Teaching this age group includes modeling good practice habits and demonstrating proper instrumental or piano technique including memorized scales and coaching the artistry of personal expression through music.
Instrumentalists entering middle school may have the opportunity to enter the school band and orchestra programs. Students who choose not to participate in school music programs benefit from my private lesson instruction. I teach a curriculum including basic instrumental performance skills, solfege (interval training and singing), music theory and music history.
High School Students
Teen students begin to set long term educational goals. While some choose to study music, others will view music as an enjoyable supplement to their academic pursuits. My instruction with this age group is interactive, allowing students to direct some lesson content, while maintaining achievable expectations. Advanced technique, music interpretation and music analysis are added to lesson content.
Instrumentalists who participate in band and assume leadership roles within their school music programs. Some students audition for community orchestras and bands. High school students who do not participate in band programs will benefit from my private lesson instruction that provides a curriculum of instrumental performance skills, solfege, music theory and music history.
All students may participate in studio recitals, flute choir, and standardized annual assessments administered through Michigan Music Teachers Association and hosted locally by Metropolitan Detroit Musicians League
Older, more accomplished students become role models for younger students and assume senior positions within my studio.