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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Teaching Methods: I have many experiences teaching various piano methods. Also, I have developed my own piano method, Vango Piano Method. I'm open to other method books. I like to choose a method book after I meet the student. Everyone learns differently so there is no such thing as 'one size fits all.' I also like to use supplements in different styles and genres of music to make playing piano more interesting.
Teaching Styles: I am strict in a way that I expect students to practice their homework songs. However, I am also understanding that students are playing the piano for fun. I try to balance so students know they have to practice in order to improve their piano skills but also I like to encourage them to practice not by forcing them but by giving them songs they like.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Flute
Teaching Methods: My teaching methods depend a lot on the student's ability. I believe that the only person who would stop you from pursuing your dreams is yourself. If there is a passion in you that constantly lives, you can achieve a lot. I have experience teaching adults and children, including children with special needs.
Teaching Styles: Nothing is more important than seeing my student's progress and development. I encourage persistance and self-discipline. By finding out what inspires the student, I can succesfully tailor my instruction to their needs.
Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: Beginning students for woodwinds (flute, clarinet, saxophone) usually start with the Essential Elements book. As they advance the next books are usually Breeze Easy book 2 followed by the Rubank Intermediate and Advanced Methods. Advanced students will break into instrument specific methods. Flute with use methods such as The Melodious Studies and Pares scales books, clarinets with use the Klose books and Saxophone students will use Ferling and Klose studies. Students wishing to study jazz methods will use either the Jim Snidero or Walt Weiskopf methods. For piano students, I usually begin with the Alfred studies and select a book based on the students skill level or age. In addition, I will often provide sight reading studies as supplemental materials during lessons.
Teaching Styles: My ultimate goal as a teacher is to create independent musicians capable of creative thinking and musicality long after they have left my studio. While reading the notes and rhythms is obviously important, understanding why those notes, rhythms or markings are in the music will help students develop and learn musicianship skills that are often overlooked. Providing students with performance opportunities and sharing my passion for music help students stay encouraged and become creative and independent thinkers not just in music, but other areas of life as well.
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, Voice
Teaching Methods: Potential students like to know what my approach is to both instruments. With my voice students, I begin with the 24 Italian arias. My grade school and chorus students catch on quickly to foreign language and Italian is used as it is full of vowels unlike German OR English! We choose from a variety of resources, as I do with piano students. I begin with the Alfred series, but again we will discuss and choose from a variety of resources
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