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Joseph F In HomeHome Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Keyboard
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Blues, R&b, Gospel, Salsa, Spirituals, Bossa Nova

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Joseph F In Home Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Keyboard
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Blues, R&b, Gospel, Salsa, Spirituals, Bossa Nova

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 6-50
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Associate diploma in music education. 40 years plus performing and teaching experience. Studied privately with Mr. Steve Russo from Russo music center. Performed with accomplished musicians such as Clifford Adams trombone player with Kool and the Gang When you look at children ages two to nine, one of the breakthroughs in that area is music’s benefit for language development, which is so important at that stage. While children come into the world ready to decode sounds and words, music education helps enhance those natural abilities. Growing up in a musically rich environment is often advantageous for children’s language development. But also adds that those inborn capacities need to be “reinforced, practiced, celebrated,” which can be done at home or in a more formal music education setting.

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My name is Joseph.

I am a professional performer/teacher located in Hopewell New Jersey county of Mercer. I began studying music at the age of 9. I took up the accordion, then graduated to the console organ and eventually on to the piano/keyboard.

I am very much hands on when it comes to teaching. I started at a very early age of 9. I studied privately with a variety of teachers including Doctor Steve Russo who was a well noted instructor in my hometown of New Jersey Hopewell I truly stress these piano techniques with my students. Extended piano techniques Lesson plan development Performance assessments Musicianship skills Technology integration Individualized lesson plans Musical theory knowledge Creative teaching skills

EXPERIENCE

I started at the age of 9 on the accordion. I performed various concerts while continuing to sharpen my skills as a piano player. I have over 40 years of experience performing and teaching. What separates the best piano players from the rest of us is that they persevere through these challenges. Having the personal fortitude and work ethic to look at any difficult passage, and practice it until it’s perfect, is an attribute that you can learn, but will need to be cognizant of every day. Work ethic doesn’t just stop with piano playing. It requires you to be focused on your work around the clock. Whether you’re a student or have a full-time career, make sure that your other obligations are taken care of to give you enough time to practice often.

METHODS USED

This method gives you tons of options for teaching the piano–including a basic course and a prep course that have supplemental books that coordinate with them. Plus, one of the best things about the Alfred Piano Method is that they have a series that’s packed with colorful graphics that’s perfect for kids, and one that’s created with older students in mind. Piano teachers who teach students of all ages often prefer the Alfred method, as someone in their mid-30s who is playing for a child’s book may feel a bit awkward. Another perk is that you’ll only need one book at a time as you move through the series, and many of the books can be purchased with an optional CD. One downside to Alfred is the books move along quickly, and usually aren’t recommended for children under the age of seven.

LESSON STYLE

Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a student's desire to progress,and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires a student, I can tailor my teaching to their needs. Build confidence. More than two-thirds of respondents (68 percent) cited lack of confidence as a problem that prevents their students from succeeding in mathematics. One of the most challenging and rewarding things about teaching is the struggle to figure out what works. How do you get your students to those satisfying "aha" moments? If you teach private piano lessons, the need to get this right is even more pressing - if your students aren't enjoying themselves, chances are they'll simply quite. And the best way to make sure they enjoy themselves is to make sure they keep learning. The problem is that every student is different, and what works well for one student may not work as well for another. Psychologists and educators have developed a number of systems to help us recognize and categorize these differences. These systems aren't meant to predict everything about your students, but they're great for getting us to think about how and why different people process information differently. We can use them to help us analyze our teaching tactics, and find opportunities to make them more flexible and adaptable to individual student needs. They also help us overcome misunderstandings that arise from differences in personality.

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