I have taught music at the introductory and intermediate levels to over 60 students in the past 7 years. The amazing thing is that it's been with a system I created for teaching music to people with developmental disabilities and improving retention of musical terms, musical notes, and melody with lyrics, which is easily transferable to elementary school aged children.
I mostly teach by color coded notes on the piano and guitar. In addition to teaching piano and guitar, I also teach percussion/drums, ukulele, and vocals (different warm-up and main activities). For me, it is a very hands on approach where I encourage students to participate along with me in every step of the way. I feel that if you make it fun for yourself, it will show, and inspire others to want to be a part of it. After all, positive energy is contagious!
Big East Academic All-Star all 4 years at Seton Hall University. Employee of the Year at the Arc Mercer in 2013. Frontpage honors on Purevolume.com.
Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Seton Hall University in May 2006. Minor in Communications.
Self-taught guitarist, bassist, pianist, ukulele player, percussionist/drummer, and vocalist. Not only do I play these instruments, but I write, record, produce, promote, market, book, and publish original songs as well as represent 10 other artists music through my publishing company, Key of Awesome Music, LLC (BMI).
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Special Education, Health, Accounting, Anatomy, Management, Sociology, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Economics , Basic Reading, Writing, Short Stories, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter, Dance, Early Intervention, Close Reading