MY ROLE AS A TEACHER

As you will note, I acquired both a Master’s of Music Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Piano Performance. I have always been passionate about music and combined with my love for being able to teach people I wanted to pursue a career as a piano teacher. I enjoy music and learning about it and I enjoy teaching students and get a real satisfaction about their part in music.

I am very organised in my work, I am able to plan my lessons carefully ensuring that I cover everything on the syllabus and I plan my time well, making sure that I spend enough time with a student who is preparing for a piano exam or with many students before a performance that we are putting on. I'm working as a private piano teacher. But I want to have collective work to prepare pupils for different events. I want to help and encourage them to build relationships by creating a school band or small ensemble.

 

I seek to equip students with the performance, composition and theoretical skills. Writing and teaching lessons, assigning and grading homework, and monitoring student progress. Besides my career in performance, I’m an experienced and creative music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils. An expert at identifying the appropriate resources required for a subject matter and then ensuring that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely. Able to demonstrate and encourage high standards of professionalism from all staff and having a capability to support aspiring young musicians.

I am training students for different competitions and motivate them to participate in musical concerts. One of my aims during lessons is to inculcate professionalism and explain the career prospects available to the students. I’m utilising comprehensive teaching experience/knowledge, guiding students to love and become proficient with the art of music. I believe that increasing engagement of students to music lesson is key for a successful music lesson.

My written Postgraduate Degree thesis is about “practising “in music. Practising means to enable as much as people to participate in the musical process. The musical process includes not only the performer but the selection of pieces, searching for the historical background of music, promoting music event, sound etc. So, you can enable all students to become part of the process. It is important for a good lesson to be aware of individual differences. So, I always try to create a relaxed, and creative learning environment and tailored lessons to each student's learning ability and individual interests, allowing each student to grow towards his or her full potential. I never hesitate to teach my student to become better than me. This is my philosophy of teaching.

The piano is one of the more interesting instrument. Learning how to play it is certainly a fun task and knowing how it works can actually be really beneficial. The way the piano works has always been a fascinating thing to me, so I decided to start a course for Piano Tuning and Repair Service. After completed 6 months of training, I have gained a certificate. I am observing that giving extra information about piano mechanism, motivate my students to take care of their instrument.

During my Postgraduate studies at Leeds College of Music, my presentation was based on Extended Piano Techniques (how to use the piano in a different way). From time to time I teach these piano extended techniques to my students to create some music with these techniques. Techniques include strumming, bowing, and/or striking the strings, and sometimes striking wooden parts of the case.

During my studies and travels I have explored the melodies and rhythms of many ethnic groups, try to integrate rich and varied musical heritages into my own pieces. I share this experience and try to integrate my student's awareness about this ethnic music and help them use this ethnic music in their own compositions. 

 

I seek to equip students with the performance, composition and theoretical skills.I am preparing individual lesson plans for each student and group according to their ability. Based on my previous academic/theoretical background and my own teaching experiences, during practising, I try to provide opportunities for my young students to experience discovery phase (identify and explore important areas of musical content i.e. time period and its elements, form, noting repetition, tonal structure, patterns, and phrasing) and sight-play the pieces before I play them. I want them to independently discover the details of the pieces.

 

After a discussion with students and Head of Section, I want to have recorded practices. Because I believe that this is good feedback for students. They can see how the dynamic sound did if phases do have musical shape and direction if the pedal used properly. I don’t look for accuracy from the beginning. I accept early stages as exploratory and allow my students to the experimentation of musical elements such as dynamics and articulations.

I’m sensitive to preventing feelings of frustration or inadequacy in a student with proper accuracy expectations. For this aim, I am developing a curriculum for students at different stages of their music studies. It is important for me to communicate well and to teach patiently. I am teaching students at all grades and all levels of competency.

Apart from regular lessons, I took some students interested in learning the piano to one to one practice. Each year, I have a music ensemble with the students I am teaching. These ensembles got feedback both from parents and school staffs.

I have extensive knowledge of basic music instruction and well acquainted with ABRSM. Many of my students have participated in esteemed piano master-classes, piano competitions. I am training students for different competitions and motivate them to participate in musical concerts.

Over 9 years of experience, I can help many students of all ages with:

1-Inspiring pupils and encourage them to play the piano

2-Embouchure and articulation problems

3-Difficulty performing
4-Stage fright and performance anxiety

5-Reading and understanding music more efficiently
6-Preparing for performances and auditions
7-Learning how to play the piano, improvising and using extended techniques 8-Enjoying music
9-Developing efficient practice routines