I like to teach students using visual and physical methods. I encourage muscular exercises to increase flexibility and practice exercises that improve one's ability to read music. I have many beginner and intermediate level pieces for my students to practice based on what type of music they are interested in. I like to encourage students to expand their abilities and practice daily.
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.
Overall, I love making music and I love teaching it even more. When instructing someone musically, I make sure to focus on every aspect of music, not just playing the notes and rhythms correctly. I also make it a goal that the students I teach will learn to enjoy playing music even more through fun yet productive 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,...
For all beginners, I start off with basics. I like to use the Rubank Beginner (or intermediate) book along with weekly scales. A well rounded musical foundation is vitally important, so I make sure to balance classical training with ear training assignments that get the student to listen critically to music they're passionate about.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I started playing when I was 10 years old, and I started receiving private lessons when I turned 13. I, therefore, played through grade school, middle school, high school, and college. I have a music minor with emphasis in the flute. I also play the tenor saxophone at a proficient level.
I like to treat each student as the individual that they are and instruct them according to works best for their learning.
I base my teaching methods pointing to the main interests of my students. Unless they have especific assignements given previously by their school band teachers or other instructors.
I'm very trial and error. I want the student to give it a shot and try again and again. I will provide examples and help them out with personal habits.
I take a student-centered approach to learning, where we create a course of study most effective for your goals. From audio recording, to classical composition, to songwriting, to AP music theory test training. I like to create a flexible program that can adapt as needs and interests change. I am positive, high-energy, and non-judgemental. I can help motivate, validate, and educate.
I am a Woodwind Specialist who teaches Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe and Bassoon. I can also teach vocal lessons and percussion and piano. I teach from my home studio or Webcam via Skype.
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