TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

"Here’s how you do it..." 

 

My philosophy of teaching can be narrowed down into a simple goal: play to the best parts of your personality.  All students must walk down the road of forming good posture and technical ability— yes the rudiments! I always ask students, “Is it comfortable, in tune, and as beautiful as you can make it.”  Music tells a story, and so I look for dialogue with students on what they feel and see when they perform a musical passage. With more advanced students, we work toward to addressing music theory and form to help determine more fundamental reasons when interpreting the emphasis points of a passage of music.

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