I believe that anyone who wants to learn to make music can, so private lessons focus on the student’s needs and are customized for each individual. Regular practice is essential to learning a difficult instrument like cello, so I regularly talk about practice habits in lessons in an open and guilt-free way. My teaching pulls greatly from the philosophies of the Suzuki and Kodály methods of music instruction. Both philosophies are based on the fundamental principle that music is a language and should be taught as one. By bringing both methods together, my lessons are a combination of instrument playing and music understanding. In comparison to a traditional Suzuki approach, I introduce music reading early on and I do not use the Suzuki Method materials. Most of the materials that I use in lessons are ones I have created, combining Traditional Children’s Songs used in Kodály lessons with music that I have written, as well as the music students want to play in any style (Western Classical Music, Folk Music, Rock, Pop, Jazz, etc.). By bringing these great methods together, I aim to fill the gaps present in each to help my students have a comprehensive music education.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2002
Artist Diploma in Cello Performance
Teaches ages 5+
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