Daria Binkowski

Daria B.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced piano teacher of 10 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation. I specialize in classical music but also offer instruction in popular forms and beginning improvisation!

About Daria B.

Hello there! My name is Daria and I am a music teacher with over 15 years of experience giving high-quality, individualized instruction in Flute, Piano, Clarinet, and Voice to all ages and all levels. Want to learn a Beethoven Sonata? The theme from The Force Awakens? The latest radio hit? Sign up here!

About me:

I have held principal flute positions with two major orchestras in Asia and have performed with the St. Louis Symphony and Seattle Symphony, among many others. I have extensive academic experience with music theory and history and hold a Bachelor's in Music from the Eastman School of Music, a Master's from McGill University in Montreal, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts (ABD) from the University of Washington.

In addition, I am also available for music theory, history, and sight-singing tuition. Please message me for more details.

Personable and fun, I bring energy and fun to my lessons and work hard to help my students achieve their goals.

When I'm not teaching or playing, you can probably find me on the trail in the mountains of Southern California, curled up with a sci-fi novel, visiting my cat friends at the local cat cafe, or streaming a Mets game on my phone.

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Experience

Music Instructor
Sep 2001 - Present

self

• Teach private lessons on flute and piano to students ages 6+ both as an independent teacher and for private music studios. • Help students select and prepare appropriate music for recitals and auditions. • Create personalized course depending on student needs and interests, including writing brand-new exercises, arranging pieces for solo instruments, and devising games to hold younger learners’ attention.

ESL Instructor
Apr 2019 - Aug 2019

LASC

• English as a Second Language classroom instructor to adults for weekday evening classes. • Taught Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing and Idioms to Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate classes.

Adjunct Faculty - Flute
Jan 2019 - Jun 2019

Pierce College

• Private instructor for applied flute course for music majors. • Help students select and prepare appropriate music for recitals and auditions. • Create personalized course depending on student needs and interests, including writing brand-new exercises, arranging pieces for solo instruments, and helping students find opportunities to perform in public.

Multiple Subject Tutor
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019

Unlimited Learning

Music Instructor
Jan 2018 - Aug 2018

Mission Hills Music

• Gave individual beginning flute and piano lessons to students ages 5-13.

ESL Instructor
Jan 2017 - Aug 2018

International House, San Diego

• English as a Second Language classroom instructor to adults for weekday morning classes. • Taught Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing to Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate classes. • Taught project-oriented lessons to international middle and high school students in Summer Juniors program. • Developed project-oriented curriculum and taught 12-week Business English Class for Advanced students.

Music Instructor
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

California Music Studios

• Gave individual beginning flute, piano, clarinet, and violin to students ages 6-16.

ESL Instructor
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018

Eurocentres San Diego

• English as a Second Language classroom instructor to adults for weekday morning classes. • Taught Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing to Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate classes.

Doctoral Teaching Assistant
Oct 2012 - Jun 2015

University of Washington

Director - Contemporary Music Ensemble • Developed a new contemporary music ensemble for-credit course for graduate and undergraduate students, choosing repertoire that was both challenging and enriching for new performers of contemporary music. • Arranged all rehearsal schedules and performances for performance class and began an initiative of using student-written program notes for all concerts. • Recruited students for ensemble class every quarter, ranging from 6 to 30 performers, depending on repertoire needs. • Arranged performances off-campus as part of the curriculum in spaces such as churches and cafes so students could get experience performing with the ensemble between 2 and 4 times a quarter. • Led a West Coast premiere performance of Bruno Maderna’s multimedia opera, Don Perlimplin with the ensemble. Instructor – Woodwind Techniques • Developed curriculum for a weekly undergraduate and graduate-level course in flute techniques for Music Education majors, including the history of the flute, teaching methods, common practices and issues in elementary to high school students, instrument care, and performance technique. • Taught weekly, 30-minute private flute lessons to each student of the class. Instructor – Flute Lessons • Taught private lessons to graduate and undergraduate majors and non-majors. Primary Instructor – Chamber Music Lab • Primary instructor for weekly chamber music performance class for undergraduate and graduate students. • Updated chamber music class curriculum to be consistent with the needs of today’s music student, incorporating presentation and improvisation skills into a performance setting. Grader – Music Theory 116 • Evaluated student quizzes, tests, and homework for beginning music theory class for non-majors.

ESL Instructor
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

ELS Seattle

• English as a Second Language classroom instructor to adults for weekday morning classes. • Taught Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing to Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate classes.

Multiple Subject Tutor
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

One-on-One Learning

Education

Music
Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

University of Washington

CELTA-ESOL Certificate
Feb 2012 - Feb 2012

New York Teaching House

Music Performance (flute)
Sep 2006 - May 2008

McGill University

Music Performance (flute)
Sep 2001 - May 2005

Eastman School of Music

Affiliations

College Music Society, The
Nov 2016
The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.
National Flute Association
Apr 1998
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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