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Central New Mexico Community college Associates in Communication Associates in Liberal Arts Associates in Integrated Studies Olivet Nazarene University Bachelors in Religion with music minor
New Mexico Nazarene music competition, 1st place: 2009, 2010, 2011 Phi Theta Kappa undergraduate honors society, 2013 ONU music talent scholarship: 2015, 2016 Piano Teacher, Life Compass Exploration of Arts Program: 2016-2017 (2 yrs) Codagen Hall Jazz Concert, pianist: 2016 Manga cum laude, 2017
Hello! I have enjoyed teaching children, competing, accompanying for universities, studying music theory, playing for weddings/business events, and playing at my church/church events for the past nine years. My piano experience spans over 17 years now, having included exciting opportunities such as the 2016 New Years jazz concert in London at Codagen Hall (Queen Elizabeth wrote everyone a letter thanking them for helping with the celebration!). These past several years have taught me that teaching is an entirely different privilege, skill, and joy to me as I grow in my musicianship alongside my students.
My goodness! Teaching for me began in classes of four to five kids, with no materials aside from our little keyboards and one music book. We had a blast there, and I look forward even more to being able to teach children and adults on a one-on-one basis, perhaps even one-on-two! I am a collaborative teacher, and will guide you through different lesson options and curriculum that best fit the student’s learning style and age. I value sparking a love for music theory, classical and modern pieces, as well as teaching students to play with passion, which alone produces a lifelong love for music.
We all learn best through patters - not only in the material itself, but also how it is presented. Because I want students to be comfortable in a routine, I greatly value structure in my lessons, which incorporate theory, technique, and repertoire in a way that caters to the student’s interests as much as possible. A favorite line for me is Alfred’s Piano Library, as it provides a colorful, natural approach, even for complex musical concepts. I am also familiar with resources outside of Alfred, so that students can explore the music of Disney to Bach in a day’s work.
As a teacher, I am a student of teaching. Having studied under a number of very different teachers, I have learned that motivation to practice comes and goes, but passion is what builds a lasting foundation for musicianship. Because we can all be passionate about different aspects of the same subject, my teaching philosophy is that each student should be able to experience being passionate about music, whether their personality is ‘forte’ or ‘pianissimo.’ I am blessed to be a teacher that loves teaching, and I want to convey that to my students by the way that I teach.
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