Been playing piano since age 5, flute since 4th grade and much more music encompassing a lot in the classical field, some jazz and other genres as well. I have a Master's degree in wind conducting and am fully capable of teaching any standard subject in music.
I have had a fairly diverse musical background, including playing with bands and orchestras, as well as participating in choral groups and opera. I have a master's degree in music performance for wind conducting, and a bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on piano performance. I have taught private lessons off and on for several years now but have always been successful wherever I went. I love music, which should be obvious because if I didn't I wouldn't be writing this now! I also have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others, both failures and successes. I believe everyone has creative potential, and I believe music is a real universal art form that anyone can tap into if they want. Making and creating music should also be fun! *** Lesson ...
For young people and beginners I use the Alfreds piano books, they have great songs that kids really like and they teach note reading gradually without a lot of tedious memorization. Young people and beginners are a specialty for me.
Advanced students can work on songs they choose and learn how to read chord charts, how to use music theory or how to improvise jazz if they like.
I have been teaching young people and adults how to play musical instruments for over 20 years. A lot of my students are well on their way to a rewarding future with music, some as professionals and others as hobbyists. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a professional performer who has worked in a wide variety of styles and I have a Masters degree in music composition and theory. One of my main specialties is working with very young students and total beginners. There is a special skill to teaching young children that can only be developed through experience. For the older student, or the student who already has a musical background my specialty is helping you learn the styles that have always been of most interest to you. I can also help older students gain a broad ...
Learn a musical instrument played using a keyboard. It is widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music and accompaniment and for composing and rehearsal.
I enjoy sharing my passion and love for music education. My desire is to create a suitable environment that 1) develops innate talents, 2) enables the learning of music at all levels and 3) teaches how to excel in goals. My piano and voice training programs foster creativity through developing musical talent in a positive environment conducive to learning to play the piano and sing.
My name is Ionut C., I am an active performer and educator in the Memphis area. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from “Gheorghe Dima” Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca, and the Master’s Degree from the University of Memphis. Currently, I’m pursuing my doctorate under the guidance of professor Timothy Shiu. During college years, I was a members of several orchestras in Romania with whom I have toured extensively in Europe. Recently, I founded the internet’s first virtual orchestra, project that united 106 musicians from 30 countries. The resulted video received excellent feedback, and was featured in national and international media. I am currently on the faculty at Bethel University (McKenzie, TN), and had previously taught at the University of Memphis Community Music School.
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