A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem K is a performer, composer, and educator, who is in high demand for his talents both on and off the stage.
Growing up in the northwest with its vibrant music scene allowed Kareem the opportunity to study with, listen to and perform with world class jazz artists residing in the area. Artists such as Tracy Knoop, Jay Thomas, Don Lanphere, Bill Ramsay, Hadley Caliman, Julian Priester and many others had a large impact on Kareem early in his musical education. This direction and guidance continues to inspire and lead Kareem as he continues his lifelong passion undertaking a career as a professional musician.
Today, as a performing artist he spends most of his time leading his group for which he composes and arranges most of the music. The band is constantly on the move as a sought af
ter performing group and spends most of its time performing in and around the Pacific Northwest. When not leading his own group Kareem can be seen and heard performing as a sideman with many other top notch musical acts and projects, most notably The Paperboys from Vancouver BC.
As an educator Kareem divides his time teaching jazz improvisation as an artist in residence at The Tacoma School of the Arts, directing the award winning student jazz ensemble at Pierce College, conducting masterclasses and workshops at schools around the Puget Sound area, and maintaining a full load of private students. Along with his teaching duties Kareem is the director or The Tacoma Jazz Association, serves on the Tacoma Arts Commission, and is a D'Addario Woodwinds performing artist.
Kareem holds a Bachelors Degree of Music from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington which he attended after receiving a full scholarship.
Throughout his years of teaching Kareem has worked with students of all ages and abilities, from beginners just getting started, to advanced players who simply want new ideas and direction.
*** Lesson Details *** Lessons are relaxed and are focused on what you would like to learn.
I usually begin with assessing where students are in their abilities and then come up with a lesson plan based on what they already know and what they would like to accomplish. They can be geared towards a 5 year old with no musical training whatsoever, or to an advanced musician who wants to further develop their skills.
Topics that I cover in lessons throughout a typical day of teaching include: Instrument technique, sight reading skills ( note and rhythm recognition ), memorization skills, music theory, ear training, improvising, and composing.
After 3 to 6 months of lessons and regular practice a beginning student should have a good command of their instrument and a strong foundation of sight reading. At this point we normally will also have started some music theory as well. For students wanting to focus on jazz we will have already begun improvising as well.
*** Studio Equipment *** 5x10 room w/ piano and seating for parents
*** Specialties *** I focus on the basics of learning to read music and basic technique on the instruments that I teach. From there I proceed with theory, ear training, improvising, composition etc. It all depends on what the students want to learn. I am comfortable teaching classical music as well as jazz, rock, composition, and improvisation.
Kareem is superb. Under his tutelage I am certain I will advance quickly from my current skill set. I'm more convinced than ever that I can become a real musician. His assignments require the commitment that I am willing to invest. I hope I will live up to his expectations.
December 6, 2017
My granddaughter is 6 years old and this is her first professional piano teacher. Kareem is ensuring that she has the basics down before she continues. She enjoys the lessons, and is excited when lesson day comes.
June 2, 2017
My daughter absolutely loves Mr. K!! He is very patient and takes his time to always answer ANY questions she has. She loves taking piano due to him being so awesome!! If you are looking for a great teacher for your little one there is no need to look any further!!
My teaching experience includes students between the ages of 8 and 70. I believe in the individual approach and decide what music books and methods to use and recommend after the first few lessons with the student. Playing the flute is a great skill that lets you appreciate and express music. It also enhances your focus and the quickness of your mind since you think of a few things simultaneously while playing. For fun you can play your favorite song, compose one or play duets with your teacher.
My teaching experience includes students between the ages of 8 and 70. I believe in the individual approach and decide what music books and methods to use and recommend after the first few lessons with the student. Everyone learns differently! Flute lessons can be fun, educational and helpfull. Playing the flute is a great skill that lets you appreciate and express music. It also enhances your capability to focus and the quickness of your mind since you think of a few different things simultaneously when playing the instrument. And the fun part - well you can play your favorite song, compose something yourself or have fun playing duets with me or fellow flute students.
Yana is a superb instructor. She promptly identified my strong points and let me know those areas that needed improvement. She is patient, yet she keeps the student moving along to the next goal. I look forward to my next lesson.
My students excel in everything they do because of the techniques we learn that incorporate skills to strengthen learning in subjects including: math, science, languages, reading, writing, creativity and many more life long skills. I challenge my students and encourage them to have fun most of all in pursuing their passions for music.
I am a passionate educator. I own a music school in Oceanside, California. I received my music degree from Berklee College of Music. All of my students go on to be successful performers and learners in all fields. I have had students from the age of 3-85 years old. I am a professional performer and instructor. I guarantee to make it my goal to help each student reach their maximum potential.
I have been teaching flute for 22 years. I have an earned Masters degree in music and enjoy teaching students of all ages. I am happily married with 5 children at home--4 of them are musicians as well (the youngest is 4).. Students will quickly learn not only the basics of music theory, but will be playing songs as early as their first lesson. It is extremely rewarding watching students have fun, excel, and fall in love with making music. I look forward to working with you.
Hello, my name is Doyle B. and I am eager to help you reach your goals! I've been teaching private lessons since 1992 and have loved helping my students win competitions at the state level, learn how to advance rapidly on their instrument, and fall in love with making music. I have 3 earned degrees from Pensacola Christian College (B.S. in Music Ed., 1992), Hobe Sound Bible College (A.A., 1993) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Church Music, 1996). I have experience teaching all of the band instruments, violin, guitar, and piano. I'm an enthusiastic, upbeat person who greatly enjoys working with people of all ages. I am presently employed at Hobe Sound Bible College and Christian Academy. I presently have students in New Jersey, South Dakota, Florida, and Maryland, who I teach using Skype or FaceTime. Fortunately,
I have a couple openings in my schedule to teach any one who is serious about excelling on his/her instrument. I look forward to helping you reach your potential.
Experienced teacher of 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate flute student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I have different graduated professional music teacher available flute
Hi my name is Enmanuel I'm a Experienced teacher for 15 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced in piano,guitar,violoncello,violin,viola,flute,saxophone etc.. for students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. I have different graduated professional music teacher available For all the instruments offered.
Experienced flute teacher seeking beginning and intermediate students. Former student of New York-based flutist John Savage. Well-studied in the Berbiguier Etudes for flute, as well as pieces by Mozart, Poulenc and Bach.
I have been an active professional musician in the Utah Valley for the past 4 years. I came to Utah from Portland, Oregon in 2011 to study at Brigham Young University under Ray Smith, where I earned a BM in Saxophone Performance in 2018. While there, I performed as a member of the BYU Synthesis Big Band as a performer and featured soloist, sharing the stage with the likes of Gladys Knight, Peter Hollens, Konrad Herwig, Ed Calle, Corey Christianson and others. In 2016 I went with Synthesis on a tour of Eastern Europe, where the band and I performed at the Salkrastu Jazz Festival. I can be heard as a featured soloist on the tracks “Laura” and “Downtime” from the BYU Synthesis Album “Downtime” (2018). On the classical side, I was selected as a finalist three years in a row for the BYU Concerto Competition, played tenor saxophone from 2015 to
2017 in the BYU Wind Symphony, and played principal clarinet in the BYU Symphony orchestra in 2018.
In addition to my performances at BYU, I have performed and collaborated with numerous groups and artists on the Provo and Salt Lake music scenes as both a commercial and studio artist, such as my collaboration with Utah-based vocalist Emily Merrell in her performance at the 2018 Jazz Education Network Conference in Dallas, Texas. I also returned to the northwest in 2015 to take part in the Port Townsend Jazz Festival, where I studied with jazz greats such as Terrell Stafford, Steve Wilson, Bob Mintzer and others.
I am a passionate teacher and am happy to take students of all levels, over Skype or in person.
Just starting out on the flute, wanting to pick it up again, or trying to hone your skills? I'm so eager to help you reach your goals and to share my love of music with you!
I currently study at The Juilliard School, and I love teaching and getting to know other flutists! I have performed around the world--from Carnegie Hall to concert halls in Europe and Asia--and have met so many fantastic musicians.
All ages are welcome, and lessons are catered to the student's individual needs and goals.
Please don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions!
Flutist Mei currently studies at The Juilliard School in New York City under the instruction of Mr. Robert Langevin, principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic. Mei attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, for three years, playing flute, piccolo, and alto flute in a variety of ensembles, including the Syzygy Wind Quintet and a collaboration with Grammy-Award-winning ensemble eighth blackbird.
In the summer of 2015, she was invited to perform and tour with the National Youth Orchestra of the United States under the baton of Maestro Charles Dutoit. She returned again in the summer of 2016 to perform with Maestros Christoph Eschenbach and Valery Gergiev. Mei made her solo debut with the Interlochen orchestra as a winner of the 2015 Interlochen Arts Academy concerto competition. She has also performed as a soloi
st with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band as the winner and scholarship recipient of their 2016 concerto competition. As the grand prize winner of the 2018 Pearl & Julius Young Concerto Competition, she will perform as soloist with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey in 2019.
Mei has been featured on NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Reilly, and she is also a 2016 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Scholarship recipient as well as a 2016 and 2017 National YoungArts Foundation winner. Currently, she is principal flutist of the New York Youth Symphony and performs in the Juilliard orchestra and various chamber groups, including AXIOM, Juilliard’s new music ensemble. Outside of music, Mei enjoys reading, baking, and running marathons.
Ready to learn flute or boost your current playing level? Holding a Doctorate in Flute Performance and Pedagogy and actively playing as principal flutist with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, I would love to share my wealth of knowledge and experience with you! I have been teaching flute from beginners to college music majors, ages 4 through adult, for the past 15 years and am passionate about making lessons engaging, fun, and effective. I would love to share with you and empower you on your own journey with music!
Dynamic performer and teacher, Whitney is the principal flutist with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. She received Masters and Doctorate degrees in Flute Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a BM in Flute Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. As a Suzuki teacher, Whitney has trained extensively in teaching young students through the Suzuki Method, including training with Japanese Suzuki Flute founder, Toshio Takahashi. Her research has focused on the effectiveness of many different teaching strategies and has been published in the NFA Pedagogy Anthology, American Suzuki Journal, Colorado Flutist, and Flute Examiner. She has served as president of the Colorado Flute Association and coordinated summer music institutes and chapter affiliates for the Suzuki Association of th
e Americas. She actively teaches in the Denver metro area.
In addition to her orchestral position, Whitney has performed with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and many area orchestras across the Denver metro, and she performed for many years with the Airde Ensemble, a woodwind sextet based out of Boulder, CO. She has performed in multiple summer music festivals, including the Ravinia Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, and the North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Performance Festival. She additionally performs and teaches as a guest artist, clinician, and adjudicator for music programs and competitions across the country.
Ms. Whitney is an incredible teacher and an outstanding flutist. Every week I look forward to lessons with her and enjoy taking time from my day to learn from her. I learn something new every week and she always knows how to help me improve my playing.
June 22, 2019
My daughter took lessons from Whitney for several years, and Whitney was an excellent fit for her as teacher. She provided the right balance of structure and flexibility that allowed my daughter to advance her skills and still have fun with non-Suzuki music as well. She is kind, patient, encouraging, and fun-loving. Highly recommend Whitney as a flute teacher.
"Lesia is a great flute teacher! Since my daughter started taking lessons from Lesia twise a week she started making a lot more progress; part of success i
s Lesia’s advanced teaching skills and another part is motivation to learn and practice a lot more that my daughter got when learning from Lesia how to become a great flute player"
"My daughter is on her 3rd lesson with Katie and from what I here she is very positive and patient."
"I just love having Ms. Wilson as my daughter's teacher. She is supportive and kind and gives my daughter her full and patient attention during the lesson
. She is so encouraging and my daughter has made tremendous progress during her time with Diane. Best of all, now my daughter really enjoys playing her flute. If your child is playing as part of a larger ensemble through school or another program, I highly recommend supplementing that experience with some one-on-one lessons with a private instructor such as Diane. Five stars!"
"Ann is wonderful teacher, explain in a way I can understand, good lesson"
"Chelsea did a great job at our first lesson! She was patient and encouraging. She gave my daughter good suggestions on how she could improve and things to
try in areas she was struggling. My daughter felt so much better after the lesson. We will continue to take lessons with Chelsea"
"Pam is a wonderful flute teacher. While I was studying with her in high school, I developed a love for music and the flute that will stay with me for the
rest of my life. She has a keen ability to push her students to excel, while also encouraging them and nurturing their passion for music. It has been several years since I've studied with Pam -- I've since graduated from college and moved to the West Coast -- but the lessons I learned from Pam have stayed with me, and will stay with me for many years to come."
"Amazing player and so nice!"
"Michael was an excellent flute teacher for my 5th-grade daughter!
He's very patient and calm, which is critical for new learners, and gave my daughter
a lot of confidence in her ability to play the flute.
I highly recommend Michael!"
"Like an ole friend
Since the first time I spoke with H.S. she has seemed like a long lost friend or family member. She is very sweet, kind, understanding
and truly has a hear for teaching children. My daughter loves her and is always ready to hear from her since our lessons are done over skpe.Tthe teacher knows well what she is doing and is able to communicate firmly but lovingly and that is what kids need. She is easy to respect and like as her personality is very congenial and sweet. I would recommend this teacher to anyone!"
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