Dayna Forrester

Dayna F.

Saint Paul, MN
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Dayna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
2006

I am a life-long musician, performing with my vocalist mother from age 4 and studying piano and voice for all of my childhood. However, it all changed the day my 5th grade band teacher put a tuba on my shoulder. It was a match right from the start and, from that day forward, my life has revolved around school band. I earned my Bachelor of Music Education from South Dakota State University, marching with the Pride of the Dakotas for the 2000 Independence Day parade in Washington D.C. as well as in the 2003 Tournament of Roses Parade. Upon graduation I taught in rural South Dakota schools for 4 years before packing up and moving to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career in songwriting. While composing is still a part of what I do as a musician, I missed teaching and took a position with a prestigious middle school music program in San Diego, CA. I taught individual lessons, small ensembles, and jazz band there for 5 years, before packing up once again and heading for the Twin Cities where, with any luck, I'll once again have a full studio of amazing students!

I continuously perform, write, and play music and I love to tailor lessons toward the goals and interests of each student. I incorporate different styles and techniques that help students at any level be a greater success!

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Experience

Band Assistant/ Jazz Band Director
Sep 2012 - Jun 2017
Black Mountain Middle School

Music Teacher
Aug 2008 - Jun 2010
Stickney School District

Music Teacher
Aug 2006 - Jun 2008
Armour School District

Education

Music Education
Sep 2000 - Dec 2005
South Dakota State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching Credential
Feb 2015
California Department of Education

Teaching Certificate
Oct 2006
South Dakota Department of Education

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