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Jennifer Howard

Jennifer H.

Gilbert, AZ
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Levels taught:

    Jennifer teaches

    9 & Up

    Teaching since

    November 2010

    Last background check
    Jennifer passed a background check on 01/13/2015 that included the following:
    • National Criminal Record Check
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    1/13/2015

    Average response time

    20.0 hours

    About Jennifer

    Overview

    Greetings!

    My name is Jennifer and I am a Music Educator! I am an Arizona native and have been involved with music my whole life. I have played the clarinet for 15 years and am a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I also hold an Associate's Degree in Music from Eastern Arizona College and a teaching certification in instrumental music education. I reside in Gilbert, Arizona and I am currently a high school band director in Mesa, AZ. I also serve on the board of the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director's Association. I have experience with performing in a variety of ensembles including symphony orchestra, concert band, jazz band, small ensembles, and more.

    I currently perform with the Mesa Community College Community Band in Mesa, Arizona.


    *** Lesson Details ***
    My teaching style is very student oriented. I teach students of all ages and ability levels. Whether you are preparing for an audition, want to improve a specific technique, or are just starting out I can give you all the tools you need!

    I teach lessons with every aspect of music in mind. This includes rhythmic exercises, tone production, sight reading, embouchure development, and much more. I also give my students the artistic freedom to chose what style/genre of music they are interested in performing.

    I hold my students to high standards and expect them to practice and be prepared for all lessons.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Music Stand, Tuner, Metronome

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    I expect students to provide their own instrument and repertoire. I will bring my own instruments/recordings, and any other materials needed to teach.

    *** Specialties ***
    Clarinet

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    Experience

    Director of Bands and Guitar

    Jul 2012 - Present
    Mesa Public Schools

    Director of Bands

    Jul 2011 - May 2012
    Peoria Unified School District

    Education

    Bachelor of Music

    Aug 2008 - May 2011
    Arizona State University

    Bachelor's Degree

    Aug 2008 - May 2011
    Arizona State University

    Languages Spoken

    English

    Fluent / Native Proficiency

    Certifications

    Arizona Teaching Certificate

    May 2011
    Arizona Department of Education

    Affiliations

    National Association for Music Education

    Aug 2008
    NAFME

    Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. 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.

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    5 Reviews on Jennifer H.

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    Casey T. Jun 1, 2015
    Saxophone · In studio
    Verified Student
    Great first lesson!
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    Jennifer B. Nov 10, 2014
    Flute · In studio
    Verified Student
    Jennifer has been teaching flute to my son for over a year. She is patient, friendly, and supportive. As an effective teacher, she challenges my son while keeping it fun. We highly recommend her!
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    Alexandra S. Jul 18, 2014
    Saxophone · In studio
    Verified Student
    My daughter has been to Jennifer three times so far, and we will continue to use her for lessons. She is friendly, great with kids, recognizes strengths and weaknesses easily and addresses them. My daughter has learned so much in the few lessons she attended thus far. I recommend her to any one else in the Gilbert area looking for a step above the rest.
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    Robert L. Jan 22, 2013
    Verified Student
    Excellent Teacher

    Jennifer is very knowledgeable and consistent in her methods. She is effective and really knows music! She is a great teacher, i look forward to my lessons and try to do my part each day so that i can continue to learn new things from Jennifer.
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    BeaO May 8, 2012
    Great teacher

    We had just three lessons to prepare for a concert and Jennifer did a great job. She explained timing and tone in a way that was easy to understand. If we decide to continue lessons we would definitely want her to be the teacher!