Shawnette's Little Parlor Music Home Studio For Flute And Piano

Shawnette's Little Parlor Music Home Studio For Flute And Piano

25 years in business

About this pro

I love music! I love talking about it and teaching it. I teach both flute and piano. I want my students to learn to touch people's hearts with sound. I try to tailor my lessons based on each student's ability and need.

I have a Bachelor's of Music Degree in Flute Performance. I  have taught at two music schools in Queens, NY and at a preparatory school in Brooklyn for over 10 years. Currently I teach both flute and piano from my home studio.

I love to see when my students begin to think in music and when they start exploring on their own. I also like it when my students give me new ways of looking at music. Those times when I'm forced to think out of the box and say: "That's so true, it really is like that!"

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Brooklyn, NY 11226
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I conduct an orientation lesson to get an idea of how the student learns.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Bachelor's of Music Degree

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I review what the standard market rate for lessons in and around the boroughs I work in, and try to keep my rates below that.

if a student shows an aptitude and or keen interest in learning, I would like to teach that person. so a much as is possible, I will work with what the student can afford .

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching music while I was in college and found that I really enjiyed it and interacted well with little learners. Aside from that most musicians do end up teaching as well as performing.

What types of students have you worked with?

So many types. I've taught students between the ages of 3 and adult. I consider all my students to be talented and interesting.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was explaining the concept of 'tempo' to a relatively new student. I had not really used that word to describe speed to him. I said to him: "Your tempo should be such and such." He replied: "I thought tempo was a church." He thought I meant 'temple' not 'tempo'. Everyone in the room had a good laugh and I said that it will definitely be my book if I ever write one.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be  patient while you and the teacher get to know eachother. Be prepared to interact and don't be afraid to ask questions.

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What duration lesson do you recommend? 

How much am I expected to practice?

What are your cancellation policies?

Do you give make-up lessons?