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, 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: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: For younger students who are in a school band program, I like to use the materials they use in class and to add outside material they find interesting. I find students are more motivated to practice and develop when we start with something that interests them, and then to expose them to other styles of music later on. For older or more advanced students, I like to focus on aspects of musicianship that will help them be successful musicians, such as ear-training, theory, composition, performance practice, improvisation (if the student wishes) and transcribing.
Teaching Styles: My goal in teaching is to help the student develop confidence by developing skill as a musician. Once the student realizes how to gain confidence through practice, he or she will create a healthy habit of successful learning that can transfer to any field of education.
Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: With my private woodwind students, I use the Essential Elements 2000 method which includes a cd and dvd with each book. With adults, I use Rubank or more appropriate methods that goes with their ability level. With piano students, I use the Alfred method, or Fletcher, depending on the student. I have used John Thompson as well as the Bastien method of teaching. I experiment with the latest methods to keep students interest and engage them to learn at their own pace without frustration.
Teaching Styles: I want to see my students grow musically and develp a yearning for growth. My job is to have each student succeed and to have them be inspired by their own growth. I encourage each student to try to reach a goal and and I want them to progress at their own pace for enjoyment and fun. Music is a life long experience.
Instruments: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: I take a personal approach to the students aspirations. The starting point for all students is, "What music do you enjoy?" This gives me a sense of what they are listening to and maybe even what they would like to sound like. I then sculp a curriculum based on the ability of the student and his/her wants and needs.
Teaching Styles: In a curriculum for any student I find certain skills to be necessary. Technique, phrasing, dynamics, and the like. I think these are valuable in any students abilities.
Instruments: Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Recorder, Piccolo
Teaching Methods: For young beginning instrumental students, I use the Do It! and Hal Leonard Essential Elements method books. I like to supplement these with music they have likely heard from movies and the radio, as well as classical repertoire appropriate for the ability level. When the students graduate from beginner-level method books, we move on to solo pieces and more in-depth technical exercises and etudes. Building a responsive musician is a priority, so I play with the student using duets. Adult students help to steer the musical study as they voice their musical interests and goals. I believe that the skills used to practice and perform music are transferrable to other fields of study. Music helps to develop the person as a whole. I also believe that all students should be able to navigate independent learning experiences, and music is a great medium for students to develop the skills they need to be lifelong learners. Therefor, students of appropriate age will be given independent projects such as building a portfolio and small research projects on a relevant topics that are selected by the student. Projects will be differentiated according to student ability, learning style, and interest.
Teaching Styles: Lessons will include tone work, scales, technical exercises, etudes, and solo repertoire that are appropriate for the student's stage of development and area of interest. All instrumental students will also study body alignment, instrument position, and posture, and in addition to this, woodwind students will study the awareness of the breath and breathing techniques. I believe that the purpose of lessons is to help the student learn how to teach themselves, so I work with the students on developing concrete practicing strategies and the ability to self-reflect.
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