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, Viola
Teaching Methods: 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!
Teaching Styles: I believe my teaching style reflects the joy I find in teaching! I encourage active learning through games, activities and exercises that are age-appropriate, and I highly encourage many questions! I love to play duets and accompany during lessons so that my students experience the entirety of a composition and I insist on a varity of styles and genres, so that everyone is a well-rounded musician :-)
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello, Viola, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Electric Violin, Double Bass, Oboe
Teaching Methods: Music theory
Teaching Styles: I can teach all styles from the lesson books
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.
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.
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.
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