CAROLINE CORKUM, B.MUS
Caroline has a Bachelor of Music degree specializing in Classical Voice Performance. She is a lyrical Soprano and began teaching piano and voice while attending Brock University. Caroline has been involved in music throughout her elementary and secondary school years playing mostly viola, percussion and singing in various ensembles, orchestras, concert & jazz bands, choirs and musicals. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Caroline continued to teach and perform building her studio and repertoire in the Niagara Region.
In 2014, Caroline decided to make a big change and move to Toronto. Here she continues to teach students of all ages and hopes to foster confidence and a passion for music that has been so important in her own life. Caroline teaches piano and singing lessons here at Neighbour Note.
PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING
Every student is unique and learns differently. I strongly feel it is important to include a student’s uniqueness into my personalized teaching plans.
My philosophy of teaching has been influenced by my own experiences as a young growing musician. I started singing because it was fun. For this reason I always strive to make my music lessons as an enjoyable as possible for each and everyone of my students. As soon as singing is no longer fun, then something needs to be changed. That is why I believe strongly in incorporating what students want to learn into each and every music lesson. Every song/piece can be turned into a teaching opportunity, not just learning new notes and techniques, but how to portray emotion and develop confidence through performance. Every student is unique and learns differently. I strongly feel it is important to include a student’s uniqueness into my personalized teaching plans. Having that teachable moment, seeing in a child’s eyes, when they really “get it” is the reason I love to teach. The professors and music instructors at Brock University inspired me to teach music lessons as well as musicology at the university level.