My name is Amy Lane. I am very passionate about music and kids. Growing up I was always surrounded by music. Sitting around the fire, my family would break out in musical jam sessions while singing to the guitar and banjo. This is where I learned how to sing in harmony with the others. We often sang in church as a group.
In elementary and junior high, I took piano and guitar lessons. In my guitar classes, we did competitions and performances. In high school I sang in our church choir. As a group, we would travel to different churches once a year putting on musical productions which included choreography. I also sang solos, duets and trios in harmony. This is where I really became passionate for music.
As I got older I began working with kids on a regular basis in different capacities of teaching and over the years I have had many opportunities to pick up my guitar and lead kids in singing and musical productions for our church and through Child Evangelism Fellowship. I became the music leader for our youth group and I led kids in singing solo's, duets, trios and as a group. I also gave private guitar lessons.
Teaching kids is one of my passions and I have had various teaching experiences including homeschooling our daughter, teaching an advanced math curriculum for a private preschool, being a missionary teacher for CEF and teaching kids and our community how to raise, show and sell poultry in 4-H as well as being a 4-H Cloverbud (ages 5-7) judge.
I have recently studied music on a deeper level and became licensed and certified as a music and piano teacher through Musikgarten and Vibrant Music Teaching. I am also furthering my guitar and Ukulele education by taking online classes yearly.
A little bit about my teaching techniques: I am a very thorough teacher. My best teachers in life were the ones that spent extra time with me so that I could enjoy what I was learning and get the most out of it.
I am very passionate about making sure that when I teach music, my students will have a greater understanding of what they are learning. For example, in my 1st guitar lesson, I take the time to go through the guitar parts, how to hold the guitar, how to strum and pick, fingering and how to tune the guitar. It's a lot to learn in the first lesson, but it's the beginning of giving my students a great foundation that will last the rest of their guitar career and will make it easier for them to read the music and understand what it is saying. These are the things that we will work on continuously throughout my student's guitar experience here in our studio.
I take the extra time in each lesson to make sure they feel confident with the instrument in which they are learning to play along with learning all of the musical language that is part of music. I also teach music history through different composers and culture. I include other various theory techniques in my program that enhance my students learning such as voice, aural learning, composition, improvisation, rhythm, fingering techniques so that all my students can be well-rounded in music.
My goal is to help my students meet their goals and become comfortable at playing and singing. Music is beautiful, so why not learn all you can so that you can enjoy what God has given us! You can also learn even more musical insights through my blog.
Ages:4-5 - I offer my "Mini Musicians" program which gives small children a great start in learning piano through piano integration, movement, auraI hearing, instruments and games.
Ages 5-6 - I offer my "Wunderkeys" program or Faber Primer Program to help Preschoolers gain all the basic fundamentals of piano playing using beat and rhythm exercises, games, supplemental pieces, and instruments.
Ages 8-18 - I use "Faber Music" and "Wunderkeys" fast track program along with aural learning, movement, scales, instruments, games and other supplemental reinforcement pieces to give your child a well rounded experience. I even throw in learning by ear and playing with patterns.
Advanced - My Advanced Program is for intermediate students which is a fast track 3 year program where students learn deeper composition, improvisation, technique, aural learning, chord progression, faster scales and so much more.
In Guitar and Ukulele:
For Guitar Ages 8-18: I have built a comprehensive Master Guitar Program that teaches chords, chord progression, tab, notes, rhythm, strumming patterns, scales, duets along with supplemment reinforcement pieces to give you or your child a great guitar experience. I also use other instruments, like the drums, metronome, the glockenspiel and resonator bars for beat and rhythm.
It's important to get the basics of strumming, chords, scales, and note reading to become a proficient guitar player.
For Ukulele Ages 7-18 and Adults: I use the Rainbow Ukulele Program created by a Ukulele teacher. This is a comprehensive program that teaches the history of the Ukulele as well as the parts of the instrument, the different types of Ukuleles, how to play the instrument, how to read music and includes many, fun Ukulele songs. It's a great springboard into learning the guitar.
I am a firm believer that parents need to be involved in their children's education so they are free to learn right along with their child.
Whatever you desire, I hope to fill you and your children with the enrichment of music as we embark on developing social, emotional, intellectual and physical development through singing, guitar, piano and other instruments. I hope to give you a fun experience in music that will last a lifetime.
These curriculums offer the latest research in early childhood and music education as they help your child to develop a repertoire of tonal and rhythm patterns necessary for reading and writing music. They build a strong foundation for your child's future in all areas of education and will help them to develop aural senses more than other piano methods.
With private one-on-one guitar lessons for kids, I chose a curriculum that is quite suitable for children ages 8 and up. My program is a one-of-a-kind program that helps children to understand music and develop musical talents on the guitar through note and chord playing. It's simple and easy to understand and will have your child playing like a star in no time. They will light up as they play fun and familiar songs through the supplemental pieces I have chosen! Once your child gets through the Master Guitar Program I have to offer for guitar, they can then continue through levels 1-4 and move onto the advanced program as they build more advanced techniques using their scales, picking and chords.
Here at EverLove Studios, I seek to foster cognitive, motor, social, emotional and language skills, along with the child's musical development. I provide a supportive environment that is loving, non-judgmental and non-competitive, helping children to grow at their level of music aptitude. I use instruments that are specially designed to be safe and developmentally appropriate, and are made of natural materials. Please feel free to read any of the testimonials throughout this website.