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:
Teaching Methods: For beginning students, we work on breathing and different warm up techniques. Once the student has progressed we will then start solo repertories for different genres. For adults, I try to research what insterest the student has in signing and guide my instruction towards the interest of the student so it can be fun.
Teaching Styles: I believe it is important for the student to progress at his/her own pace. I set goals that students can succeed for each lesson. I also believe rewarding the students accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to develop and progress in music.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Violin, Cello
Teaching Methods: I look at a students ability to read music first to determine what kind of music they should be working on. I teach students on an individual basis in order to quickly help them improve.
Teaching Styles: I expect my students to come into their lessons with a notebook and pencil so that they can write down what happens during the lessons. This is how they look back and reflect during their inmdividual practice.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Teaching Methods: My usual lesson consists of three things: technique work, classical unpinning, and modern styles. A typical lesson might be to have you play your assigned scales and exercises (Hanon, Czerny, Duvernoy, or the like for you advanced students) play the assigned classical piece (good for building/solidifying technique) and then play something more modern or popluar like rock, jazz, broadway, easy listening, etc. Good technique, or facility, as they say, is good technique. Once honed, that can be used to play or sing any style. I have taught and used successfully many method books such as John Thompson, the Bastien series, and Alfred for piano and Vaccai and 24 Italian Art Songs for voice. Ultimately what we decide to use is up to the particular learning style of the student and how fast you want to learn. It bears repeating: no matter how much talent you have, you must be willing to work and practice. Otherwise, you are just wasting time.
Teaching Styles: My general teaching style is very approachable, easy going, and yet demanding. That means that I believe in positive encouragement during the lesson, but expect the student to work on their own outside the lesson. I can even teach you in Spanish! I am also able to teach online via Skype and have private students taking that way with me now. The greatest thrill for me as a teacher is when that "ah-ha" moment comes to a student and they really get it. There is nothing like encouraging budding talent and being a part of that.
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Acoustic Guitar
Teaching Methods: For beginning students I use instrument appropriate lesson books that teach the fundamentals of music, the instrument and progressively allows the student to feel comfortable with the sound and feel of the instrument. As they progress I begin introducing solo pieces and instruction to strengthen techniques, embouchure, sight reading, and theory abilities. For my older students I first see what their current level is and learn what their goals are. At this time I plan my lessons to meet their goals for the present and future.
Teaching Styles: Though I feel it is important that each student progress at a pace that it is comfortable for them, I expect each student to put forth the effort. The lesson should not be the only practicing that the student accomplishes during the week. It is important to practice daily. The lessons should be a place to show off your hard work. I stress slowing music down to assure the proper understanding of the rhythm and intonation of the music. I stress scales, theory, technique building as well as sight reading to help build the overall abilities of each student. The age and goal of each student determines the path we takes with each method.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin
Teaching Methods: For piano beginner students who are children I may start with Alfred's Basic Piano, "Piano for the Young Beginner" by Bastien, or Hal Leonard's Piano Library book 1. For adults I prefer to find out my student's interest and have a method book according to those. For an adult vocal beginner student for example I will use Hal Leonard's "The New Voice: How to Sing and Speak Properly" as a guide to teach singing fundamentals. My philosophy is to help the students learn the theory within a structured lesson by using the books, but also to introduce them to a song they will be able to play or sing on their first lesson.
Teaching Styles: Teaching is not only about passing on knowledge but requires empathy, creativity, patience and efficiency. My goal as a teacher is to ignite in my student the love for music I have and to give him/her the tools to enjoy playing and performing alone or in front of a crowd. Therefore, I observe my student's learning style and I design attainable objectives according to his/her needs.
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