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: I believe it is really important that each student has a customized lesson plan based on his or her learning preferences and needs. Piano and voice should be fun and exciting! Drawing from my own experiences as a young piano student, I have found John Thompson's piano collection to be an excellent resource for developing beginning finger strength and dexterity. I also love using the Dozen A Day series for additional technique exercises and skill building. For music theory, I use a combination of flashcards and Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. As the student grows in their knowledge of theory and basic ear training, I begin to introduce long term solo pieces as a means to challenge the student and build their repertoire.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style is simple, music should be a fun and creative place to express yourself! Whether you're brand new to the piano or revisiting the instrument, it's my goal to keep the love of the music alive and well! I never want my students to regard practicing their craft as a chore or something akin to algebra homework. By integrating fun and challenging technique exercises into their song assignments, it keeps the learning atmosphere fresh and exciting. If I've learned anything from my years of piano and voice training, it's that when you love what you're playing/singing, it will never feel like work!
Teaching Methods: My student, no matter what age, starts with light vocalizing, lip trills, humming etc. for young students I usually pick a light song and work on basics using the song as an exercise. My older students have to work a little more, exercising scales, monitoring placement, support, palette work. A song is picked by me and the student together.
Teaching Styles: I usually build the lesson goals individually with each student by getting to know each other. One basic goal in all lessons though is to develope passion for music and for the human voice as a music instrument.
Instruments: Piano, Voice
Teaching Methods: I'm comfortable teaching students ages 4+ but prefer starting at 7. Most of the time I'll use John Thompson series adding knowledge of harmony, rhythm and scales. I tailor my lessons to specific interest/needs of the each student. Currently I'm writing my own methods (voice & piano) in a series of progresive books/videos.
Teaching Styles: My style of teaching is relaxed, patient and encouraging but goal oriented. I want students to enjoy their lessons in a relaxed fashion while keeping them motivated to achieve their potential. I set realistic goals: short, mid and long term. This aids them not become overwhelmed with material or expectations.
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Violin
Teaching Methods: I use suzuki and pedagogy, and others methods. Whatever is the most effective for the student.
Teaching Styles: I set the bar high for the students and I beleive if you want it then excellence is the only opyion and result!
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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