I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
Bemidji State University - Music Performance - 2003-2004
North Central University - Music Performance - 2007-2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
I can play and teach in a variety of genres, from classical to pop to church music. I teach students to sight-read, and I can also teach students to play off a chord chart or by ear if these are things that student expresses an interest in.
I've found that the method books available to piano students are thorough and effective, especially for beginning students of elementary age. I've used different books, including Faber & Faber, Alfred, and Hal Leonard. All of these have
strengths and weaknesses, and I like to pick the method depending on the personality of the student.
Depending on the student, I've incorporated ideas from different methods (Dalcroze, Orff, etc.) as aids in teaching rhythm and musical interpretation. However these methods are usually a curriculum in themselves, and I've never been trained in any particular one.