A typical lesson consists of checking student’s progress, addressing any immediate issues and working on skill building.
OK, so those are the basics, but what happens is so much more than that! One student may have trouble hitting a C#, so we’ll work on those. Another may have trouble relaxing, we might spend some time on breathing exercises to help with that. Still another might have a death grip on the neck of their instrument, so we’ll do some exercises to help relax their hands.
My goal is to help students get well on their way to a lifetime love of learning and making music.
In 3-6 months, they should be:
- Reading music consistently at a level appropriate to their progress.
- Developing an understanding of rhythm and meter.
- Placing their fingers properly, and reliably for the most part.
- Developing correct posture and holding their instrument and bow in a relaxed manner that suits their body type and facilitates the freedom of movement required for great music.