Eco Friendly Music Studio
Sunday, July 9, 2023 by Elana Segal | Music Lessons
In addition to teaching music, I am equally passionate about leading a low waist lifestyle to protect our planet.
Here are some of the things I do to make my studio more sustainable:
- Paperless studio materials and invoicing through My Music Staff
- Cruelty free hand soap and hand sanitizer for students
- Using LED light bulbs in the studio
- No single use plastic water bottles. Filtered water in reusable cups is available if a student forgets to bring their water bottle.
- Encourage students to support local and small business music stores to cut down their carbon emission from shipping
- Only serving vegan (and allergy-friendly) snacks at recitals in reusable or compostable dishes
Let me know if you have suggestions to make the studio even more low waist! I am always looking to improve.
What to Expect from Private Music Lessons
Sunday, June 18, 2023 by Elana Segal | Music Lessons
If you are new to music lessons, here are general expectations for the six months of lessons:
What to expect in your first lesson:
Learn the parts of the your instrument
Learn to assemble and care for your instrument
Learn to read music notation, including rhythms and pitches
Create a sound on your instrument
What to expect in your first month of lessons:
Continue to learn music notation
Create more sounds (pitches) on your instrument
Play with great posture and embouchure
Play simple songs and exercises from your method books
What to expect from 6 months of lessons:
Expand the range of notes (pitches) you can play
Incorporate dynamics (loud/soft sounds) into your music
Learn songs with more complex rhythms
Have a daily practice routine of warmups, scales, technical exercises and songs
What to expect for transfer students:
Transfer students are students switching from another private teacher.
Evaluation of current skills
Discuss goals for lessons
Review materials, scales, repertoire, etc.
Create a plan for future lessons moving forward
I would love to hear from you! What are your questions about private music lessons?