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Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Speaking Voice, Violin
Greetings and Salutations! I want to let you know, whether you're a music student or a fellow lover of music, that you have great untapped potential for music! More so than most people would tell you, because music is a powerful, life giving, uplifting gift that comes to all those that love and enjoy it.
If you have a desire to pursue music in any shape or fashion. I congratulate you! You open to yourself a brand new world filled with fun, excitement and great opportunities.
There is great music potential waiting to be untapped in yourself. I value greatly the time I spend with every student and wish them to become the very best at the instrument they wish to pursue.
There is indescribable expression to be found in music. A wide range of emotions can be conveyed along with untold stories just waiting to be opened up. I will help foster a student's ability to see music for what it really is and help them strive for whatever musician they wish to become, whether it be for personal fulfillment, just for fun and recreation, or even in the pursuit of becoming an effective classical musician.
My mother took me took a classical concert when I was six and I sat in the front of the stringed section. After the concert I made my decision that would shape the rest of my life, I wanted to become like those musicians.
I eventually graduated from a local music school in the following years in piano and violin and immediately went to enter the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. I was among the 10 out of 40 applicants that were eventually chosen, along with being the youngest of them as well.
After four years of study, I graduated and received my Bachelor's Degree in Music. I then went on to study for another year and received my Master's Degree in Piano.
My Other Experience:
I was Church Music Director in Kiev for Living Water Church from 2002 - 2010. I directed the adult choir, directed and led church worship services, accompanied various musicians and managed all aspects of church music responsibilities, including budgeting, rehearsals, planning and library management.
I also have been a private music teacher for several years teaching adults and young students. I planned lessons with them and established their repertoire.
I am also fluent in the Russian language and have extensive computer literacy.
Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music Kiev, Ukraine
(Winter and Spring recitals throughout 2005 to 2010)
Performed works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Gershwin
Music School no. 9 Kiev, Ukraine (Spring 2005, Winter 2007)
Performed works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff
Revutzky Music College Chernihiv, Ukraine (Summer 2010)
Performed works by Beethoven and Gershwin
St. Sophia Orthodox Cathedral Kiev, Ukraine (Spring 2010)
Performed Chamber music works by Beethoven
I do look forward to meeting you and working together with you in learning music!
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I pay close attention to the fundamentals of music especially throughout the early lessons. These include reading notes, measuring tempo and rhythm, sight reading, hand positioning, posture, and technique.
I believe in positive reinforcement for all my students. Building a kind and friendly atmosphere is paramount for encouraging students, especially children, to continue pursuing music. Everyone I believe has hidden music potential, and I believe the key to unlocking this is through inspiration. Music is a grand adventure of excitement and discovery for everyone.
I am very kind and honest with my students and am never too strict with them, but I do require and greatly encourage regularly that they make habitual practice a vital part of their musical education. As the old saying goes, "Practice makes Perfect." There is great truth to that saying especially when learning a musical instrument.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Student's to provide necessary instrument, piano or violin
*** Specialties ***
Russian School of Piano Playing, Beginner to Professional Piano Performance, Advanced Music Performance, Music Theory, and Intermediate Violin and Music Recording
Life Coaching, Piano, Violin
We will work together to learn and understand the fundamentals of piano and violin technique and theory at you own pace. No pressure and stress-free instruction.
Along with learning to play an instrument, research shows that you may have improvements in memory, language skills, ability to store audio information, discipline, ability for being attentive and planning, day to day actions such as being alert, motor skills, hearing, emotional perception (pick out exactly what others are feeling just by the tone of their voices; empathy, disappointment, etc.)
Music has always been a part of my education since my elementary school years. I continued private training throughout college, as well as after. I have my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Houston - Clear Lake, as well as my Life Coaching certification from The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. And I am always continuing to develop my musical skills.
Our time together is more than just about learning an instrument; it's about life improvements and developing the self!
I will encourage you, cheer you on, and support you in the way you need support to achieve your goals in piano!
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Our time together will be relaxed, laid back and casual. Student focused instruction.
We will work on the essentials of playing the piano - from correct posture to reading music!
After 3 months you will definitely have a good foundation in order to continue forward.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect my students to have a piano/keyboard and/or a violin with bow
*** Specialties ***
My primary instrument is the piano, beginning to intermediate. I also teach beginner to intermediate violin using the Suzuki method books.
Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Cycling, Fitness, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Running, Saxophone, Sports Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Swimming, Triathlon, Viola, Violin
MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical strings, using various approaches to best suit the students learning style, personality and needs.
Shannon is an active musician, who has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera orchestras and musical theatre within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is presently Principal Flute of the Baytown Symphony, Director of the Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and is a substitute musician with the Orquesta Sinf├┬â┬┬â├┬é┬│nica de Monterrey, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the Heights.
Shannon has been a faculty member at various colleges, is currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Brazosport College, and also has an active private studio, Leigh Studios. She is the College Music Society South-Central Regional President; and is an Advisory Board member for the Houston Flute Club.
Shannon received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and received her B.A. degree in Performance, and B.S. degree in Music-Business from Winona State University, and has studied with world-renowned instructors.
Shannon has received grants for her work, from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award.
Shannon is also a sponsored triathlete and trainer/coach/race director, and gives workshops on the importance of healthy living, nutrition and exercise for musicians. She is a board member for The Lake Charles Triathletes. And she is a strong advocate for music, health, and triathlon. Sponsors: Maggie Martinez-LMT, Eating for Performance, Bikesport, DeSoto Sport, Gu Performance Energy, Rudy Project, Amit Jethva-DDS, Leigh Enterprises.
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I am pretty easy going. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus and can have fun doing it. :)
I utilize various methods for each instrument, which is determined by the students learning style and ability; needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (and continue to do) extensive research into materials available for each instrument I teach, and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance and tools. You practice, utilize learn these tools, and off we go! The sky is the limit!
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***FITNESS: Shannon has been athletic most of her life. she is a certified personal training with 10 years experience in triathlon. She is a sponsored triathlete. She applies her years of teaching experience to helping you reach your physical and nutritional goals, to be the healthiest you can be. She's not not quick fixes/results. It's all about a transformational lifestyle change. Enjoy the journey! It's well worth it! (see info above).
Algebra, Basic Math, Elementary Math, English, Geometry, History, Math, Music Theory, Pre Algebra, SAT, Viola, Violin
Hi there- first off, thanks for taking the time to check out my profile!
I very much enjoy teaching: I think there is something so special to be experienced when I can help a student mature both musically and physically, a feeling that just can't be rivaled.
I've played violin since I was 10 and knew within that first year of playing that it would be my future career. I currently practice (almost) every day to achieve my goal of soon being a concert violinist.
I had the utmost privilege to be under the tutelage of Eric Rosenblith for 2 years- in this time I really came to understand the art, science, and psychology of teaching. I look forward to every lesson and am very grateful for my students' time both during and between lessons.
More personally, I love being active! I enjoy running, yoga, and working out. I also consider myself an amateur gourmand- I cook very often and love working with new ingredients and blending cuisines.
Thanks again for your time- I hope to see you on your musical journey!
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Basic Lesson Plan
In my years of teaching, I've found that there are very many ways in which each individual student learns as far as what challenges them, what motivates them to practice, and in what ways I can best expose them to technical abilities and general musicianship so as to memorably understandable to them.
Accordingly, I usually tailor a course of actions specifically for each student- a different way to warm up before the lesson, different practice materials in between sessions, whether to work on literature or adapted pop songs, etc.
However, I could generalize what I do for practically every lesson into the following:
Let it be assumed that the lesson length is an hour:
Warm-up: 8-10 minutes
Usually in the form of a scale (Hrimaly, Flesch) or technical exercise (Sevcik, Fiorillo, Kreutzer, Dounis) - this time allows the student to warm and open up the hands and prepare mentally for guiding input from me on the piece of study (POS)
Playing through POS, 1st Time: 2-5 minutes
This time allows the student to demonstrate improvements in the POS from the previous session.
Feedback/Breaking Down of POS: 40-45 minutes
This is the main instructive portion of the lesson. I always start with the question(s) “How was your practicing this week? What difficulties arose? What do you feel you improved on? Can you show me how you practiced?” In this time, we discuss the merits of practicing in a variety of ways (slower, with metronome getting faster, with different rhythms, backwards, on open strings, etc.). I also always make sure to include ideas of where the student can place their physical/kinesthetic awareness- this way they can come to develop a more holistic understanding of exactly what motions they are carrying out and in what ways they can modify their motions (usually by eliminating unnecessary or stress-inducing motions) to more efficiently achieve their desired result. Throughout this time, I write down notes and exercises in their notebook so as to have a record to like at when practicing at home; there is also a lot of interface with time to try out the exercises I assign and gain a working familiarity with them and the corresponding concepts involved.
Playing through POS, 2nd Time: 2-5 minutes
A final time through the piece gives the student a chance to begin to see for their own self in what ways practicing the assigned exercises and applying introduced concepts would improve their performance. This and my comments following are also a last chance for me to impart some summarizing statements and final thoughts/feedback.
*** Studio Equipment ***
2 music stands, considerable library with pieces from the standard repertoire and etude/method books, computer and printer for printing out music, chairs
*** Travel Equipment ***
It would be helpful for the student to own a music stand.
*** Specialties ***
I teach both modern (standard Classical) violin and early (Baroque) violin.
Ear Training, Fiddle, Music Performance, Music Theory, Viola, Violin
I teach my students all the essential technical and musical principles which help them to play the violin expressively, prevent them from developing harmful habits and help them reach their full potential. I do not use an exact method or course, but rather teach each student according to his/her particular needs.
I have been privileged to study violin with some of the most respected violin teachers in the US. Many of my teachers were graduates of Juliard and other top music schools where they studied with some of the most famous violin teachers of the 20th century including Ivan Galamian and Josef Gingold. I have also studied with Texas String Teacher of the Year winner Henry Rubin.
I teach violin from my house in north Houston and I can travel to your home as well (prices vary depending on location). I teach beginner through advanced. If you are interested you may call or text me.
Cameron began playing the violin at eight years old when his parents bought him a violin and started taking him to a local teacher. He immediately showed an unusual giftedness for the instrument, and progressed rapidly. By the age of nine he was accepted by audition to the Austin Youth Synphony, ranking at highschool level. At fifteen he won an adution to attend the prestigous Interlochen Center for the arts summer program in Michigan where he studied under some of the top violin instructors in the US. At eighteen he made Texas All State ranking #1 in regionals. During his highschool years he was pivileged to take lessons with the acclaimed violinist, Henry Rubin as his pimary teacher. He is now active as a freelance violinist and teacher in the greater Houston area preforming for dozens of events every year and continues working toward his gole of becoming a full-time concert violinist.
~Texas All Sate String Orchestra
~Highland Lakes Orchestra
~Sub Violin for Symphony of Southeast Texas
Laura S. Camacho
Steven K. Leonard
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
I have been playing the violin since the age of 3. I have won numerous competitions and have trained with countless teachers ranging from the Juilliard School to Rice University. I have attended the best music festivals in the country such as Aspen and Tanglewood and have performed as concertmaster at incredible locations such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall. I have earned a performers certificate degree from La Sierra University, which is a performance degree in classical music. I have been teaching since the age of 10, tutoring at first, then running my own studio by the age of 16. I have over ten years of teaching experience as I am now 22, and love to work with kids. I am a proficient violinist, and if you want to learn from me, I would be more than happy to share my knowledge.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."