with Amy Panetta, MA

Mission and Vision

Music Mentoring with Amy Panetta, MA

Mission Statement

To empower people of all ages to learn a musical instrument (piano, voice, woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings) and achieve their musical goals through a combination of teacher- and student-directed educational experiences in one-on-one and group lessons.  

To provide individuals of all ages to experience, engage, participate, and connect with others in singing, playing, reading, writing, composing, improvising, and listening to music in a positive, nurturing, supportive, warm, and friendly environment.

Vision Statement

"If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing" Proverb from Zimbabwe 

To live in a world where children grow up to truly know that music is an innately human expression and can be enjoyed and performed by all.  This expression can be present throughout one's lifetime in such situations as rocking a baby to sleep on the beat while singing a lullaby, singing one's national anthem, dancing at weddings and cultural events, singing at houses of worship or spiritual gatherings, creating music with family and friends, and participating in community music-making.  Through music, we can express a range of emotions which provides a healthful emotional and psychological outlet which will span a lifetime.   

Music Mentoring with Amy Panetta, MA specifically aspires to:

Create a nurturing environment and warm relationship to support each student to develop comfort and confidence in their skills and abilities.  

Empower each student with the ability to articulate what they are interested in performing, create goals, and work with determination, responsibility, and perseverance to reach achievement.

   

Enjoy engagement with music throughout one's lifetime as a human expression embedded in the fabric of daily lives, community participation, cultural traditions, and eventually sharing with younger generations.      


Values

Intrinsic Motivation: The belief that true learning comes from the inner spark of inspiration and a desire for music engagement.

Self-directed learning: Student-directed pursuits are encouraged when the inspiration arises, such as a student going home after lessons and working on the lesson material, and deciding to also learn a new piece of music by ear that they heard on the radio. 

Innovation: Encouragement of students to be creative and compose or improvise new musical material, for example, learning to sing a song, then creating a new harmony part or creating their own musical arrangements of their favorite songs.  

Process-based:  Learning is always a process.  Mistakes and playing correctly all have their place in the journey towards mastery and achievement.