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I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. I'm graduating from the Berklee College of Music in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Contemporary Writing Production: Piano Principal. Performing all over the world has been one of the more exceptional experiences of my life as a musician, and I've had the opportunity to play in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the USA. My most recent performances were at SXSW (South by Southwest) 2019 in Austin, Texas, and at the United Nations Headquarters, NYC, for the Security Council reception.
My teaching experience dates back to my high school days, as I began teaching private lessons part-time 7 years ago, and have been consistently tutoring students in Boston for the last 3 years. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I 've also found that a combination of classical and modern music can go a long way in helping students enjoy the piano and motivate them to practice and continue to learn. If a student isn't having fun in their lessons, then I'm not doing my job! My students are encouraged to enter competitions and recitals, as well as work on composing their own original material, so they can feel good about their accomplishments and stay motivated to learn. I'm always looking to bring on new students of all ages!
For beginning students who are children, I typically start with Hal Leonard's Essential Elements. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I will begin to introduce a solo repertoire appropriate for their first recital performance. For adults, I try to find out what the student is interested in and guide my instruction accordingly to keep the lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level. I'd also like to incorporate technology for students who have access to a computer.
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a student's desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. I'd like to find out what my students are listening to and craft lesson around the music. By knowing what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs.
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