Learn to play the trumpet beginning with how to buzz the lips, use the breath for support and good posture. Learn maintenance for the instrument and good technique. The student will learn notes, scales, key signatures and note values.
Jill holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and has master's work in choral music and Orff-Schulwerk. For many years Jill has taught private and group music lessons to all ages with many varying styles of singing and instrumental music. Her lessons are unlike the ones she remembers from childhood; Jill's lessons are full of creativity, fun and excitement. It is amazing how students improve with each lesson. Jill brings more than just technique to the studio, she strives to find the best in each student and then concentrates on improving each individual's strengths and then delves in
to ways to correct the weaknesses.
Since Jill is a vocal soloist, instrumentalist, accompanist and music director, she knows what it takes to prepare and rehearse and therefore she makes it clear which concept the student will be working on during the lesson. With an instrumental and choral background, Jill brings music to life and then shares with the students how to keep music in their lives forever. Many students who had vocal problems have achieved vocal success after taking several lessons with Jill and learning to keep their voices healthy for the rest of their lives.
Jill has worked with children, teens and adults in many schools, churches and after school programs that she designed. Her success with students who are very young or students who come with disabilities or autistic spectrum diagnosis are moved by the music Jill creates. With the help of the ORFF-SCHULWERK certification, Jill has many ways of reaching children through the use of instruments, rhythm activities, games and other fun ways of learning. Breaking barriers is Jill's best asset, she will not quit until the student has an understanding of the instrument or his/her voice.
The young and the older adults find that taking lessons with Jill has brought them to a place of realizing their potential. Successful stories include pre-school age through students who are retired. The length of time one studies depends on the student's practice and diligence. Many students have started with Jill in preschool or elementary school and have continued through high school and college. Several college age students wanted to improve their singing or instrumental skills so goals were set and met through Jill's successful teaching ability. Several students learn music theory and many students have learned song-writing and creating arrangements.
Many of Jill's students have become better musicians and a considerable number of students have chosen music professions for their careers. Multiple students have won contests, auditioned for parts in musicals, started local bands and have become songwriters and performers after taking lessons with Jill. One student has recently auditioned for American Idol and has made it through several auditions. Teaching a myriad of students from various places in the world who have come to the United States has been a great experience. The cultural differences makes the teaching of these students exciting since Jill learns about music in their own home countries. Some of the students are from China, Norway, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico and many who moved to Florida from some other state in the U.S.A. What a joy it has been to learn to communicate with these students and to verify that music is a universal language.
"Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, plans succeed. " (Proverbs 15:22) It is Jill's belief that with her teaching qualifications and past record of success with student achievement and great experience studying with wonderful advisers, teaching YOU or YOUR CHILD will be one of success!
*** Lesson Details *** Jill's teaching technique is flexible. Some students require a stern and strict approach while others seem to work best with more creative license. Jill is open to each student's needs. When booking lessons with Jill, one will find that the first thing she will do is find out more about the student's needs and desires to succeed in their chosen instrument. Meeting goals are important in music and in life!
Because of her flexible approach, method books vary depending on the student's need to succeed. Sometimes young students will need to review several beginning methods until their reading skills are achieved. For the young students, Jill teaches theory and gives the young students time during the lesson to explore musical symbols and try their hands at improvisation, rhythms, manuscripts and creativity.
Some students may desire to learn to play "by ear" or through improvisational skills. Jill is very good with improv and her song writing skills are strong. When a student desires to write music, Jill is there to help with questions about time signatures, note values, key signatures and transpositions.
Taking lessons with Jill is a journey that those who have tried have not had regrets. Several parents and past students would be happy to tell you how their talents and gifts improved after working with Jill for a few months. After three months of working together, Jill will know how to pursue the student's musical career. After 6 months the student will be able to play complete songs and have a sense of basic music theory. The hope is for the student to be confident of their instrument's abilities and to have a list of repertoire for upcoming events in the student's life.
Several of Jill's students have taken their skills, gifts and talents to the professional level. Students who have studied with Jill are professional music directors in high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, churches, soloists and some who are in school studying music as their major. Taking lessons with Jill will be something that will add value to the student's life forever because MUSIC is her life! Without music, the world would be a very dull place and individuals would be unhappy and depressed in every walk of life. Music brings out the beauty of creation and man's ability to skillfully play an instrument for pleasure or for one's occupation.
*** Studio Equipment *** Yamaha Conservatory Grand Yamaha keyboard 5 string bass guitar/amp 4 string acoustic bass guitar 5 string banjo small MACKIE mixer with mics digital recording audio recording computer Gibson electric guitar with effects and amp 6 string Takamine e-coustic with amp recorder (the instrument) clarinet violin dulcimer bongos gong cymbals tambourines and many percussion instruments music stands soprano and baritone ukuleles trumpet djembe many amplifiers and sound system accessories I-pad drum set (at the Lake Underhill Rd. Orlando location only) harmonica various rhythm instruments
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide my own equipment, but I expect the student to provide his/her own instruments and music stand.
*** Specialties *** My specialty in voice comes from years of lessons and experience. I use many methods handouts and books to bring out various ideas to learn to sing correctly. I take each individual at his/her level and try to improve breathing technique, posture, enunciation with style and phrasing, depending on the student's aspirations.
Jill plays most instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, band instruments, ukulele, banjo, dulcimer, drums, harmonica, trumpet, clarinet, recorder and violin. Jill enjoys many styles of music and she has played with many bands and groups throughout her musical career. She is a full time musician, music teacher and music director. Years of experience traveling the U.S. with bands, choirs and ensembles enables Jill to work well with many styles of music including contemporary, rock, Christian, Broadway, classical, country, bluegrass, jazz and blues.
Sign up for five lessons today and you will not be disappointed.
Here's to your success!!!
Nick H. August 11, 2015
In home Verified Student
The hour felt like a couple of minutes. That must be good, methinks. Great start to my guitar lesson series
Jenny R. August 6, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Jill is great! Very patient and helpful - really enjoying our lessons and learning so much!
Arvin M. May 26, 2015
In studio Verified Student
Excellent teacher. Has patience with even fumble-fingered me.
I play the trumpet in mostly a classical style, but I also play ska and similar styles to that for fun.
I am a music educator. I received my Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Central Florida in 2011. My higher education started in the Fall of 2006 when I began attending Daytona Beach Community College. My two years there were spent fully engaged in all activities. I finished my GED requirements while participating in many ensembles like the Ormond Beach Symphony Orchestra, Daytona Beach Community College Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Falcon Pans (steel drum ensemble), Pit Orchestra for musicals, and Choir. All of these ensembles helped me increase my awareness of many diffe
rent teaching and directing styles. I enjoyed participating in the college’s annual Medieval Yuletide Feast while playing the trombone, tuba, and singing in the choir. These experiences augmented my ability to manage my time while having the opportunity to go to school. Almost every summer since 2005 my church has help send me to Port-du-paix, Haiti, for two weeks at a time. There we are encouraged to do many things involving teaching children, feeding the elderly and needy, and meeting new people that have made a difference in each of our lives. One of the opportunities I had during the summer of 2006 was helping teach two rehearsals of a small brass ensemble. The teacher who was heading the project had brought many donated instruments with her from Kentucky, and distributed them to the students prior to my arrival. She didn't know much about brass instruments (saxophonist), so I got to step in and take the players aside to teach the basics. Even though there was a language barrier, I was able to communicate using hand gestures, my little knowledge of Creole, and the universal language of music. This was one of the best times I have had in my life. Another great accomplishment I have had is being a contra player in the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2008 season. This opportunity ensured my discipline to tough through hard. The sole act of carrying a brass instrument that weighs over 25 lbs around all summer is a difficult task, but I had a lot of fun doing it. I also got to meet many people all over the United States that play the same instrument I do and have a similar life as mine. We had the overall score of fifth place, but our hard work and perseverance is obvious in our finals performance video. I am a proud sister of Sigma Alpha Iota. I have held important positions including Corresponding Secretary and have headed many chair positions. The sisters of Zeta Tau are a very supportive group full of diversity. Having our weekly meetings and formal business meetings keep me up to date with Robert’s Rules of Order. I have transferred the things I have learned from these meetings to other organizations like CMENC. At the time when I was leaving the college level, I receive the Sword of Honor from our province officer. Every Spring I attend FMEA in Tampa. I made many very important connections with other educators and soon to be educators. I also taught three years at a Title I elementary school in Osceola County, FL. It was a very tough three years, but I am grateful for all of the strategies and steps I've learned to make me a better teacher. In my second year at the school, I received the honor of being voted Teacher of the Year for our school. That was such a humbling time in my career.
*** Lesson Details *** Expect to be engaged in learning. That said, I love teaching, and I will work hard to motivate you. Improvement only comes when you've put in the effort, and I'll hold you to that. Each lesson is personalized, depending on the individual (vocational/ avocational).
*** Studio Equipment *** Main Room Music: piano, two row of buttons on her accordion, she has all instruments, parents can sit in on lesson, chairs, one couch
*** Travel Equipment *** I provide music stands. The student must either buy the music on his/her own or purchase it from me. I would contact the parent or student prior to the lesson.
*** Specialties *** I am a certified music teacher in the state of Florida k-12 (ESOL Certified). When it comes to the instruments I teach, my specialization is low brass (I am a tuba player), and the rest I have taught up to an intermediate level.
Victoria October 7, 2015
In home Verified Student
Garine is very patient with our 5-year old and is doing a great job keeping her focused and on-task during her lessons!
Connor April 21, 2015
In home Verified Student
Excellent - Connor is very excited and can't wait to his next lesson.
I graduated in 2007 with a degree in Music Education from Florida State University. I have been teaching private lessons here and there in various locations for several years. My primary instruments are French horn and trumpet but I can teach beginning to intermediate level students on most instruments (including percussion!). I am a middle school band director in central Florida and also teach marching band at local high schools. I have lots of performance experience in ensembles from Opera Orchestras to Drum and Bugle Corps. (if you are auditioning for one let me know! I can help!)
sson Details *** I like to bring a positive environment to my teaching but also want to help push you so you can reach your goals! I want to get to know you on a personal level so I can help relate to you. Private lessons should be fun.... not a chore! We will start by making small goals to help reach our bigger ones (something I do frequently with my students at school). No matter what those goals are (making an audition, learning a concerto, performing for an audience).... we can do it together! As long as we are BOTH doing our part! Are you ready to make some music?
*** Studio Equipment *** No drum set or percussion instruments
*** Travel Equipment *** I can provide a music stand if they do not have one as well as a metronome and tuner.
SonyaS April 7, 2010
Autumn is a patient and knowledgeable instructor and I have felt fortunate to have her work with my child.
BobB1 August 25, 2009
Autumn is a great teacher. I am learning a lot from her in a very short period of time. When I struggle with things at home during my practice time, she always has the fix during my next lesson. Very patient and supportive. I would highly recommend Autumn.
Learn about music and how to play trumpet. Music is a universal interactive language that transcends other types of teaching in a non-threatening approach and reaches the soul in a direct way.
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I am a conscientious, positive, detailed, healthy, open minded teacher, coach and certified heath and wellness counselor. I attended Schaumburg High School, was accepted to Miami University - Coral Gables Music for Recording Engineering and attended Northern Illinois University for music with trumpet as my primary instrument. I have performed publicly for over 30yrs. My professional portfolio exhibits having bought, owned and sold several homes; developed, founded and established several businesses as and owner/operator becoming debt free before age 35; semi-retired in 2005 as wife, a full time mother of 2 teenage daughters, wife, spiritual counselor and teacher, a Supernatural Intuitive and Empath educating others toward their own personal experience of transformational healing. In 2010, I completed a (7)seven-year Carmelite vocational discernment, 3rd order formation, and final profession in the Diocese of Orlando. I graduated from Kerala Ayurveda as a certified ayurvedic wellness counselor. With extensive leadership experience and hands on involvement, I've partnered with a variety of ministries and organizations.
I enjoy many simple things like spending time with family & friends cooking, eating, singing, playing, laughing. strawberry/blueberry picking and relaxing; outdoor adventures to the beach, ocean, springs, parks, mountains & valleys; running, sitting or long romantic walks lakeside; boating and motorcycle cruising; ice cream before it melts; dancing merengue, hip hop, jazz and in the rain; listening to music and playing trumpet, praising, glorifying Our Lord remaining active, being happy and healthy and helping others experience life's abundance.
What can you expect from lessons with me? Simple...a no-nonsense, efficient, and joyful experience that will bring forth your innate talents in a way most true to yourself. Together, united as teacher and student, we will achieve unprecedented results as we exceed all your goals and expectations. How? By developing masterful perception in our hearts and minds, showing actual proof of lessons through tangible results, and by learning how to respond with greatness at each moment. Let's win!
I have over twenty years professional experience as an educator and professional performer. I have collaborated with artists and groups such as Quincy Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Doc Severinsen, Arturo O'farrell Latin Jazz Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Maria Schneider, the LA AllStars, Patti Austin, Bobby McFerrin, The Grand Rapids Symphony, Serious Quartet, and The Henry Mancini Orchestra. I also previously served as Director of the Ithaca College Jazz Orchestra, Director at Blue Lakes Fine Arts Camp, and Jazz Band Director at Calvin College. There is no shortage of good teachers in the world. B
ut truly great is a teacher who is committed to fostering one's students to be more capable than oneself! If you wish to manifest your unlimited potential and be completely victorious in your artistic endeavors, then please don't hesitate — contact me and lets get to work!
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