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Robbie S. - Piano and Voice Teacher

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$50per hour

Piano & Voice Teacher

Robbie's lessons:

Piano, Voice

Piano Lessons

Students will not only memorize and perform recital pieces, but will gain a knowledge and understanding of how music works by utilizing composition and theory exercises. Kids will remain engaged and find joy in new skills and new ways to make music and older students will build a perspective on how and why music works.

Levels
Beg
Specialties
Classical
Jazz

Voice Lessons

Students will gain the skills to take on all kinds of vocal pieces. Lessons will include exercises to improve musicianship, ear training and breathing and posture routines, as well as some light theory.

Levels
Beg
Int
Specialties
Jazz
Pop
Rock

Overview

Hello!
I'm currently a student at Diablo Valley College pursuing a degree in music. I regularly perform on piano and keyboards for the DVC jazz ensemble. In 2015, I wrote, produced, and released my second album in my musical career. I've also studied vocal techniques and was most recently given the privilege of singing our national anthem for our graduating class of 2016. I have loved the path of education I've been on and I'd like to share it with others. If you'd like to give your child a head start on building a foundation of the mechanics of music, or if you have always wanted to learn the fundamentals of how music is made, then I'd like to share what I have learned with you.

Questions and Answers

What experience do you have teaching kids?

Most of my professional teaching experience is working with teens and young adults; however, I am a father of two, and guiding them on their musical journey is something I very much enjoy. My daughter loves to sing, and so, I encourage her by singing right along with her. My son is more interested in the mechanics and production of music, so our discussions involve more theory and technique. Keeping kids engaged, no matter how they want to approach music is what is really important.

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How do your lessons for adults differ from lessons for children?

When I teach musicianship to adults, I don’t focus on proficiency drills or endless scale exercises. Those things are vital but can be done during the student’s practice time. Instead, I use our time to talk about the keys to unlocking our musical mind. Memorizing a certain recital piece is important and part of the process of growing your musicianship skills, but understanding how that piece harmonically and melodically works will give your mind the tools to take on any other similar piece of music.

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Why are you a music teacher?

This is an easy one to answer. I’ve played music all my life. It has offered me so much satisfaction in so many different ways. I have put a lot of hard work into educating myself so that I that help others find their path to fulfillment in this art form.

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Why should I choose you as my teacher?

I offer my students a valuable foundation in understanding the fundamentals of music, upon which any student can build upon. Young students will stay excited as they learn new skills and new ways to make music, and older students will gain a perspective into the theory of music. There is no easy path to success and no substitute for the long hours of practice students will have to invest to become proficient at their instrument, but by starting off with a good footing on how to ‘think’ about music, you will find the journey much more engaging and rewarding.

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What do you do during the first lesson?

During our first lesson, I’d love to play a couple tunes for you and tell you little bit more about my path in music. Then I’d like to turn the conversation around. I’d like to know what kind of music you like. Who are your favorite artists? Why do you want to play music? Do you have any other interests or talents? If you are a parent of the student, I would very much like you to be involved in the conversation. There are endless ways to study music and picking the right goals and milestones for your personal studies is essential. At the end of our lesson, I’ll leave you with some light exercises just to get things going. On our second lesson, we will officially start the journey on your personalized pathway to expressing yourself as a musician.

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Education

Music

Sep 2013 - Dec 2016Diablo Valley College

Awards

Bernard Osher Scholarship

March 2015Osher Foundation

Received for academic excellence.

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency

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