I am a state-certified music teacher who has been teaching music privately and in the public schools for a combined twenty-five years. I have been playing the guitar since I was eight and learned the ukuele and mandolin as well. I also play violin and cello.
I graduated from with a B.A. in music, specializing in music education, and have a Master's from The Aaron Copeland School of Music. I am a member of the honor society from my college. I have been teaching, guitar, vioin, cello, viola and bass in the public schools, and mandolin privately. I've worked with adults, elementary, middle school and high school students including students with special needs. I was honored by my school district in a Founder's Day ceremony.
I believe that you have to find the best way each student learns. A student needs to have success early so they will continue. I believe learning to read music and teaching the fundamentals are essential but you are going to encounter students who want to learn all different styles, etc., so you have to be prepared. You have to be approachable and flexible.