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Shannon S.

Houston, TX
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Joe C.

Cedar Rapids, IA
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Thomas W.

Downingtown, PA
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Shannon S. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Cycling, Fitness, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Running, Saxophone, Sports Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Swimming, Triathlon, Viola, Violin

About Me

MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical strings, using various approaches to best suit the students learning style, personality and needs.

Shannon is an active musician, who has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera orchestras and musical theatre within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is presently Principal Flute of the Baytown Symphony, Director of the Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and is a substitute musician with the Orquesta Sinfƒƒ‚³nica de Monterrey, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the Heights.

Shannon has been a faculty member at various colleges, is currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Brazosport College, and also has an active private studio, Leigh Studios. She is the College Music Society South-Central Regional President; and is an Advisory Board member for the Houston Flute Club.

Shannon received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and received her B.A. degree in Performance, and B.S. degree in Music-Business from Winona State University, and has studied with world-renowned instructors.

Shannon has received grants for her work, from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award.

Shannon is also a sponsored triathlete and trainer/coach/race director, and gives workshops on the importance of healthy living, nutrition and exercise for musicians. She is a board member for The Lake Charles Triathletes. And she is a strong advocate for music, health, and triathlon. Sponsors: Maggie Martinez-LMT, Eating for Performance, Bikesport, DeSoto Sport, Gu Performance Energy, Rudy Project, Amit Jethva-DDS, Leigh Enterprises.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am pretty easy going. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus and can have fun doing it. :)
I utilize various methods for each instrument, which is determined by the students learning style and ability; needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (and continue to do) extensive research into materials available for each instrument I teach, and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance and tools. You practice, utilize learn these tools, and off we go! The sky is the limit!

*** Specialties ***
Classical, jazz
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***FITNESS: Shannon has been athletic most of her life. she is a certified personal training with 10 years experience in triathlon. She is a sponsored triathlete. She applies her years of teaching experience to helping you reach your physical and nutritional goals, to be the healthiest you can be. She's not not quick fixes/results. It's all about a transformational lifestyle change. Enjoy the journey! It's well worth it! (see info above).

Joe C. Cedar Rapids, IA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Broadway Singing, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drum, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument. Expect student to have their own.

*** Specialties ***
All methods, styles, genres.

*** Play just to have fun or prepare for college, church and/or professional employment! ***

Thomas W. Downingtown, PA

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Bass Trombone, Beatbox, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Ear Training, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Jazz Voice, Marimba, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Piccolo, Saxophone, Singing, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin, Vocal Training, Xylophone

About Me

Thomas J. W. is an active music teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over fifteen years experience as a concert band director, marching band director, jazz improvisation instructor, choral director, private instructor, and marching drill writer. His directing career has included small rural band programs, small metro programs, large high-achieving suburban programs, and non-profit youth bands. In addition to his band compositions, he also has over forty unpublished vocal arrangements to his credit, most written for use with collegiate men's a cappella groups.

Thomas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a teaching certificate in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has taught at the secondary level in both states. In addition to both instrumental and choral ensembles at Penn State, Thomas was a student leader in the Penn State Blue Band and a member of the brass section of the Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993 and 1994. He served as an Associate Director of the Warren Junior Military Band of Youngstown, Ohio from 1995 to 2005. He also served as a visual staff member for the renowned North Penn Marching Knights of Lansdale, PA for one season in 2004.

He is a current adjudicator with Cavalcade of Bands. He is a member of MENC, PMEA, NJMEA, ASCAP, CASA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the National Band Association. He appeared in the Marquis Who's Who Among American Educators in 2004 and 2005, an honor rarely bestowed upon teachers, as students who appear in the Who's Who Among American High School Students must nominate them. He currently is a music teacher at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts of the PA Leadership Charter School in West Chester, PA and resides in Downingtown, PA with his wife and two sons.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on building proper tone production and individual technique - something that often is difficult to learn in a large ensemble setting.

I am capable of starting a beginner student on any band instrument including percussion, any classical string instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass), and piano. I can begin a student on drum set and work with them through their first method book, but I would then recommend they find a specialized drum set teacher after a period of six to twelve months.

For advanced students, I work from selected conservatory etude books on developing advanced skills and can work with students on audition pieces for honors bands/orchestras or college auditions.

My lessons are a half-hour once a week, with the option of working for 45 minutes or 60 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
music, band, orchestra, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, violin, viola, cello, string bass, piano, Percussion
classical, jazz improvisation

Heidi B.

Chicago, IL
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John B.

Bangor, ME
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Seth G.

Lake Oswego, OR
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Heidi B. Chicago, IL

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Bassoon, English, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Reading, Singing, Songwriting, Writing

About Me

Raised in South-Central Wisconsin, I have been playing and loving music for as long as I can remember. Starting with piano at age 3, I have had a broad range of musical experiences--from musical theater to orchestras to traditional Swiss music. I'm the epitome of nerd, and academic pursuits have always been of interest to me. After high school at the age of 16, I headed off to Chicago to DePaul University, where I have had the pleasure of studying with Assistant Principal Bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bill Buchman. My passion for music and education are the driving forces in my pursuit of knowledge and experience in this world.

*** Lesson Details ***
In my lessons, I offer an effective mix of demanding and understanding; my roots are in both strict disciplines and easygoing jam sessions. It is most important to me that I have clear communication with students (and parents, if applicable) of WHY you want lessons. Do you want to execute that piano sonata with refined technique and learned musicality? Do you want to learn a few songs on a certain instrument to play along with friends? Do you want to understand the innermost mechanics and histories of music? My teaching style encompasses the whole spectrum of musical experience/dedication--I will help your musical soul shine through!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, lesson books and quite large library of repertoire, extra instruments and repair tools.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will go anywhere the CTA goes!

*** Specialties ***
Bassoon reed-making and performance, music theory/history, arranging/composing, all sorts of pedagogy (theory and research of education), performance practice

John B. Bangor, ME

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Bass Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Clarinet, Ear Training, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone

About Me

Because clarinet is my primary instrument, I can teach any skill level, from beginner to professional. Due to my extensive music ed background, I am also proficient in most of the other instruments, and am comfortable teaching beginner to intermediates. I have been a lessons teacher since 2003, teaching students as young as five, and as old as seventy. Studio teaching is my passion, and I strive to give you the best education on your instrument!

Seth G. Lake Oswego, OR

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Bassoon, Composition, Ear Training, Japanese, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

I'm a professional bassoonist, composer, and arranger with extensive experience in the music field. Also well knowledgeable about clarinet and saxophone. In addition, I have a minor in Japanese language and am proficient at helping with the beginning level.

About Bassoon

The bassoon is most commonly known for its unique sound, often described of as a drone. Although it is meant to play music written in the bass and tenor registers, the bassoon is not limited to those styles of music. You may be surprised to know that it can actually play pieces written in higher registries. In addition, it has a wide range of tones and textures, which you would learn about through our in-depth bassoon lessons provided by our Certified TakeLessons Instructors. The bassoon is a wonderful woodwind instrument which is prominently used in concert bands, orchestras, and chamber music literature. It is known to have musical agility and a diverse tonal character. So if you want to learn to play the bassoon, don’t hesitate to sign up for our bassoon lessons today! ...

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