It is important for me as an instructor to understand the goals of each student so that I can customize the curriculum to meet each student’s individual needs.
Lesson notes will be emailed to student after each lesson, which will include details about technique, repertoire, progress, and how to practice leading up to the next lesson. Young beginning students will also receive the video/audio recordings for each piece.
Learning the theory behind the pieces that students are playing can help deepen their understanding of music and can even help them compose their own works!
One of the most essential musical skills to develop in students is sight-reading, which involves being able to play music never seen before. Learning sight-reading skills can help students learn new pieces of music quickly.
Students first learn through listening. Training the ears to quickly identity musical components can enhance student' piano skills and help them gain a more profound understanding of music.
Learning the historical background of music gives students a deeper understanding of the music that they are learning.
Two recitals are organized every year. This gives the students an opportunity to practice performing for an audience and gain confidence in their skills.
As the secretary of the Music Teachers National Association, in addition to being a member of both the Florida State Music Teachers Association and the Tallahassee Music Teachers Association, I am able to provide a variety of competition opportunities for my students.