Brandon Glenn

Brandon G.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Brandon G. has been privately teaching/mentoring Violinists for 7 years. Within the first few lessons, you will be able to understand the basic instrumental/music fundamentals and as time progresses, you will be able to improve your Viola playing abilities at a much more developed level. I use the Essential Elements for Strings method materials, Suzuki method materials, and my personal music library. Feel free to ask any questions you may have - I look forward to working with you and help you achieve your instrumental/music goals.

About Brandon G.

Brandon G. is a diligent and success-driven educator with over 6 years of experience in the education field and is currently available to accept new students for weekly online lessons via TakeLessons Classroom, Zoom, and Skype. He offers 30, 45, and 60 minute online lessons. He has worked with many students to help improve their playing abilities to successfully become better musicians within their school orchestras, participate in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) School Orchestra Concert/Sight-Reading and Solo/Ensemble Competitions.

Brandon has built a reputation of a compassionate, hardworking, and an excellent role model within an incredible short span of time. He has a proven ability to enhance students' (children and adults) music abilities to shape a better world and empower them with instrumental skills and knowledge. My teaching style remains encouraging, understanding, constructive, and focused on each individual student's needs. He will work at each individual student's pace to ensure that the student fully understands the material.

Brandon recommends weekly lessons to ensure positive progress with your instrumental skills and musical knowledge. You may view my availability, lesson rates, and sign up for lessons via my TakeLessons profile. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have via the "Ask a Question" feature or you may purchase lessons with me as your online instructor if you choose to do so. I look forward to helping you reach your goals and thank you for viewing my profile!

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Albert
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Easy to work with, straightforward lessons that get things done.

Posted May 29, 2019
Arpita
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Brandon is a great teacher. He is very patient, always takes extra time to help in understanding techniques and provides tips for practice. He always provides constructive feedback which helps in learning and is encouraging. If anyone is looking for a violin teacher, I would highly recommend Brandon.

Posted Dec 15, 2018
Desiree
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Brandon was a great viola teacher for my son. He was very thorough and helped to prepare and perfect a piece for a youth orchestra audition.

Posted May 31, 2018
Joy B.
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Brandon is a wonderful person! He explained everything in detail and used a lot of visual demonstrations. He was very patient with my limited tech ability.
I no longer feel that I have to worry about learning violin. He told me I can learn and that he believes all people can learn. I feel safe and confident as his charge on my new adventure.

Posted May 23, 2018
Vivian R.
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Brandon is a great teacher, I highly recommend him. I am very happy with my lessons .

Posted Apr 29, 2018
2 S.
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Devin loved the class.

Posted Apr 8, 2018
Dr Sylvia
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Devin was happy!

Posted Apr 8, 2018
Cayote
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Helps you get your notes straight and gives you extra time.

Posted Apr 8, 2018
Deyaneira
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My daughter is very happy with his techniques and patience. He's very understanding and communicates well.

Posted Jan 12, 2018
Pamela
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Brandon is awesome if you would like a violin teacher. He is a compassionate, workable, and easy person to work with. He cares for his students and the progress that they make on their instrument. He puts alot of time into making sure that his students understand the instrument and the musical world of music.

Posted Jan 2, 2018
Sergio
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Brandon is a great person to work with if you or anybody you know needs a Viola tutor! The past couple of my years in high school as a junior-varsity violist, Brandon has helped me achieve many goals that I have set for myself. He is patient with me when it involves working diligently to accomplish whatever needs to be accomplished with lessons. When it comes to him tutoring people, he cares about how the student progresses and shares his love for music with his students so they are able to understand everything that needs to be understood. I highly recommend him!

Posted Dec 20, 2017
Rohan
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Brandon is very patient and very cool. My son likes him.

Posted Dec 8, 2017
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Posted Dec 8, 2017
Laura
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If you are interested in Violin or need extra help, then Brandon is the private lesson teacher for you! He is a hard working person who does not give up on anybody and is willing to go the extra mile in his teaching if you do not understand something. When I was in High School, he was able to keep me on track to where I did not fall behind. At times, I did not believe in myself and I got frustrated easily but then Brandon helped me become a better musician and did not give up on me. I hope you choose him to be your private lesson teacher because he is one of the best to teach you.

Posted Nov 26, 2017
JoJo
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Brandon used to tutor at my school or even fill in when our instructor was away. All of my classmates loved him and I don't think I've ever had a bad experience with him. He's super skilled in both violin and viola and I probably would have stopped playing violin had he not helped me. He even encouraged me to continue playing when I transferred to a school that did not have an orchestra. He's very patient and he never discourages a person, only teaches and rewards.

Posted Nov 23, 2017
Amarantha
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When I was in High School, Brandon was able to help me achieve my musical goals with Violin lessons. I would highly recommend Brandon as your Violin Instructor! He is a patient person and will be able to work with you even if you do not believe that you have any instrumental talent.

Posted Nov 23, 2017
Justis
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First off, I would like to say Brandon is amazing at what he does when it comes to mentoring his lesson students. He has mentored me for about 4 years now and it has been an amazing journey! If you are looking for a Viola instructor, then Brandon is the one to select for lessons.

Posted Aug 3, 2017
Pricilla
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For many years, I have been afraid of playing my violin in front of people. Since meeting Brandon, he has taught me to not be afraid of playing in front of people because he has always told me that music is a language that people will understand if I just played with confidence and show others what I am capable of doing. With his teaching and guidance, I am here to say that I no longer become scared of showing my musical talent. If anybody is looking for a Violin tutor, I highly recommend Brandon.

Posted Jul 21, 2017
Jonathan
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Brandon is a great teacher when it comes to the violin! He has worked with me from me being in 8th grade until my senior year in high school. He has always been there for me when it comes to me achieving my goals with the violin. He has helped me come out of my shell when it comes to playing solos and playing in front of people in general. I have improved my playing thanks to his knowledge and skills in music. I would recommend Brandon to anybody wanting to learn the Violin and achieve their musical goals!

Posted Jul 21, 2017
Tiffanie
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Brandon is an amazing teacher. From the very start of lessons, he plans for the students success. Further, he offers many tips and designs new exercises to aid in improved technique. I absolutely recommend him!!! 5+++ Stars!!!

Posted Jul 15, 2017
Joselyne
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Brandon is so passionate in helping people improve their confidence in playing either a violin or viola! He doesn't hesitate helping you. He was there helping me improve every mistake I was making the few years I played for the Brazosport Orchestra. He is amazing at this!He gets you out of your comfort zone by believing in you and gets you ready to show the audience what you really got when it comes down to concerts!! Totally recommend Brandon , no doubt on it!!

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Crystal
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Hello! If you're looking for a great violin teacher, stop right now because Brandon is the one! I've known Brandon for many years now, and I can assure you that he's a very great teacher. He helped me improve so much over the years while playing the violin. He definitely knows what he is doing and what he's talking about. He's very passionate about what he does. I recommend him 100%!

Posted Jul 9, 2017
Perla
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Brandon has helped me break out of my shell. I used to be shy and very self conscious about my playing. With Brandon's help, I was able to gain confidence and play from the heart. He helped me get through varsity orchestra and improved the way I played. Although it was tough, he pushed me and believed in me. He is a very good teacher!

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Karla
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Brandon is a great teacher when it comes to the violin! He really knows what he is doing and does his best to help his students succeed. He has helped me so much in my skills as a violinist. I have improved my playing thanks to his knowledge and skills in music. He is a nice person and is willing to help anyone and everyone who seeks help on improving with their playing. I would totally recommend him as a violin teacher!! Thanks Brandon!

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Diana Cortez
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Brandon is one of those teachers that come rarely. He devotes his time to make sure you improve, he makes learning how to play enjoyable. He's taught me for a couple years, he helped me through varsity orchestra, he helped me through many contest and concerts and although all that was tough, he never gave up on me, so if you're looking for a teacher, choose Brandon Glenn, you wont regret it

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Juan
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Brando has helped me improve my abilities as a violinist. He made lessons fun and innovative allowing me to advance at a faster pace. Whenever I had a question he always had an answer and tips that help. He has patience and enthusiasm for the instruments that are so overwhelmingly contagious that I just wanted to keep learning more and more songs.

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Marcos Camacho
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Brandon has been teaching me for about 3 years, and i can easily say he has improved me greatly, he trained me for many contest, he devotes his time to his students, this man is a great teacher and if it wasnt for him, i wouldnt be in the varsity highschool orchestra group. I recommend him a thousand times over.

Posted Jul 8, 2017

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Experience

Instructional Assistant - GSC
Mar 2019 - Present

Angleton Independent School District

Currently serving as an active In School Suspension Monitor for Angleton High School

Online Violin/Viola Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present

Music Lessons by Brandon G.

- Currently providing online private lessons for Violin and Viola students aged 7 years old to adult ages.

Attendance/Hall Monitor
Sep 2017 - Feb 2019

Angleton Independent School District

- Served as an Attendance/Hall Monitor for Angleton High School

Substitute Teacher
Apr 2017 - Sep 2017

Brazosport Independent School District

- Served as a Substitute Teacher in various subjects and grade levels - Served as a long-term Orchestra Substitute Teacher for the Clute Intermediate School Orchestra Program in April 2017

School Orchestra Volunteer
Apr 2017 - May 2017

Brazosport High School/Freeport Intermediate School

- Assisted the Orchestra Director with preparation of class lessons and mentoring of students on the following instruments: Violin, Viola. Cello, Double Bass. - Served as a Guest Conductor for the Orchestras during performances. - School Orchestra Volunteer of the Year Award - May 2017 and May 2014

Substitute Teacher
Jan 2014 - Feb 2017

Brazosport Independent School District

- Served as a Substitute Teacher in various subjects and grade levels; mainly for School Orchestra positions when needed.

School Orchestra Volunteer
Sep 2013 - Feb 2017

Brazosport High School/Freeport Intermediate School - Brazosport Independent School District

- Assisted the Orchestra Director with preparation of class lessons and mentoring of students on the following instruments: Violin, Viola. Cello, Double Bass. - Assisted students in preparation of performances, University Interscholastic League (UIL) School Orchestra Concert/Sight-Reading and Solo/Ensemble Competitions. - Served as a Guest Conductor for the Orchestras during performances. - School Orchestra Volunteer of the Year Award - May 2017 and May 2014

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Educational Studies
Feb 2019 - Nov 2019

Western Governors University

Associate of Arts - General Studies
Aug 2013 - Dec 2018

Brazosport College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Educational Aide II
Jul 2019

Texas Education Agency - State Board for Educators Certification

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification
Jul 2019

International Open Academy

SafeSchools Training
Jul 2019

SafeSchools

2019-2020 School Year - renewed July 2019 2018-2019 School Year - renewed August 2018 2017-2018 School Year - October 2017
ALICE Basic Certification for Schools
Feb 2019

ALICE Training Institute

2018-2019 School Year: February 2019

Awards

Scholastic Honors Award
Dec 2018

Brazosport College

General Scholarship
Aug 2018

Brazosport College

Gator Scholarship
Aug 2017

Brazosport College

School Orchestra Volunteer of the Year Award
May 2017

Freeport Intermediate School

School Orchestra Volunteer of the Year Award
May 2014

Freeport Intermediate School

Order of Elks Scholarship
May 2013

Order of Elks

Affiliations

Texas Orchestra Directors Association
Jul 2014
Welcome to the Texas Orchestra Directors Association! TODA was founded in 1962 for the purpose of providing educational opportunities for its members and for all other purposes as recommended by its board of directors. TODA members are eligible to attend the Annual Convention and New Music Reading Clinic in San Antonio, a rich tradition of networking and friendship with a creative group of music professionals.
Texas Music Educators Association
Feb 2014
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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