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, Voice
Teaching Methods: The study of how music is played and written. We will go over the fundamentals of music. Learn about scales, pitch, rhythms,melodies harmonies and structure and form.
Teaching Styles: Vocal Technique : How the voice works, vocal maintenance, vocalizing, vocal stamina, speech level singing, Musicianship: Music history, theory-chords, scales, harmony , etc Style & Interpretation : Building Repertoire, Studying other vocalist, Song Construction, Basic Arranging. Performance Techniques: Facial & Body Expressions, Audition Tips, Microphone Technique, Stage Freight, Preparing for a live show.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice
Teaching Methods: For younger beginners I start with simple note reading from Joe Pecararo's Read This First. This gives an opportunity to build a really solid foundation of music theory and music reading at the same time. Older beginners I take through a checklist of basic theory fundamentals of my own creation, basic chords and basic scales. Then we choose a song to learn that applies that foundation. I create custom lesson plans moving forward that line up with the students stylistic desires and capability. The biggest thing I stress with students is having a tool box of practice strategies and keeping lose, relaxed technique.
Teaching Styles: I believe it's really important for my students to feel encouraged and not overwhelmed. Though there is a time for challenging tasks, creating clearly defined goals before and after each lesson and practice session is key to maintaining that encouragement. I like to ease my students into more challenging material and larger work loads, rather than throwing so much on them at once that they don't know where to begin.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Synthesizer
Teaching Methods: My programs for each student is tailored to the individual. Depending on what they know, their age, and their ability to learn and retain new information. Based on that information I will create a program that the student (parents of student) and I will agree upon. Immediately after the agreement we will implement said agreement. All steps taken will create the desired results. However, students have got to be committed to those regimens to see results.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style is one that is motivating the student to be their best. Often competition can be healthy, but can also be counterproductive when motivating creative entities. If people feel great about themselves it is often easy to get the level of productivity out of them they need to reach the goals set ahead of them. My job as an instructor is to motivate and set place markings to achieve for ultimate success.
Instruments: Voice, Trumpet, Clarinet
Teaching Methods: As a musician, it is important to refine performance, technique, and style. I like to find out what the student's goal or difficulty is in each of those categories. Then we plan a recital usually 4-6 months away. I ask the student to choose 4-5 songs that they enjoy and that feel would be a feat to perform. I choose 1 song that I think would challenge them in each of the musician categories. Then we work to prepare the 5-6 songs for the recital. The idea is to have an attainable goal to achieve within a certain amount of time. This requires the student to create succesful practice habits outside of lessons and the recital gives real world experience. For students I have had for more than a year, each recital showcases their improvement.
Teaching Styles: In learning music, it is very important for students to have the freedom to explore and cultivate their own artistry. It is my job to guide their development with proper technique and discipline. When first meeting a student, I learn what their interests are and meet them at their level. Then I devise a strategy based on who they already are as a musician that will help them to advance.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Teaching Methods: In my voice lessons, I want to feel that the student is doing what they want to do, not just what I tell them. With this in mind, I work with the student to find songs or pieces that they want to try and sing. If it is an appropriate level of difficulty, we will work on it straight away. If it is a harder piece, We gradually work towards it, whilst simultaneously tackling other pieces with similar traits. For piano, I like to have a blend of book work (usually Faber and Faber) and extra curricular. If this means I am arranging a piece of popular music so that it is accessible to the student, then I will do that.
Teaching Styles: My students will enjoy their lessons, especially if they are taking the time outside of the class to practice and hone in on their skills. My main attitude is that this should be a time away from traditional school or work, where a student can relax, have a good time and learn new techniques and nuances of music performance and theory. I am a firm believer in positive reinforcement. No performance is perfect, but no mistake is without encouragement. The practiceroom is a place where a student should be encouraged to try new things and dare to learn new music.
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