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Bachelor of Music, University of Dayton Board-Certified Music Therapist
2014 Talent Award for harp performance
2010-2015- performed 3 harp concertos in NJ
2012- recorded harp cd
2014- my organ/piano/harp student was accepted to the Manhatten School of Music pre-college program
I am a pianist and harpist with a bachelor's degree in music. I have been teaching privately for the past 5-10 years. I also can teach improvsationally along with music theory. I perform in NJ often on the harp and I was a church organist also for 10 years in the past.
Piano: I have played piano since I was 7 . I have been teaching piano privately for the past 5-10 years in my home or in a studio. I encourage students to learn to read music well and also learn about the composer and the musical intentions behind each piece. Harp: I have played harp since I was 18 and perform regularly. I have taught privately for the past 5-10 years and I can teach various techniques and repetiore that I have learned over the years. I also believe and want to pass on love and respect for the instrument.
For beginners: learning to read music and count rhythms is essential. For intermediates: hand technique, musicianship, style of composer, learning your own personal strengths and weaknesses is an ingrediant to success For advanced: learning to stay focused, having stamina, how to memorize difficult passages, understanding complex rhythm patterns, learning about the intentions of the composer is a key to mastering a piece For improvisational players: music theory, musical genre and style, learning rhythmical patterns is a good focus
I try to find out what my student's goals are and try to arrange lesson plans that will work steadily towards their goals. I try to give them knowledge about interesting facts and tips each week of something that they may not consider. For younger students I try to show them how to practice so that they can prepare themselves appropriately each week. Also I encourage students to use a metronome.
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