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I took up clarinet several years ago and have done some writing and recording for clarinet. I'm happy to offer my skills and to work with novice players on proper fingering and technique, embouchure, music notation reading and theory, phrasing, and musicality.
I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others. *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into ...
Lessons are adjusted to the goals we set together with you. Its not about the amount of time you have to practice every day, its all about quality of the time spent practicing and of course continuity. Based on these two premises positive results can be almost guaranteed, no matter talent or age !
Depending on the instrument and body built starting age may vary. For flute and clarinet around nine years old, both male and females. For saxophone, again based on body built, starting age would be around ten/eleven years old.
For beginning students who are children, I like to start with either the Rubank Elementary Method or Hal Leonard's Essential Elements, as I find these provide a strong foundation in proper technique and sound, and reading music. As we move through this method, I will introduce exercises to help the student further develop a good sound on their instrument. At the same time, we will also begin to play solo and duet repertoire. I enjoy playing with students as a way to help them hear proper sound and technique and also develop listening and ensemble skills. For adults, I tailor the lessons to more specific styles of music they may be interested in learning, while also developing sound and technique according to their ability level. A specialty of mine on clarinet is klezmer, a beautiful genre of music that features that clarinet.
I am a passionate musician and educator who is dedicated to helping students not only learn to play their instrument but to become a well-rounded musician. I love working with students of all ages and sharing my experience and love of classical, jazz and world music styles. I graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance and Music Education, and went on to receive a Master of Music degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance from Manhattan School of Music. Performing all over the U.S. and abroad has been one of the highlights of my life as a musician. I lead my own jazz trio and quintet and perform as a featured saxophonist and clarinetist of several award-winning ensembles. I look forward to sharing my love of many styles of music with my ...
B.M. from the Juilliard School. Class of 2014 I am a saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, composer and educator. I have performed with artists in Jazz, Pop and Classical, including Herbie Hancock, Morgan James and Matthew Morrison (from the Fox television series "Glee"). While at Juilliard, I focused on jazz and saxophone performance. I also taught music through Juilliard's Music Advancement Program (MAP) where I had the pleasure of working with some the most gifted middle school students in the New York area. In the past, I have worked with all levels of students, ranging from absolute beginners just embarking on there musical journey to experienced professionals looking to expand there conceptual horizons, technique and more. I have also enjoyed working with and helping ...
I've played the clarinet since I was in the 4th grade. I studied music industry, education and performance in college and have performed 3 clarinet recitals. I am a certified music teacher for grades K-12 and teach private clarinet and bass clarinet lessons at all levels, plus beginner and intermediate saxophone and piano.
Alyssa is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelors degree in Music Industry and a Masters in Music Education. After graduation, Alyssa worked as a music teacher in public schools. Currently, she is employed at Columbia Records and teaches private clarinet, saxophone and piano lessons.
I teach music lessons starting with and building upon basic techniques-including proper hand position, reading music, counting rhythms, maintaining a steady beat, and for wind instruments-proper breathing technique, embouchure, etc. I think it is important to establish these foundations and build upon them to keep music frustration-free and joyful. I enjoy playing along with and modeling the playing of my instrument so that students can hear and strive toward producing a good sound.
Jackie graduated "cum laude" with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Ithaca College. She is currently a K-2 Music Teacher at a public elementary school in the Bronx, NY and also greatly enjoys teaching private music lessons. Her main instruments are clarinet, flute, piano, ukulele, and guitar. She is a member of the National Association for Music Education and is a K-12 Certified Music Teacher. Jackie has performed as a soloist and in various groups throughout her life including middle and high school honor bands, wind ensembles, jazz bands, pit orchestras, Ithaca College Concert Band, Cornell Chamber Orchestra, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Staff Band. She has won many awards such as the John Philip Sousa Award and the Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence from the US ...
"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."