Teaching Children, Adults or Both?
Teaching special needs children
About the teacher
I’ve been teaching private lessons on multiple instruments since 2001. I teach beginning thru advanced levels on electric bass, clarinet, and jazz theory. I teach beginning thru intermediate levels on guitar and most other wind band instruments flute, sax, etc.. I was the Director of Bands grades 5-12, Technical Theater Director, and Chair of the Creative and Performing Arts Department at Fredericksburg Academy, and independent school in Fredericksburg, VA from 2007-2013. I am also an active professional performer, primarily on electric bass but also including guitar, clarinet, trombone, and drumset. Regardless of how work with students, I believe that a well rounded foundation in music is the key to success.
Years of experience
more than 10 years
Teaching philosophy and approach to teaching
When working in private lessons, I work with each student to set goals, both long and short term. I then assume the role of a guide whenever possible, rather than an authoritarian figure, so that sudents can discover concepts for themselves vs. having the information given to them. When students discover the concepts for themselves, they tend to understand them much better because they have learned them through practical use. I tend to be on the sarcastic side, which creates a bit of a loose, fun environment where mistakes aren’t something to be feared, but something to be learned from.
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