HOLISTIC MUSIC LESSONS
I currently have limited openings available for holistic music lessons. I teach locally in the vicinity of Cold Spring and Beacon, NY. Lessons can be held at your home or at The Manitou School.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to make a plan. You can find more information below.
My lessons are guided by the following principles:
1) Every person has a unique and valuable voice which is worth developing.
2) Development should be based around enjoyment.
3) Musicianship is a lifelong journey which can be enhanced with a few
4) Every musician can and should practice both personally and in community.
5) Physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health are all connected to musical practice.
I offer private lessons and group workshops, combining elements of guitar teaching, songwriting, vocal and performance development, and music theory and appreciation all in the spirit of exploration.
I have lived and performed on three continents and have studied music and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and Oxford University. I have worked across many cultures with both children and adults. My lessons are tailored to the individual's goals, and I build a unique curriculum based on each student's needs.
While I can give lessons in a single area (eg. dedicated guitar lessons), I try to employ a holistic approach to help develop a well rounded musical practice for each individual. This can include improvisational songwriting, playing with loop pedals, creative breathing exercises, learning to record demos, drum and percussion work, working with guest instructors, and analysis of existing recorded music.
Lessons last either ½ hour or 1 hour and can be conducted at the student's home or my studio in Cold Spring, whichever is more convenient.