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, Voice
Teaching Methods: For piano study I use traditional book methods. The books I teach from are Bastien Levels Primer to Adult Beginner. My vocal methods are taught using interactive multi-media and traditional methods combined building a repetoire of songs while focusing on technique.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style is an active and open learnig environment where I enjoy fostering creativity while reinforcing the discipline required of learning an instrument. I like to see students advancing in performance while learnig the fundamenals and basics of music theory.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Teaching Methods: Every lesson is tailored to your individual learning levels. I normally asses this in the first lesson. Most singers are looking for help with contemporary popular music so using specific texts are void here. I will teach you a method of singing technique based on the Seth Riggs singing method, implemented with a technique called "Emotion Centred Singing" which will help you understand music beyond melody and composition but also through text and individual interpretation through story telling customed to your needs.
Teaching Styles: Teaching is a very rewarding experience for me. I have been teaching for over Eight years. And the majority of my students have been with me since the very beginning of my teaching career. There is nothing more rewarding for me than watching your progress and musical developement. It makes me very proud to see you grow and develop your musical potential. A lot of my students have gone on to compete in Talent Quests, television shows, Universities, form Bands, and develop as songwriters The first few lessons are always the most important for both myself and for you as the student. It helps me asses your learning levels, your needs as a student, what inspires you, what artists do you look up to, what your long term and short tem goals are, These are all things I look at when you start your lessons with me. That helps me in tailoring a lesson specially for you.
Instruments: Piano, Violin
Teaching Methods: I have found some terrific methods that get students playing VIOLIN well right away and building up their muscles and endurance. For the first 4 books students get to play along with CDs so their intonation is honed; they learn to "keep up with others playing" and they are encouraged to stick with it through each piece. Later, the harder things like reading music notation, scales, vibrato and the positions are added. As technique improves, so will the sound. I work on intonation and a good bowing arm technique. I can play and they repeat. It helps that I can accompany on the piano if one is available, but if not, the students can listen to me play to help with intonation. Having access to the CDs allows the student to progress at his own speed with an always available accompaniment that makes things SO much easier than it is having to play all alone.
Teaching Styles: I find that the key to enjoyable lessons is to discover just the right sort of pieces a student likes to play. No one likes having to practice something they think is boring. It is with this in mind that I also incorporate games and flash cards and activities involving action for the little ones who can't sit long on a piano bench. I make sure we use ALL the keys of a piano from one end to the other, and the black ones too. Scales and chords are also exciting to claim from one end to the other in all their inversions. For the violin, the books/CDs and GAMES invented by master teacher Eden Vaning-Rosen make learning the violin EASY AND FUN. I have such fun teaching her methods, which she learned from Suzuki and adapted to American culture.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Teaching Methods: When first meeting a student, I evaluate their level and speak with them about their expectations for the lessons. Then, I make a plan for the student’s lessons and encourage them to enter competitions. All the while, I stay updated with my student’s thoughts on the lessons and help the student have fun! I am very flexible with my methods of teaching as I know that students have different wants and needs.
Teaching Styles: I enjoy instilling a love for music in my students and helping them develop as musicians. Through my experiences teaching, I have learned that students have many different ways of learning and so I try to teach using diverse methods. I find that this not only makes my students learn and retain the information better by activating different parts of their brains, but it also helps the students enjoy the lessons more! It is important to me to get feedback from my students to know what they think of the lessons so we conduct the lessons in the most productive manner. I understand that beginners typically get frustrated and that is understandable. I try to keep the lessons light, yet still challenging, to keep the students from getting burnt out at the beginning.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Mandolin
Teaching Methods: I teach out of a number of method books including Mel Bay, Alfred Guitar Method, Ernie Ball Guitar Method, and The Guitar Grimiore Book for the more advanced students. I also have a method of learn 5 songs in a month.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style is fun and laid back. I let each student work at their own pace but I do encourage them to practice daily and learn proper technique.
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