1. Music Matters
Studying music and the arts is one of the greatest gifts you can give your children. To make music well is a skill that few have, and is one that can never be taken away. I’ve never had an adult tell me “I really regret taking lessons as a child,” but I’ve had dozens tell me they regret not learning when they were younger. Studies show that studying music not only teaches your child empathy, but also essential life skills such as discipline, teamwork, and overall coordination and motor function.
To play beautiful clarinet music, a student must first master the fundamentals of clarinet playing. Fundamentals are the most important aspect of good musicianship. This includes embouchure, tone, rhythm, technical studies, and musical interpretation.
3. Required Excellence
As a teacher I set high but attainable standards for my students. My students are encouraged to reach their full potential simply because they deserve the opportunity to perform at their best.
4. Personalized Instruction
Lessons are individualized for each student to fit their needs and strengths, as well as trigger their motivation. Each student will have unique goals to help them bridge the gap to their next musical milestone.
5. Make Students Think
I encourage my students to become logical and creative problem solvers. They learn appropriate practice techniques, interpretive patterns and traditions, and are encouraged to become their OWN best teacher. This helps students learn how to make continued progress at home between lessons.