“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words
and that which cannot remain silent.” Victor Hugo
Music is about more than just reading notes off a page. Music
involves, feeling, self expression, aethetics, flow, emotion, movement,
centeredness, and most importantly connecting with self and others. I teach students:
- to improvise
- to compose
- to read
- to be musically responsive
- to collaborate with others
- to understand music through their own feeling and movement
I work with each of my students to
help them recognize their unique life spark and give that a vehicle of
I encourage and guide students to develop their sound instincts!
Learning music skills is important: reading, writing, sight
singing, counting, compostion, theory.
I use multiple modalities to teach the fundamental understanding and language
of music - this understanding can then apply to any instrument.
Cello Flute Piano Drum set Hand drums GuitarElectronic Music ( Ableton Live, Protools, Garage band, Sibelius.)
There are many differant factors- maturity of child, how involved a parent wants to be. I find 4 year olds can generally start having productive lessons.
How important is practice at home?
For some kids, practicing alone is quite frustrating and unproductive. For some families, I recommend that the child practices to accompany a parent doing a chore such as washing dishes or folding clothes. Their practice is then being of service. For some children, I use various computer based feedback games. This greatly regularily of practice.
Montessori Middle School, Norwalk; Temple Sholom Preschool, Greenwich, CT; Christ Church Preschool, Greenwich; KEYS Program Roosevelt Elementary School, Bridgeport, CT; Horizons at Greenfarms Academy, Westport, CT; Chabad of Riverdale;
"I would teach children music, physics,
and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music
and all the arts are the keys to learning."
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the
imagination, and life to everything."
"Without music, life would be a mistake."
– Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which
cannot remain silent."
"If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed,
if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish
"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often
think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of
– Albert Einstein
"Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life
bringing peace, abolishing strife."
– Kahlil Gibran
"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe."
"Early musical training does more good for kids than just making it easier for them to enjoy music, it changes their brain and these brain changes could lead to cognitive advances as well," study researcher Yunxin Wang said in a statement. "Our study provides evidence that early music training could change the structure of the brain’s cortex"
6 Benefits of Music Lessons
Learning to play an instrument can help your child fine-tune her ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction.
By Angela Kwan