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Dylan L In HomeHome Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Guitar, Violin, Cello, Viola, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Violin, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Rock, Blues

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Dylan L In Home Teaches Online
Instruments: Guitar, Violin, Cello, Viola, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Violin, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Rock, Blues

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 9-80
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ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:
MS, University of Bridgeport, Music Education BA, University of Connecticut, Music 
Awards:
2014 - Performed with Manhattan Concert Productions at Carnegie Hall
Overview:
I am a life long musician and lover of music.  I began learning viola when I was 7 and picked up guitar when I was 9.  I taught as a teacher assistant at a Suzuki Strings camp for several summers while I was in high school.  I attended the University of Connecticut where I studied viola with Robert Meyer, Steven Larson, and Dr. Solomiya Ivakhiv.  I also studied choral conducting with the UConn Choral Director Dr. Jamie Spillane and orchestral conducting with the UConn Symphony Orchestra director Harvey Felder.  I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and in 2016 I earned a Master of Science in Music Education at the University of Bridgeport.  I have been giving private lessons for a few years to students of all ages and have worked extensively with middle and high school students in developing their skills as musicians.
EXPERIENCE
I began studying viola when I was 7 and learned through the Suzuki Method.  By the time I was in high school I was a teacher assistant at the Farmington Summer Suzuki String Academy where I taught private and group lessons for young students.  During that time I also was learning guitar and giving lessons to children in my neighborhood. While I was at the University of Connecticut working on my Bachelor of Arts in Music and studying viola, I taught at the UConn Community School of the Arts.  There I coached small chamber groups of middle and high school students and lead rehearsals of larger chamber ensembles.  I also began participating in choir and learning vocal technique and choral conducting.  I studied orchestral conducting as well and am now the assistant director of the Northeast CT Community Orchestra.  Through this orchestra I was able to meet many new musicians and also began giving lessons to older and wiser members of the orchestra.  When it comes to music, I love that I can work with people of all ages and that people's love for music can grow with them for a lifetime.  
METHODS USED
For beginning students I like to start with building good technique and posture and making sure that the fundamentals are practiced thoroughly.  I grew up learning through the Suzuki Method and I like to teach that way as well.  Suzuki said that any child could learn to play music because like a child learns language through listening, a child can also learn to play music the same way.  With support from teachers and parents or guardians a child can become a successful and accomplished musician.  For students with a little more experience I will get them to work towards an attainable goal and figure out what it is that they want to get from the lessons.  Whether it is to improve technique or learn the names of the notes, I can cater to the needs of any student.  My hope is that my students can reach a level of musicianship where they feel comfortable expressing themselves on their instrument and would hopefully be able to share this accomplishment with family and friends at a recital or concert.  
LESSON STYLE
I am grateful to have had all the opportunities in my life to work with so many amazing students and musicians. I am a firm believer in the idea that every person can learn to play music and that music is innate in all of us. Even though it may time and practice, there is always progress no matter how small and that potential drives me to keep teaching and watching my students grow. I want to keep bringing music into people's lives and give them the opportunity to experience music as a performer and musician.  I am currently a certified music teacher in the state of Connecticut and my goals as a school and private teacher are clear; to create a love of music.
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