- Levels Taught:
- Teaches students:
- Females 6+, males 6 to 16 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- January 2005
I'm a retired teacher who has played guitar for over 45 years. I'm a fingerstyle guitarist and perform at weddings and special events. I've taught most styles to all ages. I'm probably not the one to teach your teenager to play heavy metal, however. I do teach fingerpicking, fingerstyle, country, beginning to intermediate classical, pop, classic and even Hawaiian slack key. I specialize in beginning children and adults.
I also teach mountain dulcimer, ukulele, beginning bass guitar , and beginning piano.
With children, I use a method book to teach music fundamentals and balance that by encouraging the child to learn to play songs that interest him/her. With adults, I want to teach what you're interested in learning. I believe we learn best when we are excited by the material and challenged to reach the next level.
I have taught special needs music students - Down's Syndrome, mild autism, adults with arthritis or who have suffered a stroke. My training as a teacher - I have a doctorate in education - makes me uniquely qualified to work with a wide range of student abilities. I spent 26 years in the classroom, the last 15 teaching gifted education.
I would be delighted to meet you and help you begin your musical journey!
I teach Tuesdays - Thursdays where I give lessons in guitar, ukulele, and dulcimer.
At CES I taught gifted students in grades K-5 and was in charge of testing for the gifted program.
While with Carroll County Schools, I taught regular classroom and gifted in grades K-8.
I taught gifted education in grades K-8 for 15 years.
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I really enjoyed my lessons. She is wonderful and has a great personality. Jody is very knowledgeable and very patient. I am looking forward to my lessons with her on Fridays. If you are a beginner or a seasoned musician she would definitely be a great fit for you.+ Read More
Thank you. Had a great time.