Summer has arrived! And this summer we would like to take a moment to interview our teachers and see what their summer fun includes! First up Rob Morrison!
Jammin' With You!: What do you teach at JWY!
Rob Morrison: Guitar, piano, theory + voice (plus life experience)
JWY!: What have you learned from teaching lessons to JWY! students?
RM: I have learned that there are many learning styles and personalities and therefore there must be alternative teaching methods to accomodate each student.
RM: The student is generally more comfortable learning at home, but the teacher has to work harder to keep their attention.
JWY!: What do you think is different about teaching in a studio vs. in-home music lessons?
RM: I feel like I have broadened the horizons of my students by introducing them to improvisation and songwriting at early stages of their musical education. My students have taught me the untrained ear has a lot to offer musically and can produce fresh ideas without the impedence of too much conventional wisdom.
JWY!: How have you influenced kids while teaching? AND How have they influenced you?
RM: Here Comes The Sun by the Beatles
JWY!: What is your favorite summer tune to Jam out to?
JWY!: What was the best summer concert you went to?
RM: This year, it was Jethro Tull at the Bank of America Pavillion.
RM: I'm taking little vacations to Martha's Vineyard, Vermont, the Cape and Montreal.
JWY!: Is there anything exciting that you are doing over the summer?
JWY!: Where is your favorite place to play music during the summer?
RM: Anywhere outside. Last year my band, Stroamata, played the outdoor festival Harpoon Summer Session, but this summer, you might find me busking (musician-speak for playing for tips in the street) in the public parks of downtown Boston before or after lessons. Barbeques, pool parties or roofdecks are just as good.