My Teaching Philosophy

Through the years, I have been lucky enough to share and learn from my many experiences with great teachers. Through these experiences, as well as the opportunities I was able to have teaching others, I’ve been able to form my own philosophy on teaching in music education.

Plato once stated that “music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” I cannot help but believe in this statement. Music can become an outlet for students of any age, whether it is to express their creative or emotional side. This can become a positive gateway to students in general. Not only will they establish a new way of expressing themselves, but a way to work with others and gain social and leadership abilities. Music can also create connections to other subjects in their lives that they didn’t see before.

Becoming a music educator, I have the privilege to share my knowledge as well as my experiences with my students. With that privilege, I want to make each student’s musical experience a positive one by establishing a constructive environment where students can learn from their mistakes. I believe that encouragement is key to becoming a confident, independent musician. My objective as an effective teacher is to nurture self-efficiency in students’ personal growth as musicians and individuals.

I have grown to love music through my experiences with the great educators that I had the privilege to meet and work with. They have inspired me to meet any challenge head on and “with a smile,” teaching me that anything can be improved upon. We never stop being students, no matter our age or profession.