Here are some of my personally held values and thoughts that define my approach towards private music lessons:

 

  • It is important to me that students feel understood, accepted, and listened to.
  • The musical journey is just as important as reaching the destination.
  • Learning takes place more effectively with defined and attainable goals.
  • Songs serve as great opportunities for experiential learning.
  • I try my best to remain flexible with my students.
  • Parent involvement and presence during lessons is always welcome and beneficial.
  • Music theory is best understood experientially within hands-on application.
  • I am always open to working within a student’s area of musical interest but will try to provide them with a much more expansive vantage point by helping them see what helped shape the music that they are now enjoying.
  • It’s my ambition to maintain ongoing, up-to-date, open communication with families and students regarding questions, practicing, and expectations surrounding lessons.
  • My ability to teach effectively is hinged on maintaining an open mind towards personal and musical growth.