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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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, French Horn
I began teaching as soon as I could. My dad held piano lessons out of our house and inspired me to teach guitar (the only instrument my dad wasn't terribly good at). I also taught trumpet, French horn and piano throughout high school. When I got to college, no one at Berklee really needed lessons in instruments anymore, however, I spent a lot of time tutoring kids in Music Theory, Arranging and other more technical aspects of music.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Organ
My philosophy of music education is of a well-rounded, spiral shaped model where the student receives the information they need to know on several occasions, so as to make the facts become knowledge. I believe that music education should incorporate both performance and notation devices so the student is accustomed to all aspects of musicianship. Children are unique and precious with their own potential and power. Therefore, each student should be judged and treated in a different manor albeit unfair for the “top students.” Each child should be able to know and understand each guideline according to the Massachusetts Commonwealth Curriculum Arts Frameworks, under the Music section according to grade level. I will always provide extended material with each lesson plan for those who have completed all the required assignments. A “top student” in my mind is a student who is disciplined musically with their instrument, complete their assigned work on time, with great detail and is respectful to their peers.
My passion for teaching started when I was in College. Ever since then, I taught individual piano lessons for children and adults. My teaching experience also includes 2 years of group piano instruction for college level students. Having a wide variety of students of different ages and levels, coming from diverse backgrounds, I adapted my teaching style and methods considering each one's needs.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Flute
Teaching Methods: Piano Lessons: For a k-8 beginner I start with the Hal Leonard piano books: Technique, Piano Lesson and Performance books, in addition to the Scale book. I teach a European hand technique which is taught in the Hal Leonard books as well. In my teaching style, a correct hand technique is very important and I put a great emphasis in it. And I expect my students to take it serious. I also apply Alexander technique in my teaching, when necessary, for hand or neck tension. For adult beginners I start with the Bastien book series. Depending on the level of my students, I choose some pieces of the “ A First Book of Classical Music” or an original score from a specific composer. If the student has a favorite song, I will work on that piece as well. Voice Lessons: I teach musical theatre, pop and classical repertoire. My voice students age from 5 years old to 50 years old. I teach based upon the favorite genre of my students. For example I teach simple Disney songs to my younger kids, musical theatre and pop songs to my teenage students and classical repertoire to the students who are interested in learning the classical repertoire. The voice techniques that I teach are the standard techniques being taught in the US. In my teaching philosophy, singing should be easy, correct, without throat tension. I also work on the characterization of the piece, which is an important element of joy in singing. For children under 5, I teach toddler group music lessons and I work on some toddler tunes with them. Flute Lessons: I teach the recorder and the flute. The first few sessions of learning the flute will be spent on getting familiar with the instrument, how to hold the flute, fingerings and how to blow air in the flute. Therefore a beginner student must have the patient to learn this instrument. Correct hand gesture is essential in playing the flute and I won’t let my students play the flute with a wrong hand gesture, because it may result in muscular or nerve pains. I start teaching the flute with the Hal Leonard Play Flute Today! series. In addition to Hal Leonard series, I teach some finger techniques from the Marcel Moyse technique books. There are varieties of flute scores and if a student is interested in a specific song, I would work on that song. As the student improves and goes to a higher level of musicianship, I will work on original scores of different composers.
Teaching Styles: “Music, life and joy are three un-separable concepts. The balance of these three will make one, a professional and a true happy musician. I love teaching music to any ages, since I always learn something from the students, which I could not learn in any other ways. I enjoy the process of learning, teaching and observing. My main goal in teaching music is to make the student realize and experience this important fact: One should enjoy playing music internally through her/his body cells and feel a life-like desire to perform. Studying the brilliant Dalcroze method, I apply the Dalcrozian methods in my teachings, which have a magical effect!”
Instruments: Piano, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba
Teaching Methods: I provide each and every student with customized curriculum. I work to build a solid technical foundation while also fostering creative growth.
Teaching Styles: As an educator, I am flexible, patient, and fun-loving, and strive to engage each and every student.
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