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, Saxophone, Organ, Synthesizer, Recorder, Oboe, English Horn
Teaching Methods: My favorite methods for piano include the Bastian. While I enjoy using this series, I will work with any music that the student already has and encourage students to find music that interests them. I introduce solos of varied styles for students of all levels, and when appropriate create studies and exercises to fit individual specific needs. My methods vary with each student to ensure and individualized lesson experience.
Teaching Styles: My favorite part of teaching is seeing the light of understanding turn on within the head and heart of a student. I keep lessons fun while providing specific guidelines and goals for each lesson. Fundamentals are important, but I spend time on fun music of the students choice as well. It is important that students see their progress and can understand how far they have actually come in learning their instrument. I inspire students by showing them my love of music and tailor my teaching style to help provide a fun and effective learning environment.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Teaching Methods: For beginning students I have worked with Hal Leonard and Bastein. Solo repetoire and Theory books may become part of their lessons as they progress. For advanced and adults, I have a beginner level or an advanced level. I try to find what they are interested in and allow advanced students to make one choice on their own and I may choose something for them to be challenged... Students who are being "coached" for a small amount of time may need to focus on their own repetoire for an audition-- in which case I will need the music send to me via PDF/mp3 for the extended work with the student's choice. Students I feel are ready will learn techniques in ear training, and chord chart readings...etc... depending on the sessions they decide to choose.
Teaching Styles: Students I work with will have technique, theory, ear training, or rote learning in my class. Students may also have a choice in repetoire as I get to know their style and genre.... Overall, students will be taught by me in their own learning styles. I will differentiate for each student as is needed..
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.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Bass Guitar
Teaching Methods: In order to communicate musical ideas most effectively, I feel it is equally as essential to develop the students ear as well as their reading abilities. Each student will receive a personally customized work packet that includes sheet music, worksheets, and possibly audio/video samples. The packet implements training techniques & exercises that will develop the students reading skills and ear-training, along with basic theory. The work packets also include sheet music to songs chosen by the students, in order allow them to apply their techniques in ways that are self-fulfilling.
Teaching Styles: My goal and main priority as a teacher is to help my students achieve, then surpass their musical aspirations. I tend to use the first couple of lessons to get a feel for the students musical goals along with their current musical ability. Upon initial assessment of the students goals & playing level, I formulate a lesson plan that will most accurately develop the skills necessary to achieve their goals. I also strive to incorporate creative ways to keep my students inspired and eager to learn more. One way I enjoy motivating the students is to help them apply techniques and skill they learn to songs that they enjoy most.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Teaching Methods: I design my own curriculum for all of my voice students, which usually comprises of basic piano and theory skills and vocal technique. Dependent upon the students interest level and personal goals, I determine the extent of the materials and the pace of the lessons. Since I only teach beginner piano for children and teens, I usually stick to the basic beginner books (i.e. Hal Leonard or John Thompson) and slowly Incorporate solo repertoire.
Teaching Styles: It my job to meet the student where he/she from skill set standpoint and interest level. Then I build the skills accordingly. Once I begin to intervene with my students,I make the lessons approachable, so that the students feel comfortable, confident and challenged at the same time. I am gentle, however, my expectations are high, even for my lowest student. It is my belief is that as long as there is a desire for excellence, I will help you to the top! If a student is willing to grow, then I am willing to show them the road map to meeting his/her fullest potential!
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