Our music lesson students will have the opportunity to take lessons from the comfort of their own home or in one of the teachers studios. Careful attention is placed on each student to ensure a custom lesson plan. Our music teachers understand that every student has different needs and abilities and therefore the lessons will be planned with that knowledge in mind.
lessons are available in the following areas:
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Drums, Synthesizer, Euphonium, Tuba, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Conga, Latin Percussion
Teaching Methods: With beginning piano students, I use the Faber series of lesson, perfomance, theory and technique books. It's a great set that progresses fluidly and keeps students well rounded in their skills. In addition, I encourage students to use flash cards to practice with note names and musical symbols and terms. For percussion students, I would teach basic snare drum and 2-mallet techniques. This may come from basic rudiment lists, school curriculum, or any additional books appropriate for the student's level.
Teaching Styles: As I mentioned above, one of my favorite parts about teaching is learning from my students. I encourage my students to take chances, perform often, and to not be afraid of making mistakes. All experiences help you learn, no matter what level you are. I encourage students to make the music personal to them and relate to it in a way that suits their personality. This involves my, as a teacher, getting to know my students and learning about their life outside of music. Music helps people in all areas of life, so there is no use keeping it hidden or secluded. I teach to make students better people, not just better musicians.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Harmonica, Recorder
Teaching Methods: I teach music per lesson; as in, I plan as I'm teaching. I pick up on each student's unique learning curve as well as their interests and likes, and cater the lesson to the student. I do write notes and sketches of lessons ahead of time, however I use these sketches as guidelines for the lesson. I listen and wait patiently for students to grasp what I'm teaching; always making sure NOT to go too fast or give them TOO much information. I don't want to overload the student; I do want to make learning music lots of fun.
Teaching Styles: I approach teaching with an optimistic, down-to-earth attitude. Students should feel at ease and without pressure or stress of any form. Learning new musical ideas can take a hearty amount of concentration and focus, especially for anyone starting out fresh. That being said, I do not wish to over-emphasize "serious practice", in solitary confinement. I strongly feel that living one's life and experiencing the world inspires one's music, and adds to the creative process.
Instruments: Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: For beginner students, I use a variety of lesson materials. If the student is involved in band, I try to stick with whatever book their teacher has assigned them. I also add other materials as the student advances such as scales, etudes, and finger and rhythm exercises.
Teaching Styles: First and foremost, I want to instill in my students a love for music. I want to show them how to express themselves through the art of music. Each student learns in a different way and at a different pace, so I adjust my teaching style to best fit the needs of the individual. I help my students set their own goals so that they can take ownership of their learning and feel they are moving forward at a pace that best suits their needs.
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