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Shelby Joy A In HomeHome Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Voice, Viola
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Funk, Electronic, Showtunes, Spirituals, New Age, Soul

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Shelby Joy A In Home Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Viola
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Funk, Electronic, Showtunes, Spirituals, New Age, Soul

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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BM, University of Minnesota, Vocal Performance

Overview:

I am an experienced and patient teacher, passionate about the versatile beauty of music and all of the ways it benefits music learners. I have been a music maker for just over 20 years, with piano as my first instrument. I began playing the viola in middle school and quickly progressed into advanced orchestras both at school and throughout the city. Though I initially intended to major in music education, once at the University of Minnesota I found myself incredibly drawn to opera. While earning my Bachelor of Music degree, I performed and understudied multiple operatic roles while musically competing and freelancing. After university, I began exploring the contemporary music world and formed a rock fusion band called Tilted Suite. I've since considered myself a crossover musician, still performing classically and producing my own electronic soul music.

EXPERIENCE

I began teaching music while in college after a peer approached me looking for voice lessons in order to improve her ear training skills. I immediately enjoyed facilitating and witnessing the progress of my student and decided to take on additional students. When I moved to Colorado, I was making music more and more and missed teaching. That's when I was given the opportunity to teach a 2-month course in music production to students with very limited music experience. With a renewed passion for teaching music, I am now accepting new students in the Denver area!

METHODS USED

I am very goal-oriented in my teaching because it provides not only motivation but proof for my students. In that vain, it's important for me to understand why a student is taking lessons so that we can effectively work together to progress. Wether the goal is to familiarize a young student with note reading and musical ideas, to help a musical hobbyist learn their favorite hits, or to train technique for refined classical music performance - I take a tailored approach to each student's instruction. Viola students can expect incorporation of Suzuki methods and materials, while voice and piano students will use various materials depending on musical style(s).

LESSON STYLE

My teaching style is receptive and warm, but focused. I use goal-setting as a satisfying and organized way to break down musical lessons, which means lessons time is well spent and students have a good understanding of how and what to practice. Students remain engaged and satisfied with this approach, which provides proof of the progress that is taking place in lessons and in private practice time. Since music learning is highly cumulative, it's important to me that students have a thorough understanding of principles before moving on to new ones.

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