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Clarinet, Music Theory, Piano
I absolutely love music and teaching it to others! Having studied both clarinet and piano at the University of Georgia, I am patient and encouraging with both children and adults. I have taught piano, clarinet, and alto saxophone for several years and have children of my own; so I understand that each person is an individual and has different needs and strengths. I actively help out the Athens Area Homeschool Band and have played with the Gwinnett Community Band. I enjoy teaching beginning students as well as more advanced students. It is such a huge joy to see a student grow in their understanding of music and gain the confidence that comes with it!
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I use the Bastien lesson series with my young beginning pianists which starts with being able to identify the notes and keys on the piano and then moves to reading music on the staff. I am very patient and encouraging with young students and speak to them on their level. My goal is for them to be able to identify the notes on the keyboard, find the correct hand position, and play a few simple songs within two to three months. After six months, they will be playing songs while reading notes on the staff, and once a year during the spring, we have a recital for everyone to show how much they've learned!
For my adult beginning pianists, I use a lesson series by Alfred which combines music theory with the lesson songs and exercises. At the beginning they jump right into reading music, and within three months, the student will be able to play some nice songs. After six months, basic chords will have been introduced and they will be able play more complicated songs.
For my more advanced piano students, I use the Faber lesson series. With all students, I include music theory in each lesson, but the Faber series goes into more depth. It also covers a variety of music genres, including ragtime, jazz and classical. Also, depending on the individual, I will begin to incorporate some classical pieces as soon as they are ready. I'm always open to knowing what a student likes and pursuing songs that they will enjoy playing, particularly as they become more accomplished!
With my clarinet students, I focus on scales and arpeggios, help them with songs that they are working on in band, and provide supplemental exercises, duets, or solos for them to play. I am familiar with the "Standard of Excellence" and "Essential Elements" series. I also help prepare students for middle school and high school district and all-state auditions by working on the scales, etudes, and sight reading.
I also teach beginning and intermediate alto saxophone and help them with auditions as well.
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I have a piano, keyboard, clarinet, and alto saxophone that I use for teaching. I expect my students to have their own instrument before beginning lessons. A keyboard is fine for beginning piano students; it is not necessary to have a piano. I will be happy to recommend models and brands of keyboards to new students. I recommend Yamaha brands will full size keys and the 'touch sensitive' or 'grand piano touch feature, meaning how hard you press the keys will determine how loud it will sound. Some Yamaha models I recommend are: PSR E333, PSR E423, YPG 235, and EZ 220.
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I use the Bastien books with my younger (early elementary) piano students. I like to use the Faber series with my older piano students because in includes jazz, classical, and contemporary styles. (With more advanced students, I primarily focus on a variety of Classical music. My favorite composer is Debussy from the Romantic era.) With my adult piano students, I like to use the Alfred adult series which contains popular and classical songs that they may be familiar with. Each method includes theory. I prefer teaching piano from first grade and up, although I have had students as young as 5 yrs. old. I also teach adults!
I am familiar with the "Essential Elements" method series for clarinet and the "Standard of Excellence" series for both clarinet and saxophone. I can teach and help beginning clarinet students through advanced and am able to help beginning and intermediate saxophone students as well. I am classically trained on the clarinet although I enjoy a variety of genres.
Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Piano, Saxophone, Singing
With a performance degree from the University of Georgia, teaching certification from Georgia State and over 25 years of professional teaching experience, I am able to offer my students a diverse range of instructional resources.
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My lessons include a warmup, music theory work, vocal or instrumental technique and then a vast selection of song repertoire to support new ideas in both technique and theory. Students are directed to watch or listen to examples of master performances in their field of studies. Clear weekly goals are made between lessons and I am always encouraging! Whatever life throws at you during the week doesn't have to stop your studies cold- we will come up with a plan that fits your lifestyle.
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I have a small Protools setup with microphones and a Kurzwell keyboard. I like to be able to go online for some resources.
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I regularly use the internet in lessons as well as standard published educational texts.
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I have been told that I am especially good at helping people make the jump from playing by rote to reading from the page. In vocal instruction, I am familiar with three schools of technique: the psycho-imagery school, the "anatomical" school, and the Italian "open throat" approach. My background in acting also contributes basic vocal projection techniques to vocal training. I am comfortable with all genres of music, including pop, rock, soul, R&B, gospel, jazz and opera. In instrumental studies, I am a woodwind doubler, reading fluently and transposing on-the-spot . As a jazz and gospel artist I improvise primarily on the flute and saxophone. My piano skills are equivalent to a second-year college piano major. I can improvise accompaniments as well as read piano scores. In addition to being a certified teacher in Georgia, I attained national certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2004.
Banjo, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone
I have enjoyed teaching and helping students of all ages for 23 years in achieving their goals in learning to play their instruments. Educated at Columbus State University with a Music Education degree, I teach many instruments including piano, guitar, including Classical style, banjo, saxophone, clarinet and flute. If you would like to start on the trumpet or trombone, I can help you as well. I specialize in working with the first time beginner, giving them a solid foundation in instrumental technique and musical knowledge, as well as helping those who have some experience on their instruments and who are looking to advance.
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My goal for every student is to experience learning their instrument in an environment that is both encouraging and rewarding. I exhibit patience with the student knowing what it takes to develop new skills and I work hard in helping each student feel at ease in expressing themselves. I have used many different materials over the years, depending on the individual student's needs and desires to play their music. I do stress learning to read music notation so that you can approach with confidence any piece of music that you would like to play. With the proper dedication, every student can enjoy making music in a short period of time, getting better and better along their musical journey.
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I have used many of the published methods for all of the instruments over the years. I am always open to any approach that will work for any given student.
Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Baroque Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Bass Trombone, Cello, Celtic Flute, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Drum, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Hand Drums, Jazz Voice, Marimba, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Piccolo, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Synthesizer, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin, Xylophone
I teach all of the band instruments, orchestral strings, piano/keyboard, guitar, voice and drum set. I specialize in teaching performing skills in jazz and contemporary music which allows many of my students to eventually perform professionally.
Audition Prep, Clarinet, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, French, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Trumpet, Violin
Hello! My name is Michael W. I am a senior instrumental music education student at Georgia State University. My primary instrument is trumpet, in which I would teach beginner to advanced lessons in. I also have varied amounts of experience in the other areas listed under my profile and enjoy working with all ages.
Acting, AP English, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Basic Math, Bible Studies, Biology, Business, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Clarinet, Cooking, Creative Writing, Elementary Math, English Literature, Environmental Chemistry, Essay Writing, Fashion Design, Finance, GED Test Prep, Grammar, Hair Braiding, Hair Styling, Health Coaching, History, Math, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Nutrition, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Weight Loss, World History, Writing
I have taught my own kids as a I believe in education. I also taught elementary, middle school, and high school students with special needs for 5 years. I taught adults with special needs for 5 years.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."