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The Tree House Music School

Join our Music Community!

With a Master’s Degree in Music, and experience teaching students of all ages as early as preschool, K-12, and through college level I invite you to join me in the fun of learning music together. 

I offer group, and individual private lessons in general music, rhythm, ear training, music theory, harmony, chamber music, and the following instruments : clarinet, recorder, beginner & intermediate piano.

 

With new learners I incorporate Kodaly's phylosophy of teaching with a child centered educational approach. In my music lessons I may combine traditional teaching techniques with the use of audio and video recording. 

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Where is the name of our music studio comes from? "As a child I used to take my clarinet and practice on top of our trees. Different trees gave different perspectives, and inspired different sounds, I felt I could sing with the birds. My dream is to build a circular tree house for our music studio, and share the freedom I felt as a child."

*****  May 1, 2014

Monika is a fantastic teacher. She is knowledgable about the instrument, interested in what her students want to learn, and is very encouraging. Monika uses many different types of learning -- listening to good music, counting aloud, singing the notes, and pushing just slightly beyond what the student thinks she can do. I have already recommended Monika several times to others and I recommend her highly to you. (Tiffany Nicely H.)

"​We  have to establish  already in school children  the  belief  that music  belongs  to  everyone and  is,  with a little  effort,  available  to  everyone."    (Zoltán  Kodály,  Lecture,  1946)

Music is academic, physical, emotional, spiritual. Music develops intelligence, coordination, artistry, empathy. Music is forever. Music is for all.

 

excellence, self-esteem, self-expression, teamwork, cultural communication, empathy, compassion, flexibility,  grit, discipline,  creativity, spatial intelligence, language development

language development,  spatial intelligence,  creativity, discipline,  grit, flexibility, compassion, empathy, cultural communication, teamwork, self-expression, self-esteem, excellence

Music is academic, physical, emotional, spiritual. Music develops intelligence, coordination, artistry, empathy. Music is forever. Music is for all.

 

​"​When    I   hear   music,    I   fear   no   danger.     I   am   invulnerable.      I   see   no   foe.     I   am   related   to   the   earliest   times,  and   to   the   latest."    (Henry  David  Thoreau)