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Songwriting, Note-spelling, Applied Music Theory (Ages 7-18)

Having taught musicianship for a decade, I know how to bring students to level they need to complete the ABRSM theory exams. However, I have found it most effective to APPLY theory and have beginning students write their own songs! They have fun doing this and learn all the patterns, steps, and values needed to understand theory concepts. They love applying the scales/chords/intervals, terms we will learn through the examination prep books and other theory worksheets.

Extra information

Music Staff paper and erasable colour pens or colour pencils.

Location

At student's location: Around Cambridge, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Chinese

About Me

My goal is for students to walk away from lessons gaining the joy of music, but also feeling like they themselves can learn apart from me -- meaning I want to teach them how to fish!

- They will have a holistic technical understanding (I've learned the systematic and very body friendly Taubman technique). This understanding of the body's natural movements will help students to eventually play virtuosically without hurting themselves.

- Students will develop both aural skills and reading skills. They will not just learn from rote memory, but learn how to identify patterns, and relationships so they can read, and listen to music with understanding.

- Students will have a mixture of music from different genres, historical periods, and cultural backgrounds. They all contribute a piece to the world of music that is vital for growth and enjoyment.

- I've taught babies music, up to adults who are 60 and above. I adjust my style of teaching, communication, and goals according to each person's needs and personality.

Education

Wheaton College, B.M. in Music Performance
University of Cambridge graduate student
Suzuki Book One Certification
Musikgarten Early Childhood Curriculum Certification
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Grant Recipient 2020

Experience / Qualifications

10 years of teaching abroad and in the Chicagoland area. Has experience preparing students for the ABRSM and RCM examinations.
Whether you are a completely new beginner, intermediate level, or advanced, or even if you are a returning student to the piano after years of being away, I can help! I have an undergraduate Piano Performance degree and am an active performer, singer-songwriter, and pianist. I can help give you a systematic education to understand not only the keys before you, but the theory, a holistic physical technique, and the artistic expression necessary for your genre.

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