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BS, Texas A&M University, Business Administration with a Minor in Music
6 years of Classical Piano Lessons
I am a passionate instructor who loves to share my knowledge of music every opportunity I get. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a Business degree and a Minor in Music. Since then, I have had several opportunities to play professionally, as a church pianist, at weddings, and wedding receptions. Not only is it apparent to those who know me that music is my passion, but I believe I have also been gifted with a passion for teaching. I've taught private piano lessons part-time throughout my life and I've sightread starting at an early age.
My teaching experience dates back to when I was in middle school, and I taught my neighbor's kids. Since then, I have had several piano students. I have also worked for a school district as a Substitute Teacher where I had the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects and work with a multitude of students. I would like to expand on my private teaching experience, as teaching and playing piano have always come naturally to me. Therefore, I have experience teaching both children and adults throughout my lifetime.
For children beginners, I typically start with Hal Leonard's "More Popular" books. Once the student has begun to learn how to sightread and grasp the fundamental elements, I begin to introduce a repertoire suitable for the student's performance. For students who are a little bit older and have a little bit more experience I ask them what they would like to learn. I am a firm believer in asking the student what their goals are and what they are interested in. This increases motivation from both their perspective and mine, in my experience as an instructor.
I love to see students grow and develop their gifts, and it is important that students are treated as individuals who learn at their own pace. I encourage goal-setting by the student in addition to my goals. This helps a student know what he or she is working toward, which I've found to be helpful especially in the knitty-gritty moments of learning how to play. Setting goals also gives students the chance to achieve milestones throughout the process and define their success as musicians, making them eager to continue on in the process of learning.
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