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Kelsey B

Kelsey B

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10 years of experiene teaching violin and flute in both Bermuda and the USA. 

Natasha M

Natasha M

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Hello, and welcome to my studio! I love to make music with my students! I teach technique, theory and performance by using music that appeals to them. I always look for new ways to teach. My goal is to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment in which every student is successful. My teaching style is enthusiastic and caring. I believe that the best way to encourage students to practice is to teach music that they want to play, to have them perform, to challenge them with beautiful music and to use technology to support practicing. I know that some students and families are motivated by participation in competitions, auditions, exams, and recitals. I make sure to provide such opportunities and to prepare students for all such events if they are interested. The important part is to keep FUN in the FUNdamentals of music learning!

Jordan J

Jordan J

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My teaching experience begins during my time in college. Each summer, I am a junior counselor at a county music camp where I teach violin sectionals, participate in orchestra, and lead coachings. When asked, I coach chamber ensembles in the College Park area schools. Since the summer of 2014, I have held a private violin studio in Oxon Hill Maryland. I also teach locally. As a student of Dr. Gerald Fischbach and Dr. James Stern, I learned many pedagogical techniques that I use in my own teaching. 

Julie M

Julie M

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I love teaching students to learn to read and play music! It is exciting to see each student develop a passion for music as he or she learns to play his or her instrument better! My approach to teaching is to meet the student where they are and help them progress at his or her own pace. I try to provide lots of encouragement and praise as well as helpful advice about how to improve their music skills. I use positive incentives such as stickers when possible and I tailor the instruction based on the student's interests and needs.

Jason R

Jason R

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My teaching style is very analytical yet engaging! I try to establish a good relationship before pushing a student. At that point I will ask the student to play to the best of his/her ability. I teach in a style that helps children isolate problem areas, so that they can practice specific excerpts they are struggling with. I also do a lot of ear training and music theory to ensure that students are obtaining well-rounded musical skills. I try to find some inspiring musicians that students can listen to as well.

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