I use sections from several different methods that over the years I have found to be most effective. I believe in a well rounded musical experience that can advance the student to playing just for fun or all the way to gaining entrance to a college program for music.
Touching just one soul with the beauty of music is so gratifing. I have shared my passion for music with my students and choir members for over 40 years. It is not just a job, it is a lifelong ambition.
I have always wanted to sing better. Margaret has helped me with staying on pitch. Now my kids don't tell me to stop singing in the car.
She is great. I am 72 and have been taking lessons for 5 years. I have some trouble with counting but she has helped me and now my songs are better. I have enjoyed the lessons very much.
Both my boys are taking lessons from Mrs. Osinski. She is an excellent teacher and the boys are advancing nicely. She is very considerate and they love her. Currently my oldest is playing an Imagine Dragon song that he asked to learn how to play. He also has performed in several talent shows at school playing a Beatles tune with his Dad on guitar and one of his method book songs. He got a standing ovation.
I take a couple of lessons to evaluate each student. Then I proceed to fill in the holes in their musical experience.
I have taught for over 40 years. I have a liberal arts degree and I have been the music director at several churches for over 20 years.
I charge $100/month tuition during the school year. Due to my vacation and yours, I charge $25 per week. There is a one time registration fee of $30.
When I was still taking lessons after 6 years and only 16 years old, the head of the studio wanted me to take on beginners. After a few years when I was in college I started teaching on my own. The rest is history.
All ages and abilities. I even have had some disabled, learning disabled along with students on the autistic spectrum.
I currently have a 30 year old student who has cerebral palsy and walks with a four point walker. She is being cared for by her grandparents from Russia. She loves music and although has limited mobility with her legs, does an incredible job with each task I give her on a weekly basis. She is limited in her pursuits but music has given her something to cherish.
Make sure the teacher uses more than just a method book. Do they teach music theory along with their lessons. Do they give you music that is interesting? Fun songs to play because music is fun!
The type of music you would like to learn and how long it would take to get there? The type of instrument needed for practicing and/or performing? Is this just for fun or is it a life long goal?