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Popular Clarinet Teachers Near Pacific

Maryanne L.

Seattle, WA
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Naomi F.

Maple Valley, WA
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Melissa M.

Everett, WA
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Maryanne L. Seattle, WA

Subjects Taught


About Me

With a masters degree, national and international touring I am able to offer my students a diverse range of educational sources.

*** Lesson Details ***
Maryanne teaches over thirty five students privately. Over half of her private students have advanced to
both Local and National Finals of the Music Teachers National Association Woodwind Auditions. In 2011 four of her
top clarinet students formed "The New Hamilton Clarinet Quartet" which took first place in Pacific Northwest Solo
and Ensemble Competitions. Her graduating seniors have been awarded major scholarships at Juilliard, Eastman,
Oberlin, New England Conservatory and Boston Conservatory. She delivers high quality private clarinet instruction
as well as group lessons providing the best advice to help students achieve their individual goals and to have the
the right tools to succeed in the music program.
My Teaching Background: Maryanne has taught clarinet private lessons, masterclasses and clinics in the Pacific
Northwest for over 20 years as a private clarinet teacher for several schools including Hamilton, McClure and
Eckstein Middle School.
Maryanne's Teaching Philosophy: ‚¬Ä¬úI believe in teaching the whole student and not just the fingers. For serious
students, it is imperative that they learn how to be a good musician. My philosophy in teaching is to give each
student the right tools that fit their personality and level of playing. I am aware that not everyone wants to be a
professional clarinetist and so I plan a lesson to each students level of playing in order to help them to progress in a
comfortable manner that promotes the joy of learning how to play the clarinet.  Orchestra experience
Federal Way Symphony (principal) 2010 to present
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra (principal) 1999-2012
Northwest Mahler Orchestra (assistant principal, Eb and bass clarinet) 2001-2011
Phantom of the Opera Orchestra (principal) Really Useful Company-NYC 1994-1999
West Side Story Orchestra (principal)Wolfgang Bocksch Concerts-Germany 1999-2000
Boston Opera Orchestra (co-principal under the direction of Sarah Caldwell) 1978-1980
Tanglewood Summer Orchestra (principal under the direction of Aaron Copland) 1978
Aaron Copland, Sarah Caldwell, John Williams, Adam Stern
Additional performance experience
Camerata Musica Chamber Music Series (Salem, OR) 2012
Haller Lake Chamber Music Series (Seattle) 2012
New York City Debut Recital, Americas Society 2011
Skaneateles Music Festival 2010
Soloist, Mozart Clarinet Concerto (played on basset clarinet) with the Princeton Philharmonic 2009
Monadnock Music Festival 2009
Merkin Hall, 2008 world premiere recital performance (New York Concert Review Magazine)
Summer workshops and master classes at University of the Pacific (California)
Tanglewood Summer Festival 1978-80
Temple University summer workshop with Anthony Gigliotti 1984
Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)-teaching
Boston Pops Summer Concerts (under the direction of John Williams) 1979
Washington State University (1971-74)
University of the Pacific (1975-77)
Boston Conservatory (1978-80) Bachelor Degree in Clarinet Performance studied with Attilio Poto
New England Conservatory (1978-80) studied with Harold Wright, Peter Hadcock, Gino Cioffi
University of Massachusetts 1980-82 Master Degree in progress
Central Washington State University 1982-84 Master Degree in Clarinet Performance
Rico Reed Artist since 2003

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have state of the art video camera and teaching studio that accommodates all students levels and abilities.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can (if it's an unexpected emergency) provide clarinet reeds. I do expect the student to have his/her own instrument along with ligature, mouthpiece, music book and reeds

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in giving the highest quality advise through my experience, wisdom and international concert performances. Classical, chamber, finger technique and building repertoire

Naomi F. Maple Valley, WA

Subjects Taught

Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Music Performance, Saxophone

About Me

With a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Pacific Lutheran University, Naomi offers one-on-one clarinet or saxophone instruction molded to fit each student.

Naomi has been teaching privately since 1998 and works with the Maple Valley Youth Symphony as the single reeds coach. She also volunteers with the Tahoma and Kent School District Band Programs, and is the clarinet consultant for Auburn Riverside High School's award winning bands. She also is a substitute teacher for Music Works Northwest.

An accomplished musician, Naomi holds a permanent clarinet position with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra, and plays alto saxophone with the Maple Valley Big Band. She also subs with groups all around the Puget Sound.

Let's start learning today!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are every week, 30 - 60 minutes in length and focus on fine tuning each students' abilities, as well as learning music that suits the students' interests. Naomi runs a full studio, so she will only be scheduling students who choose a reoccurring lesson schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kirmser Academy of Music - sound proof studio space with music stand and small waiting area. Free Saturday seminars are offered through the Music Trader.

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Studio - private studio with music stands. Waiting area includes a small kitchenette and free WiFi.

Student will need to provide instrument, instrument accessories, and books.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Practice logs and music stands are provided for each student.

*** Specialties ***
classical, jazz, contemporary, worship

instrument doubling

Melissa M. Everett, WA

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

Hello and welcome to your studio!

About your lessons:

My teaching style is developed specifically for each student, to give them the most out of their lesson without overwhelming them.

I will help you learn to play the songs you love!

I host two recitals per year: a Christmas recital in December and a Spring (with awards) recital in June.

I look forward to serving you as your music instructor!

My Teaching Philosophy for Piano

For the very young beginner (4-8), we will refer to Dogs and Birds, which is a wonderful book series developed in the United Kingdom with colorful illustrations making learning music more enjoyable for the young musician. We will also refer to Faber books and loose music material for their music studies. You will learn all major and minor scales in your studies along with ear training benefits. We will also utilize Faber, Bastien and Afred. These same studies apply to ages 9 and up without Dogs and Birds.

My Teaching Philosophy for Guitar

You will learn how to read and play guitar music with William Leavitt's Guitar Method books. This is great for young adults to adult learners. With the studies I incorporate into your practices, you will be reading music, playing duets, understand rhythm time signatures and develop an ear for cadences.

For younger guitarists we will begin with Alfred's Kids Guitar Course.

I include a variety of sheet music and lesson studies throughout your lessons along with your book work.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kawai Studio Piano, Selmer Clarinet, and Ovation Guitar with amplification (if needed) at my in home studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have book materials, a smile and instrument with him/her for each lesson. I also recommend they pick up a three ring binder for keeping track of their progress and weekly assignments.

There are two recitals hosted for the students per year. The next one is on June 7.

About your instructor:

Melissa attended Cornish College of the Arts from 2005-2007 to earn her music composition degree. She later transferred to Trinity Lutheran College earning her Bachelor of Music degree in Music and Worship. She has been playing music since she was five years old. Melissa has been in touring bands in California, choir throughout college, musical theatre and theatre since 2005 (recently was seen in Grace on Deck with the Baylight Dinner Theatre Group at Warm Beach, 2013), improvisation in jazz groups, open mic and solo gig(s), music composition groups at Cornish, songwriting and recording. She also plays music for residents at a retirement home and getting ready to record her first full album. She is also teaching Musikgarten for families with babies to age 9 in her home studio and at a dance studio.
I look forward to serving you as your music instructor!

*** Specialties ***
I have composed many songs in diverse styles such as: folk rock, alternative, choral, jazz, electronic, show tunes and worship pieces. I learned classical piano before I studied jazz theory. I have years of musical/theatre experience. I love improvisation.

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