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BM, Duke University, Theory, Composition, and Piano
Music has been a central part of my life from a young age. I began playing piano at the age of 3. By the end of high school I completed the classical piano curriculum at the Levine School of Music in Washington D.C. From there I went on to earn a bachelors degree in music from Duke University, where I received extensive training in classical piano, theory, composition, and performance. In addition to solo performances, I've had many years of experience collaborating with other musicians, from accompanying vocalists to performing with a full orchestra. I've also found that classical training has served as an excellent foundation as I've learned other genres.
I have experience teaching piano to students between the ages of 13 and 21. I also have extensive experience as a tutor and chess teacher for children between the ages of 3 and 21. Through my teaching endeavors I've learned how to adapt to individual learning styles and how to present music in a way that's creative and approaches concepts from different angles. For example, I believe that ear training and sight reading are equally valuable skills. I am very enthusiastic about teaching and I'm always excited to work with students!
Since practicing is the only way to progress in piano, I've found fun and creative ways to encourage and reward consistency. I believe that the most effective teaching system is one that both challenges and inspires kids, and I feel it's important to provide opportunities for student's to learn contemporary songs in addition to classical. Additionally, I believe that learning music is a collaborative process. I like to use duets and ensembles, so students get a chance to play music with others. I think teachers and students always have a lot to learn from one another!
I first assess what the student's individual goals are -whether it's learning contemporary songs, classical pieces, theory, etc- and then tailor a teaching method that works specifically for him or her. I think it's helpful to set attainable goals for each week, so the students can realize their progress. I think it's important to work with students' strengths and weaknesses so that they achieve their goals in a way that's best for them. I enjoy incorporating fun and creative ways to learn music!
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