Dawn M. Linebarrier
Hi! My name is Dawn Linebarrier. I am a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. I also studied at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, receiving a Master of Arts in Religion degree in Worship Studies. I am a music educator and church musician, having directed instrumental and choral groups in many genres of music. I have taught private music lessons for 16 years and have experience working with students age 3 through adult.
My philosophy of music education is that we need to meet each individual student where he or she is. We have to get to know the student's reason(s) for taking lessons, what his or her goal is, and what learning style best fits with him or her. As I teach, I constantly evaluate how best to meet the musical needs of the student so he or she can progress and be fulfilled as a musician, no matter what the ultimate end goal he or she has.
I do utilize method books to aid in teaching students. There are many well-written and well-planned method series readily available to aid teachers in shaping the course of a student's musical journey. I do, however, still work with each student on his or her own level and adjust as needed with other supplemental resources. Each student is an individual, so, as the teacher, I utilize as many resources as possible to help each student achieve his or her goals and to become the best musician he or she can be!
My passion is music, and I work hard to inspire my students to love music, too!