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:
Teaching Methods: For students that are just starting out, I use the Suzuki Method. This method includes initially learning by ear or listening, and learning to read notes later on. For children, parent involvement is also an essential aspect of the method, this allows the parent to be able to help their child during practice at home. I also focus on scales as one way to help improve technique using the Carl Flesch Scale Book for more advanced students.
Teaching Styles: Lessons are different for each student because no two students are the same. I want all of my students to love their instrument and have a love of music in general. I work with each student at whatever pace they are comfortable with encouraging them along the way. My purpose for teaching is to share not only my love of music with others but to see students become accomplished and successful musicians.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Violin, Viola, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Organ, Mandolin, Recorder, Euphonium, Tuba
Teaching Methods: Since I teach many instruments, I'm not going to get into specifics here, but I first assess what the student's level of interest and ability are and develop a plan from there. A student desiring to do better in school ensembles will need help with the repertoire they are learning in school, and I usually use some method book that is appropriate for the student. I also augment those materials with others from my library and from the web. It's most important for me to move a student forward from where they are, not dumbing things down or expecting that which is unreasonable. It's this balance of teaching style that has been successful for my students.
Teaching Styles: I want my students to feel success as they learn about music from me. Not only do they need to understand what I have worked on with them, but they should be able to demonstrate what they have learned through performance. Reasonable and achievable expectations will help the student feel their success with me as their teacher.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Viola, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Recorder, Fiddle, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Piccolo, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Oboe, Bassoon
Teaching Methods: Dr. Charles utilizes the best approach for students musical achievement. During his daily public service job, Dr. Charles teaches students ranging from ages 7-18. With this in mind, the best method is a method that allow students to grow musically while thinking critically.
Teaching Styles: Students taking lessons under the direction of Dr. Charles can expect to discuss theory and play instrument within the first 10 min of a session. Depending on the instrument, students may begin with warm-ups/rudimentary fundamentals. After warm-ups are completed, other lessons can range from etude practices, duets, scale memorization, tone developement, phrase awareness, plus many other elements that improves the students overall performance. In closing the lesson, students are given instructions that will be beneficial for the upcoming sessions.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Viola, Ukulele, Electric Violin, Fiddle
Teaching Methods: I teach beginning students both by rote and through reading. We use standard Suzuki books for repertoire and method books such as Wohlfahrt, Mazaz, and Sevcik. Very young students begin on Sassmanshaus since it is very engaging as well as well written. However if there is a specific book a student wants to learn from (such as a book from school or a specific style such as country or fiddle) then I am more than willing to teach from that.
Teaching Styles: I model my teaching from Ms Dorthy DeLay. The key to teaching is firm foundation but also a personable attitude and strong patience. If a student is having a hard time learning then I take the proper steps to make it clear and easy for them without the stress and anger of failure.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Double Bass
Teaching Methods: I generally use Alfred for piano, both the children's and adult's versions. I use Hal Leonard for guitar. For both violin and double bass, I generally use either Belwin or Essential Elements. However, some students prefer to not use a method book at all and that is fine. Also, some have different method books they like, which is also fine.
Teaching Styles: I love transfering my love of music to students. I help them achieve their goals at a challenging, yet doable pace. When parts of the music are too difficult, I always break them down into their simplest possible parts. I am not strict, however I am realistic, and let students know that it is critical that they practice so that they can improve.
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