My philosophy in teaching is that ALL children are talented. A child’s talent is hidden and it is up to us, as teachers, to discover it, develop it, and let it soar. The earlier we do this, the better. I like to start working with children between ages 3 and 6. Children at this age benefit from our musical guiadance.
It is easier for them to learn how to recognize the tones of different sounds, so when they
learn how to sing along while playing the piano, they hear themselves and thus learn
how to carry a tune. When they first learn about how the beat works, marching
to the metronome clicks, and
how rhythms arise from all kinds of combinations of different notes,
so one day they come up with their own rhythm, their own tune, perharps their own song.
How many times do we hear parents say that their child would like to learn how to play a guitar after he or she took piano lessons for several years. It is no surprise that children develop interest for different instruments after they have learned piano. Many students in my Studio have expanded their skills by taking lessons with other instruments as well as voice lessons. Some participate in Talent Shows, sing in their school’s glee club or choir, and have performed in Musicals.
I am dedicated to enriching the lives of both students and their families.