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Hello! My name is Bianca and I would like to help you enter and enjoy the wonderful world of music!
I was introduced to music at a young age and haven't stopped playing. I love to have fun when I play, but I love sharing my passion and joy even more!
I feel that my experience as a teacher has helped me grow to build relationships with my students. I don't treat lessons like Juilliard studies. I have fun with my students. Music can be a serious study, but it is also one of the most fun and rewarding. My goal is to build a good relationship with my student so that I can work with them, rather than against them, to achieve the same goal. Making music is fun, but developing a passion for it gives it the life that nothing else can.
A.A. Traditional Music
13 Years Performance Experience
3 years teaching Elementary School Band and Choir
3 years teaching High School Band and Choir
Continued study at CSUS in Music Education
In my time working as a music tutor, I have helped students falling behind in their performance classes to exceed expectations and come out ahead of their class in the end. As a teacher, my graduates have gone on to middle school as leaders of the intermediate band because they were too young for advanced band.
*** Lesson Details ***
The first lesson is about getting to know each other. From here, I can decide how and what should be taught.
My lessons are laid back and include small breaks, especially for beginners. I understand that learning certain techniques can be frustrating. I also understand that a student can become tired. These short two minute breaks are used to further discuss the technique, theory, and history behind the literature. It also helps to strengthen the bond that I like to create with my students.
I use much of the same curriculum that band instructors use in the Sacramento area, making transferring from private lesson to band and other ensembles easier. I focus on both solo and ensemble literature, helping the student succeed as both a solo performer and an ensemble performer. With this, I also give a small amount of theory and history so that the student can develop a relationship with their instrument and the music.
I do give practice homework for each lesson to make sure the student keeps up with what we have learned and help them achieve their goals. I may also give research homework, or give the student a worksheet to complete by the next lesson in order to better understand the music and the time period they are working with.
Lessons start with a warm up and review to cover concepts before moving on to new ones. I only teach as fast as the student would like to go. I only move on to the next exercise when the student feels comfortable and ready.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Looking into adding a studio in the Sacramento Area.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my own horn for instruction. I expect the student to provide their own instrument and have their own book to work from so that they may practice between sessions.
*** Specialties ***
Specialize in Classical with emphasis in solo and ensemble playing
I teach beginning and advanced band at the elementary level.
I have been teaching private music lessons since 2010.
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