Thank you for considering me as a piano teacher. I deeply appreciate the opportunity to give you a glimpse into my teaching philosophy.
MY PIANO TEACHING PHILOSOPHY REVOLVES AROUND THESE TWO PRINCIPLES:
“Teachers are responsible to cause students to learn.” (The Seven Laws of the Learner” by Bruce Wilkinson
Great Teachers are constant learners.
I am a constant learner. For me, learning extends far beyond the studio walls. Over the last ten years, I have learned to ride a motorcycle, learned dozens of gymnastic and Olympic weight lifting skills, completed my under grad and Master of Divinity degree. Every one of these experiences continue to shape me as a piano teacher.
Specific to the piano studio, I am always hungry for new ideas, concepts and technique that I can instill in my students or add to my teaching methods. It is critical that I present music and methods that appeal to students of all ages. Technology has opened numerous opportunities for networking with brilliantly creative piano teachers.
If there is minimal learning, it is my personal conviction that there has been minimum teaching. I take the responsibility of teaching piano seriously. It is my desire to cause significant learning. I do not take short cuts in creating a personalized, well-rounded, enjoyable musical experience for each student! I take the liberty to supplement “cookie cutter” curriculums abundantly. My goal is to create a life long love for music in general and that piano skills be perfected and enhanced through various opportunities.
As a teacher, it is paramount that every student taste success. Throughout my years of teaching I have had the opportunity to work with children within every spectrum. There have been several exceptional students, musically and academically, and several exceptional students whose social, academic and musical challenges appeared insurmountable. Though success looked different, I know they all experienced success.