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Instruments: Piano, Voice
Styles: Classical, Pop, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera

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Jonathon S In Home
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Styles: Classical, Pop, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 7-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
BA, Capital University, Music Education MA, Jones International University, TESOL
Awards:
2009- Scholarship for music education 2010- Toured with a choral ensemble in Europe
Overview:
I am a teacher who is passionate about helping students learn and discover their talent for music. I graduated from Capital University with a Music Education degree and have been teaching music in Columbus City Schools for almost ten years. My philosophy centers on the fact that every student no matter of age or experience, can learn and grow. I've sung and played piano at various venues and events and have even served at a church leading and planning the music ministry. I love teaching students how to use their voice to make better sound and also enjoy helping them find their love and/or passion for the piano.
EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching private lessons for 15 years and have loved every minute of it! I began just teaching piano instruction when I first started out, but as I went through college, I added voice to my instructional practices. I really encourage my students to take my 20 minute challenge: 20 minutes a day for 5 days. That equals 100 minutes a practice a week and will cause you as the student to see AMAZING results in your skill and proficiency. I believe in keeping the student motivated and also in helping them measure their own growth. I realize that not everyone will want to be a pianist or a singer, but I know that everyone can learn!
METHODS USED
I normally start out with the Faber and Faber Piano Adventures methods books for the piano students. This includes a lesson book and a theory book. The lesson book will teach the student the physical skill of playing piano by presenting them with leveled songs to learn. The theory book will focus more on the mechanics of music and playing and require some written work. These two methods work very well together to give the student a comprehensive experience with the piano. Voice lessons will focus on the fundamentals of singing and making sound. The song repertoire will depend partly on what I as the instructor thinks fits your voice and what your interests are.
LESSON STYLE
My style is very relaxed and fun and I make the lessons very student focused. I do not believe in a 'monkey see monkey do' style where I simply show the student and have them repeat the concept or technique, but rather a discovery learning approach where I provide the needed support for the student to learn and apply the concepts. I also provide incentives such as rewards for practicing a certain number of hours a week. I also give out weekly practice logs for the students to keep track of. These logs also highlight the concepts and material covered in the previous lessons.
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