Jennifer Renfroe

Jennifer R.

Palm Harbor, FL

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Jennifer delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2008

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with baby grand, music stand, place for parents to sit

*** Travel Equipment ***
Voice students must have the prescribed method book, any solo literature assigned to them by their teacher. Saxophone and violin students must have their own instrument (please feel free to ask where to rent or buy one so that we can ensure you are getting a quality instrument at a good price), the prescribed method book, and any solo literature assigned to them by their teacher that they would like to work on. Piano students must have the prescribed method book and a piano or keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
I have been classically trained to sing in the "Bel Canto" (Classical) style of singing and teach my students the same method. I have experience teaching both choirs and orchestras in the public schools. I also have experience playing and teaching saxophone. As for method books, I use "The Sight Singer" to help vocalists with learning to read music. On saxophone, I have my students use the "Standard of Excellence" and "Rubank" method books. For violinists, I use "Essential Elements for Strings." For all students, vocalists, saxophonists, pianists, and violinists, I specialize in helping students prepare for solo and ensemble competitions as well as any other type of formal performance or assessment. I also specialize in music theory coaching whether it's for the A.P. Music Theory Exam, All State Exam, or just a need for general music knowledge.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Apr 2016 - Present
Westchase Music School

While at Westchase Music School, I have prepared voice, piano, saxophone, and violin students for recitals and school performances. I have also worked in the music technology lab teaching music theory.

Director of Chorus, Orchestra, and Dance
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Pinellas County Schools

While Chorus, Orchestra, and Dance Director at Dunedin Highland Middle School, I led voice, string, and dance students through rehearsals and into performances including Music Performance Assessments, Solo and Ensemble Assessments, and school concerts.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Aug 2006 - May 2012
University of South Florida

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

FL Teaching Certificate
Jun 2017
FL Department of Education

I am certified to teach music grades K-12 in Florida schools.

Awards

Nancy Kay Mayo Endowed Scholarship in Music
Aug 2006
University of South Florida College of Visual and Performing Arts
Robert Shaw Award/Scholarship
May 2006
Largo High School Choral Department
Outstanding Musician Award
May 2006
Largo High School Band of Gold

4 Reviews

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Collin V. Nov 5, 2018
Violin ·

She was my teacher at Dunedin Highland Middle School, or for the short time she was there. I was in the orchestra program and played violin. She was a brand new teacher at the time and had no experience teaching middle school students. She did not teach or rehearse at all and in the middle of my seventh grade, she left for around 4-5 months for some strange reason. We did not do anything orchestra related until she had a semi-permanent sub come it for the rest of the year. Renfroe then decided she wanted to reappear at the end of the year for our last concert. She never really taught well. I never learned any new things from her.

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Joanna S. Nov 18, 2017
Opera Voice · In home

Patient and understand

Rose Oct 18, 2017
Violin · In studio

I'm an older student and she was very professional and patient with me. She introduced herself when we met and started the lesson on time. I thought the lesson went very well and would refer her to other students for lessons.

Milton Sep 8, 2017
Saxophone · In home

Great Job, very professional!

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