Teaching Artist Statement
As a teacher, I feel it is my duty to not only demonstrate to the student, but to also guide the student to their own understanding and conclusion. Of more important than teaching a student how to play instrument, is teaching them the skill of practicing efficiently and the skill of how to teach themselves. In my lessons, I focus heavily on practice techniques, memorization techniques, deciphering musical notation, and the enjoyment of being creatively musical.
Brandon Santini has been teaching for over ten years, beginning as an undergrad at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and continuing since 2011 at a local community music school. He has taught everyone from beginners to advanced students entering college. Brandon focuses on interpreting the details of what’s on the page into the student’s own musical idea, encouraging students to foster their own musical personality. He started with South Shore Conservatory in 2017.
Brandon Santini, organist and pianist, is a native of Weymouth, MA. He received his BM in both organ and piano performance from the Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with James David Christie and Peter Takács, and subsequently received his MM in organ performance from the Eastman School of Music, under the guidance of David Higgs. He has performed throughout Massachusetts and serves as the Music Director and Organist for St. Theresa of Avila Parish in West Roxbury, MA. Brandon was a finalist in the first Sursa American Organ Competition and later this year he will compete in the prestigious Canadian International Organ Competition. Currently he studies with Christian Lane. He started at South Shore Conservatory in 2017.