I am a multi-instrumentalist and have been teaching piano since 1998. My students' ages range from 4 to 60+. I have been a musician for the majority of my lifetime, having started playing piano at age five. As a multi-instrumentalist I teaching piano, clarinet, violin and guitar. I have also taught elementary school classroom music for and have directed musicals for a private elementary school.
I have my BA in Music, Professional Studies from San Diego State University and I am well prepared to teach music. One of the highlights of my music education while at San Diego State was the privilege of playing violin for the SDSU Symphony Orchestra, performing master works such as Beethoven's Fifth Symphony as well John Williams' Suite from Star Wars.
I also received an Associate of Arts degree at Grossmont, College in El Cajon, California, with an emphasis on music education.
My lessons consist of exercises that emphasize proper techniques for each instrument. I would like my students to fully understand the entire musical process, including theory. I prepare lesson content to meet the individual needs of each student.
My students have expressed that they enjoy my music lessons. I am serious about lesson content and am always seeking out ways to make lessons more enjoyable. I include parents/guardians by informing them of lesson requirements and progress, and make myself available to answer questions for students and parents.
It is my goal to share the joy that music brings to each life. I am looking forward to meeting you.
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Expect students to have instruments and to purchase lesson books. I have piano and instrument being studied personally available.
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Bastien, Alfred, Dozen-a-Day, Keith Snell, Hanon, Czerny and others - piano; Suzuki, Laoureux etc. - violin; Leonard - guitar; Lazarus - Clarinet.
Together with these method books, I include personalized techniques, tailoring lessons each individual student.
I have been teaching music to individuals of all ages. I have also taught rudimentary music to elementary classes from kindergarten through 8th grade at a private school.