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Patient Pedagogue of Piano, Violin and Flute
Toni M.

11 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Hourly Rate: $75
Toni M.'s Photo

Patient Pedagogue of Piano, Violin and Flute
Patient Pedagogue of Piano, Violin and Flute
Toni M.

11 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

11 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Toni


Bio

Hi, I'm Toni! I've been teaching piano, violin and flute lessons for over 30 years and since 2019, lessons have been online, all over the country. I have had a very satisfying career teaching music. I have learned from great teachers I had that making the lesson fun and interesting is the best way for learning to happen. I began teaching English when I lived in China and taught spoken English to University and College students. I have continued to teach English mainly to Spanish...

Hi, I'm Toni! I've been teaching piano, violin and flute lessons for over 30 years and since 2019, lessons have been online, all over the country. I have had a very satisfying career teaching music. I have learned from great teachers I had that making the lesson fun and interesting is the best way for learning to happen. I began teaching English when I lived in China and taught spoken English to University and College students. I have continued to teach English mainly to Spanish Speakers here in America.

I share my love of music with students of all ages, 4-94, and all levels. University students in China, sang regularly in English. There is no cookie cutter lesson with me, I like to think outside the box. If you are new to music study, my job is to give you a solid foundation to build on. If have you studied music before, I'm here to guide you to learn more advanced skills. It has always been my mission to provide the best quality musical instrument and ESL lessons I can.

I'm passionate about music education. Music does so many good things for the learning of other subjects in school and it provides a much-needed stress release. The study of music is also proven to increase cognitive abilities in school. For children to be well rounded adults, I believe they need the discipline of learning a musical instrument. I've taught and judged internationally in both America and China.

Everywhere people can benefit from private one on one lessons, no matter your age. Music brightens your world, increases creativity and enhances life. Becoming more fluent in a language helps you to enjoy the world you are living in. Let me help you explore the world of music and language. Contact me with additional questions and to schedule a lesson.


Education

Northern Virginia Community College
Fine Arts Specialization

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: For the youngest students, I do ask that a parent or older sibling attend the lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I am a Composer and have studied composition in school. I have and continue to write music for my students on whatever instrument(s). I also compose for children's choirs, string orchestra and chamber music. I also create arrangements of music for students and arrangements of hymns for church.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for five years in China and two years here in America upon my return from China. I have been TEFL certified since 2012. I have two University graduates who went to Australia from China to attend school. One of my Chinese students, has such clear spoken English she was thought to be from an English speaking country. I also have my students write for me. What is written sometimes is different from what is spoken. I want you to be fluent in both.

Elementary Education

Homeschool,

Homeschool

I homeschooled my son from Pre-K to high school graduation. I taught music in a homeschool co-op. I have homeschooled in America and in China. I have also tutored my niece in homeschool
Elementary Science

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for five years in China and two years here in America upon my return from China. I have been TEFL certified since 2012. I have two University graduates who went to Australia from China to attend school. One of my Chinese students, has such clear spoken English she was thought to be from an English speaking country. I also have my students write for me. What is written sometimes is different from what is spoken. I want you to be fluent in both.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for five years in China and two years here in America upon my return from China. I have been TEFL certified since 2012. I have two University graduates who went to Australia from China to attend school. One of my Chinese students, has such clear spoken English she was thought to be from an English speaking country. I also have my students write for me. What is written sometimes is different from what is spoken. I want you to be fluent in both.
Piano

Piano

I began my private music teaching career as a piano teacher. I have taught this instrument the longest and have studied with Dr. Barbara Ryland Wells, Mrs. Ljiljana Eluhow and Dr. Spencer Fellows. I currently have beginner, intermediate and advanced piano students.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for five years in China and two years here in America upon my return from China. I have been TEFL certified since 2012. I have two University graduates who went to Australia from China to attend school. One of my Chinese students, has such clear spoken English she was thought to be from an English speaking country. I also have my students write for me. What is written sometimes is different from what is spoken. I want you to be fluent in both.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for five years in China and two years here in America upon my return from China. I have been TEFL certified since 2012. I have two University graduates who went to Australia from China to attend school. One of my Chinese students, has such clear spoken English she was thought to be from an English speaking country. I also have my students write for me. What is written sometimes is different from what is spoken. I want you to be fluent in both.
Piano

Piano

I began my private music teaching career as a piano teacher. I have taught this instrument the longest and have studied with Dr. Barbara Ryland Wells, Mrs. Ljiljana Eluhow and Dr. Spencer Fellows. I currently have beginner, intermediate and advanced piano students.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I am a Composer and have studied composition in school. I have and continue to write music for my students on whatever instrument(s). I also compose for children's choirs, string orchestra and chamber music. I also create arrangements of music for students and arrangements of hymns for church.
Flute,

Flute

I have studied the flute in middle and high school and have participated in college bands playing flute. I have taught this to beginners and to those who are coming back to the instrument as adults.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I'm a life long learner of music theory. In college, my music theory professor created a new class to challenge me. Music theory is the basis of how we create music and I'm passionate that each student I teach have a complete understanding of music theory. As a composer I use music theory daily.
Piano,

Piano

I began my private music teaching career as a piano teacher. I have taught this instrument the longest and have studied with Dr. Barbara Ryland Wells, Mrs. Ljiljana Eluhow and Dr. Spencer Fellows. I currently have beginner, intermediate and advanced piano students.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I have written and currently write music for myself and my students. I studied composition in high school and college. I teach composition along with music theory to my music students. I have performed my musical composition in America and China. I have recorded a CD of original songs.
Violin

Violin

This is my first instrument. I have studied with Brenda McManus and Hyunji Lee. I have composed for this instrument and debuted many works on recitals as a student of Hyunji Lee. I have beginner and intermediate students on the violin.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for five years in China and two years here in America upon my return from China. I have been TEFL certified since 2012. I have two University graduates who went to Australia from China to attend school. One of my Chinese students, has such clear spoken English she was thought to be from an English speaking country. I also have my students write for me. What is written sometimes is different from what is spoken. I want you to be fluent in both.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL for five years in China and two years here in America upon my return from China. I have been TEFL certified since 2012. I have two University graduates who went to Australia from China to attend school. One of my Chinese students, has such clear spoken English she was thought to be from an English speaking country. I also have my students write for me. What is written sometimes is different from what is spoken. I want you to be fluent in both.
Piano

Piano

I began my private music teaching career as a piano teacher. I have taught this instrument the longest and have studied with Dr. Barbara Ryland Wells, Mrs. Ljiljana Eluhow and Dr. Spencer Fellows. I currently have beginner, intermediate and advanced piano students.

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Always a great lesson with Toni! After being away from my flute for 30 years, she's helping me get my flute chops back!

Linette, 8 lessons with Toni
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