I truly love sharing the gift of music with my students! As a professional musician for over 20 years, I can help beginners all the way up to advanced students studying saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, music theory, composition, arranging and improvisation. My focus is always to help my students build their skills and confidence, step-by-step.
My method is to study each student's learning strengths and weaknesses. There is not one method that works for every person. I adjust the method to match the student. I have written music books and workbooks for teaching different methods and seen much success over the years across the United States and in some other countries as well.
I am a professional saxophonist and jazz musician in the NYC area. I graduated from the City College of New York with a BFA in Jazz Performance. My professional life involves performing my own original music, performing the music of my peers, performing for events such as weddings and corporate gatherings, arranging music for others and teaching private lessons.
About Ashley: Primary: Saxophone, Baritone - 11+ years Secondary: Bass Guitar - 8 years Other Instruments Studied: Double Bass, Cello, Piano, Pitched Percussion, Marching Baritone Formal Vocal Study: Intermediate Formal Music, Musical Theatre, Songwriting, Jazz, Contemporary, Choral Theory Study: Intermediate Music is a powerful tool in expanding one's understanding of academics,...
Connecting with my students and being attentive to their learning needs is top priority. Each student brings their unique learning style, and I strive to fit my curriculum to best fit their path. It is of utmost importance for music material to fit the level of each student, so I often write, arrange, or change music to customize the learning experience.
After working as a public after-school teacher, as well as in the field of child-care and mentorship since 2004, through my experience, I have found that serving as a role model has become an incredibly effective teaching method.
I try to asses each student during the first couple lessons to try and figure out each individual strength and weakness. Then, I use various techniques and methods to advance the student while trying to make sure they're enjoying it.
I base my lessons on The Four F's: Friendly, Firm, Fair, and Focused. As a Tutor, I will tailor to students specific needs for instruction and will challenge every student according to their level of skill. I strive to establish a clear understanding of music and produce great performance results.
Personal Statement on Music Education Warren Fordham Many things about the field of music education motivate me, because being a music teacher/band director is very important to me. There are numerous reasons why music education is close to my heart. For instance, I believe performers, composers, and songwriters should share their craft.
- I am a regional and national Saxophone performer and recording artist - My jazz and world groups have performed in major Detroit Venues and Concerts - I teach based on traditional approach using improvisational techniques and scales - I work actively with the student to insure they learn to read and improvise effectively
My teaching method is individualized, based on each student’s paricular needs and learning style. I believe that having fun and enjoying the music from the first stages is essential to accelerate learning.
I start by analyzing the student to see where they are at in their musical journey. I also account for their personal interests and form a curriculum out of their desires as well. I always include music theory alongside the curriculum and, at the appropriate time, ear training as well.
My teaching method is very practical and try to keep myself updated with all new techniques also keep it simple for students. I like to work one on one so I can see how my student would improve himself.
I am extremely passionate about music! I believe all students need a solid understanding of rhythm reading, scales, and basic theory to truly master their instrument. I enjoy encouraging students to read and break down difficult pieces to grow their confidence. I also would focus on proper technique, such as correct Embouchure and alternate fingerings, to develop a solid base for all students.
Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University) c.o. 2020 Music Education Major Student of Paul Cohen Hi! My name is Michael Back, and I'm training to become a full-time music educator (will graduate with k-12 certification). In the meantime, I am accepting students for private lessons at a very low (and negotiable) price.
I like to teach in a very understanding method by first asking the student how they would like to learn. If they would like to learn the basics and that’s it or learn up to some very difficult methods.
I like my student to have fun while learning a lot. I have seen students drop out because they don't find playing the instrument fun. This is mostly because the teacher is too hard on them. Before teaching students, i always prefer to ask them how they want to learn, and what they would like to get out of the lesson.
My teaching method is pushing you to your limits to achieve the best possible goal. I believe this so that not only one, so that you can become more confidant and for two I know that anyone that works with me will get great results.
My teaching begins with saxophone basics such as reed selection, repair options, scale practice, velocity exercises, and sight reading. We work on tone and substitute fingerings in both Pop or Jazz. Work to develop good practice habits.
Fundamentals are important, but playing music should be fun from day one. We'll work on learning to play melodies and tunes with which the student is already familiar. I've found that once a new musician sees how simple some of their favorite songs can be, it's easy to dive into the music theory side and explain "why it works.
In general, my teaching methodology is a combination of lecture and demonstration. As a private lessons instructor I am really in support of demonstration. I feel it is important to teach manipulative operations or procedures as well as to teach troubleshooting. In music it is also necessary to illustrate important principles.
My goal as an educator is to feel where a student is in on their path and to begin to offer them the next few steps on their journey. This goes for any subject.
Attended Call State Dominguez Hills and Middle Tennessee State University. Toured professionally with Albert King. Member of Los Angeles Musicians Union. Currently reside in Dallas Texas. I give lessons to all age groups and levels, from beginning to intermediate to advanced.
I am a college student enrolled in music with a 3.5 GPA and have given lessons in person for over three years. As a teacher, I try to relate my lessons to whatever the student finds interesting and engaging, while still progessing, rather than a rigid, unmoving structure.
My teaching style is not a professional nor casual style. Rather it is the style that fits the student. Sometimes I find it necessary to go into theory and other times I stick with whatever is best to help the student.
I teach by whatever means necessary. First I'll make sure the student knows his saxophone, then we will get into things like learning to read music and then notes and play songs.
My method starts with learning about the child, and what the child knows. From there, I introduce basic music theory to help them better comprehend their instrument and what they are playing. I promote new and refreshing advice on technique, range, musicianship, and performance.
I have been where you have been I will be able to help with any audition music and will be able to help with solos and help you get over whatever kind of nerves you have.
My methodology on teaching is being able to understand your strengths and weaknesses, removing bad habits and setting yourself up for success by creating a routine to help reinforce skills on a daily basis.
I enjoy sharing the amazing discovery of creating music and so in a fun and productive environment. Feeling at ease to make mistakes and grow is a big part of learning. I am patient and tactful with my students.
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