Piano, Violin, ACT, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Calculus, Cello, Elementary Math, English, Flute, Geometry, GRE, History, Language, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Pre Algebra, Reading, SAT, Science, Test Prep, Trigonometry, Fiddle, Viola
I have a Master's Degree (2012) in teaching English to other language speakers, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as degree in violin performance from Poland.
I studied piano in Poland for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program.
I teach music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am fan of the Essential Elements 2000 for violin, viola or cello, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners.
I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach competition and the annual Piano Guild.
I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. However, music can give my students instant gratification by letting them play favorite songs. I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.
Piano, Violin, Cello, Fiddle, Viola
My name is Erin. I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a concentration in Violin. I began studying violin at the age of six. I have performed with small chamber ensembles, orchestras, quartets, and trios. I enjoy playing for churches and weddings, and love teaching.
I began teaching beginner to advanced Violin and Viola in April of 2001 in NC. I moved to California in the fall of 2008. Since moving to California I have extended my teaching to beginner Piano and Cello also. I have taught students ages 3 to 87 how to play and enjoy music on a personal level. My experience includes leading sectionals for middle school orchestra, organizing and instructing small ensembles, and organizing student recitals. Student recitals I arranged once or twice a year to showcase the students' growth and abilities, and to provide an opportunity to give back to family and friends whose sacrifices and support enable the students to succeed.
I teach because I love music and I believe God has given me a gift. Playing and teaching help me to use my talent for His glory. I love working with people and I love how music enables people of all ages to open up and express themselves in a positive way, no matter what life throws their way. I believe music teaches discipline, builds self esteem; helps set and achieve goals; and positively affects and enhances other curricular endeavors.
My teaching philosophy is to always have fun while learning, to set attainable goals for the student, to learn through encouragement and discipline, and to help students come to love music on a personal level. I focus on the character of each student and their goals and desires to see that the student and/or parents are satisfied. Teaching is a privilege for me that I do not take for granted.
Guitar, Piano, Algebra, Basic Math, Cello, History, Language, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I have a BA in music from Manhattanville College and a wide variety of performance experience ranging from off-broadway musicals to orchestral and chamber music to improvising and creating music for fashion shows and to playing and recording in progressive rock, indie and metal bands. My musical studies have covered classical, blues, jazz, rock, metal, traditional folk, musical theatre, and film music. Additionally, I have experience as a songwriter and composer and am currently recording my first solo album of original music on the cello.
As a teacher, I draw from all of the great music I've studied and all of the great musicians and instructors I've had the privilege to observe. I combine "outside-the-box" thinking with a focus on practicality and usefulness. I am an active performer, and constantly learning and improving myself, while finding new ways to share with my students.
Piano, Singing, Violin, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Cello, Elementary Math, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Phonics, Pre Algebra, Reading, SAT, Science, Statistics, Upright Bass, Viola
Hello my name is Casey V., I am currently a student at Florida Gulf Coast University in the music program. For the last ten years I have studied general education at FGCU as well as cello performance under the tutelage of Thomas May and Si Cheng Liu. I have been performing and providing lessons for local students in: cello, bass, violin, viola, piano and voice. I also tutor for general education including: reading, writing, math up to algebra and geometry, and so much more. Just ask if I can help and I'm sure that I can!
Ballet, Piano, Violin, Algebra, Anatomy, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Biology, Cello, Dance, Elementary Math, English, Geometry, History, Math, Music Theory, Pre Algebra, Reading, Spanish, Statistics, Trigonometry
I started playing music in the fourth grade. My first instrument was the
cello. In fifth grade I changed my instrument to the violin and found that it was definately something I wanted to persue. A year later I started
on the piano, and unlike the violin, I found that it was easier to learn it on my own. Because of that, my knowledge on the piano has been mostly self taught. I have been playing both instruments going on 16 years, and even though I did
play other instruments, nothing took center stage like the
piano and violin.
Although I have never played in the Boston Philharmonic or London
Symphony Orchestra's, nor have written or composed any CD's, doesn't
mean I don't have a passion for what I do. To me, music isn't just about playing in a large orchestra or being famous. It is about recognizing the many different styles from cultures all over the world. It is the ability to appreciate the sounds the reverberate across the spectrum, the ability to mix and match in order to create something new, and to think outside the box when it comes to inventing new ideas. To me, music is a form of art (just like dance, drawing and writing), and just like any form of art, there must be a spark of passion behind it, or it becomes meaningless.
Violin, Cello, Music Performance, Music Theory, Fiddle, Viola
Laura S. teaches bluegrass, oldtime, celtic and classical to all ages, with a focus on inspiring students to love making music and enabling them to be successful. She has a BA in Violin Performance and a minor in American Roots Music from Berklee School of Music, has taught privately for eight years, and plays in several bands. Laura has taken firsts in her age division at several fiddle contests, including the California and Nevada Oldtime Fiddle State Champions, Western Open Championships and top 5 in the National Oldtime Fiddle Championships. Laura is an exciting and inspirational teacher whose students are fired up and inspired to make use of their talent!
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