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Popular Clarinet Teachers Near Denver

Kristopher E.

Denver, CO
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Harry G.

Englewood, CO
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Andrew W.

Denver, CO
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Kristopher E. Denver, CO

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Audition Prep, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Ear Training, Flute, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin

About Me

I am a Music graduate from Hunter College and a native of New York City, where I was once the music director for the Holy Rosary Theater Group. I have performed in various college ensemble and city groups across New York, New Jersey, and Colorado. I also had wonderful opportunities to perform in pit orchestras for Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels while living in New York City. I currently perform as the principal horn for the city of Thornton's community band and am continuing my journey in education with MSU-Denver!

As an undergraduate at Hunter College I studied horn with Richard Casparie, music composition with Shafer Mahoney, and piano with Gary Hammond.

After moving to Colorado, I have been busy teaching as a substitute teacher for Mapleton Public Schools and Adams 12 Five Star Schools. In March 2013, I was offered the chance to work with Mapleton's intermediate and advanced bands, specifically working with wind instruments. In October 2013, I was offered to assist the entire Band Department at Mapleton Public Schools by offering help to many of the young musicians there as an interim director for the high school ensemble.

My lessons offer every student a unique opportunity to have fun while also challenging them based on how much time they can commit to practice each week. I respond to the needs and the likes of each student and try to play towards those things.

I enjoy helping other people, especially through music and truly find joy in it. I love spreading that joy to others and hope to inspire my students to strive excellence in both music and beyond.

Thank you so much for stopping by my page. I look forward to meeting with you and creating music together!.

Best wishes,
Kris

*** Lesson Details ***
I will call all new students before the first lesson to learn a few things and plan out the first lesson together.

The following outline more directly applies to beginning students. After the first six months, students will know the following:

Notes: First 2 Scales on Instrument
Rhythms: Quarter Note, Quarter Rest, Eighth Note, Half Note, Eighth Rest, Half Rest, Whole Note, Whole Rest

Technique:
Fundamental Technique on Instrument (e.g. Embouchure, 5-Finger Playing)
Breathing Technique
Correct Posture
Relaxation for Ease of Playing

My teaching style is adaptable and I try to see what works best for each student and will teach to their particular strengths. It is a cooperative process that revolves around the student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano
Stand
Tuner
Metronome

*** Travel Equipment ***
I recommend that students who are new to an instrument rent before buying. In the first few months, students discover if their chosen instrument is something they would like to stick with! Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding rentals or buying instruments!

As far as books, I would recommend that students purchase books. However, I can make copies for educational purposes and can be flexible as far as this recommendation.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical music, though I do have some experience with popular music and jazz. I could not fit all of my book lists onto the list below but I can share that via E-Mail or other method if you would like to know more.

Harry G. Englewood, CO

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

I started playing clarinet in the school band at age six. My father was a musician, and he thought that playing in the school band would help me overcome my extreme shyness. I remember my first music lesson. I really liked my teacher. He came to my house, and he helped me to care for my clarinet and make some sounds on it. I thought playing the clarinet was wonderful. Once in awhile my mom would have to urge me to practice, but I was so drawn to playing the clarinet from the start that I would practice a lot on my own.

I was the youngest member of the grade school band, but my music lessons helped me to keep up with the older kids. I had found a niche, and my niche helped me open up to other students in school and make friends.

I participated in band programs through middle school and high school. In middle school I began studying saxophone and flute so I could play in the jazz band. As a high school junior and senior I also got the opportunity to play in the Denver University Concert Band, and I was first chair clarinet in Colorado All-State Band and Orchestra.

I attended the University of Denver on a swimming scholarship as an Accounting Major and Music Minor. I was first clarinet in the 1st Infantry Army Band at Ft. Meade, Maryland and then I toured Europe as first chair flute in the 3rd Army Band based in Wurzburg, Germany. I was honorably discharged after a three year tour. I returned to the states and enrolled in Metropolitan State College as a Music Performance Major.

I started teaching and playing professionally during college and have done so ever since. In the course of my career I have performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on clarinet and saxophone, on second clarinet with the Central City Opera, and as a soloist for the Littleton and Jefferson Symphony Orchestras on clarinet and saxophone. I have performed on woodwinds for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Denver Municipal Band. I have played shows at the Boulder Dinner Theater, the Country Dinner Playhouse, the Littleton Town Hall Center for the Arts, the Schwayder Theater, and the new Lone Tree Center for the Arts and with PHAMLY (the Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League) and Magic Moments.

I have played professionally many styles of music (jazz, blues, pop, ethnic, klezmer, polkas) for clubs, parties, weddings, and concerts with the Benny Goodman Band, Tommy Dorsey Band, Jay Wieder Dance Orchestra, Moments Notice, Rave Reviews, and Ad Hoc Entertainment in big band, quartet, trio and duo settings.

I have been featured on many CDs for such artists as Mary Stribling, Georgeann Low, Neil Haverstick, Big Junior, Scott Smith, Martha Yordy and Ben Cohen.

I also perform concerts and record with Combo Amazo, a band that plays original jazz, blues, bluegrass, and klezmer. We were featured on the several NPR radio shows including E-town with Richie Havens. I lead a strolling duo on clarinet with guitar that played in the Denver International Airport Concert Series for 20 years and is available for any event.

I decided to teach because I wanted to share the enthusiasm and joy I have for music with students. I feel passionate about helping develop a child’s talents as a musician. I relate to well kids and can provide an atmosphere where kids are motivated to learn. I also enjoy teaching adults.

I help the student build good fundamentals. I customize lessons to define and reach realistic goals and address students’ school band needs or other musical activities. I respect students’ other interests and pursuits. I am an experienced professional musician well versed in woodwinds and a variety of styles. I can offer students a broad spectrum of musical knowledge. I can teach all levels from a young beginner to an adult professional. I have given clinics at many local high schools. I would love to share my skills and expertise with students.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am patient and somewhat laid back. I help the student build good fundamentals. I customize lessons to define and reach realistic goals and address students’ school band needs or other musical activities. I respect students’ other interests and pursuits. I want to help you meet goals that we set together. I give weekly assignments and use a variety of method books and other materials to provide what the student requires. You are unique and special my goal is to help YOU succeed with your musical goals. I am there to motivate you and make your lesson a valuable and enjoyable experience. I like to laugh.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Stand. Teaching Materials

*** Specialties ***
General teaching philosophy
I help my students build good fundamentals. I customize lessons to define and reach realistic goals and address students’ school band needs or other musical activities. I respect students’ other interests and pursuits. I am an experienced professional musician well versed in woodwinds and a variety of styles. I can offer students a broad spectrum of musical knowledge. I can teach all levels from a young beginner to an adult professional. I can offer individual or group instruction.

I play and teach all types of flutes, clarinets, saxophones, and recorders. I play and teach baroque flute and Electric Wind Instrument (EWI) to cover double reeds or any other sound you might need. I use high quality Yamaha and Roland synthesizers for my patches.

Andrew W. Denver, CO

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Biology, Chemistry, Clarinet, Elementary Math, Flute, French, Geometry, Math, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Piano, Pre Algebra, Science, Singing, Songwriting, Statistics

About Me

Hello,

I have been performing music since I was in the 4th grade when I started playing clarinet. In the 8th grade I started playing the oboe, and decided in my senior year to go to Ithaca College to become a music teacher, studying with Paige Morgan.

While at Ithaca College, I had a private studio of 4 oboe players who were in middle school and high school. My oldest student was selected to be an oboe player at the NYSSMA All-State conference. I also toured around New York state playing in operas, as a solist, and in many broadway shows.

Upon graduation I was hired by Teach for America and Denver Public Schools to be a music teacher k-8th grade. I taught music theory, band, orchestra and piano.

I now play the flute, oboe, saxophone or clarinet for hire, and love to share my love for music with my students.

*** Lesson Details ***
For beginning students, I believe it is important to have the student able to play a song by the end of the first lesson. From there we will work hard to understand all of the signs and symbols that are present on the page. I am a fairly laid back person, but I have high expectations in and out of lessons, and will hold students to those expectations. Performance is one of the things that I value most, so at least once a lesson the student will be expected to perform from beginning to end a song as if it were a performance.

For intermediate students, we will begin by reviewing basic techniques, as well as diving into the complex art of music performance. We will be exploring emotions as we also improve technique, breathing, and phrasing. I will continue to hold these students to high expectations.

For advanced students, I will be pushing them to always put themselves into their music, simply being able to play the notes on the page will not be enough at this level. Thought and care must be put into their practice and in our lessons so that the mood they are trying to convey with the music is able to get across to the audience.

For music theory students, lessons will be more tailored to what they already know and what they want to know for their musical future.The beginning will involve a brief test to see what they already know, and from there we will explore many different musical styles and genres and the complex make-up of music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music stands and some supplemental music. I expect my students to have their instrument, books, reeds and a pencil.

*** Specialties ***
Beginning Oboe
Flute/Oboe Solo Performance (especially contest preperation)
Orchestral Repertoire
Beginning Music Theory
Advanced Music Theory
Elementary School/Middle School/High School/GED Math
Middle School/High School Science
Music Tutoring All Levels

Alan M.

Denver, CO
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Stephen M.

Denver, CO
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Jason O.

Denver, CO
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Alan M. Denver, CO

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Drum, Flute, Percussion, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet

About Me

My name is Alan M. I have been the Denver music area for over 30 years. I have been playing professionally for all of that time playing Drumset to Timpani in many professional orchestras, Dance Bands and small Jazz and Rock Combos.

I have also had the pleasure to perform some great Musicals and Operas over the years. My students have been selected for some very prestigious scholarships.

I have also had my fair share of students win positions to the Denver School of the Arts.

*** Lesson Details ***
Private lessons are usually an half hour. During this time we will be working on fundamentals. Which is how to read and understand the music that is front of you. One of the most important goals that I impress on the student is learning how to be their own teacher for lifelong learning. Performance skills will also be covered.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Basement/Music studio w/ piano, 2 drum sets, trumpet, flute, clarinet, and seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Drums, Flute, Clarinet, Trombone, Trumpet

*** Specialties ***
I can help you start on a new journey of lifelong learning, learning how to play an instrument.

I can tell you that it will be one of the most beautiful things that you can do for yourself.

It has been proven that learning to play music benefits the brain in many, many ways.

Playing music has allowed me to travel over 75% of the world entertaining others.

What a great satisfaction.

I would like you to have that same feeling by learning to play an instrument be it a woodwind, brass, strings, piano, or my favorite percussion instrument.

All most any age can learn and benefit from the expansion of your person horizon.

Stephen M. Denver, CO

Subjects Taught

Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone

About Me

I have recently graduated from University of Denver with a degree in music. I have played music almost my entire life in some form and have had tons of experience playing in all kinds of ensembles. My strength is helping people understand concepts in new ways. I make plenty of my own reeds and can teach that as well. I think that foundations of music are the most important and can teach all levels of musicianship. I am most experienced in orchestral playing, small ensemble, and solo playing as well. I have played principal most of my musical career and will continue to educate around music.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to teach all kinds of lessons, but I really focus on the foundations of music as well as what the student wants to focus on as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have most materials to make reeds and teach how to make reeds.

*** Specialties ***
I make all of my own reeds and specialize in orchestral playing.

Jason O. Denver, CO

Subjects Taught

Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

I've been teaching clarinet and music, in general, for five years in the Boulder/Broomfield area. I have varied approaches to accommodate any student's needs. I come from an eclectic musical background, including world music, jazz, rock and classical. I can teach the basics of how you make the clarinet produce sound through the more complex intricacies of forming an effective musical phrase. I incorporate music theory and history as needed in the lessons to create a well-rounded musician who can tackle any issues or passage.

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