Drums / Percussion / Djembe
- Teaching: 6 yrs
- Studio: South Etobicoke
- Intersection: Kipling Ave. and Lakeshore Blvd.
- Languages: EN, Hindi, Marathi
In supporting a student’s desire to learn, I believe that I as a teacher need to be firm, fair, and flexible. Firm, because some students need deadlines and strict assessment models to succeed; fair because it is a basic entitlement and because students are still immersed in a learning process; and flexible because life sometimes gets in the way, and students—especially music students studying music as a hobby—need to feel that their educational environment respects growth, other commitments, and life events.
Probably the single biggest lesson I have learned as a teacher has been to cast aside the urge to deliver vast amounts of content—a surface learning activity—and instead to engage with students in deep, meaningful, and sustaining ways that will enable them to learn material and practice core disciplinary skills on their own, long after our classroom work has ended. I recognize that all students are different, and thus learning needs to be an active, incremental process that recognizes development in students, allows students to make errors and missteps while in a receptive environment that does not judge too harshly and enables students to demonstrate the extent of their creativity.
All my lessons are curated and geared towards YOUR learning goals – whether you just want to have fun playing your favourite songs once a week, or you want to be the best musician possible, we can work towards it together!