2 week summer camp in July. Contact for details. 813-426-6412
I am a dedicated and passionate teacher. I believe that playing a musical instrument (especially a stringed instrument) is one of the most difficult and brain taxing things that a person can do. Because of that, I believe that the methods and disciplines I teach to play the cello can be used to learn anything, including:
How to study any subject more effectively
How to memorize information efficiently
How to ease performance (test) anxiety
Playing a musical instrument makes every part of your brain work simultaneously. Just think of all the things you have to do at once! Listening, watching, simple mathematics and coordination, all at the same time. It is the most complete workout that anyone can give their brain!
My philosophy of teaching is simple: if you can make it fun, interesting, and rewarding, then students want to learn. Then, instilling a desire for discipline is much easier, and more effective. I also don't believe that there are some that "just can't". Levels of ability may differ, but each person has the ability, and it is my job to help them grow that ability to it's fullest potential in a way that is fulfilling for them.
I try to make it rewarding. Music is beautiful, it is an art. If you can create it, then you are doing something truly beautiful, and truly human. It doesn't get too much better than that :)
I am currently available to teach in your or my home on Mondays and Saturdays, daytime or evening time.
You must have a cello. I can give you contact information for rentals, or purchace. Simply email me at email@example.com for more info.
For piano lessons, you must have a piano or keyboard at your home.