Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau County, New York
Offering In-Home Lessons
Kimberly is a general music teacher in a NYC special education elementary public school. Her school's student population is primarily composed of children on the Autism spectrum in grades K-8. Although she has been teaching in this position for nine years, Kimberly has been working with children since 2005. She worked in early childhood education at a daycare before becoming a substitute teacher, followed by a music teacher. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Music degree from Five Towns College of Dix Hills, NY and a Master of Science degree in Music Education from CUNY Queens College of Flushing, NY. She has been a piano instructor with Innovative Piano since 2017. Kimberly's teaching philosophy: "I believe that every student is deserving of instruction that bridges the gap between his/her potential and tangible results. It is my responsibility to encourage, challenge, and inspire my students to meet their goals. It is imperative that the child's learning style and ability are considered to cater to the needs of the individual. I'm overcome with joy when I see my students progressing as piano students, all while having fun!"
Understand exactly how your student is doing
Record performance data with specialized data sheets
Use included "Progression Paths" to analyze data
Set clear goals to reach
Learn how to adjust your appraoch based on objective data
The Young Method is an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) based, individualized approach to learning the piano. Depending on how your student scores, they can proceed to different levels of manuals. These levels are refered to as Paths in this series.