“I am a teacher devoted to helping the student learn to play or sing and incorporating as much music ”
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Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Ages: 5 & up
Teaches online? No
David Lipscomb College - Music Education - 1979-1982 (Bachelor's degree received)
Woodstock Comm HS - - 1976-1979
I teach any style and method that is needed. I teach note reading and playing classical music to playing by chords and learning how to split the voicing
For the child I have had the most success with the Bastien method and for the Adult pianist I usually use Alfred's method books. I constantly have access to musicnotes.com to download any current or older hit in addition to the method books. I want you to learn to note read and then to play by chords. I never want the student to lose their creative, artistic ability. They should feel welcome at all times to add input to the lesson. I want you to have fun learning and find the ability in you
to make music
I have a B.S. in Music Education. I have worked with several disabled students patiently guiding them, finding creative ways to make music accessible to them. I believe it is not about me or the parent, but the student. I work with children of all ages believing that we can find a way that works so that in a few months you see results. Anyone can learn to sing or play but not everyone is going to enjoy it without the right approach and teacher. I don't want to hear a student say that the
teacher didn't listen to me, they wouldn't entertain my ideas. In my studio I have two piano's and a keyboard. We have monitors and microphones and the ability to record. I encourage the composer to the pop music player, from the classical artist to the Broadway singer. Currently, I have several students that compose their own music, helping one of those students to become a copyrighted artist.