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2010- 2014 Merit Scholarship, College of Music, Mahidol University
2014-2018 Dean’s List, Arizona State University
2014-2018 Special Talent Award, Arizona State University
I'm a fun-loving and passionate educator who loves working with students of all ages. Music has always been a huge part of my life. I am recent graduate from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Bassoon Performance. I started taking Indian classical vocal lessons and the drums at the age of 6 years old and have expanded my taste and knowledge of various music genres ranging from Thai Traditional to Western Classical. I have had the opportunity to travel throughout the world and performed with musicians in Hungary, Czech Republic, Singapore, and Thailand.
My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began to my internship and student teaching at elementary and high schools around the valley. I like to include my students' opinion when planning their lesson curriculums. I don't believe in lesson plans that don't allow flexibility and providing the students with opportunities to pick repertoires they are interested in. I've also found that using technology and fun music games the iPad as well as performing along with students can go a long way in helping students to stay motivated and continue to learn. I'm always looking for new ways to interact and find various ways to increase student engagement.
For beginning students who are younger, I prefer starting them with beginner method books and ear training. Brain and physical development can proceed at very different rates. I believe in the constant testing of the student's readiness of various musical elements such as absolute pitch, rhythm, reading, finger control, note reading, attention span, interest in music, intelligence, etc. Finding each child's strength and weakness will be the key to determine the path of the repertoire they will be playing.
For adults, I try to find out what level they are in and discuss what repertoires they are interested in to keep the lessons engaging and fun. My students are required to take a weekly fundamental scales test. I believe that etudes and method books are very important in developing sightreading and musicianship, therefore, each student will work on scales, etudes, and repertoires in their lessons.
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing my students having fun! My goal as an educator is to engage every student through fun games, activities, and chamber music no matter how much experience they have with music. Students are always encouraged to explore different styles of music. In order to track a student's performance and progress, they are required to have a journal. In their journals, they will keep track of their goals and evaluate themselves. Every Friday, students will discuss their goals, challenges for the week with the teacher.
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