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:
Teaching Methods: Faber - John Thompson - Bastien - Alfred - Hal Leonard etc
Shirley tries to fit the student to the method. Every method doesn't work for every one. Age and experience and ability all play important factors into the method that is used for you or your child personally.
Teaching Styles: A lesson starts with warm-up and theory assignments being graded. Then proceeds to Songs and review of new material ending on any questions that may be asked. A through understanding and reading skills are mandatory to progress.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar
Teaching Methods: I believe in teaching music theory as well as technic and expression, no matter how young the student is. I believe the piano is a wonderful springboard to learning and exploring other instruments. For piano the student will study out of the theory and lesson books. Other types of finger excersizes and supplemental music will be used, there is a ton of free music online! I may also use other aides to teach the student such as flashcards, musical games, note finders, and computer games and sites.For the guitar I typically use Mel Bay's Modern Guitar Method but then I also use lots of music found online free. I think it's important that music is fun and that each student's curriculum is balanced with their own interests.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style is sensitive to the students' needs. I embrace the idea every student learns differently, playing to the student's strengths without coddling their weaknesses. I focus on clear and reachable expectations.I emphasize efficient practicing through fundamental strategies. You are how you practice.
Instruments: Piano, Organ, Synthesizer
Teaching Methods: My Custom (for each student) Method Alfred’s Basic Piano Course Lesson Series Alfred’s Basic Piano Course Theory Series Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Book 1 Faber Music Piano Adventures
Teaching Styles: FUN AND ENCOURAGING DISCIPLINE.
Teaching Methods: I normally teach them from the start (basics) and i would also spend some time in theory wise, not just playing. This is because if the students know nothing about music theoricaly, it is very hard for them to understand the score sheets and all when it comes to the higher level. (it's like having to sit for the computer test before taking the road test for driving). I am very patient and will make sure that my student is having fun.
Teaching Styles: Nothing is more rewarding than seeing my student developing the love for music. I will always go with the student's pace without rushing as we won't be doing any examinations. Teaching is my thing and i will inspire my students by doing so.
Instruments: Piano, Synthesizer
Teaching Methods: I like to custom-tailor my lessons to the age, ability and interests of each student. That being said, I generally like to use Alfred Piano Method books for beginning students to teach the fundamentals of piano and music theory. When applicable, I supplement the method learning with solo pieces catered to a student's musical taste, but I do feel that certain classical repertoire is essential in becoming a great pianist. I also emphasize technical abillty with exercise books from composers like Hanon and Czerny to create solid finger/hand dexterity and strength. I always make sure that my students are engaged and excited about their lessons and the music they are playing, regardless of their age and ability level.
Teaching Styles: The biggest discouragement factor for a student is not seeing (or in this case, hearing) progress and acheiving results. For this reason, I am a strong believer in setting realistic goals for each lesson that help keep my students motivated and excited to practice and learn. I feel it is important not to overwhelm a student, and I teach accordingly. Different students excel in different areas of learning and may need to take more time in others. I always acknowledge a student's progress and achievements - positve affirmation, realistic expectations and sincere encouragement are, in my opinion, the keys to a piano student's success!
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