Music Mission and Teaching Philosophy

Teresa Young’s music mission and teaching philosophy are all about getting her students making music, in the ways that matter most to them. 

Music Mission

Teresa‘s music mission is to get her private students making music. In the process, sequential music instruction provides them with permanent gains neurologically and in focus, confidence, and self-expression that enhance every area of their lives.

Teaching Philosophy

Teresa’s teaching philosophy is informed by her own childhood, by the musical lives of her sons, and now by her musician granddaughters.

Singing and playing from the time she was tiny, the grownups in her life took her seriously from the start. And they guarded her freedom to find her own path. So these days she fundamentally respects both the power parents have to foster their children’s musical lives and the unique impetus (instrument, genre, style) that may drive a student of any age.

What’s more, she has heard so many poignant stories through the years from old and new music-friends:


If someone had just
supported my interest…

If my teacher or parents had just
listened to what I wanted to learn…


So, the bottom line on Teresa’s music mission and teaching philosophy?  To use the musical interests of each individual student to move her or him forward. Who are they—or who do they want to be—musically? Whether taking baby steps or tackling big projects, as a fun hobby or a life goal, their interests inform everything.


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If I were not a physicist, I would probably
be a musician. I often think in music.
I live my daydreams in music.
I see my life in terms of music.

—Albert Einstein