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Cello, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Violin
•The styles I teach most often are jazz, classical and popular. Although I have studied many different genres, my specialties are saxophone and composition. I have studied with music teachers such as Anthony Braxton, Herb Pomeroy, Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi, Gary Burton, Joe Viola, Ken Pullig, John LaPorta, Hal Crook, James Newton and Ken Radnofsky.
•9/1997 – Present San Lorenzo (CA) Unified School District Independent Music Teacher 9/1990 Â– 11/1997 St. Felicitas School San
Leandro, CA St. John School Fiat School of Music Music Unlimited San
Lorenzo, CA Pinole, CA San Leandro, CA Provide individual and group
music instruction to people from age 3 to 99. Deliver instruction based
on Music Teachers National Association Certificate of Merit Curriculum
for Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and Piano. Incorporate Jazz
Improvisation, Theory and Harmony lessons
• Listed in Who’s Who Among International Professional Educators. • Listed in Who’s Who in American Education • Listed in Who’s Who Among American Women • Listed in Who’s Who in America • Six Lessons published in • Recognition for Self-Assembly Method Instructional Design Theory • Published article in OnCUE, Journal of Computer Using Educators
• Krause Center of Innovation 2005-2006 EWYL Cohort Participant • Krause Center of Innovation 2006-2007 EWYL Fellows Participant • Iisme (Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education) Fellow 2004: Intranet Web Designer at Applied Materials using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Contribute • Alameda County Representative to the CTAP Technology Leadership Academy at the Alameda County Office of Education (2000). Co-leader of Staff Development Program for Grade 4-8 Technology Integration • Taught University of Phoenix class for Technology Integration • IMTC class teacher in FrontPage and MS Paint • Member San Lorenzo Unified School District Ed Tech Committee and Lorenzo Manor Elementary Ed Tech Committee. • Past District Web Page Coordinator and FrontPage Trainer • Participant in Intel Teach to the Future training • Provide opportunities for children to meet Technology Standards• Incorporate technology into the curriculum using desktops and
wireless laptops, FL Studio, Cubasis VST 4.0, Music Ace, Band in a Box,
Finale Notepad, Silver Burdett MIDI Connection, Windows Movie Maker,
Microsoft Office Suite, recording and burning CDs, DVDs, etc. • Manage
a High School Computer Music Lab. • MarcoPolo trainer.• Teach Music Technology classes after school for the Gifted and Talented (GATE Program).
• Member Music Educators National Conference • Member Technology Institute for Music Educators. Lesson plan published on their Web Site. • Member California Music Educators and present music technology sessions for educators at the Bay Section Conferences.
• Deliver instruction in the area of the curriculum pertaining to National and District Music Standards. • Create and implement lesson plans, rubrics and assessments. • Organize and produce Winter and Spring Concerts. • Experience working with children with challenging behaviors and disabilities (Special Day Class and Continuation School).
• Provide children with learning experiences that promote their cognitive, social and emotional development. • Experience in teaching students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. • Communicate with parents. Handle record-keeping of grades and attendance. • Work cooperatively with other education professionals.
• Organize and produce Winter and Spring Recitals, including County Recitals for the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Communicate with parents. Handle advertising and record-keeping of tuition payments. Â• Vice-President of the Alameda County Branch of the Music Teachers Association of California. Attend Board meetings and plan guest speakers Â• Licensed Kindermusik instructor for children ages 18 mos. to 7 years. Â• Students chosen for State and County Honors Recitals. Â• Listed in National Honor Roll, National Guild of Piano Teachers; Member Music TeacherÂ’s National Association. Â• Taught Undergraduate Musicianship class as a Graduate Assistant at Mills College.
•Professional Freelance Musician 9/1984 Â– 12/1995 Boston, MA; Bay Area, CA Performed own compositions and others works in various styles in innumerable local venues and clubs such as The Oakland Museum, Yerba Buena Gardens, The Valencia Café, Trans America Building, the Marriott Hotel, as well as in Las Vegas. She have performed with musicians such as Vijay Iyer, Anthony Braxton, MC
Hammer, Luciana Souza, Lloyd Nibbs (Skatalites), Fred Lonberg-Holm,
Andy Borger (Norah Jones), Stuart Popejoy, Aaron Stewart, Sheila
Sofian, William Calhoun (Living Color), Sean Kennerly (Samiam) and Joey
Cheezhee.Â• CD Recording on Curious Pogos Records:Frederick Lonberg HolmÂ’s Â“Theory of MotionÂ”. Â• Composed music on Sheila SofianÂ’s Animations Â“Faith and PatienceÂ” and Â“Secret RageÂ”. Won 15 awards in International and National Film Festivals. Broadcast on WHYY TV12 and WYBE TV35 Educational Stations. Â• Honorable Mention in Composition: City of Oakland Creative Arts Fellowship. Â• Live Performances on KPFA, KNBR and KALX radio stations.
•EDUCATION Ph.D. in Education (010/2013). Specialization in Professional Studies Capella University Teaching Credential: K-12 Single Subject Music 8/1999 Chapman University GPA 3.9 US-CA-Concord Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Music and Recording Media with an emphasis in Composition 5/1992 Mills College GPA 3.64 US-CA-Oakland Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging 5/1987 Berklee College of Music US-CA-Boston GPA 3.59 Cum Laude
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I am interested in teaching you what you need and want to learn so that you achieve your dreams. Please note that I only take serious students who will practice at least 30 minutes every day or 35 a day 6 days a week at home. I would like you to keep a log of how much you practice. This will enable you to make progress through the curriculum as you will be a beginner for the first 3.3 years, an intermediate for the next 3.3 years, and then an advanced student for 3.3 years. I will give you assignments to do over the week, and the next week we will go over them, learn something new and get new assignments. It takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert!
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Currently I am converting my detached garage into a music studio with keyboard and instruments. There is a sitting room where parents can wait for their children.
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Metronome, CD Boom Box
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Jazz, classical, popular, saxophone, composition, music, flute, clarinet, piano, violin, trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, baritone, oboe, songwriting, recording, children's music Composition
Reading and Notating Music
Music Software such as FL Studio, Band in a Box, Reason and GarageBand. Bring your laptop to lessons!
Minor Key Harmony
Extended and Secondary Dominants
Altered Dominant Scale
Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
I have a BS in music education received at Lehman College, Bronx, NY. I am a professional musician/ composer/ arranger.I received my teaching credentials at SFSU and have been a General music teacher as well as a, band teacher. I have studied trumpet with Classical ( Wilmer Wise)and Jazz musician (Bill Hardman) and big band arranging with Frank Foster( saxophonist and arranger with Count Basie Band). At present I am retired and teaching privately.
I have been teaching music for over 50 years as well as being a professional musician/ composer and arranger. I not only know my fundamentals inside and out, but also I know many tricks of the trade. Over the years I have developed special teaching techniques that enable students to make sense out of music and progress rapidly on their instruments.I love playing music and aim at stirring that same kind of excitement abut music in my students.
To each lesson I bring a unique mix, encouraging the student to pursue excellence and also have fun. I am well qualified to teach: woodwinds( oboe, flute, clarinet, all saxophones) brass(french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), and piano.
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I make music interesting to learn. I encourage students to practice daily so they can improve. The more they improve the more fun they can have with music not only alone, but with others.
I am very patient with my students especially with beginners. I know that for them it is like learning a new language. Once they begin to increase their musical vocabulary, they will enjoy what they can do with music.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Seating for parents, basement studio, piano, drum set
*** Travel Equipment ***
Students should provide their own instruments.
Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone
Hi! I'm a full time saxophone and guitar teacher, 29 years old, and I've been teaching for over a decade. I have a BA in saxophone performance.
I've helped many of my students get accepted into county/state level honor bands and college music programs. One of my students was accepted into the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. At the same time, I love teaching beginners. Everyone is welcome! I'll gladly cater our lesson to any age and any skill level.
I usually teach at Union Music on Market street.
Choir, Clarinet, Classical Voice, Drum, Marimba, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Saxophone, Singing, Trumpet, Vocal Training, Xylophone
As a student of the Eastman School of Music, I receive some of the best training in music education and saxophone performance in the world. I have performed as a soloist with youth orchestras and in many Eastman ensembles.
I have taught privately and in classroom settings, and am comfortable with both.
I teach beginning-advanced saxophone, beginning-intermediate clarinet, beginning voice, entry-level percussion, and entry-level trumpet. I also tutor music theory and ear training at a high school-college level.
I am very energetic and enthusiastic, and I love nothing other than to help my students discover the gift of music: the gift that keeps giving. I almost never get frustrated with my students and will always do my best to help them succeed in whatever they need.
Audition Prep, Essay Writing, Literature, Music Theory, Saxophone, Writing
Anthony is a Bay Area classical saxophonist and educator. Currently pursuing a B.M. of Music Education with Dr. Dale Wolford at San Jose State University, Anthony's former teachers include Dr. Tim McAllister, Professor of saxophone at Northwestern University and to whom John Adams's acclaimed Saxophone Concerto was dedicated, Matthew Schlomer, saxophone coordinator at Interlochen Arts Academy, as well as Greg Conway, Director of Music at Hopkins Jr. High School, and Jeff Prinz, long-established Bay Area gig musician and educator.
Anthony has been active in the chamber music community for many years. Last year he co-founded the Saxophone Ensemble at Hopkins Jr. High Summer Music Camp as well at the Mission San Jose Saxophone Quartet with his long-time collaborator and friend Khanh Nguyen, who is currently pursuing a B.M. in Saxophone Performance at the Eastman School of Music. Last year he coordinated a series of summer concerts with members of his school to help young musicians learn valuable performance skills, working with his long-time collaborator the award-winning L.A. composer and pianist Thomas Feng to provide a pianist and his local church as a performance venue for his colleagues. This is a continuation of the work he did in his high school club MSJ Impromptu, scheduling concerts at senior centers to both provide students with a fun, non-judgmental environment to perform and to reach out to the community which supported him for so many years. He is currently Chorister for SJSU's chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, the international professional music fraternity, for whom he currently manages all ensembles and performances and acts as general artistic adviser.
I center my lessons based upon three fundamentals of performance, which form a three-legged stool: Tone, technique, and depth of expression. Without any of these a performance will fall flat, but with all of these components together guarantee a successful.
The most important aspect of musicianship to me is discipline. Without regular practice, musicianship cannot fully develop to a level to be able to move an audience. I believe in treating all students equally. As Dr. McAllister stated eloquently to me, there is no such thing as a prodigy, only people who work hard, and work smart. As such, I care deeply about every one of my students; I do not choose favorites. I understand that every student has their own needs and time commitments, and try to help every student to become the best musician they can be.
Above all, I wish to guide your student to be the most thoughtful, active, engaged musician they can be. I will provide ample performance opportunities, artistic insight based upon years of experience, and will work with your student for however long they wish to guide them on their path to greatness, whether that is a couple months or throughout their high school career.
Lessons are taught out of my studio in the Kimber Park neighborhood of the Mission area, walking distance from several bus stops and easily accessible by car. I will also drive a reasonable distance to teach lessons in your home, if you so please. I will be available throughout the year, so I look forward to developing an ongoing relationship with your student!
While I pride myself upon being strictly a classical saxophone specialist, with an emphasis in chamber music, I can also help students who are preparing for their college auditions, and teach basic AP Level music theory.
I look forward to meeting your student, and helping them become the best musician they can be!
I'd love to have a few more students to build my studio in the Bay Area! I currently play Alto Saxophone with the San Francisco Wind Ensemble. I sing and conduct choir at church, and play clarinet with ensembles from time to time. I have my Bachelor in Music Education and I've taught at both the middle school and high school levels. I currently have saxophone, flute, and clarinet students and am looking for more!
I studied Saxophone at BYU with Dr. Ray Smith, who is a pupil of Eugene Rousseau, arguably the best classical saxophonist of our time. And I played in countless large and small ensembles there. I know I can be a great music teacher for you, focusing on the basics and making sure proper technique and musicality is always addressed. I strive to help each individual student with their needs. I will challenge you, but we ll be sure to move at your own pace. I feel my years of experience playing and teaching build a great foundation for me to be your best private music teacher. We ll focus on appropriate repertoire, technique, and work toward yearly recitals.
"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."