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Yakov D.

Rego Park, NY
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Shannon S.

Houston, TX
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Cory B.

Long Beach, CA
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Yakov D.

Rego Park, NY

Beginners: posture, breathing techniques, embouchure, sound production, articulation, phrasing, note reading
Intermediate: interpretation of different styles, dynamics, ensemble performance, building solid technique and stamina
Advanced: studying of orchestra excerpts, solo pieces, study of various concert and chamber music compositions

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Harold B. December 20, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
It was my first lesson and now I have some idea how hold the violin and the bow. My homework is to practice a few notes on each string and then to practice playing the A scale. I think I can do it in two octaves. What is challenging is to play the scale without hearing a screeching sound. I'm looking forward to playing like Sarah Chang (hopefully after five lessons).
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Charlie Saad December 7, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable on the instrument and helpful in his explanations.
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Mikhail P. November 24, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
The best
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Shannon S.

Houston, TX

All levels beginning through college / adult.

Affiliations:
American Association of University Professors
American Federation of Musicians
American Symphony Orchestra League
College Music Society
Houston Flute Club
International Double-Reed Society
International Clarinet Society
National Flute Association
North American Saxophone Alliance

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Johnny Brock February 2, 2016
Saxophone · Online
Verified Student
I couldn't have asked for a nicer teacher. The first 15 minutes Shannon helped me get my Skype working right when I thought it was. I liked the patience she had trying to figure out my problem with Skype so I'm sure she will be the same after hearing more of the off tune sax I have :). Thanks Shannon!
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Flo T. January 20, 2016
Clarinet · Online
Verified Student
Shannon is great. Friendly, and knowledgable. I am looking forward to our future lessons.
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flo January 17, 2016
Clarinet · Online
Im enjoying my lessons with Shannon and Im looking forward to continuing. I think with her I will continue to get better.
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Cory B.

Long Beach, CA

I've been teaching the bassoon for over ten years, and I love it. It is my main instrument as a performer, and in the last few years I've specialized in helping students switch to the bassoon from other instruments. Whether you've never seen a bassoon or you're preparing for a professional audition, I can help you with the intricacies of this wonderful instrument.

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Lam T. November 22, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Very helpful instructor 😍
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Sarah Y. August 25, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
She is always prompt and responsible. She seems to be with the pace of the student's ability. My daughter enjoys it. Recommend!
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Jason R. February 21, 2015
Bassoon · In home
Verified Student
Cory was a great teacher for our son who brought him a deep insight into this difficult instrument. We hope to have her back again. Thanks, Cory!

Kristilyn W.

Tempe, AZ
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Union City, NJ
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Austin, TX
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Kristilyn W.

Tempe, AZ

I'm a professional, classically trained bassoonist that plays with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and rock bands. I've been teaching private lessons for 15 years and I'm available to work with students at any age and skill level including beginners, intermediate students who want to improve their skills (or are picking up the bassoon after time away), as well as advanced students looking for audition and performance coaching. Lessons with me are always positive, supportive, and tailored to each individual's goals and needs.

My method of teaching is motivating and rewarding, and my students always succeed on their scale tests, Region and All State auditions, and college auditions. We can work on major and minor scales, beginner to advanced etudes, solo literature, audition etudes, orchestral excerpts, contemporary music and extended techniques, music theory, improvisation, and more.

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Ian January 9, 2016
Bassoon · In studio
Kristilyn was my first bassoon instructor and has continued to be my favorite! She took me from being a mediocre, subpar high school bassoon player to a proficient bassoon player in under a year! She helped me audition and qualify for my high school regional honor band, as well as making me want to continue playing bassoon in college. I owe much of my improvement and love of the bassoon to Kristilyn. :)
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Nikolaus F. December 18, 2015
Bassoon · In studio
Kristilyn is a fantastic teacher and musician. I have know her for many years and everytime we get to work together it is always top quality and great time. I highly recommend Kristilyn for all your bassoon and music theory needs.
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Andrew P. December 10, 2015
Bassoon · Online
Verified Student
Kristilyn is a great teacher! I am looking forward to continuing!
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Simon H.

Union City, NJ

From beginner to advanced, I have 2 performance diplomas on Bassoon and have performed in London's West End Theatres as well as some of the UK's biggest orchestras. I have taught all levels of Bassoonist for the last 20 years and know all the ins and outs of learning this tricky instrument!!

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Devin C. January 31, 2016
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
It was only the first lesson but I can tell we'll be working with Simon for many many more. It was a positive experience and my son was very pleased. He looks forward to his next lesson and that's a great sign.
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Liza G. March 29, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Liza loved the lesson, esp. how Mr. Holland explained the basics and corrected some of the notes that she was playing wrong all this while. Mr. Holland is very accommodative and easy-to-interact with.
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Floro R. March 18, 2015
Saxophone · In studio
Verified Student
I'd been with Simon for five lessons. Very patient and attentive. Ready to work at my own pace.
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Shih-Min T.

Austin, TX

Experienced bassoon teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of bassoon skills. I also provide my own reeds for my students and help the students to adjust their reeds. Can't wait to meet you soon!

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Sophia F. January 26, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 10 year old daughter had her first lesson today. Shihmin was kind and patient and a good match for my daughter. Thank you!
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Hung Yun January 14, 2016
Bassoon · In studio
Shih Min is great at teaching, . and I feel as though I have learned so much from her. awesome. I owe much of my improvement and love of the bassoon to Shihmin
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Franklin November 24, 2015
Bassoon · In studio
Ms. Tang is both an excellent educator and a passionate human being. This allows her to cultivate growth academically, creatively, and emotionally within her students. As an educator, I know that the human aspect is the most often overlooked subject in arts education, being sacrificed in favor of technique and mechanics of instrumental performing. Ms. Tang is truly the full package - her technicality is superior, but her attention to detail and passion for music fosters true musicality in her students. Her educational approach builds strong musicians, balanced in their technicality and musicality, while simultaneously building strong, sympathetic, and intellectually and emotionally sensitive human beings. Of all the bassoonists I have ever known, Shih-Min Tang is by far the most valuable contributor to the culture of music and (though it sounds colloquial) the world - whether bassoon, piano, or aural skills, you simply cannot leave a lesson with Ms. Tang without significantly gaining something tremendously valuable.

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