About Rory K.

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Rory teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2009
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

After graduating from SUNY Fredonia for Music Education, I realized that private lessons were definitely my strong suit. I prefer teaching one-on-one with my students because the barriers of classroom education are lifted. There's no pressure to hide embarrassing questions from the teacher when something is confusing. These questions not only allow the student to learn the material better, they also allow the teacher to better understand what the student isn't picking up very well from the instruction. I use this type of feedback to adjust my teaching style to fit each student.

I am mainly a visual learner, but my goal is to be able to identify what type of learner you are (visual, aural, verbal, physical, logial, social, and/or solitary). If you already have an idea which learner you are (or what mix of learners you are), please let me know prior to our lessons.

Music is fun! It seems like it should go without saying, however, I've seen so many people get beaten down by the guilt of needing to practice that they eventually give up because they've determined they'll never be "good enough". Music is a personal and interpersonal experience that never ends. Why not try it out? It's never EVER too late to experience something new!

I currently teach at a local music shop and am looking to guide more students through the experience of music - will that be you?

Photos and Videos

Colleague arranged Abendlied by Josef Rheinberger for 6 clarinets. I am the one playing all the way to the right.

Experience

Private Music Lesson Instructor
Oct 2015 - Present
Falls River Music

I started with one student who had never played clarinet before and now I work there 5 times a week! I also repair woodwind instruments which my students benefit from as I can diagnose whether or not their issue is technical (them) or mechanical (clarinet or other instrument).

Education

Bachelor's - Music Education
Aug 2006 - Dec 2012
SUNY Fredonia

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

5 Reviews on Rory K.

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Claire Jan 12, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Rory is an awesome teacher!! She works with students really well and accomodates to everyones learing style to make understanding lessons easy and fun.
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Chae Jan 7, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
I HAVE LOVED THIS EXPERIENCE ❤❤❤ Rory is such an amazing teacher. I can tell a huge difference from before I was taught by her and now. She has taught me so much : how to not hide behind the music (to help gain vocal confidence), sirens, and deep breathing. That's just to list a few lessons. The first day that I met her I felt an immediate connection and I felt comfortable being around her. I feel like I can be myself and sing with everything I've got around her. She is so kind and sweet. He may give some homework ,but THE HOMEWORK IS FUN. I look forward to future lessons given by Rory.😁😍
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Chae Jan 7, 2017
· Vocal Training · In studio
I HAVE LOVED THIS EXPERIENCE ❤❤❤ Rory is such an amazing teacher. I can tell a huge difference from before I was taught by her and now. She has taught me so much : how to not hide behind the music (to help gain vocal confidence), sirens, and deep breathing. That's just to list a few lessons. The first day that I met her I felt an immediate connection and I felt comfortable being around her. I feel like I can be myself and sing with everything I've got around her. She is so kind and sweet. He may give some homework ,but THE HOMEWORK IS FUN. I look forward to future lessons given by Rory.😁😍
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Heather Jan 7, 2017
· Clarinet · In studio
Rory is an incredibly smart and diverse teacher. Her comfort with varying instruments and range of music taste means she's great with any type of student. She really is the best!
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Kit Jan 7, 2017
· Clarinet · In studio
She helped me learn so much and was always making sure we had fun, even when I got frustrated. She helped me with my audition for music schools and I got into the college I wanted! My studio teacher now has also complimented how well she prepared me for music school.
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