Gift Certificates Available. SHOP NOW!
Master Degree: University of Central Oklahoma
Bachelor Degree: Oklahoma Baptist University
other: Activity Director Coordinator Certified
Crescendo Choral Festival Guest Clinician
Nominee for Best Fine Arts teacher in Osceola County 2017-2018 school year
Nominee for Best Fine Arts teacher in Osceola County 2018-2019
I’m a music aficionado who strives for excellence & sets students up for success in the goals they wish to achieve. I have a bachelors and masters degree in music education & frequently tutor college & hopeful high school students in music theory. I love all styles of music & encourage students to work outside their comfort zone to reach for greatness. I work with middle school students to senior citizens. Even if you’re not seeking to be a music performance major, I can help you achieve a greater love for your instrument.
My teaching experience began in college when I tutored other music majors in music theory. I then went in to become a Choral teacher for grades 6-12. I taught privately for the past 25 years, teaching those grade levels and then began teaching senior citizens almost 10 years ago. I’m currently a worship director for a church in the Leesburg area where I work with people of all ages. I’ve played and sung in a band since I was in high school and I love teaching several different styles and techniques.
In voice lessons, I start with the Bel Cantor style of teaching and once the fundamentals of singing have been achieved, it’s time to learn how to break the rules and maintain a healthy singing voice. In teaching piano, I use the book Alfred Adult for my beginning students. Intermediate students will focus on music theory and learning to play from a chord chart if they’re leaning toward a more contemporary style of playing. Each lesson is tailored to student goals. For flute lessons, I include basic care and repair of the instrument along with tone and technique.
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the growth of a student and their own delight as they become more successful with their craft. Taking the time to learn the "why" behind the desire to learn an instrument enables me, as the teacher, how to assess the speed at which students can progress. The desire and willingness of a student is paramount to a successful experience no matter the subject matter. Exploring different genres that jive with the student is essential to developing that love and passion for music. One-on-one teaching starts by developing trust between student and teacher. Once that trust is established, then the sky is the limit!
Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.Ok
Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.