I have been a public school music teacher for 33 years. Currently I am a Assistant Professor of Pratice in Music at Moravian College. My forte instruments are violin, viola and clarinet. I love to teach music and see my students excel and acquire the passion for music that I share. I have learned many different approaches to teaching to help my students progress. In addition I love jazz and am able to teach my students the elements of improvisation and introduce them to many alternative techniques.
I enjoy being a part of the growth of learning along with my students.
Her knowledge of the the clarinet parts, specifically the names of each part and handling of the instrument during assembly, hand position and fingering, breath control while playing. Mostly the positive reinforcement and encouragement she gave my granddaughter while teaching.
Invested in each student and personalizes the lessons to fit the child. Fun to work with and I have seen great progress with my child.
The first lesson I will have the student play for me a piece of their choosing. I will then work with the student on that piece to see if my teaching techniques are successful with the student and we make a connection.
I have a B.S. and Masters in Music Education from West Chester University in which I was a violin major. In addition I continued my studies on clarinet and alto sax. I have been teaching instrumental music for 34 years.
Standard pricing for a thirty minute session is $20. For one hour $35.
I begin teaching private violin lessons and clarinet in high school and continued throughout my career.
I have started three year olds through the Suzuki philsophy. My main emphasis is 2nd year students and beyond.
I have many events that have brought me great joy in my teaching career. However, I continue to get such pleasure from my students reaction when they are able to achieve on their instrument.
My advice is make sure they play the instrument you are learning. The teacher should be able to model what they are instructing.
What are your goals that you would like to achieve with lessons and commuicate this to your teacher to make sure they are on the same page.