San Diego State University (Theatre Performance)
I am a New York based piano and voice teacher. I've been teaching for 9 years privately and 3 years at a private school. I approach teaching with the philosophy that if you combine fun with hard work any goal can be accomplished. My goal is to inspire you the way my teachers inspire me. I'm 26 years old, and my passion for music still burns strong.
As a working composer and musical director I understand how to apply into the work force what we accomplish during our lessons. I teach students how to teach what they've learned. In my experience the only way to be sure you know something is if you are able to explain it to another person. We don't move on from an area of study until I am certain my student is capable of teaching that area in my absence.
I started playing piano when I was five years old. By "playing" I mean making noise. My family didn't have the money to afford lessons until I was about eleven so during those six years I was on my own. I played every day for hours. I taught myself how to read music and stumbled through song after song until it resembled the piece it was. By the time I started lessons I was pretty far along. I had a great teacher who mixed our lessons with classical pieces/exercises and modern pieces that spoke to my heart. At fourteen years old I started writing music. It provided me with so much comfort through some dark times. I was a soft spoken child and wasn't great with words. Sitting at the piano I learned that I could say things with a combination of notes and rhythmic patterns that people could understand. Music is a unique language and teaching someone to learn it is an experience more rewarding than any other I've come across.
I'm extremely patient and am able to think on my feet. Every student is different in my opinion and to keep the material fun and fresh it is important to adapt to each student's needs. I am always open to criticism and trying a new approach if a student becomes bored or feels they have plateaued. I am a New York based piano and voice teacher. I've been teaching for 9 years privately and 3 years at a private school. I approach teaching with the philosophy that if you combine fun with hard work any goal can be accomplished. My goal is to inspire you the way my teachers inspire me. I'm 26 years old, and my passion for music still burns
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