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Robert S In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola, Mandolin, Electric Violin, Fiddle, Double Bass
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country

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Robert S In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola, Mandolin, Electric Violin, Fiddle, Double Bass
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Country

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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MA, Eastman School of Music, Music Education BS, Duquesne University, Music Education

Overview:

I love to teach music and how to play an instrument to any student at any stage in their educational development. I hold two degrees in Instrumental Music Education from both Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. I have been an active performer throughout my career, participating in several ensembles in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Florida in a wide variety of music genres including classical, jazz, bluegrass, American folk, and latin. I am continuing my education currently at the University of Miami with a focus on string instrument pedagogy and community music making.

EXPERIENCE

My first experience teaching was during the summer when I began instructing swim lessons for the town pool. I quicly began to seek out a way to teach music before I was in college and built a small studio of beginner cellists in my home town. I also began performing in both classical and other styles during this time, something I continue to do today. The reason I continued to understand more about teaching was because I loved to give back what I had learned from the great people in my life. I am lucky to have had very wonderful teachers and it is my hope that I can transfer the same feeling of connection and understanding to my students.

METHODS USED

For beginning students in any genre, I begin with learning songs. Classical, jazz, bluegrass, and rock are more easily understood when you spend time playing the music with someone else. Repertoire is chosen with the understanding that fundamentals are key to life long participation and students find positive success when they are able to then share a completed work with their friends and family (think holiday get-togethers!) For young intermediate to advanced players, the philosophy of building one's repertoire continues with the added focus on musical understanding. Not just listening, but hearing music is essential to growth and the student will play developmentally appropriate music to facilitate that goal. For adult musicians, the goals are similar but I open the floor up to music that inspires that student, music that makes them want to practice every day and share with others.

LESSON STYLE

My goal is to make life long music participants and so therefore the aim of the lessons will be to create possitive acheivements that are challenging yet entirely attainable. I try to understand the student personally so that I can better create a reward system that engenders trust and hard work in each student. 

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Jennyhargis

5

He really know the cello. And he is so patient. Every lesson more sinks in, I'm really getting the hang of the cello best of all I'm enjoying it

Review posted on Oct 23, 2014

Jennyhargis

5

He is fantastic. Very patient and encouraging.

Review posted on Oct 17, 2014
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