I am a music graduate with a diploma in interdisciplinary studies, and I teach at all levels of music theory, from beginner to advanced. My teaching method is simple; I approach each topic at its most basic level. In that way, it will be much easier for the student to grasp each and every topic.
I'm an adaptive teacher, whatever level my student's knowledge is in the given field, together we assess goals and tangible milestones and I put together a game plan specific to us. Each student is different, so that's how we approach every class.
I give music lessons to students of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of ability. Whether you have never sung before or are preparing for a professional singing career, I have the knowledge and teaching experience necessary to shape your lessons to fit your own personal needs and goals.
I am a professional studio and touring musician, songwriter, and educator originally from Los Angeles but now living in Boston (for the time being).
Depending on the student skill level, I base lesson plans of what they are studying, practicing basic fundamentals, and adding classic and standard songs to their repertoire. I am not an advanced teacher, so I make sure that the focus is on developing the student's comfort level while playing and drilling those basic scales, modes, and changes to help them improve their playing.
My methodology is a student led approach. If the student is interested in pop music, we will study pop music. If the student is interested in classical music, we will study classical music. I always teach a foundation of music theory, regardless of the genre being studied.
Each student has their own needs when it comes to learning. I'm prepared to give lessons in anyway that the student feels is their best way to learn.
I like to discuss with the student what drew them to music and what drew them to the guitar specifically. I then ask which types of songs they would be interested in learning. Once they provide me with some music, I use elements of each song to teach them basic guitar theory and techniques. Every song they learn will then be able to provide them with a new tool for their future guitar playing.
As a grammy nominated songwriter, my teaching method is getting to know my clients personally. We will start by talking about the importance of bringing real emotions to connect with their song. We will discuss the topic of the song and connect it to their reality.
My method of teaching when it comes to songwriting is enforcing what the student already knows and adding onto it to progress their writing. Teaching them standard rules that the top songwriters in the business are using to make a number 1 hit every-time.
My teaching methodology is based on the individual. I believe any student can accomplish anything with a disciplined mind set. With such a mind set, we can functionally share and communicate ideas open to learning.
I believe each student is on his or her own musical journey, whether they want to become professionals and make a living at it or just want music to enrich their life. As a music educator, I bring a strong and refined ability to connect with students, inspire them, hone their specific needs and goals and work with them to expand their knowledge, polish their technique and progress as musicians.
Each student has a different personality and enjoys different things; therefore a different approach to each student is necessary. It's important that students are involved in music they enjoy. Therefore, I tend to focus on different styles of music to teach whatever concepts the student needs, rather than force everyone to adopt a "one size fits all" approach.
My teaching method is to break down the art of songwriting to my students and show them that songwriting doesn't have to be this daunting, and difficult thing. If you take it step by step and really express what you want an audience to feel from your song, I guarantee your viewers and listeners will come back wanting more.
I base each of my lessons on the individual student. While I do plan for each lesson, not every one goes to plan! My joy of teaching is seeing the light bulb moments when my students finally understand a concept, whether it takes a few days, a few weeks, or a few months. I do not and never will teach to a book.
A brief assesment of the student will determine their natural ability, prior knowledge, and level of commitment. Once completed, a unique personal lesson path, which uses their stronger abilities to fortify their weaker abilities, will be created for each individual student.
I give lessons to anyone with a basic grasp of music, generally middle school age and up. If you've never encountered or been interested in music beyond casual listening, this may not be for you just yet! We do cover basic theory but only as needed to tackle deeper topics related to composition. Regardless of music experience of the student, I tend to steer clear of overly technical explanations.
Music as a subject is very active. Whatever the specific topic it is important to learn each music concept in terms of visual and audible representation. Being able to connect the body's involvement, to an instrument , to the corresponding notation is very important and achievable through practice and one on one instruction.
I believe in meeting the student where they maybe but in their present skills as well as the vision of their potential.
I base my lessons around the philosophy, music theory and performance aspects. I believe the philosophy and theory cover the thought/formulation basis and the performance base covers the execution portion.
I base my classes upon growth and personal expression. My main goal is to help people create music that they are proud of and that people can connect with.
I believe there is no one way to teach. Every student will have their own needs in learning, and I try to adapt to what every student I teach needs.
My teaching style is that of a coach: I won’t show you how to do something. I’ll help you figure out what works for you.
Online, Skype or FaceTime, but I’ll answer every question the pupil needs answered and if needed play the part they need help with so they know how it sounds.
I am an experienced teacher with a flexible style that adapts lessons to YOUR needs, YOUR music, YOUR goals. Previous formal music training NOT required. Any age is welcome. Anyone from a hip hop producer looking to inject melody into your beats, to a classical conservatory student taking advanced music theory classes, I can help you.
My teaching is mainly has a "follow the leader" feel to it in that I am totally open and excited to go in whatever direction the student gravitates to.
I break things down for my students in a manner that isn't overwhelming, but also challenges them. I like to utilize sight singing and ear training, as well as musical analysis of songs. Often times I like to apply what I teach students into something that want to learn. Have song stuck in your head and don't know why you like it? I'll break it down for you and explain all of the moving components.
First we analyze the songs that the student has already written. This is important input for ME so that I know where they are coming from. Then we analyze great songs, and the student's favorites from other writers, and make a plan for how to get them from where they ARE to where they WANT TO BE.
I believe music is a completely individual experience for everyone. Therefore I approach every student differently depending on his/her own experience and desires.
The first lesson will be used to find what material will work best to teach you in the fastest and best way possible and assess current knowledge. Anywhere from beginner techniques to advanced practices. Most lessons will be focused on refining a certain skill or idea with a high level of detail and technical knowledge, like harmonic progression and voice leading.
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