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: Piano, Violin
Teaching Methods: Most of the time I start students off with the Suzuki method. However, I do not teach exactly as the Suzuki method is laid out. I use the material for mainly for the music. I believe it is important to teach music reading skills as well as playing by ear. Good technique is extremely important. When i first went to college for music, it took me almost an entire semester to change some technique that would bring me to the next level in my ability of playing. It was miserable to change something that I've been doing my entire musical career. My hope is to guide students early on and teach good technique from the start so that they will not have the same problems and challenges later on as I had. Learning new songs is fun but my goal is not to "check off" songs as we go, although repertoire is important. My goal is for my students to not to only expand their repertoire but more importantly to grow as a violinist/pianist/musician through the song.
Teaching Styles: I love hearing a student improve in their music. I love not only hearing them play but seeing them grow as a person. Music is an incredible powerful gift that can be used in so many different ways. I believe in learning a musical instrument students can be benefited as a person by learning self discipline/patience/perseverance. It's a great way to set goals and see goals met. There is no way for learning an instrument to be a quick process but little by little it can progress to a great accomplishment. It not only for self benefit but also for others. I want my students to learn what they have learned and to use it to bless and maybe even some day teach others.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Bass Guitar
Teaching Methods: I do my best keeping my students interested, encourage home practices and improve proficiency. Every student gets individual attention. I plan my lessons, methodology and repertoire based on background and skills, and, of cause, I truly enjoy my students progressing. I have many students staying with me for many years.
Teaching Styles: I am teaching for more than 15 years, both children and adults. I am helping my students to discover the world of music in unique learning environment which we create together. I believe that time together with the teacher should be most comprehensive by growing his/her instrument skills as well as feeding the student with information to promote their intelligence.
Teaching Methods: For students picking up the violin for the first time, I typically progress them through Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements for Violin and the Suzuki Violin method. As students learn to read music, I will introduce scale work and simple etudes. While finger placement is important, I tend to emphasize bowing technique, as the true power of the instrument comes from the bow. I try to establish a students’ tone and their ability to listen before progressing them into more difficult pieces. For more advanced students, I typically focus my lessons on four areas: 1) Scale work; 2) Etudes; 3) Double Stops/Harmonics; and 4) Solo violin pieces. My lessons draw heavily from Enrico Polo (30 Double Stop Studies), Schradieck (The School of Violin); Kreutzer (42 Studies), and Ivan Galamian (Contemporary Violin Technique).
Teaching Styles: The best lesson my college instructor taught me was that practice does not sound pretty – practice is where the musician overcomes their shortcomings. I do my best to help my students fall in love with the process of becoming great. To do this, I teach my students how to practice, not just what to practice. I teach my students how to develop muscle memory by breaking up difficult runs into the various rhythms. I also encourage my students to listen to the music they want to play and attend the concerts of musicians they want to emulate. Better listeners ultimately become better musicians, so I do my best to develop those listening skills in my students.
Instruments: Violin, Cello, Viola
Teaching Methods: For beginning students,on violin, viola and cello, I work with the Essential Elements and Suzuki books (depending on the student). They offer a lot of practical information, as well as beginning music theory for all string students. For my beginning violin and viola students, I only work with them through Essential Elements book 3. At that time, I would refer them to a teacher who's primary instrument is violin. With my cello students, all levels are welcome. I also use the Essentially Strings for some beginning cello students, depending on the student. As we progress in cello, they would need to purchase a scale book, possibly other Suzuki books, an etude book, as well as other individual pieces that they would learn. I am a very technically based teacher, so the basics and foundational methods are very important and would be the primary focus in the beginning, as we learn and gain comfort with all string instruments.
Teaching Styles: I want my students to have fun, but to also engage in very structured learning. All students must find time to practice during the week, but the parents must be a huge part of helping their child learn this new instrument. We will set weekly, realistic goals for each lesson. During the lesson, we will review the last concept that was learned, go over the lesson for the day and then create a lesson for the following week and be sure that each lesson is explained and understood. Every student is different, and my hope is that even if your child does not become a musician, that they gain a love for music and their instrument and can carry that love throughout their lifetime.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Violin, Synthesizer
Teaching Methods: I grew up lerning with the Suzuki Method. I enjoy different methods, including Hal Leonard's Essential Elements, but it really depends on the student! How you take in, process, and act on information. Also how well you practice AT HOME!!!!
Teaching Styles: I love to see the glow on a student's face when they realize they can actually play their instrument! My teaching style is one that nurtures, encourages, and is free. I use every lesson as an opportunity to get to know my student and meet them where they are with music. Even down to allowing you to choose your own music to learn! Once again, it depends on the student!
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