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, Violin, Viola
My primary goal as a teacher is to train and nurture my students, so that I eventually become unnecessary as they grow in skill and musical maturity. I teach so that sound and tone quality are of primary importance and I teach proper technique that supports the desired sound. I use multiple resources (Essential Element, Suzuki, Alfred ect..) to create an individualized curriculum for each student. I include and highly encourage student participation in the selection of music so that I can maintain enthusiasm in learning!
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Double Bass
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.
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, Cello, Viola, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Recorder, Fiddle, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Piccolo, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Oboe, Bassoon
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.
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