Corey Ames

Corey A.

Grayslake, IL
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About

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

Teaching since:
2001

I have both a Bachelors and Masters degree in music education in addition to extensive professional clarinet performance experience and enjoy teaching the clarinet. I am a Grammy nominated Music Educator and encourage students to explore classical and popular styles in lessons.

If there is a special time request that is not currently available please reach out. I've taught very beginners to helping adults land successful military band auditions. Am a certified music Educator with a K-12 endorsement in music in IL.

Experience

Band Director, Woodwind Specialist
Aug 2016 - Present
Lake Forest School District 67

Director
Mar 2010 - Present
Libertyville Village Band

Band Director
Aug 2007 - Jun 2016
Loyola Academy

Education

Masters of Music Education
Sep 2008 - Sep 2010
Boston University
Bachelors of Music Education
Aug 2003 - May 2007
VanderCook College of Music

Certifications

K-12 Music
May 2007
VanderCook College of Music

Awards

Grammy Music Educator Award Quarterfinalist
Mar 2013
Grammy Foundation

Affiliations

National Organization of Women
Aug 2007

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National Band Association
Aug 2007

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Keri Jul 3, 2018
Clarinet · In home

Corey was a great instructor for my 4th grader. We wanted him to keep up with his clarinet lessons over Summer break. My son gets very easily frustrated when he struggles and Corey handled it all very well, always giving a new suggestion on what he could do to improve. In just 5 short lessons, Corey helped my son with his embouchure, finger placement, tounging and my son was finally able to play his B and C notes. That had really been holding him back from playing lots of music. Highly recommended!

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Sean Apr 3, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

Mr. Ames has been one of my favorite teachers during my time at LA. He is always willing to listen and help his students if they go to him. He is passionate about teaching, his main goal is to help his students succeed in whatever way he can. He always tries to make a fun and worthwhile experience everyone should appreciate the great teacher that he is.

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Jacob Apr 3, 2017
Clarinet · In studio

Mr. Ames is an amazing teacher! He helped me land a spot in the all district band my freshman year in high school and constantly pushed me to strive and be my best. I highly recommend him for anyone that is looking to have fun and be a better clarinet player.

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