Philosophy of Music Education
As I re-visit my Philosophy of Music Education each year and reflect, I am reminded each time that this is an organic experience. My philosophy evolves as I grow as an educator and how the process of education changes each year.
Learning an instrument can be difficult at times, just like any task in the first stages. I strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to learn and grow. I want them to feel free to be themselves and not be afraid to make mistakes.
I believe in variety and enthusiasm. As we follow an established curriculum, I want each day to be intriguing. I use many different methods and supplemental materials to keep all the students engaged. I use helpful and fun technology, including free apps that will allow them to be more successful in the classroom and at home while practicing.
My passion for music education and working with students is a true blessing. I really enjoy watching them grow and witnessing their successes. I enjoy helping them through the frustrating parts of learning an instrument, as well as being their cheerleader when new techniques are introduced, or when we try advanced materials. Observing all of these things and being a part of the student’s lives are why I am an educator.