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Hi, Everyone! Thank you so much for taking a moment to read my blurb! My name is Elyse, and I can't wait to meet you! I've taught music in small ensembles since July, 2007 by helping out marching bands. It was so much fun! Teaching and music are my biggest passions.
**If you're going to make a mistake, make a loud one!!**
I want my students to know right off the bat it's okay to make mistakes! My philosophy is: You make mistakes. Mistakes don't make you. :) We fix them and learn together.
I have classroom taught since 2010 - General Music and Choir. I have been teaching private lessons since 2014, and I have absolutely LOVED helping my students read music, excel at playing or singing songs that they enjoy, and seeing their happiness and excitement when they realize how much they have achieved.
In 2009, I graduated from Kent State University, located in Kent, OH, and I earned my Bachelor's degree in Music Education. I'm definitely a fun-loving, outgoing person, and my teaching style is tailored to my students; a think-outside-the-box style, and hands-on.
Let's get together, reach for those stars, and grab your goals!
I was the Choir Director for 8th grade students. I coordinated their Winter program as well as took a section of them caroling for the Veterans at the VA hospital. I also sponsored a Glee Club. I also taught a Theatre Arts class with a mixed group of 6-7-8th graders.
I taught private music lessons to several students of varying instruments/voice.
I was an Assistant Choir Director/Music Teacher for grades 5-6. I also assisted the Special Needs students.
I was a K-4 General Music teacher. I held various programs for each grade. The students learned to sing in different languages, and they learned different dances to correlate, also. Selected students from the 4th grade would perform in the 4th grade All-City Choir each year. Students from other grades were prepared for and performed for various community events. The 4th graders were taught to play the recorder. I attended an Artie Almeida workshop, and all grades were exposed to Orff instruments.
Each summer, for three years, I was the teacher for clarinet sectionals for the Bedford High School Marching Bearcats. I taught them their music for pre game and halftime, as well as assisting them with their marching fundamentals. The students had to memorize their music, so I assisted them with that task, as well. I also fixed broken instruments.
I am able to teach Music to ages PK-12 in the state of Texas.
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.
Delta Omicron is a co-ed international professional music honors fraternity whose mission is to promote and support excellence in music and musicianship.
Founded on the campus of Oklahoma State University on November 27, 1919, Kappa Kappa Psi is a guiding light with which band students can grow, learn, and develop themselves and their band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi is an organization of opportunity and quality, brimming with historic, well-developed leadership and membership programming that students use to become great leaders, better band members and better adapted young adults prepared for what lies ahead of them.
· Clarinet · In home Elyse is a good teacher. She is very nice and very patient. My 8-year-old likes her clarinet lessons.
· Saxophone · In home Elyse taught me a few years ago when I was going to try out for my school's jazz band. She was real helpful in helping me select reeds to change my sound and even pointed me in the right direction of jazzier mouthpieces to try. Our lessons were lots of fun, especially when she taught me how to improvise.
· Clarinet · In studio Elyse is a wonderful teacher. She is very flexible when we need to change lessons and is very easy to work with. Her doors of communication are always open - even to ask questions about lesson material after hours! My daughter greatly looks forward to her lessons with Elyse every week. She is highly encouraging, challenges my daughter, and keeps the lessons light, fun, and educational. My daughter has improved so much in a short amount of time!
· Clarinet · In home I booked a series of 5 clarinet lessons with Elyse on Sundays at 9:30am.
For each of the first two lessons she contacted me less than 24 hours in advance to change the lesson (once at 3:30am and the second time she cancelled the lesson with only 30 minutes notice).
She claimed migraines and her pharmacy being robbed. Not sure how this is an explanation. Regardless, it certainly is an awful way to start a professional relationship.
This is unacceptable, irresponsible and disrespectful. Look elsewhere.
· Clarinet · In home UNPROFESSIONAL, IRRESPONSIBLE and DISAPPOINTING
My child's first lesson was scheduled for 10:00 am on Sunday. At 3:30AM (6 hours before the lesson), she texted me that she needed to change the lesson time. We accommodated her. At the end of the lesson, Elyse made it clear she preferred not to give lessons on Sundays (I chose dates and times on her menu as available), and I should change the four remaining lessons I had scheduled for Sundays at 9:30.
About 12 hours before the second lesson (Sunday at 9:30) she texted me that she wanted to change the lesson to later that day. I explained we planned our day around the lesson and we needed to keep it as scheduled. 30 minutes prior to the lesson she cancelled. This is unacceptable.
· Piano · In home Everything went well with my first lesson. Looking forward to next week!
· Trombone · In home Great and very flexible with days and times.
· Music Theory · In home Elyse was very helpful, encouraged my own brainstorming through concepts and recommended great resources.
· Singing · In home Elyse is quick to point out useful techniques to improve my singing. She is easy going, complimentary and keeps thing challenging. I'm really liking my lessons-recommend her.
· Saxophone · In home Good instructor. She was flexible on settings dates and times for the lessons. She communicated well. She always texted her time of arrival for our lessons.