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
I try to set achieveable goals for the student each week, so they have something to work towads before the next time we meet. I like to have a fun and relaxed atmospher in the studio and encourage my students to their fullest potential and beyond. I want to see them succeed and it gives me great pleasure to see them tackle their musical obstacles.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Flute
Teaching Methods: I use the "Little Mozarts" series with 4-7 year-old piano students, and prefer the "Bastien" method for the older kids. I intersperse the lessons with theory and listening exercises, and interpolate movement and outside songs to keep the lessons as fun as possible. In the singing lessons, I start with the fundamentals of breathing and resonance, but we start singing songs and duets right away. Usually, I choose one song, and the student chooses another one to work on.
Teaching Styles: I like to set realistic goals and go step-by-step, in order to avoid frustration. But an occasional challange is also important, and I encourage my students to perform for their close friends or family. I also encourage exploration with listening, movement, coordination, and academic exercises.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Organ, Synthesizer, Ukulele
Teaching Methods: The first lesson is always a way for me to gage the level or ability and the goal for the student. I usually recommend a beginner book series for novices, but also use online sources and my own games and strategies. For older or more experienced students, I focus on specific repertoire they want to be learning (I provide a list of recommendations for them to listen to) as well as developing musical theory and technique, which is an important foundation for any musician. These exercises, although not exactly 'games', are meant to be engaging and meaningful for each student and correspond directly to the music they're working with.
Teaching Styles: When I was 8 I had a piano teacher that didn't make playing very fun, and ever since then, I've been developing own my methods for creating excitement in a music lesson. I'm an outgoing person, and love to laugh as much as I love music. Communication is very important to me, especially when it comes to music. I enjoy getting to know my students, and developing a lesson plan that fits them perfectly. The teacher and student relationship has brought me boundless joy, not only through the things I've learned and the skills I've developed but also because the relationships have inspired me to become a better musician and person.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Violin, Viola
For violin and viola, I base my beginning instruction in the Suzuki Method and philosophy. The latter refers to the concept that ANY human being can learn music provided the right environment is created to facilitate the learning. I am a firm believer of this philosophy. As students get more advanced, I incorporate Music Reading (theory) as well as repertoire outside of the Suzuki method. I also make sure the students and their families are participating- or willing to look into it- of activities outside of the lessons that enhance the musical development and enjoyment: joining a choir or an orchestra, attending concerts, participating in recitals with other students, etc. For voice and piano students, I combine several methods according to the students needs. Voice students in particular would benefit from my experiences growing up as a singer since very young (from boy soprano to grown-up baritone). The development I went through allowed me to experience for myself a vast repertoire, which is the basis of what I teach in my lessons.
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Acoustic Guitar
I have had over 20 years of teaching experience in voice and guitar. In addition to my private teaching practice, I've taught at The Little Red School House in Manhattan as well as the Groove Academy in Edison, NJ. Although I have had the opportunity to teach to classes in the past, I much prefer one on one teaching. I feel that the student gains so much more by individualized lessons and can improve so much more quickly. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my students easily sing or play something that they initially felt was impossible for them to do!
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