Instruments: Piano, Trombone, Synthesizer, Euphonium
Teaching Methods: I try to tailor my methods to each individual student. An adult who wants to learn to play piano for fun will have a very different learning experience than a teenager who has decided to persue music professionally, or a young child just beginning to explore.
Teaching Styles: More than anything else, I encourage my students to think critically about what's going on in their music and their instruments at all times. To that end, I teach quite a bit more than good playing technique. I introduce music theory immediately, as I believe it is critical to understand the underpinnings of the repertoire - music theory is not strictly speaking a science, nor does it have a lot to do with math (despite the popular image of it), but it does help bring to bear the analytical mindset of those other disciplines to a field that is otherwise a complete mystery. I also teach the relevant anatomy to my older students - the circulatory system (especially the lungs), the muscles in the face, and other traits of physiology is good to keep in mind for a brass player. In the end, however, the goal is for all of this knowledge to become second nature in its execution, just like talking or playing a sport.
Instruments: Piano, Flute
I began privately teaching my Sr. year in college; one flute student and one piano student.Upon graduating I accepted an Assistant Band Director position which also included teaching elementary music and choir. In my first year I acquired several private students in piano and also gave tutoring to all my flute students in band. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that this is what my calling was in additiion to sharing my gift in churches as well. I thoroughly enjoy customizing each student's lesson according to their learning ability and make sure they excel and have fun.
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Guitar
FOR BEGINNING BAND STUDENTS I START OFF USING EITHER ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OR STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE. WITH STRING STUDENTS I USE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR STRINGS.FOR JAZZ STUDENTS I USE THE JAMEY ABERSOLD JAZZ METHODS AND ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR JAZZ COMBO. WHEN IT COMES TO JAZZ THESE ARE THE BEST METHOD BOOKS FOR SOMEONE THAT WANT'S TO LEAR HOW TO PLAY JAZZ/BLUES. MY PHILOSOPHY OF LEARNING MUSIC IS THAT ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN HOW TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT IF THEY APPLY THEMSELVES TO THE METHOD THAT IS BEING TAUGHT. ONCE THIS HAPPENS THEY WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN ALL CATEGORIES. ALSO I
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Saxophone, Drums, Organ, Synthesizer, Keyboard
Teaching Methods: I use Hal Leonard, Michael Arron, Hannan, and original compositions written by me.
Teaching Styles: I am patient but persistent. Every student excels differently. I get pleasure from seeing each student enjoy the gift of music. No pressure, no worries!
Instruments: Piano, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba
I do not require any additional material beyond band requirements for any public school student. I create all of the material my students study, except for solos, as I am able to tailor it directly to their needs, as well as introduce music in a far more logical and natural way. I am currently building a beginner text for publication in the future, and all beginners I am teaching will be heavily involved in that process. In addition, I regularly create play-along tracks in order to encourage thoughtful practice, as well as build in tuning and timing features that develop musical habits from the beginning. Advanced students pursuing collegiate progress will be required to study the standard literature, including Bordogni Vocalises, Blazhevich, Kopprash, and Gregoriev Etudes, and mastery of scale patterns, in addition to my own fundamental material.
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