Although I am primarily a saxophonist, clarinet is a secondary instrument that most saxophonists also have to know how to play. As a performer it is an absolute necessity that I be able to double on the clarinet and be just as proficient.
My goal as a teacher is to provide an in depth understanding of the instrument to my students. Whether we are learning technique specific to the instrument or general musical concepts, it is important to me that I take the time to insure that my students not only learn how to do something, but also the reasons why we are learning a specific concept or technique. At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself, so that you may enjoy playing the instrument outside of our lessons together.
I prefer not to conform to a specific teaching style, because every student is different, and I have been fortunate to have a great variety of types of students throughout my years as a teacher. Some of my students are ...
Matt, 36 years old, has enjoyed working and teaching as a professional musician for at least 15 years. He began studying music and playing the saxophone at age 11. He currently lives and works in the New York City area after moving there from Philadelphia in early 2001, after graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1999 with a Bachelors in Music. Throughout his musical career, Matt has performed and worked in a variety of capacities including as a composer and recording studio engineer. His main area of expertise is performing as a jazz saxophonist on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophones, and he regularly plays throughout New York City in restaurants and jazz clubs. Matt's area of expertise in teaching is beginner to advanced studies on the saxophone, beginner ...
I've been performing for 20 years on clarinet. It's the first instrument I learned. I've done everything on clarinet, from jazz band to orchestras
I am a 20 year musician with 11 years teaching experience. Born and raised in New York City, I attended Laguardia high school for music and art and afterward Queens College majoring in music. My main instruments are Clarinet, Drums, and Saxophone, but i also have a strong background in Piano, Trumpet, and Flute. I've taken private music lessons for the past 15 years with world class musicians, among them David Weber and Howard Hirsch. I've performed in every major concert hall in New York City, including Carnegie Hall when i was only 11 years old. I performed alongside many famous musicians, including the late Tito Puente. *** Lesson Details *** My teaching includes all aspects of music; Musical theory, sight singing, as well as Music History. My teaching style allows the child to ...
I use basic method books (Rubanks) to establish sound technique with students especially with respect to the ergonomics involved in clarinet playing. I've also some experience playing bass clarinet and would welcome the opportunity to assist students transitioning to this instrument from the regular Bb soprano clarinet.
I am a former principal flutist of the National Symphonia of Trinidad & Tobago and performed at several jazz festivals throughout the Caribbean. After graduating from the M.A. jazz program of Queens College, I've performed in a number of jazz, world music and musical theater groups including the quartet that performs my original music. I use traditional flute pedagogy to ensure my students have a solid foundation but also bring my non classical experience to make the lessons engaging and fun. *** Lesson Details *** I address all aspects of fundamental flute technique through the use on canonical studies (Moyse, Taffanel/ Gaubert) and etudes. The emphasis on making the lessons engaging and comprehensive for students of all levels to encourage progress. I especially love working ...
I took up clarinet several years ago and have done some writing and recording for clarinet. I'm happy to offer my skills and to work with novice players on proper fingering and technique, embouchure, music notation reading and theory, phrasing, and musicality.
I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is what I'm passionate about and it's what I enjoy. I want to inspire that same passion into the hearts and minds of others. *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid-back teacher, fun, and I focus on the needs, abilities, and ambitions of the student. In turn, students must realize that learning an instrument takes a lot of work and dedication. One can't expect to learn very much if s/he only practices or thinks about the instrument during the lesson. If the student is willing to put some time into ...
I work on Classic, Pop And Jazz. I give students a possibility to express themselves in the different Genres.
Both teaching and performing have always been a large part of my life. Even as early as high school (Kiev State R.M.Gliere Higher College of music), I was already conducting private lessons and directing the wind ensemble. And it was at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, that I received my Masters Degree in Music Education, Performance and Conducting. During the period from 1977-89, I held the position of principal Clarinet in the St. Petersburg Symphony and Kiev State Opera orchestras. At the same time, I worked as a professor at the Kiev State Music Academy. When I immigrated to the US in 1989, I pursued various performance opportunities and was even offered a position in âThe Presidentâs Ownâ military band in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, due to extenuating ...
I teach music lessons starting with and building upon basic techniques-including proper hand position, reading music, counting rhythms, maintaining a steady beat, and for wind instruments-proper breathing technique, embouchure, etc. I think it is important to establish these foundations and build upon them to keep music frustration-free and joyful. I enjoy playing along with and modeling the playing of my instrument so that students can hear and strive toward producing a good sound.
Jackie graduated "cum laude" with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Ithaca College. She is currently a K-2 Music Teacher at a public elementary school in the Bronx, NY and also greatly enjoys teaching private music lessons. Her main instruments are clarinet, flute, piano, ukulele, and guitar. She is a member of the National Association for Music Education and is a K-12 Certified Music Teacher. Jackie has performed as a soloist and in various groups throughout her life including middle and high school honor bands, wind ensembles, jazz bands, pit orchestras, Ithaca College Concert Band, Cornell Chamber Orchestra, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Staff Band. She has won many awards such as the John Philip Sousa Award and the Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence from the US ...
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