First and foremost my method of teaching are nearly based upon my own teachers teaching style, which was using a small material to teach everything on it. Example, I would take a small little line or phrase of music, I would teach them the construct of rhythm, time, tempo, the style, articulation, and then apply the exercises or fudamentals around learning how to play the line properly. For young beginners, I personally start with Standard of Excellence book to learn the basic fundamentals, and get them setup. Read More
Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Euphonium
With beginning and other school age students, I work with any lesson book or material given to them from their director or teacher, regardless of the method book. From my learning, teaching experience and work in music retail I am familiar with most of the method books in use, especially Standards of Excellence, Rubank, Essential Elements and others. I also am knowledgeable in other intermediate and advanced books, such as Klos, Arbans, and Clarke. Read More
Instruments: Guitar, Trumpet
Hi, my name is Justin and I've been teaching private lesson. And teaching band since 2015. I went to Wisconsin Lutheran College and earned my degree in 2007. Before beginning teaching I was a stay at home dad for a number of years until my two kids were in school full time. I'm very passionate about creating an appreciation and love of music in students of all ages. I love helping my students have fun, learn new skills, and grow as musicians. Read More
Instruments: Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Guitar
When working in private lessons, I work with each student to set goals, both long and short term. I then assume the role of a guide whenever possible, rather than an authoritarian figure, so that sudents can discover concepts for themselves vs. having the information given to them. When students discover the concepts for themselves, they tend to understand them much better because they have learned them through practical use. Read More
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