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Dan P

Dan P

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Since everyone has a different way of seeing and understanding things, focusing on student's needs is my priority. Each lesson is tailored specifically for the student so that the information is well understood Beginner students are taught the principles behind the proper posture and correct handling of the instrument for better intonation. For intermediate students, basic musical theory lessons are added. Intermediate-advanced and advanced lessons contain listening skills as well musical thinking lectures. 

Kari K

Kari K

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As well as 14 years of classroom music education teaching spanning grades K-12 in choir, general music, and orchestra...I have over 18 years of experience in teaching private music lessons in piano, viola, and voice.  It has been a wonderful experience getting to know students from all walks of life with unique interests as well as unique goals.  From learning how to simply count and name notes to learning the hardest viola concerto, I am there every step of the way for my students.  With experience as a conductor, a musical theater director, a general music teacher, a music competition judge, a professional accompanist, and an overall professional performer...I feel that I can bring an amazing assortment of teaching methods to students who all learn differently and at a different pace.

Vera S

Vera S

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Every child learns differently and at various paces; that's why I like incorporating a few different methods in my teaching. I typically use Suzuki along with eastern and western European methods.

Emily B

Emily B

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I am a passionate instructor who believes that every student can learn and love music.  I graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2010 with a Music Education degree.  My certifications are K-12 choral, general, and instrumental music.  I have been involved in several performance groups throughout my career, including the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the UWM Symphony, the Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra, and the Rock River Philharmonic.  I have performed solo in venues throughout the Milwaukee area. 

Theresa B

Theresa B

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There's nothing better than watching my students grow into fine musicians and have a love for music.  I do this by keeping lessons lighthearted and fun while stressing the importance of regular practice and attention to detail.  I like to celebrate all accomplishments no matter how big or small to encourage them to keep up the good work.  Everyone likes stickers, high fives, and smiles! I also encourage them to show off thier talent by performing in recitals, for thier parents and friends, or by joining groups.  The store where my studio is located even has classes in learning to play in a rock band! Every lesson is tailored to the student's needs, desires, goals, and learning pace.  I like to make sure that no one is overwhelmed or bored, and that they get to play something they want to play as soon as possible.  I also offer some online help tools too for that time between lessons.

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