Music allows us to celebrate and preserve our cultural heritages, and also to explore the realms of expression, imagination, and creation resulting in new knowledge. Therefore, every individual should be guaranteed the opportunity to learn music and to share in musical experiences.
I believe every child comes to our world with musical ability. As a music teacher, it's my duty to foster and inspire this natural capacity. I strive to bring out the innate musicality in each and every student. Whether starting out for the first time at age six or sixty-five, or returning after many years away from an instrument, I am dedicated to providing music lessons tailored to the student's needs and goals. In music lessons, I encourage my students to learn and help them enjoy the process of making music with their instruments.
Music is a necessary part of life and children need the beauty and expression of music just as much as they need to know how to read and multiply.
I also believe that the relationship between teacher, student and parent is essential to the success of music lessons. We all have a very important role to play, and when we work together the result is a positive and rewarding experience. The student will develop discipline, sensitivity, ability to focus, ability to analyze and solve problems, in addition to the joy of making music.
I recognise that every student has unique needs and abilities; therefore I adjust my teaching approach to address those needs and maximise their potential. I believe that all children are capable of learning music and that teaching includes a never-ending journey of discovery to find out what enables them to be successful learners.
Music lessons can enhance the life of every child as they gain confidence, social skills, and academic expertise along with their new musical abilities.
My objective is not necessarily to produce concert musicians, but people who enjoy playing music, set and achieve goals, solve problems, and work with others (parents and peers). I encourage students to share their music with everyone around them, feeling that playing for others can be a wonderful service for the community.