a great way to learn a song by memory and helps everyone musicially, I still practice this method even today.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style can be explained in one word: motivating. At times it is difficult to motivate a student in a home, studio, or classroom but I have found ways to motivate you to pracitce. For instance, if you like to learn and sing pop songs, I will say lets do it. Forget the books, lets learn what you want to learn. I can teach you whatever song you are looking to play and teach you a way to improve your skills to learn more songs.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Recorder
Always help my students achieve their goals, always give them music they like and we both can decide it is good for the student's development. The personal development of a student is a priority of mine Love to see my students achieve their goals. Love to imprint a loving and caring approach to music in my students.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
I begin each lesson with vocalizes and warm-up exercises that I will improve technique and teach proper breathing. After learning my student’s voice, I select appropriate solo repertoire that will challenge their ability and showcase skills.
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