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10 years of experiene teaching violin and flute in both Bermuda and the USA.
I have played the violin and piano since I was 4 years old and have spent 20 years in the State Professional Music School and Conservatory in Poland. After I graduated I was violin soloist at the Grand Opera House in Lodz, Poland. I have performed at the New Paris Opera House, the Heillbron Grand Opera, and the Messyna Opera House and many more. I have performed with such luminaries as Placido Domingo, Jose Van Dam, Franco Bonisolli, and many more. I was soloist in Zorba under the baton of Miki Theodorakis (The composer of “Zorba”) in Xanten, Germany. At the same time, I was a music teacher at the State Music School of the First Degree in Poland, where I instructed students on violin, harmony, and solfege Later in my career, I performed for Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line, which included teaching piano classes for the Royal Caribbean Academy. I have been taught violin and piano privately for 20 years.
My goal is to make life long music participants and so therefore the aim of the lessons will be to create possitive acheivements that are challenging yet entirely attainable. I try to understand the student personally so that I can better create a reward system that engenders trust and hard work in each student.
No matter what age, or skill level, I always bear in mind, that no two individuals, are ever the same. Taking that into account, first and foremost, there is always an evaluation performed to gauge competency of the instrument and knowledge of music theory. We can work off material from a book if such is a preference, or we can find musical pieces off the internet and go from there. Formulating a curriculum unique to the student is necessary to truly pick up steam and confidence as the player continues their path towards being a musician.
For beginning students, I typically use a flash card system to introduce basic music theory concepts which will pave the road to begin reading music. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I will begin to introduce solo repertoire appropriate for their first recital performance. Along the way, I will also infer with the student about music they often listen to and attempt to pull repertoire from similar areas. As for the more advanced students, I generally focus on strengthening good habits and tuning out the bad ones. Additionally, I will challenge these students with repertoire a grade higher than they're used to in hopes of pushing them to be better than they were the day before.
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Henry is teaching my daughter how to play piano. Henry is an excellent teacher, we really like and appreciate him. His teaching style works very well for my daughter, she is comfortable which makes learning enjoyable. Henry is very patient and I can see that he is passionate about teaching music. Great teacher for sure.
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Usually I don't write reviews. I am compelled to write for Feng. I've experience finding/working with many music teachers over the years for different instruments (piano, flute, sax) for kids. I think Feng is the best, he is so passionate about music, he encourages the kids. He teaches thoroughly - you can tell he knows lot about saxophone. I would definitely recommend Feng!!
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I have known Erin since I attended graduate school at the Hartt School in Connecticut. Last year she came to the college I teach at to give a master class and talk about her experiences as a musician abroad. She has proven that she is a capable and wonderful musician and educator. I highly recommend studying with her if you're lucky enough to have the opportunity!
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Steve is an excellent instructor. My son has really connected with him and he is learning the guitar quickly. Steve is patient and never rushes through a lesson in order to make it fit within the session time limit. In addition, before he leaves, he writes notes and instructions for my son to follow. By the next lesson, my son is confident in what Steve has taught him. Most importantly, Steve builds my son's confidence in his own own ability and progress after each lesson.
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