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Popular Clarinet Teachers Near Los Angeles

Michael C.

Upland, CA
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Cory B.

Long Beach, CA
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Cindy K.

Mission Hills, CA
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Michael C. Upland, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

Hailed by the New York Times for his “sweet intensity” and “insinuating smoothness,” Michael, woodwind specialist, is a prolific performer from solo and chamber concerts to pit-orchestras in musical theater and film recording sessions. He began playing saxophone at the age of 10 and picked up several new instruments along the way, recently completing a doctorate in Musical Performance from the University of Southern California. Michael is passionately dedicated to teaching, with over 10 years experience teaching 1 on 1 students, as well as chamber groups and masterclasses. Michael's diverse experience and fluency in many musical styles promises to provide a personalized and enriching experience tailored specifically to the student.

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The most important goal for me as a teacher is passing along the love that I have for music, and helping to make it a meaningful part of my students’ lives. It is my passion to help the student thrive in his studies, realize her potential, and be forever transformed by the experience.

As an instructor, I endeavor to relate to the student experience as much as possible by recalling my own studies, so that I may anticipate obstacles to motivation and learning, communicate effectively, and maximize the educational process. Every student-teacher relationship is unique and must be specifically designed and guided according to the student’s needs, abilities, and personal goals. The musical interests a student brings with him or her are a bridge to training on an instrument, and are essential in developing skills in listening, reading musical language, playing by ear, and improvising.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Provided: music stand, piano
Required: Instrument and relevant accessories, method books

*** Travel Equipment ***
Required: Instrument and relevant accessories, method books, music stand

*** Specialties ***
Saxophone - classical, modern/contemporary, beginning jazz improvisation
Clarinet - classical, musical theater
Flute - classical
Music Theory - tonal and post-tonal

Cory B. Long Beach, CA

Subjects Taught

Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano

About Me

I am a classically trained performer with a Master's degree from London's Royal College of Music. I love finding each student's own learning style to tailor the experience, and I encourage my students to make their own decisions about musical expression (with plenty of guidance, of course!).

In my work as a performer I have played with orchestras all over the world, from the South London Sinfonia to the Bombay Chamber Orchestra. My musical life is full of variety, and I think that the experiences I've had as a musician make me a creative and thoughtful teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
I wouldn't call myself strict, but I do have high standards. I expect my students to put in the work at home, so that we can get the most out of lesson time, but I think that my expectations are realistic. After all, we all have busy lives, and even if you haven't had time to prepare we can always have a productive lesson.

We will learn simple tunes in the very first lesson, and I will always balance technical exercises with fun. (Though I do think a lot of exercises are fun too!) After a few months we will have a solid foundation of music theory and will have developed your music reading abilities considerably. We will have worked on a great technical foundation of scales and exercises, so that your fingers won't fail you. We will also be delving in to longer and more complex tunes, and considering the possibility of some form of casual public or in-home performance, for you to show your family and friends what you've learned!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Baby grand piano,
Music stands,
Metronome,
Tuner

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to have their own instruments and music.

*** Specialties ***
Classical

Cindy K. Mission Hills, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Violin

About Me

Hello, my name is Cindy and I am a vocal and instrumental instructor. I received my BA and MAT degrees from Pepperdine University. I have taught privately for over 25 years in the San Fernando Valley, along with Pasadena and Simi Valley areas. During college I performed in several operas including The Magic Flute and Hansel and Gretel with the Burbank Symphony Orchestra. After college, I was a member of Musical Americans, a select touring group from Southern California under the direction of K. Gene Simmonds that toured South America and Japan. I also served as a minister of music at a local church for several years.

I began playing the piano at the age of 7. My mother and sister were taking lessons and, when they had finished practicing I would go into the piano and play what they had just played. My mother figured that I was the one with the talent so I got the lessons. When I was 9, I became interested in the violin. Back in those days, it was required for you to take private lessons if you were going to be in the school orchestra. I started lessons on the violin while continuing lessons on the piano. I began taking voice lessons while in Jr. High and for a while, I took lessons on all three. I was also very involved with my church music department, which was very large and well known in Southern California. During college, I had the opportunity to participate in The Living Christmas Tree . This was a great experience, one I will never forget. I not only sang in the tree but was able to play in the orchestra for a couple of years as well.

Being a classroom teacher for over 30 years, I have had the experience of bringing the joy of music to hundreds of students. I put a strong focus on musical theory so that my students understand not only how to play or sing, but understand the WHY of different musical concepts. Presently I have students attending CSUN majoring in music. I have a love for music that has been with me since the age of 7, when I started taking my first piano lessons. I took private lessons on piano, violin and voice till I graduated from high school, continuing while I earned my BA and MAT degrees. I have experience with students of all ages, ranging from the young kindergarten student to the adult student. I believes that there is a hidden talent in everyone and that if there is a desire to learn, I can teach them!

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My lessons are designed to bring a maximum level of enjoyment while giving a strong musical theory foundation. Being a classroom teacher for over 30 years, I understand what a student goes through regarding homework during a week's time. I always take that into consideration when making assignments. I find out what the student's musical likes are and use those in selecting songs to work on with them.I use different curriculum, depending on the needs of the student and the instrument being taught. With the wealth of my experience I can teach and guide the student through any performance and musical interest they may have and bridge the gap between genre's that so many are unable to do.

I teach beginning and intermediate voice, flute, guitar, sax and clarinet. I am able to teach up to the advanced level for violin and piano. I enjoy working with all levels of students, from young children through adults.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room, room for parents to wait.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They must have their own instrument. If they are taking piano, I am able to teach them on a keyboard that has at least 4 octaves. I have had great success with working with keyboards, especially with younger students. Students purchase their own materials. I will give you the names of the books and locations where you can buy them.

*** Specialties ***
I am from the old school of thought and teach the basics with a great deal of theory thrown in. My students that have gone on to major in music in college have done very well because of the foundation I have given them.

Benjamin S.

Redondo Beach, CA
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Megan W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Joseph S.

Fullerton, CA
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Benjamin S. Redondo Beach, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone

About Me

Hailed as having, œa gorgeous sound by conductor Benjamin Zander, saxophonist Dr. Benjamin S has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and in orchestras throughout Western Europe and across the United States. As performer he has earned a number of honors including winning the New England Conservatory (NEC) Concerto Competition performing Ingolf Dahl's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra, winning the NEC Honors competition and a solo performance in Jordan Hall, Boston, MA with his saxophone quartet, and being invited to perform William Bolcom'™s Concerto Grosso with the University of Southern California Wind Ensemble.

Benjamin is a sought after performer and interpreter of repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary, and is a strong proponent of the music of our time. This has led to performances at The Players Theatre and John Zorn'™s The Stone in New York City, Helmut List Halle, Graz, Austria, and to his invitation to the University of Colorado at Boulder's Pendulum New Music Series to premiere a new work for saxophone and piano by Anthony Green. As an orchestral musician Benjamin has had the opportunity to work under the batons of Hugh Wolff, Donald Palma, Carl St. Clair, Benjamin Zander, Jung-Ho Pak, Gunther Schuller, Lucas Vis, and Beat Furrer.

Benjamin has participated in various music festivals including, International Music Institute Darmstadt (Germany), Habanera Academy (France), European Saxophone University (France), Impuls Ensemble Academy for Contemporary Music (Austria), Brevard Music Center (Brevard, NC), and the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (Boston, MA). He is currently writing for publication a semiotic analysis of Berio Sequenza IX.

Committed to community outreach, Benjamin visits schools performing and working with students throughout Los Angeles. In the past he was part of a New England Conservatory Community Outreach saxophone quartet for two years, and continued that outreach as an Honors Ensemble performing, talking about music, and working with students in schools, at after-school programs, and for elderly at retirement homes, and assisted living communities in underserved neighborhoods throughout Boston.

Benjamin has been heard playing on National Public Radio'™s Wait Wait... Don'™t Tell Me! and plays Alto, Tenor, and Baritone saxophones on Ben Ranson'™s debut CD, Eighteen Wheels of Pain.

Dr. S received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music studying with Los Angeles Philharmonic saxophonist, James Rotter, and holds a Bachelor™ and Master's degree, both with Honors, from New England Conservatory of Music where he studied with Kenneth Radnofsky. Dr. S was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society at both institutions.

Additional studies and/or masterclasses with Claude Delangle, Marcus Weiss, Vincent David, Jean-Denis Michat, Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Michel Goury, Habanera Quartet, and Prism Quartet.
His 2013-14 concert season schedule includes performances with American Youth Symphony, Burbank Philharmonic, at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Southern California, Mt. Saint Mary's College, and San Diego Central Library, in addition to studio work, smaller concerts and masterclasses at Chapman University and Cal State Los Angeles.

Currently, Benjamin maintains a studio of private saxophone students throughout Los Angeles County, and is the saxophone instructor at HYPERIUMconservatory in Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes. He has previously held teaching positions at the University of Southern California, Sinai Akiba Academy, and the Institute for Art, Music and Science.

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I am currently teaching lessons in the following areas/cities, so even if you are out of my 10 miles radius, feel free to message me!

Beverly Hills
Bel Air
Brentwood
Westwood
Studio City
Redondo Beach
Palos Verdes
Arcadia

Lesson combine the necessary technical work to progress on the instrument, along with fun music (such as movie music) as well as standard repertoire. As a teacher I have worked with both 6 year-old and adult beginners, college music majors and graduate students, always tailoring how I teach for each student.

It is my goal that each student is able to play at least one simple tune by the end of the first lesson. Often, they can do much more!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Clarinet

Selmer Series III GP Soprano Saxophone
Selmer Series III GP Alto Saxophone
Selmer Series III Tenor Saxophone
Selmer Series II Baritone Saxophone

Music Stands

Baby Grand Piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Clarinet

Selmer Series III GP Soprano Saxophone
Selmer Series III GP Alto Saxophone
Selmer Series III Tenor Saxophone
Selmer Series II Baritone Saxophone

Music Stand

*** Specialties ***
Classical Music
Saxophone
Clarinet
Klezmer
Jazz
Improvisation
Audition Prep

Megan W. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, French Horn, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Trumpet, Ukulele

About Me

I grew up in a music store, and learned a love for music at an early age. I started piano at age 3, and just kept adding instruments from there. I majored in music at MidAmerica Nazarene University, where I was on scholarship for Piano, Trumpet and French Horn. I have taught General Music, Beginning Band, and Beginning Orchestra in four LA area private and charter schools, as well as teaching music classes for home-school co-op groups in the Hollywood area. I've been teaching private lessons for nearly 10 years, taking students from ages 4-adult, from beginner to intermediate skill levels.

*** Lesson Details ***
Music should be fun, and my lessons are geared to keeping students engaged and excited. I've developed a very out-of-the-box teaching style that takes into account the student's learning style, interests, and goals. It's important for students to feel successful from day 1, and it's my goal to have each student playing a song by the end of the first lesson. We sing, move, and play our way through music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Casio PX-800 digital 88 weighted key piano
personal instruments
metronome
tuner
music stand

*** Travel Equipment ***
Personal instruments
metronome
tuner
music stand

*** Specialties ***
Improvisation, Composition, Music Theory.

2nd (3rd, 4th) instrument training

Early readers, young students

Non-traditional learners

Joseph S. Fullerton, CA

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Clarinet, Film Scoring, Logic Pro Software, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone

About Me

I grew up in music, and started playing the piano when I was 6 years old, and began composing and using Logic Pro two years after that. I have been playing saxophone for 8 years, and am currently working to gain my bachelors degree in music performance from California State University, Fullerton. During my saxophone instruction I also began learning clarinet as a supplementary instrument, and have been playing it for 3 years. What I love about music the most, is how deep it resonates with the human soul and how the music stems from the passion of the composer and the performer.

I feel that my job as a teacher is to instill a sense of passion and love for music in my students, in addition to teaching them the instrument and the rudiments of music. I also am a strong believer that the best way to grow as a musician is to perform, to play with other musicians, and to listen to as much music as one can get their hands on. My teaching style emphasizes deliberate and consistent practice schedules and a very broad and visceral understanding of music as a whole.

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