Bass Guitar, Violin, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Trombone, Upright Bass
I am a recent graduate of the University of Idaho where I earned my bachelor of music degree majoring in instrumental music education. I graduated in December, 2008. Before I returned to college to get my degree, I taught music in two private schools. I also worked for a non-profit organization that was contracted by the Redwood City school district where I taught classroom music to second and third grade kids. I also taught recorder to fourth grade kids. I have taught group lessons on band instruments and strings to kids ranging from third grade to fifth grade. I also taught elementary band and elementary orchestra in this same school. I also maintained two studios where I taught guitar and bass guitar to private students ranging in age from school age to adult.
I hold an Idaho standard secondary k-12 music credential and a California TC1 single subject music credential. I also am a first year BTSA participating teacher. During my time in college, I took courses in educational psychology, instrument pedagogy, and band methods along with the core courses required for my major.
My major instruments are the trombone, and the string bass. At this same time I participated in the Walla Walla symphony as a bassist, and I also worked for Holland America and Cunard cruise lines as a show band musician.
Piano, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Elementary Math, Flute, Math, Music Theory, Pre Algebra, Science
OBJECTIVE: Piano/Flute/Music Theory teacher in a professional music studio
EDUCATION: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Jose State University-Spring 2006
Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Jose State University, Spring 2003, in both Piano Performance and Music Education
* University skill-level in piano proficiency
* Proficient knowledge of the Suzuki Method and Orff Instruments
* Proficient knowledge of Solfege
* Two Years of Marching Band at Lynbrook High School ('97-99)
* Proficient knowledge of teaching children vocal skills
* Proficient knowledge of teaching children beginning brass and string
* Proficient knowledge of both instrumental and vocal music repertoires
from the Renaissance to the present (especially works of Monteverdi,
Chopin, Lizst, J.S. Bach, S.Calvert, Telemann, Beethoven, William
Byrd, Robert Lowry, Robert I. Hugh, John Horma, Lowell Mason, D.
Bortiniansky, Magnus Lindberg, George Aperghis, Toshio Hosokawa,
Thierry De Mey, Steve Reich, James Wood and Helmut Oehring)
* Private Flute Students (Mar. '06-Present)
* Private Piano Teacher ('03-Present)
* Singer in University Women's Choir and Concert Choir, semester of
Aug.'99 and Aug.'00, and semester of Jan.'00 for the latter (sang
Holst's Planets with the San Jose Symphony Orchestra while in
* Singer in Ching-Ching Regional Chinese Children's Choir, Jun.'92-
* Singer and Pianist/Accompanist at numerous Church Choirs
(Lutheran, Baptist and Non-Denominational for the last 15 years
* Teacher's Assistant of a graduate in Piano Performance (M.A., SJSU)
during special Saturday night program for children of Family Bible
Studies (Oct.-Dec. of '01)
Pertinent Course Work :
* Piano Repetoire Class
* Piano Accompaniment
* Music Theory
* Music History (From Antiquity to "Modern" Periods)
* Jazz Improvisation
* Jazz in America
* Fundamental "Skill" Classes (including Brass, String, Choral Literature, as well as the Voice.)
* Concert Choir
* Music Technology/Music Notation/Computer Engraving
Drum, Piano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola
I have been a public school music teacher for 28 years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I have a BA in Music Education from Humboldt State University, where I also earned my teaching credential. I have taught beginning, intermediate and advanced band and orchestra, in addition to choir and jazz band. I have been music director for over 10 middle school musicals. In my spare time I enjoy my two Springer Spaniels and going horseback riding, in addition to reading.
Piano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute
Music has been a large part of my life since I first started taking piano lessons at the age of six. In fifth grade, I learned to play the flute, and I performed in bands all the way through college. In high school, I also picked up the violin, and enjoyed playing in orchestras as well. I earned my Bachelors degree in Music Education and my California teaching credential from Biola University in Southern California. During that time, I enjoyed playing many other instruments. My primary instruments are the flute, piano, and violin, although I also play (and teach) beginning clarinet, viola, and cello.
In addition to giving private lessons, I also teach school band and orchestra, so I bring the added perspective of a conductor who can help students learn how their part fits in with the whole ensemble. I have taught elementary, middle school, and high school band and orchestra, as well as clinics and small group classes.
Currently, I teach music in the Los Altos School District. I also enjoy performance opportunities. I have years of experience teaching private lessons on several instruments to students of all ages and backgrounds. I love to help students experience the joy of music, whether it is as a future career, or simply as a hobby. My goal for my students is to learn and grow as musicians, and to have fun in the process!
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Violin, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola
Hello, my name is Chris. I am currently a Jazz Studies major at San Jose State University. I began my musical journey at Dartmouth Middle School. I played saxophone, and was only mildly interested in music. I stayed in music in high school, but remained only mildly interested until my Sophomore year. I discovered the trumpet and began to listen to Louis Armstrong, and became obsessed with jazz and mastering the trumpet. In just 2 short years, I had studied enough trumpet to travel South America with the San Jose Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra. After my South American tour, I decided to teach privately and share my talents with the world. I won a scholarship to San Jose State for music excellence in 2009, and joined the Spartan Marching Band. While in this prestigious organization I performed in Olympic Stadiums, Disneyland, and all over San Jose. I am currently working toward a Bachelor of Music with a dual emphasis in Music Education and Jazz Studies from San Jose State. I work for TakeLessons.com, and Manzana Music.
In addition to in person lessons, I teach online. Online lessons use Skype, which provides students with a convenient opportunity to get high quality music lessons. I have personally received lessons online from the highest level of professionals. I recommend online lessons to anyone who is not able to attend in person lessons, or prefers the convenience of online lessons.
Drum, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion
Playing music is so much fun! I have enjoyed music my whole life and being able teach music makes me very happy. Here is what one parent says about my teaching style... "“Sheri, Is a lot of fun to work with. Her positive attitude on life flows from her which then helps others to have the same feelings. She is very encouraging and thoughtful of others needs. Her talents in music are unmeasurable.” May 31, 2011
Currently I am involved in an acoustic rock band called The Standard Deviation (TSD). With this band I play drums, and from time to time do vocals, keys, flute and percussion. I am very comfortable with performing.
Come and learn to play music with me! I will have you playing and performing in very little time. I have many years of experience teaching music and I am extremely patient with those who may need a little extra encouragement or need a creative approach to learning.
I’m looking forward to working with you soon!
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