Hello - & Good Tidings to All!!!!
Please allow me to introduce myself to you; My name is: “Miss Joanne!!”
“It’s a pleasure to meet you and to be recognized by you, a fellow music enthusiast”.
Before I begin my personal narrative, please allow me to thank you for this opportunity and to inform you, I will forward a photo of myself, at a later date in time.
First, I am not a mechanical robot, or machine, because I teach piano. I have total regard for the privilege to be able to teach both children and adults.
“Respecting our children & their well being”: My total focus remains: there is no compromise for a child's safety and well being; Encouraging - careful thought consideration, must be implemented to present a proper / intuitive, & well balanced program, and to maintain true professionalism. The above focus holds even greater emphasis, especially throughout the application / theoretical process, when teaching an adult.
My teaching career began in February of 1979, with a practicum in piano pedagogy, highlighting the completion of my music studies at Concordia College, in Bronxville, New York. During my practicum in piano pedagogy, I received the great experience and knowledge, to teach both children and adults. The varied teaching / presentation directive, for children verses adults, though methodology order does differ, the ultimate goal is confirmation of the foundational elements of music, to be understood and implemented.
As a private music instructor/ mentor, the ability to teach both children and adults has been a positive and significant element, in my teaching journey, and enhanced my life beyond understanding.
My teaching career has taught me “Every child is special and unique, in their acceptance of knowledge”. This single recognition and concept, has guided me to regard every person, as special and unique unto themselves. Each person should be treated with particular care and direction.
The task and responsibility of reports, critiques and scheduling, of each student’s lesson and level of progress, is a great guide in organization, direction and goal achievement.
My communication with each student, verbal or otherwise, has educated me to the amazing impact of the powerful cliché “it’s not what you say, however, how you say and present it”. Even more astonishing is the daily remarkable experience of “some days I was the teacher, and some days I was the student, spotlighting the importance of another person’s needs, wants and challenges. Striving to focus, from every perspective;
In many cases, this valuable concept and message, proved to be an incredible guiding tool, and recognition of a parent’s required achievements / expectations for their child.
My career path has provided a beneficial and strengthening wisdom of reasoning, understanding, logic and purpose. I have learned to accept the positive facts as valuable information, and the negative impact to be a further guiding element, for each new experience.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to our future meeting and discussing the world of music, and the vast, potential opportunities, available through this great knowledge.
With great appreciation for all,
Private Piano/ Music Instructor
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