We asked our some of talented teachers what they love most about teaching at Valotta Studios, and here’s what they had to say!

 

  • HELPING SOMEONE GROW
    • Miss Nadine: “My favorite thing about teaching is helping someone grow. I love helping my instructors become better teachers and I love helping my students become better musicians. However, my absolute favorite aspect of teaching is when you help them become better people through music. For example, I love seeing a child become more confident because of their musical abilities. Growing amazing tiny humans is why I do what I do!”
  • LEARNING FROM STUDENTS
    • Miss Bridget: “The opportunity to share my love for music with my students is one of my favorite reasons for teaching. Every student is unique so every day is different and I am always learning new things from them. Also, there is nothing better than the look on a student’s face when he or she discovers something new or masters a skill or piece of music! I can’t imagine doing anything else :)”
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE
    • Mr. Art: “I love teaching because it is the best way I know how to make a difference in this world for good. I appreciate how Valotta Studios wants to meet the needs of their students and families by providing comprehensive music instruction with the goal of nurturing and not just instructing each student.”
  • TEACHING OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM
    • Mr. Andrew: “I love that Valotta Studios gives me the opportunity to teach ukulele. Even though the ukulele has been around since the 1800s, it is not as mainstream as the guitar or piano or flute. It wasn’t so easy finding a ukulele teacher when I was a kid and it’s great that the studio embraces such a cool, not-so-common instrument!”
  • A-HA MOMENTS
    • Mr. Jason: “When the “light bulb” goes on and the student “gets it” – to see the enthusiasm on their face…that’s the beauty of teaching for me!”
  • SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
    • Mr. Caleb: “I love teaching because it makes an impact. Even if my students don’t pursue music in the future, they are learning about work and accomplishments. Seeing their eyes light up when they play a passage really well or they understand a concept fills me with such a sense of pride in their learning. Building that self-worth and intrinsic sense of accomplishment in young minds is very important to me, and to be able to be a part of that is truly special.”
  • CONNECTING WITH STUDENTS
    • Mr. John: “I love connecting with a student over a new song or piece in lessons. As a guitar teacher there is a natural tendency to teach new concepts while reinforcing old ones through a focus on modern music, something that students are generally more familiar with. So many of my kids enjoy the same music I do (70s classic rock and 90s alternative) and it’s always more fun to teach when it’s something we both want to play!”
  • SHARING A LOVE OF MUSIC
    • Miss Lauren: “Music is one of my biggest passions and I love being able to share my love of music with each of my students. Music is an amazing tool that helps us grow as thinkers and makes us more creative. I love being able to see my students work hard to develop their skills and it is so exciting to watch them grow. Is there anything more rewarding than to have a student recognize their potential and put in the work to become a better musician?”
  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR SELF-GROWTH
    • Miss Susan: “Teaching piano is one of the most gratifying things I have ever done in my lifetime. It is a personal passion and I love sharing it with others. My work provides me with opportunities to be challenged, to work independently, to be creative, to continue learning, and to build relationships and connections with students, parents, and teaching colleagues. Making a positive difference in someone else’s life is rewarding, and I enjoy the variety of having students at different ages and levels.”
  • INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT
    • Miss Katy: “As a Music Therapist, my role is quite different than the other teachers here at the studio. I have felt so welcomed by the teachers and office staff in my past year working with Valotta Studios, and it is wonderful to see my therapy clients thrive in such an inclusive environment that fosters support and compassion.”