Ali Smurawa
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Ali Smurawa

Ali S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Violin lessons with me is always a fun experience! While my lessons teach proper technique and skills, having fun and finding enjoyment in playing violin and creating music is my number one priority.

About Ali S.

Ms. S began teaching private lessons in her hometown in 2010. She taught private lessons and group classes with the ASU String Project from 2012 – 2014, and has taught elementary school orchestra since 2016. She has had many students audition and win spots with the district elementary honors orchestra.

She holds a B.A. in Music from Arizona State University where she graduated summa cum laude, a Standard Professional PreK-12 Music Education certificate with a PreK-12 Structured English Immersion endorsement from the Arizona Department of Education, and a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety fingerprint clearance card.

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Experience

Orchestra Teacher
Aug 2016 - Oct 2020

Mesa Public Schools

Elementary school orchestra teacher. Group classes and private before and after school lessons to students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.

Private Lessons Teacher
Aug 2012 - Dec 2014

ASU String Project

Private violin and viola lessons teacher.

Strings Class Teacher
Aug 2012 - May 2014

ASU String Project

Group strings classes at different ability levels.

Education

B. A. in Music
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Arizona State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
Nov 2019

State of Arizona Department of Public Safety

Background check to work in Arizona public schools.
Professional PreK-12 Music Education Certificate with PreK-12 Structured English Immersion Endorsement
Jun 2019

Arizona Department of Education

Coursework in music education, classroom management, behavior, and SEI/ESL instructional methods.

Affiliations

Tri-M Music Honors Society
Sep 2010
A Tri-M® Music Honor Society chapter offers students, grades 6 through 12, the chance to perform, places them in leadership positions, and gives them the opportunity to serve the community. It highlights the school’s music program, helps students grow in innumerable ways, and brightens their college applications.

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