Gwendolyn Amiri
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Gwendolyn Amiri

Gwendolyn A.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
An experienced educator specializing in student-focused lessons. Not every method will work for every student, therefore I will seek to customize the lessons to the students. My goal is to guide the students in reaching their goals and helping them enjoy the process. My skill areas are classical training, music theory, sight-reading, playing with expression, rhythms, chords and keys, accompanying, church music, error correction, and proper positioning. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Questions are welcome.

About Gwendolyn A.

Looking for experience? Customized lessons? Encouraging feedback? Positive error correction? With a wide range of teaching experiences and a love of education, I am always searching for the best methods for my students. Seeking the best way to guide my students began with my education degree yet continues in my professional development. I bring decades of music and teaching knowledge and ask for my students to bring their willingness to grow as a player and/or student. I can be your instructor of technique and knowledge, your cheerleader to celebrate your successes, and your coach to guide you to reach your goals. Learning is a joy, a gift, and a journey that is best celebrated with others.

Questions and requests for alternate times welcome.


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Merit Badge Counselor: Music, Reading, Scholarship, Family Life
Oct 2019 - Present


Volunteer Merit Badge Counselor with BSA

Home School Teacher: Music and Language Arts
Aug 2016 - Present

Home School Learning Center

Have taught or am scheduled to teach the following classes: Elementary Recorder, High School Music Theory, High School Literature, Middle School Writing

Home Educator
Aug 2003 - Present

Home School

My home school began in 2003 and currently consists of four students in grades 4-12 with one graduate. Music curriculum for my home school includes general music, sight singing, piano, recorder, and music theory. Language Arts curriculum in my home school includes essay writing, grammar, and literature.

Band and Choir Director
Jul 1998 - Jul 1999

Iberia R-V

Elementary general music, middle school band, high school band, high school choir

Band Director
Jul 1995 - Jul 1997

Maries County R-II

Beginning Band, Middle School Band, High School Band, Middle School General Music


Bachelor of Science in Education - Music
Aug 1990 - May 1995

Missouri State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Registered Instructor
Apr 2021

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Instructor Certificate
Feb 2021

The Classical Historian

Level 1 Certificate
Aug 2020

Lost Tools of Writing


Music Teachers National Association
Apr 2021
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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