Teaching Children, Adults or Both?
Teaching special needs children
Lot of experience
About the teacher
You may have noticed my unusual name it’s Persian and pronounced Na-eem. I was born in Iran and I have been living in the U.S. since 2004. Before coming to Milwaukee, I lived in Seattle, WA where I received my Bachelor’s of Music in guitar performance. At the moment, I am pursuing my graduate studies in guitar performance at UWM.
Why did I choose the guitar? I have loved the instrument since I was a young child. I started my musical training in my late teens. Since then, I have been enjoying learning, teaching and performing guitar. As you might have guessed, I love classical music, as well as all fine arts. I enjoy good, healthy, food and cooking is part of my daily life. Music has been an important part of my life and sharing my experience with others is one of my greatest joys.
Years of experience
5 – 10 years
Education relevant to teaching music
At the moment, I am pursuing my graduate studies in guitar performance at UWM under Rene Izquierdo. I have a BM in classical guitar performance from the University of Washington. I have studied with Michael Lefevre, Michael Partington and Eduardo Fernandez. I have played in master classes for David Russell, Jorge Caballero, Goran Sollscher, Eduardo Fernandez and others. I have performed solo concerts at the University of Washington and at private events. I have also played in guitar ensembles and performed duets with viola, voice and clarinet.
Teaching philosophy and approach to teaching
I believe the primary goal in teaching should be to teach why, rather than how. Anyone can teach how something is done but few take the time to teach why we do things a certain way. I strongly believe that when this goal is mastered it will help students become self-sufficient and thinking musicians.
I teach students at all levels and ages. Lessons focus on five major areas in guitar study: technique, reading music, memorizing music, interpretation and performance. Lessons provide efficient studies for developing both the right and left hand, learning the fingerboard, developing general musical knowledge and learning how to perform in public with security and confidence. My job as a teacher is to show the student how to study efficiently and effectively, to encourage the student in their guitar learning, build confidence, and help them achieve their goal. In short, my job is to take students far beyond what they could achieve on their own.
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