Music And Spanish Language Learning
I make my lessons fun and personalized.I first learn my student's best way of learning and utilize that to teach in a way the student feels comfortable and confident. I also Speak Spanish too.
Seeing my student' smile when they learn and perform. Seeing them achieve their goals.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
After establishing contact through a phone call, email or text, we negotiate price, schedule, budget and any details of the lessons.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a certified NJ Spanish language Court Interpfeter. A k to 12th Grade Music teacher, currently a High School Spanish teacher, and ESL instructor also and have over 12 years teaching music and language to students of all ages. I have two bachelors Degrees and a Master's Degree.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Yes, but I offer flexible rates to my students. I start with my top standard rate, then offer different discount options as I negotiate with each student or stduents.
How did you get started teaching?
After graduating from a BA in Music Ed, I taught at a private school for 4 years, K to 12th grade students, different instruments and since I am bilingual, even before for my second BA in Music Ed, I already taught private music lessons after school for children and adults.
What types of students have you worked with?
All kinds. From adult professionals who are focused in improving their careers by learning Spanish or English language, and adults who want to learn a language for traveling, to adults and children who want to learn to play an instrument like the piano or guitar and pick up a hobbies or skill. For 9 years I had a day job as a recreation or activity director for medical facilities and I used music and education as a therapeutic activity. I performed their favorite songs whether children or adult patients, and organized instrument learning clubs as well as culturally engaged language lessons. I also teach to many family groups or learning pods from elementary to college students, and I offer group discounts.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Teaching ESL and Civic Prep class to pass the citizenship test to a diverse group of individuals in my community. Something that will help improve their lives.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Ask all the questions you have and never stop asking as you learn. do not leave anything out. A good instructor will give you answers or find ways to help you understand. A good teacher us also flexible to the students needs and learning modes.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Be open to learn from the instructor and allow the instructor to try different approaches until you both discover what is the best way you learn. You don't only want to get an instructor but also a learning coach. Nevertheless the lesson experience should be enjoyable and not work. Will this teacher lead me to "Aha" or "eureka!" moments or will it be another subject added to my schedule to work on?
Also remember that good teaches most likely have had years of training. Consider this when discussing prices. The saying is very true: "you get what you pay for" chances are that a great educator is already offering a very low rate. You want to pay a fair price for a magnificent lesson. This will keep both insteuctor and student motivated.