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Desiree B In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Voice, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Showtunes, Spirituals, New Age

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Desiree B In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Showtunes, Spirituals, New Age

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Bachelors of Music Education, Otterbein College, Music Education, 1996

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of New Orleans, 2018

Awards:

Vocal Performance Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Outstanding Music Major Award

Doctoral Scholarship in Curriculum and Instruction

Distinguished Dissertation Finalist

Overview:

Though I have been teaching for over two decade years, I am far from feeling like a burn-out.  In fact, the more I teach, the more intrigued I become with the learning process, and I am constantly re-tooling my approach in order to help my students learn more effectively. I LOVE teaching, and I have chosen to teach privately because I enjoy the one-to-one interactions with my students.  I can actually get to know each of my students, and I use my knowledge of each new student's goals, temperament, age and learning style to tailor each lesson. I studied music education, I needed training if I was going to understand how to pass on the skills I've acquired.  I graduated from Otterbein College in Columbus, OH in 1996, and I have been teaching privately ever since. I love to help students discover how they learn best, and rejoice with them as they master a particularly challenging passage, or access a new genre.  

EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching private piano and voice lessons for over 20 years, and I still love it! I love teaching all ages, beginner thru advanced. As an undergraduate, I was tapped to teach for my university's preparatory music department. After graduation, I started teaching privately, and I've never looked back. In addition to teaching privately, I have also taught music and movement classes, and that experience has helped me learn how to effectively incorporate movement in order to help students learn (especially busy little ones who don't need to be sitting for an entire half hour lesson anyway).
METHODS USED
When I am teaching, I learn my students. I understand who they are, what they need to know and am constantly evolving my practice in order to help my students grow. I am especially good at pinpointing what my students are doing well, creating engaging lessons, and helping them leave knowing what they need to do for the week in order to improve. I like to nest the learning of scales, chords, and techniques within the music that my students are learning. And when I do use methods books (usually with younger students), I don't just assign from the book. We really learn how to examine each piece and bring the music on the page to life.
LESSON STYLE
My teaching style is extremely student centered. I help my students find the music that they love, and I help them play it musically. I focus on creating a nurturing environment where students can explore, take risks, and ask questions. I meld my content expertise with my ability to read people well and really help them find that path to success that works for THEM. There is no one-size-fits all approach to teaching music. I excel in being creative in my approaches in order to tailor my approach to the needs of my students regardless of age and ability.
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