My experience as a private teacher has taught me the importance of adapting to every student’s individual goals and needs. My students have varied from 4-year-old beginners to adults wanting to pick up a hobby. I am also able to help students who might struggle with performance anxiety; the significance of performing with a healthy mind and body holds great importance for me with my students.
While I teach in line with the ABRSM and Trinity exams, I believe it is imperative to look beyond these systems and encourage students to explore other musical paths that will stimulate them both musically and creatively as people. I incorporate Suzuki and Kodály methods into my teaching, as well as analysis, theory, composition and aural work which I try to tailor for particular student’s needs. I believe first and foremost in teaching my students to become well-rounded musicians and individuals which is why I design my lessons individually for each student. This is exactly what I love about my work. Everyone brings something different to the table with their own interests, strengths and talents. It is important to me that music can become a personal expression that fits the person making it.