I have been teaching music for 20 years in schools, conservatories as a private teacher. I currently teaching in my home studio in Newton. I am a certified music educator specializing in music and piano instruction for young children and youth. Ever since I became a teacher, I have developed a special interest in rediscovering everything that is great about music, along with my students.
I like to teach music because…
I believe that experiencing music first hand is a great vehicle that enables each one of us to discover our unique abilities and talents. Apart from the fact that music aesthetically appeals to us, it gives us opportunity to engage in an activity that involves not only our ears, but all of our senses. children and adults alike enjoy creating music daily. When we sing in the shower or hum a slightly different version of a tune we know, we are actually doing exactly that.
Music isn’t something that only musicians appreciate. Many people enjoy listening to music without playing a single note their entire life. Listening to music is fun, but I believe that people can actively participate in music making without being professional musicians. Through my music classes and piano lessons, I try to expose the students to as much music as I can. Listening, singing and playing different styles of music from all around the world are part of the curriculum. While we are developing instrumental skills, the children also learn to appreciate music and increase their ability to listen to it critically. All of these acquired skills will make it easier for children to express their feelings through music and make music part of their life. This process takes gradual learning and can start at a very young age, and hopefully continue through a lifetime.
My primary goal is to promote an environment that emphasizes free expression, making music and sharing it with others.