Clarinet, Piano, and Guitar Instructor
Congratulations to Emiliano Garduque (Clarinet)
Q. What are the things you like most about teaching?
The things I like about teaching is being able to influence learners and help them develop a love for music in a way that helps them grow into wonderful human beings. On a different note, a student's performance is a reflection of the effectiveness of the teacher. When a student understands a concept or even brings new information into a lesson, it is truly a pleasure.
Q. How do you inspire students to practice more?
Some students actually do not know how to practice! But it is completely fine! It is my role as an educator to direct them to success. This can range from letting them know that there are certain apps that would significantly improve their playing such as a metronome or even setting short-term or long-term goals.
Q. What do you feel are the benefits of a child studying music?
Children who study music often develop life skills that are hard to find in such vast amounts as in studying music. Students are required to develop goals and learn to time manage. They are asked to bring joy to the audience as well as yank their heart-strings when needed thus giving a sense of emotion. In addition, they will learn a language that is universal to the world. From old to young, from the Far East to the Western World, music brings people together. I find that the real benefit.
Q. What is your favorite type of music?
I find pleasure in all music. My pleasure now with what I have learned through my experience is how people can arrange short, long, loud, soft, high and low sounds in a way that brings emotion and awe.
Q. What do you like most about teaching at United Conservatory of Music?
There is sincerity at UCM. The faculty truly wants children to appreciate music in a way that would benefit them in the long run.
Q. What are some things most people don't know about you?
I use to be a very athletic young man. I played Water Polo and was on the swim team for 5 years all at the same time being in the marching band and winter percussion program. Now in my free time when I am not practicing I try to go to the gym. Unfortunately, gym time seems to be less common than nap time for me.