Duane Anderson

Duane A.

Lakeport, CA

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

Teaching since:
September 1974

Mr. A. has been teaching private lessons since 1974 and in public schools as a band and choir director since 1987. He is currently available to teach lessons at his Lakeport studio. Mr. A. has helped students improve their tone (wind instruments and voice), gain technical skills, understand and use music theory, and prepare for performance.

Mr. A. received his training at California State University, Sacramento, in 1987 where he received a degree in music education. He also attend the American Band College in Oregon to work toward his Master's degree in conducting. As an expert in his field, Mr. A. looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Mr. A.'s teaching style is friendly, honest, and fun.

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Music Teacher/Band and Choir Director
Sep 2016 - Present
Mountain Vista Middle School

I teach 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade bands, a choir, and a History of Rock and Roll class.


BA in Music Education
Sep 1985 - May 1986
CSU Sacramento


Professional Proficiency


California Music Education Association
Sep 1987

CMEA is an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education. NAfME, one of the the world’s largest arts education organizations,

is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education

National Association for Music Edcuation
Sep 1987

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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National Education Association
Sep 1987

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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California Teachers Association
Sep 1987

Founded in 1863, the California Teachers Association has become one of the strongest advocates for educators in the country. CTA includes teachers, counselors, school librarians, social workers, psychologists, and nurses. These educators in the K-12 school system are joined by community college faculty, California State University faculty, and education support professionals to make CTA the most inclusive and most powerful voice of educators in the state.

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Students are recognized for their achievements.

Students get to perform for their families.

Students play the music of their favorite composer.


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Mitch Feb 11, 2017
Piano · In home

Duane has taught music over the course of many years at schools and for private lessons. His ability to explain music concepts is very helpful for someone just beginning like I am. By day one I was able to play a couple of songs and by the third lesson I was able to understand many of the symbols found on music sheets. I am taking the lessons at an older age and feel excited about learning a new skill, thanks to Duane.

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