My teaching method involves mixing music theory with practical application. When I teach a student a song, I don't just give them the chords, but rather I explain why certain chords are used where and how the song was written. This in depth approach allows students to train their ears to song structure and will give them the ability to improvise and maybe even make their own songs. All the while my instruction will ensure that they have the technical proficiency to follow their ear.
NYSMTA is dedicated to furthering the art of music and promoting the growth and professional development of its members. It seeks to enhance the educational and performance expertise in all areas of music teaching, including performance, pedagogy, theory, and composition. In addition to the Annual Conference, Local Associations throughout the state sponsor musical and educational events of specific interest to those in their communities.