Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
My primary objective is to focus the lessons around the student's needs. Whether it be technique, training in music theory, or just the basic fundamentals, I take the time to provide each student with a highly personalized approach tailored to their current skills and goals. The distinguishing quality of a good music teacher is being able to come to the level of your students and challenge them to achieve that 'next step'. I strive to leave my students with a sense of progress and direction after every lesson. This encourages the student to harness his/her talent and maintain interest in their music abilities.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Teaching Methods: For young beginners, I generally use the You're In the Band method. It's wonderful for children and moves them along at a comfortable, yet exciting pace. It teaches notation as well as chords and strumming. For young adults and adults, I use many methods which I developed myself over years and years of instruction and have seen their success time and time again. I am consistently able to have my guitar students playing songs with chords by the first or second lesson. Seriously! I believe I have a knack for simplifying things for my students and helping them learn efficiently.
Teaching Styles: I am invested in my students' goals! I always begin the first lesson by asking what the student's musical goals are and tailor a plan from my years of teaching experience to help them get there as quickly as possible without compromising technique or their knowledge of music theory. I believe conveying excellence makes learning fun and exciting. My students learn to play in a way that empowers them to excel in their musical calling. I am big on patience, praise and encouragement! I am also a songwriter and LOVE helping students grow in their songwriting abilities. This includes learning melody, music theory hacks and chord structure.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
My choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall two times, Disneyworld, New Orleans, State Capital, and many other locations winning UIL and other state, local and national competitions. As a singer I have performed with the Fort Worth Opera, in San Francisco, Germany, Austria and our Nation's Capital. My students have won UIL state and local competitions, piano competitions and many college scholarships. Now - I am looking forward to your successes, goals and dreams and how I can help you to achieve all that you want to - as a musician. I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU ! : )
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Synthesizer, Keyboard
It is rewarding for me to see my students developing passion for music! Therefore, I believe it is important for students to progress at their own pace by setting realistic and proper goals/objectives. Believing that each student is unique, I enjoy getting to know my students in order to assess their strengths as well as areas for improvement. My school/group/private teaching experiences combined enhances me to relate and encourage students to adjust and set appropriate steps and goals to reach their full potentials. My philosophy and approach in teaching is to help students to establish a solid foundation first, which are rhythm/sight reading for piano, and breathing/blending/connecting vowels for vocal training, then based on students' abilities and interests to apply and work toward mastery of knowledge, understanding and application toward their learning goals and objectives. I value feedback from both students and parents to ensure a good relational dynamic to promote an active learning process for inquiry and success. I do not pressure students to enter competitions and recitals are optional unless 10 or more students are willing to participate. I do encourage students to look for opportunity to play/sing in their school/church or in front of their friends/family for special occasions. Game playing is incorporated within the lesson time to reinforce/review key concepts/skills or knowledge for group lesson setting of 2-3 students as an additional feature. Rewards/Certificates are given upon the completion of each level with weekly progress tracking. I am flexible to work with students' schedule. Though I have a 24 hours cancellation policy, make up lesson usually can be arranged when notice is given in advance. To ensure the best environment and utilize the resources I have available, I do prefer students to come to my neighborhood locations (77077 or 77043) for private lessons or group classes. However, I am willing to travel to another location if the distance is reasonable and not too far (within 10 miles). I look forward hearing from you and helping you to achieve success in your musical adventure.
Having many years of experience in the music school administration, I tailor my lessons to the needs of the individual student. I help students reach their goals by giving them all of the tools that they need to understand the music. I use a combination of lesson books, and develop individualized lesson plans for each piano student. I think it is very important to have fun while learning. I like to move to the next level without wasting time. No matter what level, we work together to get best results.
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