I've been in and around music all my life. I started violin at age 5, part of the first generation of Suzuki violinists in the United States. I've loved being a professional violinist and violin teacher for over 30 years! And I've also founded and directed three community music schools in Newburyport, Boston, and Manhattan. I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance, and I'm lucky to have had wonderful experiences during my formal training! In my undergraduate years, I was awarded a full 4-year scholarship for string quartet and chamber music playing, which was invaluable as a real-world training. In graduate school, I was fortunate to learn so much as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate violin students. I have also been an innovator in musical education, ...
ABOUT ME I began taking both voice and piano lessons at the age of 11, after years of sitting outside my older sisters' clarinet lessons and wishing to study music, myself. I fell in love with music at my very first lesson, and knew that it was what I would do with my life. I went on to attend New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where I received my Bachelor of Music in vocal performance, and then onto Longy School of Music of Bard College, where I am currently working on my Masters in vocal performance and continuing piano as a secondary instrument. I am the co-owner of The Creative Musician and have experience teaching piano students ranging from 4-year-old beginners to experienced adults and voice students ranging from novices to conservatory-bound high-school seniors. I am
I have had a regular studio of violin and piano students in the Boston area since 2006. I began teaching in 2001 in Seattle, WA. I perform regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player at the Longy School of Music, in the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra, the Dorchester Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra. My primary focus in my teaching is to guide my students to becoming independent musicians, and to help them develop a thorough understanding of music. Lessons include learning about music theory, sight reading, performance skills and technique. I have a thorough understanding of pedagogy and a true passion for teaching students of all ages. Education: I've received both my Master's of Music degree with Emphasis in String Pedagogy and ...
I have taught piano and voice most of my adult life. Early on I learned the need to adapt my teaching style to the uniqueness of each student, especially those whose perceptions differ widely from the general populace. I love what I do, helping each student discover and nurture their abilities, no matter what age the student may be. The Holistic Piano method is especially effective with my Autism-spectrum students, a segment of the population I find particularly rewarding to teach. The following is a quote from ex-student Karena Krull, author of "Drama Made Easy", and "Rummy Roots." “Her greatest strength is her ability to find the right direction for each individual. This ability to adapt to the student's needs lends to individual success for student and avoids their ...
Performance technique related to drumset and percussion (other instruments looking to study at an intermediate or advanced level with a teacher of another instrument are welcome). Based on student-directed focus with an emphasis on improvisation and playing songs, as well as concert music and jazz performance.
Bass players - working on walking bass lines or locking in grooves, thinking about being in a rhythm section or roles within a band.
All instruments - looking to improvise or test song ideas with an experienced percussionist, or bounce ideas around. Emphasis on free improvisation and/or song structures as catalysts for further study.
Primarily a drummer/percussionist, Jeff B. has been studying, performing, and teaching music for 15 years. Working mostly as a free improviser, rock, and jazz musician, Jeff has been performing in and around Boston and the Northeast for the past two years in a variety of bands. He has been actively involved in the Boston underground rock and experimental music scene, playing in and around the city in venues and house shows playing drums, percussion, keyboards, and electronics. He has toured regionally and nationally. Teaching Philosophy: Learning to listen, open ears, and creative musicality are the end goals for all students. Learning technique is simply a stepping stone toward those goals. Students will discuss the music that moves them and will explore how to make it. Lessons will ...
Performance is my area of expertise. Talent and technique cannot take the place of strong stage presence. I have always had a natural gift for audience interaction which I gladly teach to others. Through methods I work with students which help them to envision their desired end result. Students will become sensitive and responsive to the audience at hand creating a real environment of live music.
I began teaching at the age of fifteen from my parents living room. By my senior year I was teaching both violin and viola lessons. I have always had a strong eagerness to help others reach their full potential. When I watch my students play I see very quick solutions that work for the problems at hand. The music is what is most important which is why I strive to help students transcend their difficulties so that the music can speak for itself. While attending the Cleveland Institute of Music for my undergraduate studies I began teaching at different high schools in the area. I began coaching chamber music at Cleveland Heights High School, coaching sectionals at Mentor High School, and teaching privately at Cleveland School of the Arts. It was a great honor for me to teach in ...
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