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Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Saxophone
I have a BA in Music and have been a freelance performer for many years. My teachers have held the highest degrees in their field and some are professional performers. I've played in many different types of groups including: marching bands, concert bands, orchestras, chamber groups, and pit orchestras for theatrical performances. While my primary instrument is clarinet, I can double on any woodwind that doesn't have a double reed on it. Not only is doubling fun and helps you get more work, it can help you pinpoint strengths and weaknesses with your primary instrument. It can also tell you whether or not your primary instrument will stay the same or will change over time (there's nothing wrong with either option!).
My goal is to meet each student where he or she is at and find out what they want to accomplish. If the student has specific goals, then the entire process can be tailored to each individual. I do have standard material that I work with, but I also encourage students to bring in things that they want to play as well. If you're a younger student, I encourage as much parental involvement as possible. Your parent(s)/guardian(s) is/are more than welcome to sit in on your lessons (if it's ok with you, that is). Things go much better if everyone is on the same page.
I strongly believe that any performer of music has to enjoy what they're doing in order to be successful and reach their full potential. If someone isn't playing with passion and doesn't like to play, they can have the best technique in the world and play all of the notes on the page perfectly, but still not be making music. I truly believe that music comes from within.
If your availability doesn't fit into what I have posted or if you absolutely can't travel to me, please send me an e-mail and I will take each individual request into consideration. I don't have a car, so if I do end up coming to you, you'll need to be on an RTS bus line (or within reasonable walking distance to a bus stop). I am now offering lessons on Saturdays at a shared space in Canandaigua starting at 1pm.
Finally, if you have any special needs or disability concerns, don't let that deter you! Music is one of those universal things that can touch anybody's soul. I have worked with kids and young adults with special needs before (examples include epilepsy, autism/aspergers, and various physical and emotional challenges). Unfortunately, my apartment isn't wheelchair accessible (it's on the first floor, but you do need to go up a few stairs to get in), but depending on scheduling, I may be able to come to you (see previous paragraph). The space I have access to on Saturdays, however, is handicap accessible.
I hope that I can be your guide into this wonderful world.
Guitar, Piano, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Flute, Music Theory, Oboe, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone
I have a master's degree in musical education. My main instrument is guitar, and I have played in rock groups, studied classical guitar with a student of Pepe Romero, and am a solid blues player. Receiving my NYS teaching certificate has allowed me to teach band and lessons in public and private schools for the last twelve years. I have taught most band instruments in these settings, as well as a beginning guitar class and a guitar ensemble. In my younger years, and while in college studying music, I have developed great piano skills as well.
Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone
Christian D. has been playing saxophone for fourteen years. He attended Churchville-Chili High School and attempted to take every music class his school had to offer. He was always very involved in his school’s music program. He took private lessons with Mr. Terry Bacon (a graduate from Eastman School of Music) for eight years before going to college. He just completed his BM in Music Education and Saxophone Performance at SUNY Fredonia. There he studied classical with Dr. Wildy Zumwalt and jazz with Bruce Johnstone.
Christian has been in many elite bands since the start of his career as a musician. He has participated in the Roberts Wesleyan Honors Band, Hochstein School of Music Junior Wind Symphony, All-County Band, and New York Area All State band, as well as performing as a soloist for the All-County orchestra his junior year in high school.
Christian has received many awards to merit his efforts in music. Some of these include the Eastman Award given to high school juniors who plan to major in music and who excel above others in school. He also received a $200 scholarship for his jazz-playing ability from the Independence Jazz reunion.
At Fredonia, Christian was involved in everything the music program had to offer. He participated in major ensembles, a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, a big band, and a jazz sax combo, in addition to his regular course load. He was a founding member of the Bogus on Temple Blues Band that actively played in the Fredonia area for a year and a half. He is also a member of the musical fraternity of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Now that his BM is completed, Christian is pursuing his Masters in Jazz performance at New Jersey City University. There he studies with Bob Malach and Joel Weiskopf. He is actively playing gigs in the New York City and suburban area while at school. When he is home he plays with Nik Entertainment Co. and other various groups in the Western New York area, including Night Trane, a jazz combo he helped found.
"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."