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Music education All levels Georgia State University Bachelor’s of arts and sciences Kennesaw State Unoversity Master’s of education
Pianist with Atlanta orchestra from 1998 - 2008
Accordionist with Balalaika Orchestra from 2002-2015
Germany, England, France, Austria Philharmonic 1992-1997
Yugoslavia 1985-1992 Music school and orchestra
I have taught since 1998 and played since 1988. My students are from all over the world. I was fortunate enough to work with students from following places Georgia, Florida, New York, China, Korea, Germany, Brazil, Alaska, Turkey, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Austria, England, Argentina, Ghana, South Africa, Japan, Egypt, Marocco, Canada, US, France, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Russia, India, Vietnam, Pakistan, Greece, Lebanon and many more. So, with these students, they have had such a variety of skills which made me a better teacher.
My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 23 years ago, and have been consistently teaching students in my home studio for the last 20+ years. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I've also found that a combination of classical and modern music can go a long way in helping students enjoy the piano and motivate them to practice and continue to learn. If a student isn't having fun in their lessons, then I'm not doing my job! My students are encouraged to enter competitions and recitals, as well as work on composing their own original material, so they can feel good about their accomplishments and stay motivated to learn. I'm always looking to bring on new students of all ages!
For beginning students who are children, I typically start with Hal Leonard's Essential Elements, Suzuki method and music theory combined. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I will begin to introduce solo repertoire appropriate for their first recital performance. For adults, I try to find out what the student is interested in, and guide my instruction accordingly to keep the lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level. Students progress with me as they are being given different types of tools they can use to practice by improving their muscle, brain and whole body memory.
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs. I was in Europe including Germany, France, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia.
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