“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music,
for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”
My name is Sarah Kaukinen, and I am a piano, flute, and music theory teacher. I am classically trained through Conservatory Canada (CC) and have obtained my full Grade 8 certification―piano and theory―and have a long background of leading choirs and teaching music to others.
Piano is my primary instrument. I've been playing it for as long as I can remember, even before my parents signed me up for "official" lessons. I started out with the Royal Conservatory of Canada (RCC), but when my teacher moved away and I had to switch teachers, I was bumped to CC... this was very fortunate, as I found I preferred them! With my natural knack for music and several years of piano under my belt, I started to learn the flute in high school. I fell in love with its gentle woodland quality and bought my own instrument after graduation to continue to learn.
I have been teaching piano and flute now for many years and have experience teaching kids of all ages (4-94) as well as kids with various developmental handicaps. I stress a teaching environment that is as different from student to student as the kids themselves are with only one mandatory aspect: fostering a love of music! I have two different programs for piano and one for flute that I use as a curriculum. How fast we go through the material and how much of the curriculum we follow is entirely up to you.
I look forward to teaching you!
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