Anastasiya N. currently lives in Minneapolis where she just completed her first year of Doctorate Degree in Clarinet Performance at the University of Minnesota. Prior to that, Anastasiya N. studied at Grand Valley State University, MI on a full scholarship while pursuing her Bachelor Degree and received her Masters from the U of Minnesota. From early age and on she was exposed to music from her dad and that early environment helped her to form as an individual, a musician and clarinetist.
I encourage my students to get exposed to music as early as they can. Pursuing anything professionally does not make it less fun and exciting. Everyone can chose how much they can learn. I'm ready to provide any additional help with music practice, theory, ear-training if I see a student is interested and motivated to learn.
Ana is quite understanding which I feel is very important for someone who is totally a beginner in clarinet. She is teaching me from scratch and is working with me to overcome my disability-related challenges in learning the instrument.
Excellent first lesson! I’m so excited to continue my lessons with Paul!
August 20, 2019
I'll get right to the point. Paul's personality made it extremely easy for me not only to be comfortable but to feel really appreciated. I was fearful that Paul may feel like, "oh great another person who THINKS he has something but can't sing a lick!" I experienced the exact opposite. Within 15 minutes he located what has been my most frustrating issue. I felt like I was already ahead of the game and we hadn't even started yet! Paul has the rare balance of a sense of humor and still following an agenda to meet my goal. Thanks to Paul I really feel like I can, and WILL reach all my goals. AND enjoy the journey to them!! Can't wait for the next lesson!
I have been a saxophonist for 11 years, currently studying as a saxophone student majoring in Music Education & Composition at Kansas State University. I also have been playing the clarinet for one year now. As a saxophonist and as a Music Education student, I have had the opportunities to study the clarinet as well as play in multiple ensembles.
Lessons for clarinet will consist of three main areas:
No one wants to hear it, but this means scales and patterns! Learning all of the major and minor scales is a great start to learning new music, and will be the first goal for my students. Included in technical work is proper cleaning and care for the instrument, proper breathing, and physical habits such as posture.
I want you to experience music that is capable of your skill level, exciting, and will help you learn about different styles and history. I want you to find music that you love to play! Along with learning to play new music, you ...
Hello! Are you ready to dive into the musical world of the saxophone!?!
My name is Joshua, a teacher, composer, and performer. I am proficient in saxophone, and competent in flute, clarinet, composition, and piano. My Bachelor of Music degree comes from Kansas State University in the area of Music Composition.
I have a very unique background, coming from the small town of Downs, Kansas. There, I had extensive amounts of experience working with children as a lifeguard, saxophone teacher, and teacher's assistant!
I run my lessons based on what YOU want to learn! We can build the fundamental skills of your instrument while exploring music YOU enjoy! I have played classical, jazz, pep, and modern saxophone, and as a composer I am exposed to many different styles of music.
Music is so much more than notes on a page. It is express
ion, emotion, feeling... And I understand that as your teacher, it is my job to equip you with the skills needed to fulfill the true music you want to create!
I have played the clarinet for 18+ years. I have performed with local (SEIBA), collegiate (Central College & University of Iowa), and state (Iowa) honor bands with the clarinet. I specialize in beginner students (all ages) who are just learning and beginning with the clarinet.
Note: If you are interested in lessons in the Des Moines area, please message me about my in studio lesson availability through TakeLessons. Availability for in studio lessons varies seasonally due to home projects.
Hi, there! My name is Victoria and I can't wait to meet you! I am available for in-studio (my home) and online lessons. I have been playing the clarinet for over 21 years and teaching music since 2017. I teach all experience levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced. Please note that I take a limited number of advanced students. Please message me to see if I have availability for you/your advanced student. Please also take a moment to view the videos on my profile as I answer some frequently asked questions.
I love helping my students work toward their individual goals, overcome challenges and have fun with musi
c. I have helped students audition and make the Iowa All-State Band, play songs that students want to play/perform, help with memorization of scales, teach beginner fundamentals of music and the clarinet, helped students audition for college music programs and for solo/ensemble contests. I work with your goals and help craft a lesson plan that is specific to you.
I have performed with local (SEIBA), collegiate (Central College & University of Iowa), and state (Iowa) honor bands with the clarinet.
At times I can accommodate additional times other than what is listed.
Fun Facts: * I have a rescue dog whose name was Princess in the shelter. I couldn't take her "title" away, so her full title is "Princess Molly of Merriam" - Call her Molly :) * I also play the tuba, flute, marimba/bells, valve trombone & piano * I love home projects * Did you watch my video? You'll see that I have worked with some pretty incredible accounts (work related, not music related) * I took my passion for performing and let it help me pay for college!
I've had several lessons with Victoria now and can't say enough about her. I am doing so much better after many years away from bass clarinet and am about to audition for a local concert band here in town. I'm very excited about the progress I've made and I credit her with not only helping me get there, but keeping me motivated and learning the music well. Highly recommend!
July 3, 2019
I'm on my third lesson and really enjoying them. Victoria and I have a great rapport and the lessons are filled with learning, laughter (mostly because I can laugh easily at my mistakes, not HER laughing at me!!), and they are so fun! I'm doing super well because she is able to tailor her teaching style to my learning style. I can't say enough how much this helps. Looking forward to the rest of my lessons!
July 2, 2019
Wonderful teacher! My daughter was a bit unsure about taking online lessons and continuing with the clarinet, but she is enthusiastically practicing between lessons now and making way more progress than she did with in-person lessons at school. We're so lucky to have Victoria as a teacher and highly recommend her.
I’m a professional clarinetist and woodwind instructor with 8 years of teaching experience, four of which include instruction at institutions of higher learning. I have a passion for developing smaller studios into well-established programs and helping students define and accomplish their musical goals.
Leslie is a Denver based musician—clarinetist and teacher—who performs in solo and collaborative projects across the state while maintaining an active teaching studio. Leslie is in high demand as both a performer and teacher. Recent performances include solo performances is Denver and Stapleton, several chamber performances with her wind trio Enigma and the Lamont Clarinet Choir, and appearances with the Lone Tree Symphony, the San Juan Symphony, Lakewood Symphony, the Denver Pops Orchestra, the Littleton Symphony, the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, and extensive time playing Eb clarinet with the Lamont Wind Ensemble.
After she began playing clarinet with her hands switched, and consequently as the worst clarinetist in her band, Leslie began studying privately and soon discovered a passion for teaching and helping her own students improve
the way her teachers helped her. Leslie is a passionate educator who has spent time on faculty at Mt. Holyoke College and the Eaglebrook School. She currently maintains a private studio in Denver and is an active guest clinician across Colorado.
Leslie studied clarinet at Adams State, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and recently completed a Performance Certificate at the University of Denver. Influential teachers include Dr. Tracy Doyle, Claudia Weir, Michael Sussman, and Dr. Jeremy Reynolds. Leslie loves the color green, otters, Beethoven Symphony Number 7, Mozart operas, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the smell of rosemary, and her rather aggressive, toothless cat.
I am a private music instructor specializing in woodwind instruments looking to take on clarinet, flute and saxophone students!
My lessons consist of a well balanced coverage of exercises (scales, note patterns, etudes, duets, major repertoire, etc) geared towards building a solid foundation in playing technique. This allows each student to be accurate and expressive with a sense of ease in their playing! Students of the studio are also thrown into the world of music! They are strongly encouraged to attend concerts, listen to music regularly, and attend masterclasses. The goal is not just to learn an instrument, but to also develop a life-long love and appreciation for music!
I am very proud to say that my students soar through their band and orchestra programs in school and obtain a sound quality/sense of musicality way beyond their grade level! The majority of my students excel past their school music programs! They join youth/honor bands and orchestras, chamber ...
I believe that everyone has the ability to enjoy and be expressive on an instrument. It is miss instruction and a lack of passion in music education that allows students to become frustrated and bored, ultimately pushing them to quit their instruments.
My goal as a music educator is not only to teach the mechanics of an instrument, but to also inspire a life-long passion for music. Therefore I make a point to encourage students to explore all the music there is to be had in their surrounding environment! This includes attending concerts, listening to great recordings and savoring all the music that our modern-day media has to offer! I am proud to say that the majority of my students develop a great interest in music, fueling them to push past their difficulties and achieve a high standard of musical performance!
With a mission in co
nstant musical exploration I teach a thorough curriculum of scales, exercises, duets and standard solo repertoire pieces. Surrounding all this is a foundation in music theory. This pedagogical study will enable a fun and easy experience when students pick up their instruments to perform music! In addition to this private study I strongly encourage my students to reach out for extra-curricular musical activities outside their school music programs. This includes pursuing honor bands/orchestras, chamber music, music competitions and effective musical examinations such as Certificate of Merit. I believe a constant setting and achieving of goals is the foundation of growth in anything we do and music is no exception.
I took one lesson from another teacher who was unreliable and fumbled around explaining things. After my first lesson with Carter I realized he knows his stuff and knows how teach. He’s a real teacher. I am excited now to learn . Thank you
Most all my beginning Clarinet students progressed to be first chair players
I am a professional saxophonist, (all saxes) a retired High School Band Director and Woodwind Repair Technician. I started private teaching as a junior in High School and have continued intermittently to the present. Almost all of my private students became first chair players. I currently play 1st alto sax in a professional concert band. I was blessed to be in the top band at the University of Minnesota which toured the Soviet union playing 28 concerts and ending up in the White House playing a concert for the President of the United States. I have worked with students and adults in a teaching setting in music, the BSA and Human Resources.
Mark is a fantastic instructor and Aaron enjoyed his first lesson very much!
March 8, 2019
I am writing in support of Mark Levenson. I have known Mark for over ten years. In this time I have been lucky to work with him on several projects. Mark is a very fine musician and a great person. 'For the past several years he has been Principal Alto and Saxophone Section Leader for the Sarasota Concert Band. This is a semi-professional Symphonic Band that I conduct. His playing is at an artist level and his commitment to the ensemble is exceptional. When needed to help out, Mark will gladly switch to play soprano, tenor or baritone saxophone for the good of the group. And he plays these equally well. Also, about once a year, Mark would take the baton and guest conduct with great ease and artistry. Mark also worked for the Board of Directors of the SCB. In this capacity he was very helpful in many aspects of keeping the band running smoothly. Raising money, suggesting music, publicity, concert and rehearsal logistics and more are all elements Mark was always willing to help with. His previous experience as a high school band director makes him able to understand and have expertise in all areas of band affairs. He is always willing to help with a positive attitude. His experience in Human Resources also helped in matters of personnel and logistics.
Another way I have been involved with Mark is through his teaching. The SCB has a commitment to fostering music education in our area. Mark has served as a teacher and mentor to many high school band students in our area. We run an Honor Band, a Summer Music Camp and regular playing opportunities for middle and high school students. Mark's hard work and high level of knowledge has always helped our groups..
Mark is also a very fine musical instrument repairman. He does a great job repairing both woodwind and brass instruments. For the past decade or so he has been my main repairman for my clarinets and saxophones that I play professionally.
When Mark and his family decided to leave our area, it was a big loss for us. Besides myself, many other music teachers, performers and students miss the influence of Mark. I know that Mark will continue his high standards and exceptional commitment where ever he is. Our loss is your gain. I enthusiastically recommend Mark Levenson to you.
January 22, 2019
Mark is a very clear and learned instrumentalist, my instrument of choice is the Saxophone. His approach is very relaxing and direct, Mark is very complimentary towards the things I did correctly which is a real plus for a student like myself.
I know his knowledge base is deep and look forward to actually picking up something new and redirecting bad habits. Tone, Breathing, relaxing, improving the embouchure enjoy what your doing was his focus on the first visit. 1st lesson five stars...
I have 15 years of teaching experience, a bachelor's degree in music education, and I am working on my master's degree in music education right now. I am a full-time music teacher, and I received the "Teacher of the Year" award in my school last year and was therefore nominated for Colorado Teacher of the Year. Teaching music is my absolute passion in life, and I truly love teaching students of all ages the joys of music. I have taught students from all over the world (I lived and taught overseas in Africa on a hospital ship for 3 years), and I tailor my teaching to match students of all learning abilities and styles.
I grew up in Colorado Springs actively involved in every musical activity possible! Band, choir, youth symphony, private lessons on 3 instruments. . . I couldn't get enough! It was easy for me to decide on a career path, since I was extremely passionate about music and about children. I attended the University of Northwestern--St. Paul in Minnesota, where I earned my Bachelor of Music Education. I am now working on my Master's of Music Education from Kent State University.
For three years, I taught K-4 general music and 4th/5th grade orchestra in Worthington, MN. I then moved across the globe to teach on the hospital ship the Africa Mercy with the organization Mercy Ships. On board the ship, I taught full-time Kindergarten as well as K-5 music classes. While I lived and taught on the ship, it traveled between the Canary Islands, the Repu
blic of Congo, South Africa, and Madagascar. I absolutely loved being a part of this amazing organization and teaching the incredible students from all over the world.
After 3 years abroad, I moved back to Colorado Springs and I am thrilled to be finishing my third year teaching full-time elementary classroom music. I am very excited to be back in the beautiful place where I grew up, and to spend time with my wonderful family who live in Colorado Springs and Denver.
When I teach, I strive to create a warm, caring, and exciting environment that students look forward to attending. I truly enjoy igniting a love and appreciation for music in my students, and transferring my musical passion to them as much as possible! I hope to see every student's eyes light up with joy as they dive into the wonderful world of music with me.
"My granddaughter loves him.He is very good with her and teaches on her level."
"He was just perfect for my daughter! She loves his lesson very much and decided to learn from him. As a parent, i loved how he throughly taught us basic s
tuff about clarinet, assembling, parts, history, etc.."
"Cheryl is extremely knowledgeable in the field of music. We have been very pleased with all the lessons. She is very friendly and patient. My daughter loo
ks forward to her lessons each week. Since my daughter has started taking lessons, she has improved greatly!"
"My son had a great first lesson with Mike. He gave him some tips and pointers that improved his playing immediately. He also said Mike made his lesson rea
"Another great lesson with a very patient teacher."
"An excellent first lesson. Supportive, very helpful and knowledgeable."
"I'm on my third lesson and really enjoying them. Victoria and I have a great rapport and the lessons are filled with learning, laughter (mostly because I
can laugh easily at my mistakes, not HER laughing at me!!), and they are so fun! I'm doing super well because she is able to tailor her teaching style to my learning style. I can't say enough how much this helps. Looking forward to the rest of my lessons!"
"David was my first online clarinet coach and you cannot have a better teacher when you want to learn quickly and correctly. I took 13 lessons and it chan
ged my life as a clarinetist. I highly recommend David."