Bianca Patterson

Bianca P.

Sacramento, CA
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Bianca delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2007

Hello! My name is Bianca and I would like to help you enter and enjoy the wonderful world of music!

I was introduced to music at a young age and haven't stopped playing. I love to have fun when I play, but I love sharing my passion and joy even more!

I feel that my experience as a teacher has helped me grow to build relationships with my students. I don't treat lessons like Juilliard studies. I have fun with my students. Music can be a serious study, but it is also one of the most fun and rewarding. My goal is to build a good relationship with my student so that I can work with them, rather than against them, to achieve the same goal. Making music is fun, but developing a passion for it gives it the life that nothing else can.

Qualifications:
A.A. Traditional Music
B.M. Music Education
17 Years Performance Experience
6 years teaching Elementary School Band and Choir
3 years teaching High School Band and Choir
6 years teaching privately


In my time working as a music tutor, I have helped students falling behind in their performance classes to exceed expectations and come out ahead of their class in the end. As a teacher, my students continue to impress me with their application of knowledge towards their other classes, and continue to perform and compete.



*** Lesson Details ***
The first lesson is about getting to know each other. From here, I can decide how and what should be taught.

My lessons are laid back and include small breaks, especially for beginners. I understand that learning certain techniques can be frustrating. I also understand that a student can become tired. These short two minute breaks are used to further discuss the technique, theory, and history behind the literature. It also helps to strengthen the bond that I like to create with my students.

I use much of the same curriculum that band instructors use in the Sacramento area, making transferring from private lesson to band and other ensembles easier. I focus on both solo and ensemble literature, helping the student succeed as both a solo performer and an ensemble performer. With this, I also give a small amount of theory and history so that the student can develop a relationship with their instrument and the music.

I do give practice homework for each lesson to make sure the student keeps up with what we have learned and help them achieve their goals. I may also give research homework, or give the student a worksheet to complete by the next lesson in order to better understand the music and the time period they are working with.

Lessons start with a warm up and review to cover concepts before moving on to new ones. I only teach as fast as the student would like to go. I only move on to the next exercise when the student feels comfortable and ready.



*** Studio Equipment ***
Looking into adding a studio in the Sacramento Area.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my own horn for instruction. I expect the student to provide their own instrument and have their own book to work from so that they may practice between sessions.

*** Specialties ***
Teach: Classical
Specialize in Classical with emphasis in solo and ensemble playing

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Experience

Band and Choir Director
Aug 2011 - Present
San Juan Unified School District

I teach beginning and advanced band, as well as choir and piano at the elementary level.

Private Music Instructor
Jun 2010 - Present
My own studio

I have been teaching private music lessons since 2010.

42R
Nov 2009 - Nov 2010
United States Army Reserves

Education

B.M. Music Education
Aug 2012 - May 2015
California State University Sacramento
A.A. Music
Aug 2007 - May 2012
American River College

Languages

ASL
Limited Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

B.M. Music Education
May 2015
California State University Sacramento

A.A. Music
May 2012
American River College

Awards

Nicholas Angiulo Music Education Scholarship
Feb 2015
Nicholas Angiulo
Sacramento Saturday Club Scholarship
Feb 2015
Sacramento Saturday Club
Woodwind Performance Scholarship
Feb 2014
CSUS Music Department
Scholarship in Woodwind Performance
Aug 2013
Ron A. Holloway Scholarship

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Aug 2011

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Bianca P.

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Excursions - Variations on a theme of Paganini for unaccompanied bass clarinet

Theme
Variation 1
Variation 3
Variation 10
Variation 11
Variation 12
Clarinet quartet performance

(I am on bass clarinet)
Photo by Bianca P.

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The Hen

CSUS Clarinet Quartet
Woodwind Demo day as part of yearly recruitment

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2 Reviews

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Sophia A. Sep 21, 2017
Piano · In home

Our first lesson went great and my daughters really liked Bianca. She is experienced and fun! Lets hope future lessons go as well!

Mary Aug 12, 2017
Piano · In home

This was my first lesson with Bianca. I felt I've learned the "easy" way to learn the piano keys. I was taught to memorize the piano keys in the past and that to me was hard. She has a way to make learning much easier and fun!

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