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Dustin R In HomeHome In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Rock, Blues, Musical Theater, Showtunes, Marching Band

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Dustin R In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Rock, Blues, Musical Theater, Showtunes, Marching Band

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 12-65
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

AA, Tulsa Community College, Piano Performance

Awards:

2003 TCC Music Performance Scholarship 2003-2006 Performed with TCC Community Band 2003-2006 Performed with TCC Concert Band 2002 Clarence Burg Award for piano achievement 1999 -2002 Superior rating in both District and State achievement auditions every year

Overview:

I'm a motivated instuctor who loves to share my love of music with the world. I started taking piano lessons when i was 9 years old. After a few years i found myself performing in auditions and concerts. Ive spent my whole young life performing for one concert or another. I graduated from high school in 2002 and was awarding a music scholarship from TCC. I studied music there for 3 years eventually earning a associates in piano performance. Performing is a dream to me and i would love help other people realize how much fun it is and how much of an escape music can be.

EXPERIENCE

My teaching experience dates back to when i was in college, as I began teaching private lessons part time 15 years ago. I would teach to earn extra money when i was in college, as well as accompany other musicians as a side gig. I also have some experience playing piano and singing at a local coffee house from time to time. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize with all my students as it develops the flexibility in the hands and fingers that is needed for the more challenging pieces of music. My students are encouraged to learn whatever styles of music they love to listen to as that encourages a love for the music that they are playing. I also encourage learning how to read music and play the classics as classical music gives them the base to learn any other type of music they want to learn

METHODS USED

For beginning students who are children, I typically start with Alfred's beginner method. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I will begin to introduce solo repertoire in line with the students interests, encouraging a love of music of a multitude of different styles and genres. Once they advance past a certain level i encourage learning to compose and arrange music as well as other skills that will prepare them for music at the collegiate level. For adults I try to find out what the student is interested in, and guide instruction accordingly to keep the lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level.

LESSON STYLE

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a love for music! Therefore it's important that every student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging successes helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, i can tailor my instructions to their interests and needs. Also students are more likely to practice music that they love.

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