Adella Carlson
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Adella Carlson

Adella C.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Beginner piano students will learn to read music and navigate the keyboard through fundamental exercises and simple repertoire selections. This is a great introduction for adults who wish to learn some music, music students who want basic keyboard skills, or younger children beginning their first instrument. Intermediate pianists can bring in whatever music they're currently working on, or we can pick out some new repertoire for you! Clarinetists looking to acquire some basic keyboard skills are welcome to double up on lessons as well!

About Adella C.

Before booking any lessons, please take a look at my availability and make sure there is a time that will work for you!

I recently received my BA in Music Performance, graduating summa cum laude from the University Honors Program at Eastern Connecticut State University. My primary teachers are Chris Howard, of the US Coast Guard band, Dr. Andy Hudson, and Dr. Anthony Taylor, who I am currently earning my MM with at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. During my Bachelor's degree at ECSU, I also studied piano with Rebecca Calissi.

As an undergraduate, I was active in many ensembles as well as performing frequently as a soloist via both the clarinet and piano studios. I was recognized in four honors recitals, received a named scholarship from the music faculty, and received an undergraduate creative activity fellowship as well as winning the New England Band Director's solo competition. In high school I was a member of many region, state, and national ensembles and can help students thoroughly prepare for those types of auditions.
I am able to help clarinet students of any age and skill level improve all facets of their playing, whatever their goals may be.

For piano, I am happy to help beginners learn to navigate the keyboard and begin reading music. Piano students beginning with me will use the Faber Piano Adventures Series. Clarinet students are welcome to take piano lessons as well to gain basic keyboard skills and enhance their musicianship. Students are also welcome to bring books and music they are already working on to lessons. Feel free to send me a message about doubling up on lessons and possible discounts for doing so.

My goal is to provide a comfortable, fun environment for all students to learn and succeed as they find confidence expressing themselves through music. Lessons in both instruments will be customized to each student's needs, goals, and personality. Students will also receive performance opportunities through virtual recitals.

Don't hesitate to send me a message with any questions- I look forward to hearing from you and will respond as quickly as I am able.

If you are interested in yoga classes, please send me a message to schedule a free consultation before booking lessons! Yoga sessions can be purchased along with music lessons to focus on enhancing the experience you have while playing your instrument, or as classes in their own right. Yoga lessons can be purchased and scheduled as you choose, rather than through a recurring time slot, can be group or individual, and will be personalized to your goals.

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Gem
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Posted Apr 9, 2021
Milagros D.
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She is sooo noice

Posted Mar 30, 2021
Milagros D.
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She is a very nice teacher, funny, and very helpful for your learning!

Posted Feb 23, 2021
Megan
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Posted Feb 12, 2021
Isabella
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Adella was pleasant, patient and prepared for our daughter's 1st lesson. Look forward to future lessons. Thank you.

Posted Jan 22, 2021
Keli B.
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My daughter learned so much in her first ever lesson! Adella did a great job providing clarity and positive attitude!

Posted Jan 15, 2021
Shirley S.
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Posted Jan 15, 2021
Katrina Motrinc
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It's super easy to understand

Posted Dec 15, 2020
Alix-Anne
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Great teacher

Posted Dec 3, 2020
Jonathan B.
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Posted Dec 1, 2020
Finn
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My child was a little nervous but Adella was very sweet with him!

Posted Nov 25, 2020
John
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Adella has been the most amazing teacher. Ever since I was a little kid I wanted to play the Piano for our holiday singing together and with Adella's help I was able to start with nothing and learn to play the entire song book in only a few months. I would highly recommend her to anyone learning or re-learning piano!

Posted Nov 17, 2020
Milagros D.
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she is very patient teacher i reccomemend her!

Posted Nov 10, 2020
Milagros D.
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Excellent teacher, she is the best!!!!!

Posted Oct 20, 2020
Milagros
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Excellent, she is awesome, she has a great attitude and has been very patiente.100% Recomended.

Posted Oct 14, 2020
Milagros D.
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Thank u! <3

Posted Sep 29, 2020
Alex V.
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Adella helps the students at their level. She is kind and patient.

Posted Sep 14, 2020
David
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Adella is a GREAT piano teacher! She is patient and has a strong knowledge of the instrument and very organized lessons with a lot of information.
We would highly recommend Adella as a music teacher.

Posted Sep 14, 2020
Pallavi P.
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My 5-year-old adores Adella. She knows how to connect with kids. Very patient and cheerful.

Posted Sep 3, 2020
John
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She was great! Very patient and supportive.

Posted Aug 21, 2020
Karissa
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Great first session, they got right to work and my son enjoyed working with Adella.

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Vincent
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she was great

Posted Aug 17, 2020

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Experience

Piano Instructor
Jul 2020 - Present

Self Employed

Clarinet Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present

Self Employed

Instrumental Ensemble Manager
Aug 2018 - May 2020

Eastern Connecticut State University

Production Intern
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Education

MM Clarinet Performance
Aug 2020 - Present

University of North Carolina Greensboro

BA Music: Clarinet Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2020

Eastern Connecticut State University

Certifications

200 HR Yoga Teacher Certification
Jan 2021

Bhakti Yogshala/Yogamu

This certifies that I have completed a 200hr yoga teacher training and am qualified to lead yoga classes.

Awards

Outstanding Honors Thesis Award
Apr 2020

ECSU Honors Program

Undergraduate Creative Activity Fellowship
Aug 2019

ECSU

New England Band Directors Association Solo Competition Winner
Jan 2019

New England Intercollegiate Band

Affiliations

Yoga Alliance
Jan 2021
Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time. We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.
International Clarinet Association
Sep 2020
The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

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