I have a very patient, calm, and encouraging approach rooted in positive motivation. I am able to adapt very quickly to any teaching situation and adjust accordingly. I make every class, lesson, or tutoring session feel like it is the most important part of our day, because it is! This has come with over two decades of teaching experience as a certified instructor.
I have been professionally certified in K-12 Music as well as General Education for 23 years. I offer tutoring in music and a variety of other areas.
Learn more by visiting my website: www.brasstenor.com
My favorite part about teaching is interacting with people - students, colleagues, parents, families, and members of the community. I consider it a privilege to teach: the ability to share my knowledge with others, the challenge of figuring out and adjusting what does and does not work during a lesson, and watching the development of those under my tutelage. Every day is a new day. If we have a bad day, we have a chance to learn from our mistakes and do it over the next day.
I liked how well he listened to my issues and helped me rectify them. He gave me great advice and praised me when I did well. His experience in the classroom with troubled teens is a constant source of inspiration.
As my first trumpet teacher, brass tenor has helped lay the foundation for my musical career and lifelong passion for the trumpet. His teaching, care, dedication, and support helped me grow tremendously as a trumpet-player. I went onto study trumpet performance and have great experiences as a musician, and I attribute much of this to studying with brass tenor at the early stages.
Tim changed my daughters life! She finally believed in herself and excelled in her band performance.
He was very kind and could give criticism without it coming off as negative. It is important as a teacher to be able to help students without making them feel offended, attacked, or less of themselves for making a mistake. Here, I was able to make mistakes and use them to further my learning in a fun and creative way.
Because every person is completely different and making a connection with a new tutor or instructor is so important, here is my typical process:
1) Establish a rapport between the student and myself to make everyone feel comfortable. This will include questions about interests outside of music, because music is only one part of our lives.
2) Find out the musical goals and aspirations of the student.
3) During the first lesson, I do a lot of listening to properly assess the current musical status of the student (instead of speaking and demonstrating).
4) I provide a comprehensive review of the entire lesson at its conclusion.
* Bachelor of Music from Wilkes University (Double Major: Music Education (instrumental) and Voice Performance)
* Presently enrolled in studies towards Master of Music Education degree at Liberty University (Anticipated completion date: August 2019)
* New Jersey public school music educator and private lesson instructor for 23 years
* Teaching experience includes: PreK-12 Instrumental, Choral, and General Music to over 11,000 students
* Master teacher workshops/clinics at various music conferences
* Active performer on brass instruments and voice
Lessons are available in 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 minute increments. Rates vary by location and nature of lesson. SKype lessons are also available.
I started teaching at age 15 in my hometown summer music program where I voluntarily worked as a teacher's assistant with classes of young trumpet players. Since that summer, I became hooked and haven't looked back!
Elementary through Senior Citizen; Special needs (ADHD, 504, IEP); Professional-level talent. I have helped students of every conceivable age and ability level achieve GREAT SUCCESS by creating lessons to maximize their potential.
Receiving a video from students in an at-risk community to convey the impact I had on them in music and life.
It is critically important that you make a strong connection with any teacher. Credentials mean absolutely nothing if the instructor cannot communicate effectively. Be sure that the potential teacher is still growing and learning. I personally commit a minimum of two hours a day to improve musical and non-musical things about myself.
Be extremely honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses, and share that information with your instructor.Don't leave out important details.
Think about your favorite things about music as a whole, musical genre preferences, music-reading ability, sense of rhythm, etc.
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