The basis of my teaching philosophy is that any student can establish a love and appreciation of music through guided practice, developing their skills and creativity, and having fun. This is applicable regardless of the area of study – harp, piano, ukulele and even vocal performance.
As a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher, I aim to provide a comprehensive music education through weekly lessons that are tailored to my students’ needs and interests. I believe in teaching a strong core of music theory, technique, sight-reading, and ear training so my students have a well-balanced musical education.
During private lessons, we spend time learning repertoire and theory fundamentals, while reserving time for study of ear training, composition, and creative music activities that reinforce the concepts we are reviewing.
I find it very important to develop games and assignments that are adapted to my students’ learning styles and curricula objectives, while incorporating standards of Idaho’s “Certificate of Achievement Program”. I also place an emphasis on classical repertoire, however I believe that it is important for students to study a variety of genres in order to develop their own goals and interests, while providing a solid foundation of musical understanding.
Teaching is incredibly rewarding to me because I am able to help my students grow and develop their creative abilities, as well as learning the power of communication through music.
My 7-year old daughter has been taking piano lessons from Jordan for almost two years. She looks forward to her lesson each week, mainly because she can ‘earn stars to redeem for prizes!’ As a parent, I think Jordan has a great talent and level of patience for making lessons fun, inviting and enjoyable for kids of any age. I really love the music theory books she chose because they are kid-friendly and one at a reasonable pace. It’s not easy to keep young children motivated to learn challenging skills, but Jordan creates a safe and relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend her studio to anyone interested in trying out music lessons! The location and price is exactly right!
Jordan has a contagious enthusiasm which changed my son’s approach to piano lessons. A naturally anxious kid, his concern for ‘perfection’ had to be overcome, and Jordan was able to quickly adapt her lesson and approach to inspire a love for playing. Her flexibility, patience and playfulness make her a great teacher for beginning students!
As the daughter of elementary school and college teachers, I was lucky to have parents who valued my music education. I began studying classical music at age 5 on the piano, and started studying the harp at age 8. As an avid vocalist, I participated in Honors Choir and the Florida Vocal Associations’s All-State Choir at secondary school. I have many years teaching experience, and have been a private instructor at Old Boise Music Studios for 4 years. I am presently double majoring an AA in Business and Liberal Arts at CWI, and a BA in Music Business and Performance with a Minor in Marketing at BSU. I am also a student of the International Harp Therapy Academy in pursuit of a Music Therapy Certification. I actively seek to further my professional development as a teacher through collegiate study and by attending music teacher association events.
I work as a volunteer for Treefort Music Festival, as well as Radio Boise! I love being able to take part in our music community.
Please see my website for more information! www.songbirdcreates/lessonsFAQ