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Between performing and my own artistic studies, I have been teaching privately since 1997, mostly via referrals from other students, and substituting for my voice teacher at Culver City and Santa Monica Music Schools, and have recently relocated back to my hometown of Minneapolis.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Flute
My experience with teaching started during college. Throughout the summers, I would teach flute lessons to students at the high school I once attended. I also taught voice lessons throughout college to my younger peers. My main focus during lessons is teaching students how to practice in a fun and non-stressful way. I encourage at least 20 minutes of practice per day, but that practice can be done in many different forms. I also like to students to experience a mix of both classical and modern music to teach a wide variety of skills and appreciation for both. I am so excited to work with students of all ages and skill levels.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Teaching Methods: I choose the books according to my assesment of the student during the introductory lesson. The Faber Method is one of the more popular ones. I also use the Alfred All-in-One boooks series. As supplemental material, I use Keynote Speller by Shaum and Line a Day by Keith Snell. For solo repertoir, I select methods based on the skills and favorite peices of each student.
Teaching Styles: I encourage my students to include the music in their everyday schedule. They also receive assignments to compose musical questions and answers, transpose melodies, as well as listen to recordings. I use duets and play by myseelf to inspire their imagination. I also recommend attendence local music performances to help develop student's ears and form their music tastes.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice
Teaching Methods: I use a combination if Orff, Kodaly, Dalcrose and Suzuki.
Teaching Styles: I like to set goals with my students at the begining of the instructions. I believe that if the students sets their goals they will be more attainable.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Cello
Piano: I prefer Faber Piano Adventures, but I can be flexible if the student is in the middle of another series already. I have also taught the young beginner series by Faber. Strings: I use a traditional approach, but I am not tied to any particular method book. I can supplement whatever is being taught in school or the lessons can stand on their own. I have taught anywhere from Kindergarten to adult ages. Guitar: For children, I prefer the FJH Young Beginner Guitar method, but for adults I would prefer Hal Leonard if the student is looking to learn both chords and melody using folk music. I could also teach guitar based on gospel and Christian praise music if the student prefers. I have taught students with an interest in rock music, but only to give them the basic foundation skills of chords and notes to build on with another teacher who has more of a rock music speciality.
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