What to expect from your instructor:
-Quality lessons given by a trained and experienced teacher who is also a professional working musician.
-Weekly private lessons that focus on fundamentals and technique as well as fostering a love for playing the instrument.
-Organized and detailed practice assignments after each lesson.
-Direct and open communication
What is expected of parents and students:
-Encouragement through positive words fuel a child’s drive to succeed.
-Listening to music should be a part of a daily routine, even if only in the background.
-Parents should help their children establish a realistic practice routine during the week. You will be surprised at what a child can accomplish with five days of practice per week!
-Students must display a desire to learn and willingness to practice at home.
-Students who enjoy listening to music will enjoy playing music.
-Students must be able to respectfully interact with adults.
-Students need a consistent practice routine that includes reading and completing the assignment details given by Ms. Alicia.
Recitals and different events that IPS is involved in are not mandatory, however strongly encouraged. I will assess each student and determine what they may be prepared for. Participation in these events helps the student in so many ways, even beyond musical growth. The key in all of these events is: Practice!