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: My philosophy is that music is part of life and useful in all phases of learning. You may have been labled "right brained" creative or 'left brained" analytical, music connects the two together. Music lessons asks the eyes, ears, and hands to work together connecting the two sides of the brain. Music can dramatically improve math and reading skills while building confidence and enjoyment.
Teaching Styles: I have used Hal Leonard and Bastien. If the parent has a older method book they wish to use I start there and fill in as I see needed. I encourage a slow start to get all the basics understood, then progress at the student's own pace and interests. Handouts and charts are supplemented as most students can't afford all the music books requested in a series. If a student feels frustrated then a short walk from piano to the other side of the room shaking out the arms and fingers gets us back on track. Lots of commendation and praise is given. Parents are invited to watch quietly from the side with students permission.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Ukulele, Recorder
Teaching Methods: Piano: Piano Adventures and supplimental materials fit to student interest. Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Basics, Rock Guitar Methods, Jazz Method and supplimental books and TAB Voice: Berklee Warm ups and various song trax for individual singers
Teaching Styles: lAll lessons begin with warm ups, for Piano that's Technique Bk, for Guitar it's the spider warmup to increase flexiblilty in fingers, and Voice its vocalizations. Then we review previous lessons, pieces and then move on to new material. I make sure that students understand the new material before the lesson is over. I like to have fun in the lessons and make sure that the student is having fun also. Lessons are a safe place so it's ok to make mistakes. That's a part of learning.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, Oboe, Bassoon, English Horn
Teaching Methods: My beginning students usually start with Hal Leonards Essential Elements. Once my student is able to grasp basic fundamentals and a healthy proper tone, I will then be able to incorporate solo repertoire for future recitals and contests. For adults, I will find out what interests my students and coordinate my lessons accordingly to keep the lesson engaging and fun.
Teaching Styles: I am dedicated, persistent, and reliable. I am willing to learn and keep learning for the advancement of myself and my students. A well-rounded appreciation for music as well as critical listening and ear-training skills will be taught. I also maintain a pretty fast paced lesson enabling the student to have plenty of practice material, tasks to accomplish, and goals to meet. I will record the student's progress electronically so that the student may better understand and realize their progression. I want to inspire my students through my positive influence and encouragement through each lesson of musical discovery.
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.
Teaching Methods: Although I have my preferred method books to suggest to parents and students, I am open to working with an existing collection. Challenging a student works in tandem with adjusting my pacing to the individual student's rate of learning and progress. Additionally, I customize the repertoire to the student's preferences and interests.
Teaching Styles: The ultimate goal for me as a teacher is to instill musical passion and appreciation in my students. Music should be fun and interesting! Modeling techniques and having reflective conversations are key elements in my lessons. I encourage consistent practicing to ensure an efficient and productive lesson, and eventually a successful performance, either formal or informal. Performances should be rewarding for the student, not intimidating or stressful, so I aid in the preparation process.
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