Music Studio Of R. Jonathon Carlson
I focus on helping my students to understand, to do, and above all to enjoy the learning process while actually learning. I don't do homework or busywork and I will never be upset if the students don't practice enough for their lack of inspiration would be my fault. I love teaching and I believe in my students. Please schedule a lesson with me.
I believe everyone should take music/chess lessons with a good teacher. I take pleasure in helping pupils understand better and thus enjoy using their knowledge.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Half lesson study and half playing with some flexibility. I teach fundamentals in a well rounded manner until they are ready for more elaborate instruction.
in chess I play a game or two and show puzzles on a smaller set during a untimed game. I also provide advice and take backs during the game.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have taught 20years and studied music at Texas a&m university in Corpus Christi for 7 years. My degree recital video is on YouTube and available upon request.
I grew up going to catholic school where I began studying piano in early high school. I was a alternative rock guitarist before beginning piano. I've also had two years of violin playing but I don't teach violin.
I grew up playing chess with family and friends, and have read and studied Bobby Fischer teaches chess. Get the book, you should.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
40$ half hour
How did you get started teaching?
I taught my friends to start. Rockers mostly, who admired classical and jazzy piano.
Now I've worked for traveling music lessons.com for over a year in Austin.
i started teaching chess for chesswizards.com recently.
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages and levels
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I performed 4 songs in the ACC 50th Anniversary concert, video will be available upon request.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Try me out, find out what you wished you always knew. :)
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Do they have money and time for lessons, obviously. And whether you have a working keyboard of course.
i can provide chess set/clock.