“The temporary disregarding of strict tempo to allow an expressive quickening or slackening, usually without altering the overall pace.” (Oxford Dictionary) In other words: flexibility without losing sight of the intended goal. This has been my teaching philosophy for years and it is what I look for in each Rubato Music School teacher.
Rubato Music School aims at providing high quality teaching while combining creativity and efficiency. The teaching process stays as flexible as needed to connect the student with music and encourage enthusiasm in the learning process.
Teachers at Rubato Music School are truly enthusiastic about teaching, remaining open-minded while maintaining pedagogical intentions. Rubato Music School provides a nurturing environment for teachers to become ever more resourceful, filling their bag of “tricks,” so as to maximize their efficiency in teaching and leave as much room for creativity in the lessons as possible. In order to achieve this, Rubato Music School hosts monthly meetings and teachers regularly observe each other’s lessons (with the students’ consent, of course!)
I would like to provide on a larger scale the wonderful teacher experience I had in 2012-2013 with my teaching assistants. I felt that I have become a much more creative, efficient and dynamic teacher from regularly observing my assistants’ lessons, having my lessons observed and discussing ideas with them at our meetings. Stimulating new ideas and continued growth in teachers will keep them as excited about teaching as students ought to be about learning!
Founder, Director & Piano Teacher
Rubato Music School