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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, R&b, Latin, Funk, Electronic, Showtunes, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Linda L In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, R&b, Latin, Funk, Electronic, Showtunes, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Punk, Avant-Garde

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Performer-Composer BMus, Vancouver Island University, Jazz Studies Certificate, v2 Consulting, Apple Certified Macintosh Technician
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2003 - Second Place in Canada Music Week Songwriting Competition

Overview:
I am a versatile multi-instrumentalist instructor who enjoys teaching students of all ages. I possess a Master of Fine Arts (Performer-Composer) from California Institute of the Arts, a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies) from Vancouver Island University, and I even have my Apple Certified Macintosh Technician credential from v2 Consulting. As a child I won second place in the country for the Canada Music Week songwriting competition in 2003. I write and perform my own music both solo and in a group.
EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching not only music but other subjects such as computer science, mathematics, English, and social studies since I was in high school. I have served as a teaching assistant through graduate school and have taught in both private and classroom settings. I am comfortable with all ages. My goal is to balance a musical education with other elements such as self-confidence, focus, concentration, and of course fun! I think allowing the students to bring in music that they are are interested in learning empowers them to understand music in a more deeper level, but at the same time I like to teach the fundamentals such as music theory, ear training, and technique along with the way.
METHODS USED
Alfred's piano methods are a great start for all ages as they have books that are geared toward both younger and older beginners. For guitar and bass there are various Hal Leonard books that work well; one thing that I try to do with guitar and bass students is encourage them to know what note they are playing and to eventually read music notation if they are curious and interested in it. Not every student is going to fit with every curricular method out there, so I be sure to tailor the lessons to the particular student as an individual.
LESSON STYLE
I like seeing progress and appreciation in music, and to me that is student success. I enjoy helping students meet their individual goals, and I encourage them to work their hardest to achieve their best. I use humor to keep things engaging. I learn from my students what works most effectively for them as individuals. One of the things my students really enjoy are those certificates at the end of the method books. Once the student has mastered a level I am eager to sign those certificates and celebrate the accomplishments with my students and their parents. And I believe that the other very important aspect of success is performing.
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