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I am a music teacher who is able to help students understand and master their instrument. I graduated in South Africa with my Bachelor of Music degree in Piano and Clarinet in 1989, followed by a Higher Diploma in Music Education in 1990. I completed my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in 2008 in the Philippines. Because I am widely travelled and have lived in Africa, Asia and North America I am very well acquainted with the needs of a variety of students of different nationalities and ages. I look forward to meeting you!
I began teaching music while I was still in high school and have been teaching since then, including piano, clarinet, recorder, Windstars Nuvo instruments, music theory and ukulele. Besides teaching music lessons in my own home music studio, I also direct a beginner and intermediate youth band twice a week and really enjoy the interaction with a variety of students and their instruments. I have successfully begun a Windstars Nuvo program in my area, and have recently started a ukulele group which is great fun!
I love working with young children and they love learning from me. I believe an important foundation to build on is an enjoyment of the experience of learning music. In order to achieve this enjoyment, it is very important to establish a happy and relaxed atmosphere during lesson time. This will encourage the student to want to practice, which is another important factor I encourage in order to maintain a good rate of progress. Without noticeable progress and student will become discouraged. Depending on the instrument I am teaching, the age of the student, and their level, I choose books accordingly. If a student is already using a certain book, I am happy to continue with that book, or recommend something which may be better suited to their needs and/or interests.
I am very flexible because I believe the student must really want to learn in order for them to enjoy and progress. If the student wants to learn classical music, then I choose materials which will help them achieve that goal. However, other students may simply want to learn to play some popular melodies and have some fun without becoming too serious - and that's ok too! Some students (especially homeschool students, of whom I have several, since my family homeschools as well), take music lessons in order to complete their art or music requirements. It really doesn't matter. At the end of the day, what we want is for the student to ENJOY what they are learning so that whether or not they take up music professionally, they will continue to pick up their instruments years into the future and play it for the love that has been nurtured for it.
She is very excellent and knowledgeable. She is also a nice person. I am so glad to study with her.
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