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Phil H In HomeHome In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello, Saxophone, Clarinet, Drums, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Tuba, Keyboard, Djembe, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Spirituals, Punk

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Phil H In Home In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello, Saxophone, Clarinet, Drums, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Tuba, Keyboard, Djembe, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Spirituals, Punk

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 14-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
BM, Eastman School of Music learned to play all the instruments of the standard orchestra in order to Conduct.
Awards:
I am a Credentialed Music leader with the Unitarian Universalist
Overview:
I am aware of the many people that have a great desire to learn about music. I view it as a language. Once you are able to read write and speak (singing or playing) you are fluent in music. I graduated from the Eastman School of music in 1977 and have played in several bands and sung in a multitude of singing groups during my life. I have taught music in all its forms for 40 years. This is my calling. Most recently I am singing with the Reno Philharmonic Symphony Chorus. I have sung rock, folk, barbershop you name it. And I love it all.
EXPERIENCE
I have taught nearly every instrument in a standard orchestra. I have taught singing, guitars and such, music theory composing and sight singing as well as sight reading and music history. It is always essential that the student is excited about the genre(s) we use in learning music. Yes if music is not fun then it is worthless. That being said fun is a many splendor thing. I started teaching guitar in my teens. As I am 62 now, my teaching has evolved and I feel very confident about my methodology.
METHODS USED
Yes for teaching piano I use Nancy and Randall Faber's books. I have used all of them. For guitar and mandolin I generally do not use a "book". As the lessons progress I might introduce a book if that is what is called for. All orchestral instruments call for the structure of a book and I augment that with my own explanations. This is true for all ages of learners. For singing, at first, I concentrate of vocal formation and physical posture before and songs are introduced. Then we choose music that the learner is excited about. Fun is always the important aspect.
LESSON STYLE
I approach teaching music with patience and enthusiasm. I realize that there is an ebb and flow in every person's life and progress cannot be measured in an even intervals. Although I am pleased at a student progress, humanity is vast and always surprising me. Each of us are indeed unique and revered. Even as we learn we can enjoy all the leaps and bumps along the way. As with any teaching method, consistency is attendance breeds the best learning environment. And one thing I tell young learners is that they should never practice. Practice implies work. I want them to play their instruments as a reward for finishing homework for example.
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