50+ students from ages 9 to 77, covering all wind and brass instruments, voice, and beginning piano.
My teaching philosophy is simple: mastery and musicality. My goal as a musician and teacher is to inspire and foster an appreciation and understanding of music in all of my students, while encouraging proper technique. My lesson curriculum breaks down into three sections: routine, recognition, and realization. ROUTINE: During the beginning of each lesson, we will discuss and improve warm-up and daily practice routines, technical aspects of each instrument, scale/arpeggio exercises, and other ways to increase technical prowess. RECOGNITION: During lessons, we will look at music through an analytical point of view. Students will learn about “music theory” in its melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic elements. I use a stress-free approach to learning about how and why music functions the way it does with the intention of using it to improve playing. REALIZATION: The most critical aspect of lessons is applying technique and theory to real repertoire. Students will learn melodic studies, etudes, and pieces with precise technique and mature musicality. My lessons are customized for each student. Though there are obvious methods to each instrument, every student learns differently, and it is my goal to find a learning method perfect for you. We will discuss practice habits, methodic approaches, and more in our path to bringing out the musician you can become. Read more at www.VincentLaMonica.com/educator
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Contrabassoonist at the Aspen Music Festival in 2017 Bassoonist at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in 2013 Pursuing a Master's Degree in Bassoon Performance at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music (Class of 2019) Received a Performance Diploma in Bassoon and Contrabassoon from Boston University in 2017 Received a Bachelor's of Music Degree in Bassoon Performance and Composition from the University of Connecticut in 2015 Pursued coursework in Music Education, Composition, and Euphonium at the University of New Hampshire from 2011 to 2013
You can read more about my teaching style and find recordings of my performances and compositions on my website: www.VincentLaMonica.com