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About Thomas W.

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Downingtown, PA

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Clarinet is my primary instrument. I can help beginners get started or coach advanced students who are preparing for auditions.

About Thomas
Thomas J. W. is an active music teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over fifteen years experience as a concert band director, marching band director, jazz improvisation instructor, choral director, private instructor, and marching drill writer. His directing career has included small rural band programs, small metro programs, large high-achieving suburban programs, and non-profit youth bands. In addition to his band compositions, he also has over forty unpublished vocal arrangements to his credit, most written for use with collegiate men's a cappella groups. Thomas taught over 600 online and local private music lessons in 2016.

Thomas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a teaching certificate in the states of Pennsylvania
and New Jersey and has taught at the secondary level in both states. In addition to both instrumental and choral ensembles at Penn State, Thomas was a student leader in the Penn State Blue Band and a member of the brass section of the Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993 and 1994. He served as an Associate Director of the Warren Junior Military Band of Youngstown, Ohio from 1995 to 2005. He also served as a visual staff member for the renowned North Penn Marching Knights of Lansdale, PA for one season in 2004.

He is a current adjudicator with Drum Corps International and Cavalcade of Bands. He is a member of MENC, PMEA, NJMEA, ASCAP, CASA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the National Band Association. He appeared in the Marquis Who's Who Among American Educators in 2004 and 2005, an honor rarely bestowed upon teachers, as students who appear in the Who's Who Among American High School Students must nominate them. He currently is a music teacher at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts of the PA Leadership Charter School in West Chester, PA and resides in Downingtown, PA with his wife and two sons.

Thomas will happily work with students on the autism spectrum or students with ADD.

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My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on building proper tone production and individual technique - something that often is difficult to learn in a large ensemble setting.

I am capable of starting a beginner student on any band instrument including percussion, any classical string instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass), and piano. I can begin a student on drum set and work with them through their first method book, but I would then recommend they find a specialized drum set teacher after a period of six to twelve months.

For advanced students, I work from selected conservatory etude books on developing advanced skills and can work with students on audition pieces for honors bands/orchestras or college auditions.

My lessons are a half-hour once a week, with the option of working for 45 minutes or 60 minutes.

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music, band, orchestra, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, violin, viola, cello, string bass, piano, Percussion
classical, jazz improvisation
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Cindy July 1, 2019
· Audition Prep · Online
Thomas is honestly an amazing musician and teacher. He was really patient with me. Despite having to deal with major timezone differences (as I live in Myanmar), he took the time to figure it out. Also, he helped me figure out the stuff it took me months to figure out. He also really knows what he's doing. I learned so much in that hour of practice. 10/10 would recommend him.
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Brian May 26, 2019
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Lorraine Anne April 28, 2019
· Classical Voice · Online
Fabulous! What a great teacher! And SO KNOWLEDGEABLE about all kinds of music! THANKS! looking forward to all my lessons!
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About Stephanie M.

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Boston, MA

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Instruction for fundamentals and techniques of clarinet as a primary instrument (or doubling instrument) in both classical and jazz styles.

About Stephanie
Hello, and thank you for your interest!

My name is Stephanie, I am a teaching-artist from El Paso, Texas. I currently reside, perform and teach in the Boston and greater Boston area.

I am a recent graduate of The New England Conservatory of Music with a Masters and Graduate Diploma in Saxophone Performance. I received my Bacherlors in Music Education from New Mexico State University.

“A teaching artist, by definition, is a two-career professional: a working artist and a working educator. As a working artist is they are involved in an ongoing process of discovery, problem solving, discipline and refinement of skills in their discipline. As a working educator, it is essential that the artist is also developing a knowledge base and skills to be an effective partner in education. Achieving a meaningful balance between these two prof
essions, whereby one feeds the other, is an ongoing process that requires a deepening awareness for the teaching artist of what their teaching brings to their art and what their art teaches them about learning.”

I am devoted and dedicated to helping find each of my students' strengths, weaknesses and style of learning. Once I have identified these traits, I am able to develop lessons and repertoire that helps each students become the most efficient learner and best musician they can be.

I pride myself in creating a fun and safe learning environment in which I establish a firm musical foundation for my students. Lessons include: scales, etudes, articulation, dynamic and sight reading exercises, standard repertoire, recording and analyzing performances, music history lessons, and exploration of the sounds, genres and artists of saxophone/flute/clarinet/piano.

Simultaneously, my students cultivate many other skills while learning how to play their instrument. Students enhance their fine motor skills and ability to memorize, students increase their overall self-confidence and become self-sufficient and creative problem solvers. I am passionate about educating and empowering my students and I enjoy connecting with a wide array of musicians of all ages, playing levels and backgrounds.

Feel free to contact me to inquire about lessons, I hope to hear from you soon!

Stephanie
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ellen January 21, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I'm an older student (old actually) who started piano 2 years ago with Stephanie . She is great for a beginning student. Knows how to teach. Is encouraging, but demanding enough to keep me on my toes. Just wonderful and a thoroughly lovely person.
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Jon S. October 30, 2017
· Saxophone · In studio
Stephanie is a patient, knowledgeable, enthusiastic educator and collaborator who loves to perform and teach. I had the honor of working with her for nearly four years while we pursued similar degrees at New Mexico State University. She consistently brought a level of maturity and preparedness beyond her age to our rehearsals and practices. If I was limited to only one word to describe her, it would be "professional".
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Christine September 21, 2017
· Saxophone · Online
I very much enjoyed my lesson!
Stephanie is very personable and patient! Can't wait until next week!
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Stephanie M.

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About Sean H.

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Cincinnati, OH

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It is my philosophy that learning and playing an instrument should be an enjoyable experience, and it is my goal to spark a love of music in all my students. I will have you playing in no time, and will also teach you the theory behind music that is so essential for any musician to understand.

About Sean
Hello! My name is Sean H, and I am very passionate about helping my students accomplish their musical goals. I have been teaching for over six years and also have extensive experience as a performer. I have received several musical awards, including the prestigious Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and have a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University.

As a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader, I have experience in many different aspects of music that I pass along to my students. I give lessons on upright and electric bass, guitar, piano, saxophone, and clarinet. In addition to this, I offer songwriting, ear training, and music theory lessons.
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Juliette J. February 6, 2019
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Branson J. January 17, 2019
· Upright Bass · Online
Sean was really on the spot with us. I am a beginning strings instructor, and my son didn't want to take lessons from anyone but me. Not only did Sean win me over with his pedagogy, but he won my son over as well.
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Mason M. February 1, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Patient, articulate, encouraging.
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About Luther A. B.

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Bridgeport, CT

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The student will be instructed on the basics of proper playing techniques, music theory, and musicianship. They will learn to read music and also play by ear which will make them a well rounded player.

About Luther A.
Mr. Blackwell unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, cinematographer, composer and arranger make him a sought-after teacher. Currently, Luther is working with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Around Arts Initiative he is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film and Minister of Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers.
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Geoff K. July 10, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I think Luther is great. He works with my 10-year old son on piano, singing and even trumpet and violin as needed. My son has to work hard to progress, and Luther customizes the lesson plan for him and seems to understand him well. I'm really excited about them working together.
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David N. July 1, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
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Tommy Jackson January 28, 2019
· Vocal Training · Online
positive in his approach and concise in explaining his methods
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About Mark F.

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New York, NY
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My tailored approach to the individual needs of each student, problem solving of the most difficult issues involved with the clarinet and music combined with years of professional experience abroad are my hallmarks. If you are having problems with your embouchure, articulation, legato, breath control, air leak, reeds and phrasing then I am a teacher who will help you master these areas in a motivating environment. Bilingual with classes conducted in English or Spanish.

About Mark
I am a musician, clarinet soloist, orchestral and chamber music performer and teacher, co-founding professor of clarinet and chamber music for El Sistema in Caracas, Venezuela. I was the principal & solo clarinet of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela for 35 years with decades of experience in teaching young adults, adolescents and children. I have developed techniques for achieving wonderful results and many of my former students have gone on to work as professionals abroad. Returning to NYC after so many years is exciting and I look forward to passing the torch of knowledge and musicianship on to the next generation of students. A number of my recordings can be easily found on the internet.
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Jeff April 9, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
I had a fabulous studying experience with Mark. He knew everything about clarinet and explained everything in a clear and understandable way. What impressed me the most is his exquisite approach to the music in different genres and epochs. He will help you to develop your skills and improve your understanding of the music.
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Michele March 28, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
Excellent teacher and the lessons are a lot of fun.
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Jorge Diez February 2, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
Excellent teacher and person. I was his student throughout my university career, a very clear pedagogy with which he takes you to get your maximum abilities to play the clarinet. he knows perfectly the orchestral repertoire and how to interpret the great solos of clarinet, great connoisseur of the solistico repertoire and it takes you to its correct execution according to the time and the style of the works. very focused on their students with the main aspects of execution, sound, articulation and interpretation. 100% recommended.
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About Stephanie D.

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Tacoma, WA
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I hold a bachelors degree in Music Education. I have just completed my Masters in Music Education degree and am eager to build up a woodwind studio again! Clarinet is my primary instrument and can teach beginning, intermediate and advanced students. I also can teach beginning and intermediate sax and flute. I strive to create experiences with my students where instant success is being achieved in each lesson. I love to incorporate fun and variation in my teaching, no two lessons are the same!! Its never to late to begin learning an instrument, all ages and abilities are welcome!

About Stephanie
Stephanie Kuborssy was born and raised in Mountain View, California. Stephanie graduated from Southern Oregon University in June of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Instruction and a Minor in Environmental Studies and Policy. While maintaining a 3.83/4.00 GPA, Stephanie participated in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars during her last three years at SOU, her last year holding the title of Vice President of Events. Since her time in Oregon, she played in the pit orchestra for the production of ​Little Shop of Horrors​ as well as the pit orchestra for 50 shows for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of ​Into The Woods​. She was hired as the clarinet coach for Ashland Middle School's Chamber Music Camp over the summer as well as the visual and woodwind tech at Grants Pass High School. Stephanie was a member of the
Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, Cascade Clarinet Consort, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Chamber Choir during her undergraduate career. She also taught two students privately throughout her undergrad. Stephanie auditioned for and received the Southern Oregon University Solo Concerto Competition in 2016. She has just finished her Masters in Music Education degree at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California with a 3.95/4.0 GPA. She has attended numerous music education conferences including CASMEC, Bay Section and Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference. She presented research a research study at CASMEC in 2017. She has recently relocated to Tacoma WA. Stephanie will be teaching public school music in Des Moines, WA for the 2018-2019 school year. She loves to spend time outdoors and has a sweet kitten named Addie too!
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Rick Rodriguez July 9, 2019
· Saxophone · Online
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Isaih T. August 28, 2018
· Saxophone · In home
Stephanie was just fabulous, introducing my grandson to the saxophone. She was very nurturing and encouraging, yet gave me tons of information. I highly recommend her.
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Andrew June 20, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
Teaching not only requires technical expertise, but it also requires kindness and thoughtfulness. Stephanie is a master at all these things, and learning from her is a genuinely awesome experience.
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About Moran K.

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Jersey City, NJ

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Even though these are clarinet lessons you'll be taking, I would be using the clarinet as a tool to bring you into the beautiful world of music. That means that other than technical things such as sound and fingerings, we'd be talking about what makes the music that you're playing great and how to best convey it in your playing. Come study with a professional performing clarinetist with extensive teaching experience in all ages and levels. Whatever music style you're into (classical/jazz/klezmer...), I'd be happy to focus on.

About Moran
Hi! I'm a Juilliard graduate clarinetist (BM, MM, AD), currently on the Juilliard Pre College Division faculty [chamber music] as well as at Vassar College (teaching clarinet). I perform extensively as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Although I'm mostly classically trained, I play jazz and klezmer as well.

I look forward to meeting you!
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David April 30, 2019
· Clarinet · Online
A real expert who has a heart for teaching and very flexible.
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Charles January 16, 2019
· Clarinet · In home
Perhaps the best teacher I’ve ever had—in any discipline, at any age. When I first began two years ago, I couldn’t read a note of music and had never played any instrument. Since then, thanks to Moran’s patience and guidance, I can play with confidence at a level I never imagined. Wonderful, kind, yet demanding teacher who enjoys teaching and takes great pride in the progress of her students
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Tim January 6, 2019
· Clarinet · In studio
A wonderful clarinetist, musician, and teacher! She explains and demonstrates the physical and musical aspects of clarinet-playing clearly so that you can build a solid foundation and progress rapidly. Very highly recommended!
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About August G.

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Hartford, AL
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With over 10 years of professional playing and teaching, I can help you learn to master those tricky alternate fingers with ease!

About August
Hey there, if you want to learn all things flute you’ve come to the right person. I play a variety of flutes and whistles and have the knowledge and experience to guide you on your journey in music. While I want lessons to be fun and center around the students musicing, I’m looking for highly motivated individuals for my music studio that have the disiciple to learn the finer points of music making.
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About Nicole M.

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Cleveland, OH
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Hello! My name is Nicole and I am have been playing clarinet since I was 10 years old. Since then, I have had the privilege of studying with some of the world’s most renowned clarinetist and clarinet professors. When I was 15, I was accepted into the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy and was chosen to participate in the 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial tour. At 16, I was awarded principal of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and placed as a finalist in NPR’s "From the Top" radio show. I have been part of many musical ensembles and have worked in genres spanning from modern music to film music to klezmer and middle eastern music to jazz and contemporary music, and of course classical music. Part of my uniqueness as an instructor would be to give insight into these many genres of music and how to become the most versatile player possible.

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Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a music student in Cleveland looking for beginner or intermediate level students! Throughout my career I have been given many opportunities to perform and study with some of the world’s best musicians and music professors. When I was 15, I was accepted into the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, where I was the youngest auditioned chosen to participate in the New York Philharmonic 2016 Biennal Tour. That summer, I won principal chair in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra and placed as a finalist in NPR’s "From the Top" radio show. I also have been very active in the Jazz community, and have studied and played in genres spanning from classical to contemporary modern music to klezmer and middle eastern music. I would love to help my students become to most versatile players possible!
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About Matthew J.

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Austin, TX

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Everything comes full circle at some point. I was mostly self-taught up until I began college. However, I had one teacher who took the time for me in middle school because she saw I had something special. And I will always give her the credit for pushing me to become the player I am now. For me, I would love the opportunity to be that person in someone else's musical journey.

I have a more holistic approach to my teaching, focusing not only on musical concepts, but also emphasizing performance and theoretical concepts. Having a deeper understanding of the structure and history of the music further enhances your performance as a musician as well as the experience of the audience - whether they are musically versed or not.

I primarily have experience teaching elementary and high school children. However, I am open to teaching adults and would love the experience to do so! If you would be interested in doing dual-instrument lessons, please let me know as I teach both clarinet and ...

About Matthew
I was first introduced to music at the age of six, when I began playing piano. However, once I began clarinet at the age of ten, I could not put it down. After playing both clarinet and piano for a year, I decided to focus on clarinet alone, and I have been refining myself as a clarinetist since.

In 2015, I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance, studying under Dr. Osiris Molina. In 2018, I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Master of Music, studying under Professor Keith Lemmons, while holding a woodwind quintet assistantship.

Being my primary instrument, I have performed countless concerts and taught lessons on B-flat and A clarinets. During my time at the University of Alabama, I taught lessons at a local high school. Coupled with this, I taught clarinet and woodwin
d sectionals at band camps at the high school level and collegiate level in Tennessee and Alabama. In addition to teaching high school and undergraduate students, I also have experience teaching beginning level clarinetists and saxophonists in methods classes - even students who are beginning to read music. My experiences with playing soprano B-flat clarinet include the UA Wind Ensemble, UA Symphonic Band, UA Contemporary Ensemble, Huxford Symphony Orchestra, UNM Wind Symphony, UNM Symphony Orchestra, and New Mexico Philharmonic.

I was first introduced to playing E-flat clarinet in high school. Having an affinity for the instrument, I continued playing it at the University of Alabama in the Wind Ensemble and Huxford Symphony Orchestra and in my graduate studies in both the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra. My various experiences on E-flat clarinet have me well-versed and able to teach any who have access to an E-flat clarinet.

I began playing bass clarinet during my graduate studies at the University of New Mexico and debuted with the UNM Wind Symphony, from which I came to love and enjoy playing the instrument. Playing bass clarinet has several added benefits that can be applied to playing soprano B-flat clarinet, and I am happy to teach any student who has a bass clarinet and is eager to learn.

Lastly, my credentials also include coaching chamber ensembles and woodwind sectionals. I have participated in several chamber groups including woodwind trios, string trios, woodwind quartets, woodwind quintets, and chamber orchestras - to name a few.
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Matthew J.

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