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: Violin, Viola
Teaching Methods: I'll find the best methods for each student, and I believe that methods can be varied. For example, Suzuki Methods only can bring a beginner to medium level. After few year training with Suzuki, it is hard to make progressions on technique. However, Suzuki Methods can be a good fit for children under 10, because of the fun of study.
Teaching Styles: Patience is the key. It is the fundamental requirement of a string teacher. I believe I am the most patient teacher you can find in Arizona. I taught 1 student with ADD, and I developed his talent on music. After 2 years training with me, his concentration had been improved significantly, and he played 2 recitals successfully.
Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola, Fiddle, Double Bass
I am a patient, honest, and versatile teacher. I let the student guide the pace of lessons as I lead the direction. I like to talk about expectations to make sure that we are always on the same page. If you wish to take lessons in order to learn how to play for fun, we can do that. If you would like to learn how to play specific songs, I can set you up for that. If you aspire to be first chair in your orchestra, or win a competition in your school our around you area, I can instruct you how to do so. For solo players, I look to learn from the Suzuki Book series while inserting other concertos, pieces, and etudes that will help to develop your sound. Taking lessons with myself is equivalent to taking an airplane trip. At first, they check the wings, and weight of the plane while making sure that the gas for the plane and the food for the guests are prepared. Upon entering the run way for take off, the plane begins to pick up speed. It starts slow, but then pick up speeds up to 500 mph in order to reach your destination sooner. Lessons with me will be very similar, but not as expensive as a round trip airfare.
Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola
I have been teaching privately for 5 years and have had many opportunities to teach in the public schools over the years as well. From August 2013 to May 2014 I worked on a Native American reservation where I worked alongside the Phoenix Symphony to teach two violin classes at the elementary school. During that same time I was student teaching at a Junior High and two Elementary schools where I worked with students on ensemble music. I believe in creating a practice plan with the student to help them keep motivated and I require all students to keep a notebook where they can easily track their progress. I work with the student to identify what types of music they like, and if they come to me with a request to work on a specific song, I will work to find a skill-appropriate arrangement of the piece. I believe that festivals and youth/community orchestras are essential for student growth, and I had several of my students audition for JHFO (an Arizona Jr. High honor orchestra), Regional Orchestra, All-State Orchestra, and college auditions, as well as encouraging my cello students to participate in Cellobration (an annual festival in Arizona exclusively for school-age cellists of any ability). I love teaching, and I welcome students of any age and ability!
Instruments: Violin, Viola
Beginner students of mine will learn mostly by ear so that they can focus on building technical and aural/intonation skills (this includes learning fun songs by ear), and when they are ready I like to start my students with Suzuki and Mark O'Connor method books which gives a nice combination of standard and folk/fiddle tunes. Along with the pieces they learn, students will also learn scales and/or etudes that will continuously guide their technical advancement.
Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola, Saxophone, Clarinet
My teaching style varies from student to student because all students learn differently. What does not change from student to student is the exitement and enthusiasm I bring to every lesson. I genuinely love to teach and if my students are not loving to learn, I need to change my approach. I also believe in strong communication, so students and parents are always aware of my expectations. Above all else, students should be learning in their lessons, cultivating a love and appreciation for music, and enjoying their lessons. Music lessons should always be a positive experience!
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