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, Banjo, Fiddle
Teaching Methods: My methos are geared towards the specific student and what he/she wants to learn. For students who specifically want to learn fiddle or banjo, I would mostly focus on learning by ear as I believe that conveys the style in the most authentic form. For classical students, we can work from the suzuki method books, but without strictly adhering to the teaching method. I believe that a combination of music reading and learning by ear will create the most musical and practical aproach to learning an instrument. However, it is YOUR lesson, so if you have a specific desire for you or your child I am happy to focus on that skill.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style is relaxed, but determined. I want lessons to be fun and inspirational rather than scary and demoralizing. You should look forward to your lesson each week and come away from it feeling inspired to work harder and check out some great recordings.
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Cello, Viola
Teaching Methods: I like to begin each lesson with a warm up to get the mind and fingers working together. From there we will focus on building technique, musicality, and theory knowledge while focusing on cello repertoire. To end each lesson, we'll break out something fun whether that means learning a new pop song, jazz piece, or playing a cello duet. My lessons can be structured based on the students needs and meeting their long term or short term goals.
Teaching Styles: I want all of my students to enjoy playing their instruments and develop a deep love for music. I help my students set realistic and achievable goals both short term and long term. It is also important that students are aware of the progress that is made, no matter how big or small!
Instruments: Piano, Violin
Teaching Methods: I use Suzuki books but I do not use the Suzuki method. I use my own teaching method which involves violin technique, rhythm study and music listening.
Teaching Styles: My relationships with my students are not very strict and formal, however I do expect that preparation and attendance be consistent.
Instruments: Violin, Viola
Teaching Methods: For beginning students I use the Essential Elements 2000 books. As students progress, other books and music will be supplemented such as Suzuki books to introduce Solo repertoire. Students will learn both playing the instrument and reading music.
Teaching Styles: It is important to me that myy students develop a passion for music. I try to create excitement and passion as I teach.
Instruments: Piano, Violin, Viola
Teaching Methods: For very young beginning students I use the Suzuki Method. Lessons are fun and also educational. For young traditional students I use Essential Elements and basic scales, then progress on to Mazas, Wolfarht, and concertos by Seitz and de Beriot. For advanced violin students, there are Galamian scales, Kreutzer, Dont, Gavines, Paganini, and also the standard concertos taught at conservatory. My approach is low-key, but firm.
Teaching Styles: I do my best to tailor my approach to the individual student as students have a variety of goals. A child of 3 will need a very flexible and friendly approach but an older student that hopes to attend a conservatory may need more reinforcement that daily practice is paramount to success. Adults that wish to study are welcome to tell me what musical styles they wish to pursue. Lessons will be fun and flexible for those students.
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