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.
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Teaching Methods: I believe in teaching all students how to sing with a healthy voice technique that will allow them to sing not only classically but any other style as well. I teach with a positive attitude and always make sure my students are enjoying themselves in their lessons. Music is fun, and should be approached with a fun atmosphere.
Teaching Styles: Every student has a their own personal track for progress. My teaching style specifically meets each individuals personal needs. I also believe in instilling goals that provide a challenge as well as a fun and engaging atmosphere.
Teaching Methods: I will also include in lessons information on basic music and musicianship. Once a student's level has been established, it is my goal as an instructor to help a student discover their true voice through the usage of the bel canto technique of singing. This technique is the most efficient form for the voice and body and allows the singer to develop their full potential. Once a proper technique has been established, the student may branch out to any genre that is desired, feeling secure in their ability to sing an abundance of repertoire without fear.
Teaching Styles: I hope to make each lesson for each student an exciting period of learning and exploration. My technique is based on operatic Italian singing, but this technique can be taken to any genre that the student wishes to explore. It is my goal as an instructor to provide my students with the technique to sing any type of repertoire with confidence and joy. I approach singing and teaching as an exploration of what a voice can do, not as a way to force any certain kind of sound. Therefore, I also strive to create an atmosphere that is conducive to experimentation and curiosity.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Teaching Methods: Voice Lessons: I start my lessons with vocal warmups and excercises to help strengthen and develop a students vocal abilities. After vocalizing, I begin working on the repertoire that I have assigned the prior week. The songs that each student will sing will depend on what style he/she may be interested in performing or studying. I always choose age appropriate material, and a piece that the student will enjoy. I will also help a student with any outside pieces for school or the community. Piano Lessons: For beginning students who are very young, I start with Bastien Piano Basics or Hal Leonard Essential Elements. For adults/teens, I use the KJOS Bastien book for adults or the upper level books by Hal Leonard. I also have my students play popular pieces or holiday pieces of their choosing in addition to their classical repertoire. After each student has progressed and understands the concepts, I will introduce some basic theory ideas and listening/identification skills. I also believe in working on scales and arpeggios to better develop a student's understanding of keys and coordination when playing.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style specifically fits each individual students needs. Every student has different challenges that they face during their musical education. I also know that each student works at his or her own pace. I like to give praise and rewards to my students that work hard to accomplish a goal to help instill confidence and desire to continue along their creative journey.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba
Teaching Methods: For beginning younger students I begin by working a very short time with parents to assure them their children are in a positive learning environment. Parents of small children are encouraged to attend each lesson with their child. The core principles of musicality, breathing, and perspective are taught. The next step is sound and movement. When these skills are mastered I help students get comfortable with their instruments and then begin playing. Older children just beginning to enter the world of music will begin with the fundamentals of musicianship, sound, and breathing. From there I will progress to rhythm, pitch, and notation. When these skills are mastered I will get the students comfortable with their instruments and begin playing. Students that have a background in music with their instruments will be assessed to determine the level of teaching required. After their skills have been assessed each student will have a plan of action with specific goals to met their target competency. During alls lessons for all age groups I emphasize practice requirements and time management.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style is to motivate students through fun while building a passion for music. I set expectations for each student and make sure they are a better musician today than they were yesterday. I enjoy finding new and exciting methods to teach any student. Nothing is more rewarding to me than helping a student get that important audition, scholarship, or honor. I always determine what inspires my students and coach them to success every time. By using ensembles, district contests, and other competitions I find that students learn at a faster pace.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet
Teaching Methods: Music is a language! I teach music in a similar manner as we learn to speak. We learn to speak through trial and error having no wrong words and music should be taught in a similar fashion, where there are no wrong notes. We learn our speaking style, manner and/or accents by what we hear and this concept also applies to music; therefore listening is a crucial part for advancement and the pleasure of learning. Each person being an individual needs a base method along with tailored supplemental material. During a lesson I look for one or maybe two things that I can offer the student to improve upon, because when one feels overwhelmed one tends to avoid and music is definitely not something to be avoided.
Teaching Styles: Music is not made by the instrument be it voice, piano, trumpet or any other. Remember music is made by and comes through The Musician! I teach about how to be a musician. When students feel like musicians it fosters a greater sense of ownership and accomplishment bringing the joy needed to advance exponentially. As a students finds his or her internal "musician" we, teacher and student together, are moving along the same path making performance easy rather than a worrisome struggle.
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