"Steve - I know what you mean about being practical about introducing it. I have often found the same thing, too much too soon can cause eyes to glaze. So am I safe to say that once they learn their harmony - it's associated to a song in…"
"For me, I think the "why" is very similar to what Chris said.
If I can, in some way, help steer someone to a life driven by passion and love for what they do - in this case music- then I feel a sense of accomplishment in that.
"Steve - some great stuff here1 Do you go as far as explaining any of the note relationships in terms of a specific tonality? As in hearing the tonality as an overall impression (major etc). Although I don;t teach choir, some of my voice students…"
I have been playing music since I was 8 years old. I have supported myself by being professionally active in music for most of my adult life.
I have learned more about people and life through playing music and writing music than anything else. The focus and discipline required, the people skills and just overall self-awareness has lead me to lead a very fulfilled life.
With a mix of my formal background at Dick Grove School of Music and my professional experience, I have found a passion in teaching aspiring artists from the ages of 6 to 60.
Are you teacher?
Yes - absolutely :)
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