Corinne Klemenc

Corinne K.

Brooklyn, NY
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Lesson Details

Saxophone

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Do you want to play what is known as the coolest woodwind out there? Move aside, oboe!

During a Corinne saxophone lesson, you will learn how to create beautiful sounds first and foremost. If at first you sound like a goose, fear not! A little bit of time with me will go a long way.

Once you are producing some quality saxophone sounds, we will move on to learning notes, reading music, and accomplishing your goals!

Aside from perfecting saxophone technique, we will also work on musicality and listening skills! These skills are important in bringing music to life.

If you already know how to play the saxophone, I will continue your education in whatever direction you would like to go.

I look forward to working with you!
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About

Corinne passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Corinne delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

Hello! Thank you for checking out my TakeLessons profile. My name is Corinne, and my passion is teaching. Great teachers can have lasting effects on their students, and I cherish the possibility of improving my students’ lives through music.

When I'm teaching a lesson, it may seem on the surface that we're only practicing how to play their instrument well. However, with every student that I meet, my goal is to help them learn how to set and achieve realistic goals. A brand new clarinet student’s weekly goal may be to play their instrument for 10 seconds without taking a breath. An advanced clarinet student’s goal may be to master a piece for their college audition. Both students have challenging goals based on their skill level, but the goals look very different!

I believe that goal-setting is an important life skill that can set anyone on a path to greatness – as long as they know how to follow through.
My goal is to help YOU reach your goals.

When I am not working with students, you can find me working on my own goals! I practice all of my instruments often, and I am working hard to become a great tap dancer. My non-musical interests include learning about the coffee-making process, learning how to make costumes from scratch, and playing The Sims.

Thank you for your attention, and I hope to meet you soon!

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Experience

Private Woodwind Teacher
Aug 2010 - Present
Self-Employed

I have taught clarinet, saxophone, and flute lessons since 2010. Several of my students have continued pursuing music in college, and several have accomplished goals such as learning how to play the clarinet, earning a spot in their state's All-State band, and earning a spot in community honor ensembles.

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Music Teacher
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Gwinnett County Public Schools

I previously taught music to K-5 students. I saw 550 students throughout the week.
My students learned the following:
-how to sing
-how to play instruments
-how to read music
-how to analyze music
-how to move creatively to music
-how to describe music

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Education

Bachelor of Music: Music Education and Music Composition
Aug 2011 - Dec 2015
University of Georgia

Certifications

Orff Schulwerk Levels I and II
Jun 2017
Gwinnett County Public Schools

I have completed Levels I and II of the Orff-Schulwerk teacher education course. Each course is a two-week professional development class from 8am-4pm from Monday to Friday. During this time, music teachers learn how to teach in the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education: teaching through singing, speech, movement, and play.

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Photos & Videos

This is a mash-up of rehearsal footage where I played woodwinds for the album The Longest Night by John Burke.
An action shot of a recent show!

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Photo by Corinne K.

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Me and the band for the full stage production of A Christmas Carol.

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Rehearsing with the John Burke Superstratum Band

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Teaching 37 clarinet players at a summer marching band camp

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Getting ready to play some contrabass clarinet
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18 Reviews

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Clara Apr 29, 2019
Flute · Online

Corinne takes the time to understand where the student is in their learning process and instruct to the appropriate level. She is patient and gives clear instruction and practice techniques. Yea!!

Ava C. Apr 9, 2019
Clarinet · Online

Corinne is doing a fantastic job helping my daughter, Ava, with her clarinet. She is structured, detailed, and responsive. I appreciate that she communicates with me right after Ava's lesson to provide feedback and homework for Ava.

Philip Jan 24, 2019
Clarinet · Online

Corinne is very encouraging and works well with beginners!

Emily Jan 21, 2019
Saxophone · Online

3 lessons in and we can already see a difference! Corinne has a great rapport with our daughter and it’s fun to see her so excited for lessons. Thanks Corinne!

Ariana Jan 9, 2019
Clarinet · Online

Corinne is a great instructor. She's patient and makes the lessons fun for my 10 year old daughter.

Nina A. Oct 24, 2018
Saxophone · Online

My daughter was excited for her next lesson with Corrine!

Devyn Jul 4, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

Corrine has worked with the clarinet section at my school from my freshman year all the way up to my senior year. She has always been caring and loving towards us and creates a friendly and fun environment when teaching. Her lessons are thorough and engaging so that when you leave, you don’t feel overworked, yet you feel a sense of accomplishment at having learned something new.

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Chris Jun 14, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

I LOVE Corinne. She's helped me so much with learning clarinet. She's very clear and easy to learn from plus she's super funny and fun to be around. She's helped my practice techniques a ton! 10/10 teacher.

Marion Q. Jun 10, 2018
Clarinet · In home

Corinne has good tips for a beginner. It’s a pleasure to get to learn with her.

Lauren Talbo May 22, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

Learning from Corinne was a wonderful experience. She is an outstanding individual who truly furthers your progress in clarinet-playing. The techniques and exercises she teaches are great assets for any performer.

Lauren May 21, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

She worked with the clarinet section all 4 years I was in high school and she was awesome. I hope she does well in the future!

Abigail May 21, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

I’m an Oboe player, but Corinne helped me go from knowing little to nothing about the clarinet, to being able to successfully play at the level that all of the other clarinet players around me could.

Raven May 21, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

I have had the pleasure of being taught by Corinne for 3 years now, and not only is she a terrific clarinet instructor, she is also a great person! Corinne always has the best positive attitude and encourages me to continue when I get frustrated. Having a great instructor is vital to improving performance and Corinne is that great instructor. I have loved working with her over the past years and I would continue to work with her forever if I could! 11/10 recommend!!

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Joseph May 20, 2018
Clarinet · In home

I have been working with Corrine since middle school and she has guided me into the top band of my high school. The fundamentals she has implemented into me have stuck since my first lesson with her in sixth grade. She is able to build a clarinetist from the ground up by starting with a solid foundation then progressing to advanced musicianship. Corrine is excellent at assessing my problems and coming up with unique ways to solve them that kept me engaged in the lesson and inspire me to pursue my passion for the Clarinet. I prefer her over other tutors because she is very problem solving based. Corrine is able to identify and analyze my problems and come up with clever and efficient exercises to help me with my personal needs. Another reason I continue to enjoy practicing with her is that she is very easy to communicate with and she explains her solutions to my problems in a way I can understand easily.

Corrine is an amazing teacher and very friendly. Most of all, she actually cares about me and my problems and she really wants to see me grow my skills to become a better clarinetist by sharing her true passion for the instrument.

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Mitch May 15, 2018
Clarinet · In home

Absolutely fantastic tutor. Always very energetic and ready to help you improve. Every lesson was very in-depth, and was always very helpful with finding out where to improve and how to practice more effectively. Could not recommend Corinne any more!

Abi May 14, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

Corinne is an absolutely wonderful instructor! I took private lessons with her in middle school, and she not only gave me the skills to master several auditions but refined my techniques and reformed bad habits that I had acquired throughout my clarinet “career”. She enabled me to build strong practice exercises that worked specifically for me after observing how I worked as a clarinetist. Our relationship continued as I moved into high school concert and marching band as she was our clarinet instructor for various workshops and sessions. She helped me learn to lead and instruct others in my section in the role of section leader. My growth continued (even after my private lessons ended) as she learned my strengths and weaknesses in an individual and group setting. Without Corinne, I definitely would not have the accolades and/or titles in the realm of music that I have now. As an instructor, Corinne doesn’t simply care about the short term goals or specific event to which you may come to her for assistance, but she cares about the musician you will be and techniques you will possess in the long term. She will work with you to find the best foundation upon which you can build up skills, a fine repertoire, and wonderful musicianship. I have had the pleasure of working with Corinne for over 5 years now in various settings, and I can say without a doubt that there is no one better for any clarinet instruction you may need!

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Ian May 13, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

Ms. Klemenc is one of the best clarinet instructor out there. She helps you exceed expectations and she also makes private lessons fun!

Andrew May 7, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

Absolutley one of the best clarinet instructors! She is able to teach musicality and technique at the highest level. Always extremely professional. Highly recommend.

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