Hello everyone! My teaching career began in Chicago, Illinois, first teaching privately out of my home, then for the YMCA and other small music schools. I then began teaching private guitar lessons at Northwestern University while completing my masters degree there in classical guitar performance. After graduation I built a large student base at Sherwood at Columbia College Chicago.
My goal is to make learning and playing music as fun as possible! When I was classically trained I found I often did not enjoy what I was playing. My aim is to help students play songs they know and love and blend that together with basic music theory. I have realized that when a student enjoys what they are playing, they are much more likely to stick with learning and playing.
I understand that music is an intimidating subject, and I want every student to know that they have the ability to become professional musicians if they so choose. Because of my background in voice, piano, and music theory, our teaching plan will depend on your interests, goals, and learning-style.
I'm all about meeting the student where they are. That might mean a young or an adult beginner wanting to learn how to read, or an intermediate or advanced student who is looking to take their playing to the next level.
Depending on your musical background my lessons usually intel this: 1. Have you play through the song you have been working on 2. I give you helpful criticism, and explain where you messed up or how you can improve 3. Break down the problem areas into small sections and teach you how to conquer them 4.
Using examples either from videos or from myself, I like to practically show students what needs to be done to improve. I push them forward always to never limit themselves but always shoot for the stars. I encourage several practices on the piano or vocally until it becomes second nature, which helps to ensure mastery of the skill.
My teaching methods are geared towards the student or group I am teaching, meaning that I will go the extra mile to make sure that you understand what the objective is. I have various methods that were thought to me upon earning my degree in music. My goal as a teacher is to make sure that the student is feeling like they are making progress no matter how small or how big the goal is set.
I teach each individual student uniquely based on his/her needs and goals. I emphasize a strong theory base to help students grow as musicians. I help each student become his/her best musician and provide support for each student along his/her educational journey. Positivity and hard work are the basis of my teaching method.
When it comes to music, I strongly believe that the student should love the music that is listening, practicing and performing. This way, they can focus and learn the music by heart and not just memory. Music is another language, another way to express words and thoughts, thus the musician should be able to relate, understand and communicate through music.
I've been teaching private lessons for over ten years to all ages and skill levels. As an instructor, I am passionate about practice techniques and music theory, though not at all overbearing. Whether you’re just beginning or feeling over-practiced and in a rut, I think lessons should always be both engaging and fun.
There is a clear influence of Russian methods on The Cuban School of Piano Performance. The key element in my method for developing the artist within the student is appreciating each student's background and approach to music. With enough practice, we can rich very high levels of realization.
My approach to tutoring focuses on praising achievements, being efficient in time management to get the most work done, and leaving the student feeling confident that whatever we haven't done together they will be able to accomplish effectively on their own! The more self-sufficient they feel, the more I've done my job and we can move on to more advanced work.
Wrong notes can still produce music -- listen to Artur Schnabel. It is more important to find your own voice which is distinctive and unique. Sight reading is more important than practicing or memorization. Find your way.
I try hard to present students with a solid, broad based approach with an emphasis on understanding the fundamentals of musical comprehension, music reading, musical memory, and ear development. These are essential to playing and enjoyment of any instrument! To this end we cover theory, music history, performance, technique and practical application.
With beginners I work with most of the main stream method books: Faber & Faber, A Dozen Day, Flash Cards; I complement the repertoire with traditional piano repertoire adjusted to the level of the student. I work with complementary material and exercises and adapt them to the cognitive level of the student. I also have a lot of experience teaching high level performers.
I would like to teach beginner-intermediate piano. I would like to help kids learn how to read music and successfully play pieces on the piano. I truly enjoy working with kids and piano was so meaningful to me through out my life and I would love to share my passion with others! I like to use both visual aids and hands- on methods to help kids truly understand music and the instrument.
My method is to assess, fill in gaps, and build on what they already know. I cater my teaching style to different learning styles, as not every child has the same sensibilities in music. I see what works for each kid, and alter it until it works.
My teaching method is very much tailored to the student. I teach beginner and intermediate piano and tutor music theory. I have a classical training background, but also really enjoy teaching how to read and play music from a chord chart or lead sheet. I typically get an idea of where my students are starting from and what they want to learn and go from there.
My teaching method is different for every student to cater to their special needs. I strongly believe in musicality and feeling the musical, and then technique is built based upon that.
I have worked with students from special education to advanced students grades K-12 grades since 1995. I teach individually and in groups according to the students' needs, wants, and values. I strive to learn each student's and their parents' trust and respect initially as this sets the stage for a good relationship.
I think music is well appreciated and well learned when it is taught with passion. I believe that a student needs to enjoy what they are learning, if they are to truly excel in that filed. As a result, I always strive to find areas of music that students and passionate about, and then pursue those ideas, rather than following one strict form of pedagogy.
I teach students beginning with 5th grade, but prefer older students committed to learn; daily practice and access to a tuned piano is required. My instruction focuses on developing pianistic form and technique, and musical sensitivity with exposure to a variety styles. I love to give students with a strong initiative input and control over their repertoire as long as it is balanced.
I teach technicality, musicality, and also composition. For technicality, I work on scales, exercises, and pieces. For musicality, I discuss dynamics and story/imagination. I'm a friendly and adaptable tutor and attentive to student needs. I use research-backed techniques to maximize student learning.
I hold an Associates Degree in Music from Riverside City College School of Music. I also hold my Certificate in Piano Performance and an additional Associates Degree in Fine and Applied Arts from the same institution. I am currently a Senior Piano Performance Major at the University of Redlands School of Music.
A student can not be overwhelmed by a teacher. The lesson has to be interesting in order to make a student be relaxed and focused and happy. Based on my own piano lessons experience , i know what can be good for a student and what could be bad on the lesson.
Developed and presented stimulating lesson plans that covers a wide range of topics and foster music appreciation. Instructed students in the technical aspects of music; conducted rehearsals; put on shows and play at assemblies. Evaluated students’ progress; offered one-on-one or after-school help to ensure each student is able to understand the materials and develop his/her skills.
I base my teaching off of what the student wants to learn and play. If they are not excited about what they are playing, there is less practice and less proficiency. All learning will also incorporate some theory as well.
I myself have had four piano teachers over the course of my life and I have learned various teaching techniques from each of them. Overall, I have taken aspects from all of them to develop my own way of teaching. My teaching method is specialized and differentiated. Every student is different and requires different challenges, focuses, and teaching styles.
My philosophy of teaching is to make sure the student walk out of the lesson feeling they have learned something valuable and knows how to practice efficiently at home.
I have taught music all my adult life And specialized in music with a bachelors of science in education. I’ve taught music for about 20 years in the public school system and I’ve taught piano lessons for about 40 years. I am a certified music teacher.
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