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My daughter had so much fun. The whole ride home she was telling me what they did and she was singing and working on what Kate had asked her to. It was only our first lesson but my daughter can't wait to go back for more. That is a testament to Kate's personality, lesson plan and teaching abilities.
Communication was also a big help. I would definitely recommend Kate to anyone looking for a music lesson."
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studied music composition. From there, I went on to the University of Arizona to receive degrees in Music Composition and Philosophy with minors in Mathematics and English Literature. For my Masters' programs I wondered into the world of contemporary composers and experimental music at Mills College
I have now returned to Tucson to work on my music and further my education in the field of philosophy at the University of Arizona.
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I am laid back and playful in my approach. I like to gear lessons toward the interests of the student, and if I am doing my job correctly, all traditional technique will be painless. I also like to delve into music theory to give one a deeper appreciation as well as an understanding and steady grasp of the tools of composition if their heart is so inclined. When it comes to music I am rather eclectic and I feel every style has something to add to the techniques of a solid performer, so I tend to draw from many disparate places to offer a fuller experience. In no time at all, you should be playing pieces you love, understanding how they work, and perhaps embellishing them or writing your own.
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Keyboard, Guitar, Amps
*** Travel Equipment ***
Provide: My guitar, music stand, and amp if necessary.
Student Provides: Their instrument (Piano/guitar etc.)
*** Specialties ***
Rock/ Jazz/ Classical/ Experimental
· Guitar · In home
· Piano · In studio
· Piano · In studio
· Bagpipes · Online
· Bagpipes · In studio
· Bagpipes · In studio
William has a easy-going, comfortable and capable style of teaching. He is comfortable adapting to each student's wants and needs rather than forcing each student to follow the same lessons and learning path. He has taught the bagpipes to students from all walks of life and ages.
I've been very happy with his training. I'm looking forward to continuing my training with him, and would recommend him to beginners and experienced musicians alike.
· Ukulele · In studio
· Ukulele · In studio
· Guitar · In studio
In expanding my teaching practice to include piano and ukulele, I emphasize rhythm and musicality alongside technique and note reading. I always set myself the goal of learning what makes a musician sound "right," and not just "good" in a particular genre. This versatility has made me extremely employable as an artist, and, I think, uniquely qualified to teach. I believe that students will work harder on music that moves them, and I always encourage students
· Ukulele · In home
· Singing · In home
· Singing · In home
So, I got started on classical violin in elementary school and then viola during middle school, when my orchestra teacher convinced me that it was the superior instrument (haha... I still love both for different reasons). I pursued classical viola all the way through my attendance at the University of Arizona, as part of numerous string ensembles and symphonic orchestras. I continued independent studies of violin, frequently attending Bluegrass and Irish music jams and festivals.
One of my favorite musical experiences was being part of the Northwest Intergenerational Community Orchestra: a full symphony in which membe
During high school, I also discovered that I love to compose original works and create arrangements. I have had my pieces performed by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Tucson Junior Strings Youth Orchestra. I can teach you about that sort of thing as well, if you're interested!
I currently teach high school at a charter school that does promote Fine Arts, but there is not enough interest among the student body to have an orchestra- so I miss teaching string players! Sure, I love my math and science, but music will always hold a dear place in my heart. Hopefully, I get the opportunity to share that with you.
I have had my own bassoon studio since 2002. I started in Florida and moved out here to begin my doctorate in bassoon performance. I am originally from Columbus, GA, where I received my Bachelor's in Music Performance degree. I then went to Florida State University and completed my Master's of Music Performance degree after being a full-time teaching assistant.
I have been making my own bassoon reeds from scratch since 1996 and continue to
Being a crafty person, I am also trying to develop my own silk bassoon swabs and bassoon-wrapped pencils! When I am not doing that, I make my own jewelry to give to friends and family.
I have maintained a private studio for 8 years abroad and was a peripatetic music teacher with three international British schools in Shanghai for 4 years. My ABRSM students received Merit marks and above in their playing tests.
As a teacher I strive to impart a lasting love of music and an excellent foundation in music theory. I encourage students to pu
Holly has been a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra since 2007, and plays with the Tucson Pops Orchestra in the summer and fall. Holly is also a former member of the Arizona Symphonic Winds, in which she played 1st trumpet.
Holly received a bachelor's degree in violin performance and a bachelor's degree in percussion performance from the University of Arizona in 2001. In December of 2008, she completed her master's degree in Violin Performance at the University of Arizona. Her teachers include Joan Donat, Elizabeth Adkins, Mark Rush, and Steven Moeckel.
Holly is an Arizona state certified teacher with a fingerprint clearance card, and has taught general music, orchestra, and band in the Marana Unified School District, Sunnyside School District, and the Tucson Unified School District. She formerly taught the strings classes for Catalina Foothills Community Schools, and coached elementary and middle school steel band classes. She currently teaches a full studio of 40+ private students (violin, viola, piano) in addition to freelancing and playing full time with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. She is the founder and director of the Tucson Youth Chamber Orchestras (TYCO).
· Trumpet · In studio
· Violin · In studio
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Since beginning my musical journey at age 9 through Tucson's public music education, I have since performed as a soloist and chamber musician in eleven U.S. states and several countries spanning North America and Europe. I have participated in music festivals including Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy; the Karen Tuttle Viola Workshop; Rocky Ridge Summer Music Camp; and the New York Summer Music Festival (where I received their Full Scholarship Award in 2009). My primary teachers have included Hong-Mei Xiao and Dennis Bourret. I have also studied with and participated in master classes from dozens of the world's most prominent violists. I have been the recipient of awards including the Tucson Philharmonia
I have devoted much of my life to involvement in my community as a teacher and performer. I began my teaching career in 2010 as a sectional coach through "Tucson Jr. Strings," of which I am an alumni. I have since been invited as a guest clinician for a number of local orchestra programs. I also volunteer my talents as a violist for the church choirs of St. Christopher and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, under the direction of Dominic Muller, and as a volunteer violin instructor through Tucson Summer Music. In order to teach music fundamentals in a fun and engaging way, my teaching strategy employs music-reading games from day one, as well as early entry to music theory, history, and ear training!
As an advocate of new music, I have premiered countless original works by many of today's contemporary composers. I studied music composition with Pamela Decker after receiving performances of my orchestral compositions by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra as a member of their Young Composers' Project. I continue to pursue my passion for composition by writing original compositions for my students.
I am currently pursuing her Master's of Music degree with Hong-Mei Xiao at the University of Arizona.
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