I am a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for bluegrass and old time music. I love to perform and have had the opportunity to share the stage with many of my hero's. Over my years of learning and playing this music, I have been taught and mentored by many amazing musicians, which has inspired me to want to teach and mentor other musicians. I believe a solid foundation of technique and music theory, along with a dynamic and interesting lesson plan, will help any student succeed in learning any genre of music.
I love helping my students succeed, and will do anything I can to teach a student in a way they connect with and find meaning in. I am a flexible and patient teacher with lots of knowledge and experience. I can explain things in many different ways to ensure you understand and learn something new in every lesson.
Alani is super sweet. She is such a great teacher. I'm a beginner and she has helped me grow so much. She is really talented. I cant wait to continue to work with her and gain my full potential. She inspires me.
In our first lesson, I will likely ask you to demonstrate your level to me, either by telling me or showing me what you know. I will use this to better understand your strengths and weaknesses and go from there. You can expect to come away from our first lesson with some learning materials, a plan for going forward, and an encouraging start to our journey as musicians together!
30 minutes- $25
45 minutes- $40
Any student 10 years or younger may only sign up for a 30 minute lesson.
I first became interested in teaching when I was about 12 years old, and decided to teach my younger sister how to play the violin. Since then, I have worked with musicians of all ages and levels, in person and online, to help them improve and reach their goals.
I have taught students of all ages, and from many different musical backgrounds, from adult learners with no prior experience, to teenagers that are classcialy trained and want to learn to play bluegrass or old time music. My youngest student was 5 years old and my oldest was 75. I also have worked with people with disabilities.
The main thing that I think is important, is to find a teacher that will give you all the necessary basics and technique, while also giving you room to learn the music you are interested in. It's also very important to find a teacher that you connect with on a personal level, because this will help motivate you to continue your lessons and learn!