4 free lessons for ages 3-5 Wunderkeys Program
1 complimentary lesson for all others
Annual studio incentives
Prize box for lessons well prepared
As a young student I was so frustrated with learning how to get around the keyboad and understand the rhythm. With that background, I strive to have my students never leave the studio without knowing what to practice during the week.
For violin, I use Suzuki and Sassmannshaus method books and supplement with other music as needed. A minimum of a 45 minute lesson at age 4-7 and an hour lesson at age 8+.
Some of my philosophies are:
Interactive games for younger students because of their short attention span and high energy level.
Have fun while learning
Children won't be bored, frustrated or nervous.
Students will love to go to their instrument and beautiful music will be in the house.
Try to make sure you get your money's worth.
Love the challenge each child brings and figuering out how to help them.
You are my #1 piano teacher! Thank you for being there for me all these years and for putting up with me and my tendency to forget sharps and flats. It is always a ton of fun playing duets with you and spending time with you.
I recall meeting you 11 years ago when you arrived at our doorstep with the passion for teaching in your heart and music in your soul. I cannot wait to see you continuing to inspire many other kids like me.
This can depend on the age. For both piano and violin students from age 5 to 18, I have a questionnaire I have the parents fill out to help me understand their personality, schedules and interests. If they are a transfer student I will have them play something they know and assess their playing level in order to figure out how to proceed with the lessons. I focus on young students not being frustrated but still want them to learn the basics of music. I use a specific program for 3-5 year olds on piano that is outstanding, filled with games, movement around the room for variety and is easy for them to understand. This helps them learn a little math, some music rhythm, introduction to the beat and note reading, as well as feeling successful. For the 3-5 year olds I offer 4 free lessons for the piano method. For violin students, I use Suzuki, All for Strings and Sassmannshaus. I am willing to use any appropriate music a student is currently using.
BA in piano CSUF
Pedagogy Certificate Fullerton College
ASTACAP Level 9 on violin passed in 2019
AP Music Theory training
Sherwood School of Music
Certificate of Merit as a child and in competitions.
Was in Chapman Symphony and La Mirada Symphony. Currently, in Whittier Symphony. Also, played numerous shows and gigs over the years.
Have performed in weddings.
1/2 hour weekly lessons are $120.00 per month
45 minute weekly lessons are $180 per month
1 hour weekly lessons are $240.00 per month
Violin students ages 5+ will need a 45 minute lesson
In high school had some students and continued teaching on a part time basis, teaching on weekends while working a full time job. Now I take my teaching seriously and want all my students to be successful.
ADD and some special ed.
My all time favorite violinist is Itzhak Perlman. I love his warm personality that transfers to his playing. I'm enjoying the Ahmanson theater and attend as often as time allows.
Make sure you can work together in a positive way and the students needs to understand that practice is the key to success. The teacher has maybe 1/2 hour to guide them. It is up to the student to follow through during the week with a regular practice routine.
Their goals and if the teacher is willing and able to help them reach their goals
Types of music the teacher has been trained in.
What the teacher expects