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.
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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: 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.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola
Teaching Methods: Each students needs a different approach. Some understand things differently than others, and its the teachers responsibility to analyze and exploit the best approach in order to achieve success.
Teaching Styles: My style of teaching revolves around a solid foundation in technique and proper ways to practice. This is the hardest part about having music lessons, because its all about muscle memory. I advise learning the basics before jumping straight into learning songs. Again, its very important to play the right way, and more importantly, practice the right way. Another thing that I teach is that failure is not bad in itself, but its only part of the process that lets a sudent know what to work on. Many times, failure is a result of certain muscles and movements not being trained yet, and not something that is out of reach. When learning how to play an instrument, patience is a must.
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.
Teaching Methods: Beginner students typically start with Essential Elements. Once the basic fundamentals are grasped, the student will be introduced to repertoire in Suzuki. Intermediate and advanced students will be introduced to solo repertoire that may include concertos, sonatas, and etudes. Scales will be an essential part of practice. My method is to keep students engaged and challenged by setting small goals each lesson for students to accomplish in order to avoid feeling overwhelmed. When all the small goals come together at the end, my job feels amazing when the student feels an immense amount of pride and accomplishment in their hard work.
Teaching Styles: The most rewarding feeling is when a student of mine feels a passion for the music they are learning. They are passionate usually because they are succeeding. Therefore I make it a mission of mine to set realistic goals for each student at each lesson. I constantly acknowledge students accomplishments and good habits, which in reaction makes students excited to learn more. By trying to observe what inspires each student, I can efficiently assign repertoire to each student accordingly in order to boost their interest and learning curve.
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