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Don L.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I’m an experienced music teacher with over a decade of experience in teaching private lessons to all ages. I know what it’s like to be frustrated whenever a concept doesn’t stick. The key is a whole lot of patience and this is something that I offer to each and every one of my students. Whenever you take lessons from me, you don’t have to worry about comparing yourself with every other clarinet player and trying to be the best. Simply be the best version of yourself and the rest will follow.
About Don L.

I’m a music teacher with over a decade of experience teaching private lessons to all ages. I know what it’s like when a concept doesn’t stick. The key is a whole lot of patience and practice— both of which I can offer. Here is a list of the accolades that I’ve received ,as well as, the ensembles I’ve performed with in the past. Troy University Honors Recital ​​​​ ​ ​​​2014, 2015 Intercollegiate All-State Band 2013, 2015 Principal Bass Clarinetist​​ for the Troy University Symphony Band ​​​​​​ 2013 - 2016 Honorary Bandsman for the United States Air Force Band ​​​​​ 2014 Troy University Symphony Band​​​​​​​​ 2012-2016 Troy University Sound of the South Marching Band​​​​​ 2012-2016 Troy University Clarinet Choir​​​​​​​​ 2012-2016 Southeastern Community Band​​​​​​​​ 2015 Columbus Community Orchestra​​​​​​​ 2011-2012 Chattahoochee Valley Community College Jazz Band​​​​​ 2011-2012 Chattahoochee Valley Community College Choir​​​​​​ 2011-2012 I encourage each one of my students to strive to be the best versions of themselves, with compassion and disciplined guidance. I will meet my students where their skills are, and help them achieve their fullest potential. Let me help you learn to play the clarinet and/or bass clarinet today!

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Mr. Leonard was such a great help. He is very talented and knowledgeable about clarinet and bass clarinet. 10/10 recommend!

Posted Jul 29, 2020
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Don is a great teacher! Highly recommended!

Posted Jun 11, 2020
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This is one of the two greatest clarinet teachers that I know. He taught me a lot of excersises for breathing, how to keep your embochure firm, and alternate fingerings. I still use his lessons now and I will continue to use them in the future. Thank you Mr. Don for your teachings. If anyone would ask me about a teacher who teaches lessons on clarinet, I would recommend him. He will teach you a lot and it will stay with you and make playing a clarinet or bass clarinet much easier. He one of the two best clarinet teachers I know.

Posted Jun 6, 2020
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Experience
Customer Service Associate
Feb 2019 - Present
Lowes
present works as a team member in the Tool World and Hardware section with assisting customers and associates wherever necessary. Attends professional development offered by Lowe’s to ensure personal reflection and improvement.
Production Assistant
May 2018 - Dec 2018
Dinglewood Design and Press
Worked as a team member to fulfill orders for clients, organize orders in congruence to the schedule of proposed schedule, conversed with customers in a friendly and welcoming manner, troubleshooting problems that arose from the production of orders to mistakes found with orders. Problem solved with the customer in order to maintain company integrity and positive order experiences for the customer.
Elementary Music Teacher
Jan 2016 - May 2018
Pike County Schools
Taught a varied and diverse curriculum to the pre-kindergarten to sixth grade population. Managed performances bi-yearly to showcase student growth and enthusiasm for music, wrote and proposed a grant for the Brundidge population of students.
Woodwind Instructor
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Phenix City Schools
Facilitated learning to the woodwind section of Central High School and worked as a team player for all students involved to produce a halftime show that was both beneficial to the Phenix City population and the students involved.
Cook
May 2014 - Jul 2014
Zaxby's
Worked as a team member to cook fast food in an efficient manner, washed dishes and cleaned up stations.
Education
Bachelor's in Music Education
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Troy University
Associates of Science in General Studies
Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certifications
Professional Educator Certificate
Feb 2017
State of Alabama Department of Education
Class B. Elementary-Secondary (020) Grades P-12 Instrumental Music (0A1)
Awards
Troy University President's List
Dec 2016
Troy University
Honorary Bandsman
Oct 2014
United States Air Force Band
Troy University Provost's List
May 2014
Troy University
Troy University Honors Recital
Oct 2013
Troy University School of Music
Intercollegiate All-State Band
Jan 2013
Alabama Music Educators Association
Principal Bass Clarinetist
Jan 2013
Troy University School of Music
Chattahoochee Valley Community College Dean's List
Dec 2011
Chattahoochee Valley Community College

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