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November Music Teacher Interview

Posted by costastaffmusic@gmail.com on November 2, 2020 at 7:45 AM

Meet Jessica!

How long have you been teaching music?

Jessica: I have been teaching music for a total of 10 years now.


What inspired you to teach music?

Jessica: One of my music teachers (Patricio Batallas) inspired me to teach music to improve myself as a musician and as an overall human being.


What is your favorite instrument?

Jessica: The Piano


Any musical tips for teachers?

Jessica: Students need to know and be reassured that it is okay to not be good. The reason they are taking lessons is to become better and they don't need to feel ashamed of that.


Any advice for parents?

Jessica: Every parent is different but from what I have seen, modeling by example seems to work best. If you want a certain result from your child, then practicing it yourself is the best way to achieve it. Or atleast showing discipline overall will inspire kids to do the same.


Talk about a memorable teaching experience.

Jessica: A memorable teaching experience: every teaching experience has taught me something I can't forget, even negative ones. But the most important thing is that I find that everytime patience, love and no-judgement is shown to a student, they show more progress.


What methods or music books do you use to teach?

Jessica: method books: it depends on the student but I tend to use Faber's piano Adventures, john thompson, edna mae burnam's a dozen a day, and a couple others


Why is music so important to you?

Jessica: My grandfather and Father are both successful musicians and I always wanted to continue this family calling.


Who was your favorite music teacher and why?

Jessica: I learned something special from every single music teacher I have ever had. My favorite piano teachers were Ecuadorian musician and teacher Patricio Batallas because more than teaching me, he inspired me and French musician and teacher Sebastien Cornut because I really understood piano pedagogy directly from the approach he took in teaching me.


What was your favorite piece/song to teach and why?

Jessica: My favorite piece to teach was Bach's Minuet in G, because it is simple yet it reflects the baroque era in such a sophisticated way. It is a delightful piece.


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13 Comments

Reply Kyle koslow
12:12 PM on November 2, 2020 
Great teacher... Beat I’ve ever seen...
Reply Tina Maire
12:13 PM on November 2, 2020 
Congratulations ???????? You deserve it much more Queen ?? your passion for music ?? makes you stand out
Reply KARINA DIAZ
12:19 PM on November 2, 2020 
What a fantastic interview; engaging questions and profound answers. Kids can learn alot from Jessica, not just limited to the subject music. Passion and dedication to music are characteristics that are passed to your students for sure.
Reply Herodys ureña
1:39 PM on November 2, 2020 
Congratulations miss Galán. Good job baby
Reply Irley
1:58 PM on November 2, 2020 
Such a lovely interview of an absolutely lovely teacher, musician, and person!
Reply Claudia Del Rio
4:37 PM on November 2, 2020 
Congratulations ??you are such an inspiration ?? Just love you Jessica, your voice, your perseverance, your humbleness, your everything.
Reply Brian d
5:13 PM on November 2, 2020 
Great interview...such a hardworking person, with the passion and love you have for music and your students, I'm sure they think your the GOAT
Reply Alex Arango
8:03 PM on November 2, 2020 
Mrs.Galan is a wonderful teacher that cares for her students and her co-worker. Her impact on her students are evident when you look at their faces always gleaming. Her cooperation with her co-workers is wonderful, always giving her time to help. Her impact in the community has allowed the Northbergen community to listen to her angelic voice during the holidays and other community events. Mrs. Galan is a top of the line music teacher.
Reply David Ciliberto
9:37 PM on November 2, 2020 
Congratulations Jessica, you’re amazing singer and teacher.
Tè quiero mucho.
David
Reply Maria
4:48 PM on November 3, 2020 
I love you my baby!!!!!!!!
Reply Johnny galan
11:54 PM on November 4, 2020 
Eres la mejor Jessica, te amo
Reply Genesis
12:44 PM on November 5, 2020 
You are so amazing since the moment I met you ??
Reply Billy Creagh
10:37 PM on November 9, 2020 
Excellent advice for musicians and future ones to come from one of the great music teachers.

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