TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Goal #2

Experience joy through playing music and a sense of success and accomplishment through hard work.

 

Cello music is easy to love but not always easy to play. It requires daily practice and repeating things many times. Sometimes a student will get stuck on a piece for a while because it requires new skills not yet learned. But if the student works on the challenge diligently, he or she will eventually overcome it and enjoy the experience more because the ability to play well is the reward earned through his or her own effort.

 

Hard work rewarded by success instills self-esteem too. By celebrating the big and small accomplishments in cello playing, I hope that each student will come to see themselves as capable individuals and have confidence when they tackle other challenges in school, work, and other areas of life.

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