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Naomi F.

Maple Valley, WA

Private clarinet lessons individualized for each students' goals and abilities.

About Naomi

With a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Pacific Lutheran University, Naomi offers one-on-one clarinet or saxophone instruction molded to fit each student.

Naomi has been teaching privately since 1998 and works with the Maple Valley Youth Symphony as the single reeds coach. She also volunteers with the Tahoma and Kent School District Band Programs, and is the clarinet consultant for Auburn Riverside High School's award winning bands. She also is a substitute teacher for Music Works Northwest.

An accomplished musician, Naomi holds a permanent clarinet position with the Olymp
ia Symphony Orchestra, and plays alto saxophone with the Maple Valley Big Band. She also subs with groups all around the Puget Sound.

Let's start learning today!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are every week, 30 - 60 minutes in length and focus on fine tuning each students' abilities, as well as learning music that suits the students' interests. Naomi runs a full studio, so she will only be scheduling students who choose a reoccurring lesson schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kirmser Academy of Music - sound proof studio space with music stand and small waiting area. Free Saturday seminars are offered through the Music Trader.

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Studio - private studio with music stands. Waiting area includes a small kitchenette and free WiFi.

Student will need to provide instrument, instrument accessories, and books.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Practice logs and music stands are provided for each student.

*** Specialties ***
classical, jazz, contemporary, worship

instrument doubling
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Naomi F.

Naomi F.

Maple Valley, WA 98038
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Kareem K.

Tacoma, WA

About Kareem

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 h
is 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 after 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.

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 ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.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.
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Adam A. January 1, 2015
Saxophone
Kareem has been teaching me since I was in the fourth grade. I am currently in 8th grade, and man what can I say, he's as good as it gets! After two years I was in my middle school jazz band, which is not easy for a person who has only been playing for two years. You, yourself will be able to see extreme progress within just a few lessons! You must know Kareem teaches at Pierce College, a class at the Tacoma School of the Arts (which I hopefully will be attending and taking his class), teaches numerous private students every week, and lastly he performs with a stellar jazz band of his own! He is extremely dedicated to the musical field. If I were anybody reading this review and wanted to start playing any of the variety of instruments he plays, I would call Kareem K.!

-Adam Allegro
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Robin J. December 7, 2014
Saxophone · In studio
Kareem is a dedicated and diligent musician and teacher. He is able to share his love of music with students of all ages. Not only is he extremely capable of teaching students the technical aspects of music, but his lessons incorporate a wider perspective as well, such as, listening to different genres of music and asking his students to discuss what they hear. He is always positive and encourages students to do their best. He has style and class and it is a privilege that two of my children can study under his tutelage.
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Ryan T. December 6, 2014
Music Performance · In studio
Kareem is the man. I first met him while playing in the Pierce College Big Band--which he directs and is a perennial first place at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. I studied with him for 6 months formally but over the past 2 years through his weekly jam session and mutual gigs he's become a tremendous influence in my life. Whether your a beginner on your axe or an aspiring jazz student of any level he is the instructor for you.
As an improvisor his main influences are Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, and Joshua Redman. For any jazz musician on any instrument he is a master instructor of bebop. His overall playing versatility is solid but his forte is bebop. He is simply a beast of bebop and can aptly guide you along the path of musical enlightenment. Also, like most great jazz musicians his piano chops are excellent.
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Kareem K.

Kareem K.

Tacoma, WA 98409
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Thomas K.

Seattle, WA

A woodwind player since age 10, Thomas has experience as a performer and teacher. His previous education has included methodology classes on teaching specific instruments, and he is available to teach beginning clarinet lessons.

About Thomas

Passionate about composition, conducting, and education, Thomas hopes to bridge the gap between ensembles and the audience by creating and presenting music that is fun, approachable, and sophisticated, all while crossing between genres and artistic disciplines. His concerts include Emerge & Ascend, a benefit concert featuring a 70-piece orchestra that raised $1,500 for the Ronald McDonald House while presenting new music. His Junior Composition Recital sought to showcase an eclectic array of styles and ensembles, from a plainchant-inspired brass quintet to a funk big band chart. His Senior Com
position Recital used a 45-piece orchestra, drawing inspiration from Dr. Seuss stories for one piece and featuring a tap dancer on another. Fueled by his love of music, film, art, and video games, Thomas hopes to explore more disciplines and styles in future concerts, searching for new ways to engage audiences.

Thomas was commissioned to orchestrate music for the Twin Falls, Idaho Temple Celebration in 2008, and later commissioned to orchestrate for the Brigham Young University—Idaho concert band. As an undergraduate, he provided music for a recruitment video by the Manassas, Virginia Police Department and has been commissioned by the American Festival Pops Orchestra in Fairfax, Virginia. His jazz composition Bump was selected to be recorded by the George Mason University Jazz Ensemble for their "Jazz 4 Justice" album, and he also provided music for a handful of George Mason University films and video games.

An active educator, Thomas instructs students in piano, saxophone, music theory, and composition. He led multiple after-school classes for piano, as well as a glee club for elementary school students as an official teacher for both Piano Keys 4 Kids and MusIQ Club, the latter a computer-based learning approach. He also maintained a diverse private studio that included both children and adults.

Thomas received his Bachelor of Music in Composition from George Mason University, where he was the recipient of a number of scholarships, including the "Provost Achievement Award" and the "Adopt a Young Artist"scholarship. He studied composition under band composer Mark Camphouse and electronic composer Jesse Guessford, and conducting under Anthony Maiello. In the area of performance, he has studied saxophone under Rick Parrell (U.S. Army Band), Tyler Kuebler (USAF Airmen of Note), and Sandon Mayhew; and piano with John Healey and Danny Beal. Thomas is also the recipient of the Louis Armstrong National Jazz Award.

Originally from Boise, Idaho, Thomas currently resides in Seattle, Washington where he is pursuing a Masters of Music in Film Scoring from Seattle Film Institute where he will be studying under film and television composer Hummie Mann. A melodious and colorful composer, he hopes this new pursuit will help further his goal of bringing evocative, contemporary music to audiences everywhere.
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Donna H. August 6, 2014
Piano · In studio
Thomas has requested that I write a letter of recommendation on his behalf.
Thomas worked as an instructor for Piano Keys 4 Kids from September 2013 to June 2014. As the owner of Piano Keys 4 Kids, I assigned Thomas with duties as an instructor in an after school enrichment program in several public elementary schools. Specifically, Thomas taught children in grades K-3 the basic fundamentals of the piano using a curriculum developed by Piano Keys 4 Kids. His group class time was approximately 1 hour in length. Based on his college class schedule he accepted as many school assignments as possible.
Over the time that I have known Thomas he has consistently performed his duties with competence. Thomas was not only reliable in attending every class he was assigned, but very prompt in delivering an update on the progress of his classes.
With the depth of Thomas' musical skills, he can be an outstanding piano teacher in both the private and group setting.
While Thomas leaving our company to attend graduate school is a loss to us, I have every confidence that Thomas will thrive in graduate studies as well as in his music instructor endeavors. Thomas is an intelligent and committed individual.
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Thomas K.

Thomas K.

Seattle, WA 98199
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Joshua B.

Seattle, WA

The clarinet is an incredibly expressive instrument, but only if you can cover the holes! I specialize in helping students make music with this incredibly capable instrument!

About Joshua

While building a professional career, I'm looking to re-engage with my roots and experience as a educator. I specialize in helping kids learn how to learn. It's one thing to teach a student the answer, but it's exponentially better to teach students how to find the answer for themselves, encouraging and guiding along the way.

I grew up in Ohio and went to one school district my entire public school life where I took honors and Advanced Placement classes through high school. I also participated in band, earning membership into the Ohio All-State Honor band two times.

I went to Ohi
o State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Suma Kum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band.

I have a breadth of experience for someone my age having worked with youth in schools and on social programs, both in English and Spanish, and some in Hebrew.

I currently live in Madison Valley.
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Irlanda G. June 14, 2015
Math · In home
Verified Student
I'd like to write a quick testimonial about the tutor I found here on Takelessons. Joshua has worked with my 1st grade brother for about 8 weeks and he has made impressive progress in both his reading and math skills. He has also helped discover my brothers learning condition, dyslexia, but it seems like Joshua has had no problem with that. My brother has enjoyed working with him and is demonstrating new learning, this delights me. Joshua has also developed a fun relationship with my other brothers too. I could not more strongly recommend Joshua to tutor any student.
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Geoff M. May 28, 2015
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Josh is good and was good at helping us set reasonable goals. It was fun!
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Joshua B.

Joshua B.

Seattle, WA 98122
(2)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Daniel W.

Federal Way, WA

I am the top call for Jazz and Latin Clarinet in the greater Seattle area. I have taught for over 30 years, and will design a curriculum around you.

About Daniel

As a former public schools teacher, I taught elementary general music to 600+ Students in both English and Spanish as a part of the Dual Language Immersion Program in English and Spanish. I have designed curriculum and instruction in both English and Spanish, speak fluent Spanish and can even communicate well in Portuguese.

I have been an active player in the greater Seattle area and have: Been the featured performer with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO); Recorded with SRJO, Spike and the Impalers, Savoy Swing Band, Thuy Trang, Banda Vagos; Toured with the Temptations, Harry Jam
es Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra; Performed with the Seattle Symphony, Clint Holmes, Cab Calloway Orchestra, Shameless Hussy, Type A, Brian Bromberg, Alice Stewart, and Jay Thomas and the Usual Suspects among many others.
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Daniel W.

Daniel W.

Federal Way, WA 98023
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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