Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Teaching Piano, Drum set, Percussion, and Music theory to children and adults. I am usually requested to travel to my students homes.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. I most recently helped 2 brothers prepare their classical piano pieces for a recital. We worked on dynamics, phrasing, and rhythmic interpretation.
Prior to that job, I taught a percussion lesson to a child with a learning disability. Because he has difficulties reading, I utilized an aural method to explain and teach the rhythms we would play.
Prior to that job, I taught a beginner piano lesson to a 12 year old girl who is very musically inclined but lacks the formal theory and musical education needed to open the doors fully to her talent.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Make sure your music teacher has a thourough education. A degree in music is an excellent indicator that your teacher is a serious musician. This isn't to say that a music teacher without a degree is not qualified, but you can be sure a teacher with a 4 year degree has a solid understanding of music, theory, and application.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love teaching people "how to fish".... Or in other words, I love giving people the understanding of music which allows them to be creative in their own musical endeavors. I feel that my job as a teacher is not to turn my students into "musical type writers", with no real understanding of the music they are reading and playing, but rather turn them into "Musical Authors" who are able to not only understand the language of music, but to also CREATE music with their understanding.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I have played and been involved in Music for close to 30 years. I have a Bachellors degree in music from California State University Northridge, one of the best music programs in California. I have over 22 years experience working with children, and over 10 years experience working with special needs children. I have studied child psychology, applied behavior, psychology of music, special needs populations, and recording arts. Most importantly, I love teaching music. :)