Jason Lopez

Jason L.

Long Beach, CA
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Lesson Details

Clarinet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
When students study with me, they can expect to learn in a patient, fun and challenging environment to the degree of the students capabilities. I like to focus on what I can see needs development but also integrate what the student wants as well. Generally at our first lesson, I will take inventory and set a goal plan that will map out our first round of lessons together.

As far as technical work goes, I generally stick to the standard etude and scale books. For beginning students I also work with building music reading skills while learning to play the instrument.

Depending on playing levels, lessons can consist of fundamental work, a solo piece and any ensemble music that may need attention. This can all be negotiated with student and or parent to best suit what they want to achieve with lessons.
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About

Jason delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2013

*available to travel and teach near my home location as well*

I have played Clarinet for 15 years, and taught for 2. Currently I am pursuing a Bachelors of Music in Performance at California State University-Long Beach. My previous instructors include Mr. Paul Bambach at the University of California-Santa Barbara, and Dr. David Lopez at Cerritos College. Currently I study with Dr. Michael Grego at CSULB.

Outside of Cal State Long Beach, I also am an active member of the Los Angeles Clarinet Choir.

Over the years of my own private instruction, I have been taught in manners which promote self analysis, the standard development of technique and control and keep the experience enjoyable and fun. This is a method I try to implement when teaching clarinet, or music theory to a student.

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Experience

Clarinet Instructor
Jan 2014 - Present
Self Employed

Clarinet private instruction

Music Theory Tutor
Aug 2011 - Present
Designated Exceptional Services for Independence

Taught music theory fundamentals and rhythms to clients with developmental disabilities.

Education

Music Performance
Aug 2015 - Present
California State University-Long Beach
Music
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Cerritos College
Music Performance
Sep 2005 - Mar 2013
University of California-Santa Barbara

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Scott Henderson Memorial Scholarship Recipient
May 2015
Cerritos College
Excellence at Entrance Audition
Mar 2015
California State University-Long Beach

Photos & Videos

Headshot from the Claremont Clarinet Festival

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Photo by Jason L.

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Preparing to play the Bruch 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano.

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Photo by Jason L.

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Performing Mendelssohn's Concert Piece No. 2 on March 7, 2016 at CSULB's Gerald Daniel Recital Hall

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Playing the Tarnov Suite by Alexis Ciesla at the 2016 Claremont Clarinet Festival.
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2 Reviews

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Ismael M. Mar 31, 2017
Clarinet · In home

He was very professional and knowledgable of the Clarinet. Very nice and helpful, especially with advanced playing. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Janet C. Aug 18, 2015
Clarinet · In studio

Jason is one of the best when it comes to clarinet instruction. His knowledge of the clarinet and of music is exceptional, as well as practice technique. I highly recommend him to anyone who has the desire to learn and become better as a musician of clarinet.

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