I love working with all ages and levels. The following gives you some more details about my teaching:
For voice, I teach in the following styles: Broadway, Jazz, Rock/Pop, and Classical. I am a student in the studio of Andrew Byrne in NYC, and I use his methodology called The Singing Athlete, which incorporates brain-based athletic neurological training with singing training. I am skilled and experienced with NYSSMA on levels 1-6 including All State and All State Vocal Jazz. I have prepared many students successfully for college auditions, and my students have been accepted to prestigious programs and festivals such as All State Chorus, All State Vocal Jazz, SUNY Purchase, Adelphi's Vocal Performance program, Five Towns College's Musical Theatre program, and the Long Island High School for the Arts.
With piano, I specialize in young beginners. I use a lot of multi-sensory techniques to build a young musician's ability to play accurately, rhythmically, and with expression. The biggest feedback I get from my elementary piano students is that lessons are LOTS of fun because of all of the "games" I use to help them learn to play the piano effectively. I mostly teach on NYSSMA levels 1-4 for piano.
On guitar, I teach in the rock/pop style with some classical technique to help you develop finger strength and dexterity. I'm an acoustic guitar player and most of my students are focused on acoustic playing. I'm very skilled with beginners, but many of my students have become much more advanced guitarists!
Ukelele is an excellent way for young musicians to begin music study. It's especially good as a preparatory instrument for guitar. Together with my music teacher friend Maria Diaz, I have created a Ukelele method book which incorporates tab reading for melodies, finger exercises, aural development and chord strumming to sing along with.