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BME (Bachelor's of Music Education), Welch College, Vocal Orff Music and Movement Pedagogy, Belmont University
2016- Blue Ribbon Teacher Award, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Relationship with Students 2013- Music Excellence Award, Welch College 2012- Music Theory Award, Welch College
Teaching music has always been my first love. I knew for a very long time, that I wanted to share the gift of music with others. I graduated from Welch College, in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor's of Music Education in 2013. I was immediately hired as an elementary music specialist for Metro Nashville Public Schools. I have taught private music lessons since 2011. After five years in public school, I decided to pursue teaching privately, full-time. I regularly play music with other performing musicians, and have experience as a member of the Nashville Symphony Chorus.
I have taught private lessons since 2011, where I started as a substitute instructor for Allegro School of Music (Nashville, TN). In 2013, I took on my own roster of private students, and have continued doing that ever since. I worked as an elementary music specialist for Metro Nashville Public Schools from 2013-2018. Teaching students, one-on-one, is my primary passion. The work that happens individually is indispensable to the musical success a student achieves. It is my mission to uniquely invest my time, methods, and process for every individual. I teach on a student to student basis, and cater my instruction to the needs of the student.
For students aged 4-16, I use a piano series called Piano Adventures by Faber & Faber. Ordering these materials can be set up through me, or on your own. Please consult me, for specific details on the level and series you will need. In addition to using this series, as a guide to music literacy, I incorporate: sight reading rhythm reading technical focus and games
For adult students, depending on the goals of the student, I use a combination of materials, including Accelerated Piano Adventures by Faber & Faber, as well as a collection of classical materials from The Pianist's Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature by Jane Magrath and materials related to popular piano performance. In addition to the published materials I use with students, I also incorporate: sight reading rhythm reading chord knowledge and technical focus
(All Ages) For my guitar students, I use a combination of materials, including books, charts, tab, and online resources to help meet the individual needs of the student. Popular music is often used as a pathway to learning the foundation of guitar performance skills.
Voice lessons are based on the goals of the student (children and adults). All students will learn the basics of healthy singing, intonation, pitch accuracy, rhythmic/beat accuracy, and style. A variety of repertoire is used, based on the student's preferences, in addition to standard literature, which is useful to helping the student develop essential skills. Singing is, perhaps, the most vulnerable musical instrument we have at our disposal. We will work at the pace and comfortability of the student. Confidence and empowerment are of the utmost importance throughout this process. A Typical Voice Lesson Includes: -Warm-ups (essential for healthy singing) -Intonation and pitch work -Singing through music of the student's choice -Addressing focus areas in the music -Performance skills
At the beginning of my experience with each student, I assess what the goals are for each student/their family, in the musical learning process. I base my teaching on that, within the framework of standard music teaching practices. Throughout the process of the student's learning, I periodically assess, not only the student's progress, but also the student's satisfaction with their learning process. As the need arises, I will make modifications or changes to the teaching, which better suit the student.
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