My philosophy of education is based primarily on helping and guiding students to become independent critical
thinkers. My goal as an educator is to provide meaningful knowledge for students to study, analyze, create, improvise,
and make decisions on their own. As a result, students will be able to apply the knowledge in many different ways
and in their own everyday life experiences. My goal is to help students find meaning and value education so that they
become eager to learn and help others who need guidance. I believe every student is capable of learning and developing
as an individual and member of this society. Every student is important to me and it is my job to bring out the best in them.
Likewise, I will focus my teaching on the needs of this society by defining and making connections between the individual, the
socio-cultural context(s) and the art of music making. Finally, I would like to offer the best of myself as an educator and will
provide assistance to those who can benefit from my area of expertise.
Marco’s teaching curriculum includes foundations of music performance, music theory, music technology, music history,
and world music. String techniques are based on the teaching principles of Ivan Galamian, Joseph Gingold, and
C'ville String Academy