Music should always be fun for the student. If a student does not enjoy learning, they will not absorb the materials taught, and the instructor will have failed in their duties. If years of teaching have shown me anything, it is that each student is unique and it is necessary to work with the students' interests to make the most of their education. It is with this philosophy that I ensure students are not only educated in being great musicians, but great people as well. I take my ability to teach students of various abilities very seriously, and find working with students of Special Needs particularly rewarding. Using a combination of focusing exercises, humor and structured curriculum, all of his students can learn to read, play and compose music; whether their learning style is visual, aural, logical, verbal or any combination of all four.
What students have to say:
"Fun, Talented and Intuitive"- Rob and Family, NYC/LA
(Guitar and Piano lessons)
Working with Randall was not only fun for my kids, but also fun for me. Randall's kindness, talent and overall energy had us looking forward to his weekly visit and Daisy's progress and love of the guitar was infectious. So infectious, that I decided (the dad!) that I wanted in on the fun, so I signed up to work with Randall too. He was able to teach an old dog new trick! I had a blast and, thanks to Randall, was able to fulfill a few of my "rock & roll fantasies" on both the electric and acoustic guitars! Randall has a great ability to adjust to his student's needs and makes every moment fun. We highly recommend Randall for any family or age group. He has taught both piano and guitar in our household and we understand that he can even teach the theremin!
"A Treasure of a Teacher"- Suzanne, Brooklyn NY
Randall is really heaven-sent. He's a fabulous teacher, who has nurtured and encouraged my son in his alto saxophone playing. My shy child with processing issues is now able to stand in front of an audience and play music and thoroughly enjoy it. Randall has opened a whole world for my son of confidence as well as rhythm. Randall is always prompt, courteous, professional, and obviously quite talented. You can tell he loves the deeper rewards of teaching. Thank you, Randall!
"Great teacher" - Maury, Manhattan,, NY
Randall is terrific. He is very open to accommodating music preferences of his students and he's very flexible. My son feels good about himself as a pianist and developing artist. Randall's encouragement and focus has made a tremendous difference.