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, Guitar, Voice, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Organ, Synthesizer, Recorder, Piccolo, Oboe, Bassoon, Keyboard
Teaching Methods: My methods of choice for instruction are many due to the amount of instruments that I teach and the many levels of mastery within each concentration.
Teaching Styles: If you wish to educate, you must inspire first. Each student is encouraged to proceed at a pace that is suited to their aptitude, goals, schedule and drive. Positive acknowlegement of achievements, clear communication and demonstration of techniques, opportunities to play with others at a similar level of growth and an atmosphere of musical community are key to the progress of my students.
Teaching Methods: For Voice Students, I will start with a warm-up, putting emphasis on intonation and projection. After we have worked on some fundamental exercises during the warm-up, we will move on to what material the student wants to learn. I typically work quickly, with a backing track, and rewind certain parts of a song back a few times to work on tricky spots. Every 4 or 5 lessons I will also take the time to teach the students some elements of sightreading. We will learn how to read rhythms, and then work towards learning to read pitches, utilizing the number method or movable "do" solfeggio. For interested students, I also teach Music Production and "Beat-Making". I can bring my MacBook workstation with the software I own, and sit down with a student teaching them how to write a song from beginning to end. Along the way the student can learn some very cool tips and tricks about how to make songs work.
Teaching Styles: I am a very relaxed and understanding instructor. I have taught everyone from young students to full professionals within my industry. I can help a student at any level learn whatever they need to get to the next level with their vocals. I look forward to meeting you!
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Flute
Teaching Methods: Piano Lessons: For a k-8 beginner I start with the Hal Leonard piano books: Technique, Piano Lesson and Performance books, in addition to the Scale book. I teach a European hand technique which is taught in the Hal Leonard books as well. In my teaching style, a correct hand technique is very important and I put a great emphasis in it. And I expect my students to take it serious. I also apply Alexander technique in my teaching, when necessary, for hand or neck tension. For adult beginners I start with the Bastien book series. Depending on the level of my students, I choose some pieces of the “ A First Book of Classical Music” or an original score from a specific composer. If the student has a favorite song, I will work on that piece as well. Voice Lessons: I teach musical theatre, pop and classical repertoire. My voice students age from 5 years old to 50 years old. I teach based upon the favorite genre of my students. For example I teach simple Disney songs to my younger kids, musical theatre and pop songs to my teenage students and classical repertoire to the students who are interested in learning the classical repertoire. The voice techniques that I teach are the standard techniques being taught in the US. In my teaching philosophy, singing should be easy, correct, without throat tension. I also work on the characterization of the piece, which is an important element of joy in singing. For children under 5, I teach toddler group music lessons and I work on some toddler tunes with them. Flute Lessons: I teach the recorder and the flute. The first few sessions of learning the flute will be spent on getting familiar with the instrument, how to hold the flute, fingerings and how to blow air in the flute. Therefore a beginner student must have the patient to learn this instrument. Correct hand gesture is essential in playing the flute and I won’t let my students play the flute with a wrong hand gesture, because it may result in muscular or nerve pains. I start teaching the flute with the Hal Leonard Play Flute Today! series. In addition to Hal Leonard series, I teach some finger techniques from the Marcel Moyse technique books. There are varieties of flute scores and if a student is interested in a specific song, I would work on that song. As the student improves and goes to a higher level of musicianship, I will work on original scores of different composers.
Teaching Styles: “Music, life and joy are three un-separable concepts. The balance of these three will make one, a professional and a true happy musician. I love teaching music to any ages, since I always learn something from the students, which I could not learn in any other ways. I enjoy the process of learning, teaching and observing. My main goal in teaching music is to make the student realize and experience this important fact: One should enjoy playing music internally through her/his body cells and feel a life-like desire to perform. Studying the brilliant Dalcroze method, I apply the Dalcrozian methods in my teachings, which have a magical effect!”
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Organ, Synthesizer, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Piccolo
Teaching Methods: The method of teaching doesn't change for the age of the person I'm teaching. The method I use is this: 1) Assess where the student is in life 2) Assess where the student is musically 3) Assess the needs and desires of the student (and guardians, if applicable) 4) Review various in-print and self-made resources 5) Develop a flexible comprehensive cirriculumn 6) Encouage, encourage, encourage
Teaching Styles: Each student is different. Education is not a one shoe fits all deal. Each students learns in unique ways, shapes, and forms. Educators should always, always guide the student in setting goals and meeting/exceeding said goals. Celebrating accomplishments is vital to fueling a desire to progress in this mix.
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Drums
Teaching Methods: In order to help my students grow and flourish to their fullest potential, I make individualized lesson plans for their personal goals, abilities, and music preferences. No matter what level of student I am teaching, I always make sure that we are working on pieces that helps them continue to develop their technique, fundamental music skills, and artistry. I always want to keep my students moving forward and getting out of their comfort zone. But I also make sure that we work on music that the student loves to keep them motivated.
Teaching Styles: I love being a part of my students' musical journey. It is important to help my students develop skills and technique as well as find the love and meaning behind why we do what we do as musicians. In order to help my students grow and flourish to their fullest potential, I make individualized lesson plans for their personal goals, abilities, and music preferences. Being a music therapist in addition to a musician, performer, and educator, gives me a unique perspective, empathy, and approach to how my students relate to music and how they relate to me as their teacher. I am all about empowering my students. I encourage them to find their own unique voice as a musician and a person.
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