Nicole O. holds Bachelor of Arts degrees (with honors) in Music and Anthropology, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rollins College. A member of the Honors Program (top 2%) and one of nine Cornell Scholars in her graduating class, Nicole pursued concentrations in Violin and Vocal Performance, as well as Ethnomusicology. Nicole served as co-concertmaster of the Rollins College Orchestra and String Ensemble for three, consecutive years, under the direction of Dr. John V. Sinclair. She was selected to perform Winter from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, with the Rollins College String Ensemble at Christmas Vesper services, to capacity audiences of community members, students and faculty at the Knowles Memorial Chapel. Nicole has studied violin with Joni Roos and Alvaro Gomez, protege of David ...
For piano, I have worked with beginning and intermediate students. I have a lot of experience working with young students because of my Kindergarten through fifth grade music job as well as older students because of private teaching. I like to make music as fun as possible through theory, listening activities, and a fun lesson series. I like to use the Alfred Lesson series, Faber Piano Adventures, and A Dozen a Day as well as other books that would meet the student's interests and needs.
For both oboe and piano, students will learn about proper playing technique, theory, analyze music to find patterns and form, and build their confidence with their instrument. They will also learn how to critique themselves in order to find the positive aspects of their playing as well as things they would like to change or improve upon. It is important to celebrate all successes as well as look for areas of improvement. I am also able to record students and then play back for them during ...
Music has been a part of my life since I was very young. Growing up in a musical family, I started piano lessons at age 5 and oboe at 11. I went on to get my Bachelors in Oboe Performance and Music Education from the University of Central Florida. I enjoyed studying music so much that I continued on to get my Masters in Oboe Performance from the University of Cincinnati, College- Conservatory of Music. I then studied oboe performance for one year in the Doctorate program at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. After Rutgers, I moved back to Orlando where I began teaching as an Elementary music teacher and taught private lessons for students in Orlando. I have been an elementary music teacher for four years now and have taught private lessons for the past 11 years. ...
I have my own piano teaching method and I provide my own materials along with supplemental well known methods such as Faber, Bastien and Alfred.
Sharon O. has a deep passion for music. She is a music educator and composer who believes music can empower you. After receiving her Bachelors of Music and Certificate of Music Therapy, she devoted more than 35 years training young musicians and using music as a source of healing with those in need. She has been a spiritual performer of both voice and piano and continues to be very committed to sharing the benefits of music with others. Here are a few key points that describe her music ideology and piano teaching method and why it has proven to be successful: People like to play music that they know and can relate to and to share music with others. They enjoy playing familiar melodies. Over the past few years, she has written and arranged hundreds of songs that are playable and ...
In piano lessons, you will learn all the basics of music reading and music theory. I like to give people knowledge that they can use and expand on in their own time. You will play a variety of pieces and have the opportunity to choose music that you enjoy!
My first priority is instilling a love for the arts into any student I teach. No matter what the skill level is, I want my students to love music and learning. I believe in setting the students up for success while also challenging them to be their best. My experience as a classroom teacher is useful in helping me understand different types of students and cater to their individual needs and learning styles. I have experience teaching both private piano and voice, as well as experience in putting together recitals and stage shows. I have a degree in music from the University of Central Florida, which has allowed me to receive a great deal of musical education as well as hands-on experience in teaching methods. A student of mine will not only learn techniques specific to ...
I like music to be fun!! I have created my own curriculum using colorful animals to learn the notes on the staffs. My students of all ages love the animals.
Bonnie started piano at age 4, clarinet by third grade, and oboe in the 8th grade. In High School, she played oboe, bagpipes, and saxophone in the jazz band winning the Best Jazz Soloist Award. She also won the Young Artist Competition and played with the Tampa Symphony. While attending USF, she continued to perform with the Tampa Symphony and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then attended the University of Michigan and received her Master of Music degree and performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and many chamber groups in the area. In 2003, she created the Pop Oboe series with 4 CDs, a member of the Recording Academy and had her cds on the Grammy Nomination list. Now in the Orlando area, she is a freelance musician and has performed at Universal, The ...
I have been teaching for more than 25 years. I hold a Masters Degree in Music Education and taught 20 years in public and private schools. I have been running my own studio for the past 8 years.
I teach my students to believe in themselves and at the same time motivate them to practice and develop their skills. I focus on reading music and at the same time develop their musical ear. Teaching classical music technique will help students become better musicians as their technique becomes stronger. I teach a variety of styles of music such as Jazz, Classical, Latin, Rock and more.
My Philosophy is to have fun and be an inspiration to others. Music is a discipline and will help you become a better human being as a whole, no matter what career you decide to follow.
With a Masters in Music Education from Florida State University and over 25 years of teaching experience I am confident that I will help you discover the wonderful talents that you possess. I challenge may students to become the best that they can be in a warm and friendly environment. *** Lesson Details *** I will teach you the fundamentals of playing a musical instrument and I will teach you the songs that you want to learn. *** Studio Equipment *** Digital and acoustic pianos, guitars and amps, small recording studio.
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Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.
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