I have been teaching private music lessons for six years. In that time, I’ve learned that each student needs a unique approach that is personal to his or her learning style. One of my favorite things to do in a lesson is have them choose a favorite song and together we will figure out the best way to learn it. Usually I will find a Youtube video of the song and write a version of the song that fits the student’s skill level or the student and I will make a chord chart for the song and make a recording performing the song. I use recording a lot for teaching. It’s important for the student to receive immediate feedback of how they sound, and also, for me, as the teacher, to send students home with a recording that serves as a guide for home practicing.
I can teach piano, guitar and ukelele. I teach for a studio in Grand Rapids called The Piano Cottage.