Jennifer Watts
Houston, TX
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Jennifer Watts

Jennifer W.

Houston, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I study ear training at the college at study at. I also use ear training in my everyday music life.

About Jennifer W.

Welcome!

I am experienced in trumpet, french horn, trombone, and piano, trumpet being my main instrument, been playing both approximately over 25 years. I have an Associate degree in Music education.
I have self-taught myself to sing alto, guitar, handbells, organ, and percussion for approximately 15 years. I start learning music off and on from the age of 10. I started on piano and off I went from piano to trumpet. An along the way I pick up the guitar, voice, percussion, handbells, trombone, and french horn. I love learning and teaching music to others.



*** Trumpet/French Horn & Trombone Lesson Details ***

For young ones on the Trumpet/French Horn & Trombone, we will work on learning how to make sounds with big breaths, how to breathe and the name of the notes.
* Age 4 – 7: Holding Trumpet/French Horn &Trombone, basic Music Theory “Note Names,” Fingering Notes, Trumpet Book “for beginners,” Fun Song.

* Age 8 – 9: Level 1 Music Theory “Note Names, Fingering Notes,” Trumpet/French Horn, Trombone Book, Fun Song,
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As for Junior High/High School or Adults level, I will help them with anything they are learning in the school band like "etudes, solo's scales or anything they bring to the lessons. For Trumpet/French Horn & Trombone players, I well use any books they are using in a school band or a book I think they may need based on their level; I will let them use my book also with the encouragement to bring any music they like or love. I will always make lessons fun and educational.

* Age 10 – 13: Music Theory “Base on their level,” Trumpet/French Horn & Trombone Book, Exercise Book “Long Tone, Lip slur/Tonguing,” Piece, Fun Song and Major/Minor scales. I try to also do anything they need to work on for school/band.
* Age 14 – Adults: I base it on the level of the student, Music Theory “Base on their level,” Trumpet/French Horn & Trombone Book, Exercise Book “Long Tone, Lip slur/Tonguing,” Piece, Fun Song, any etudes and Major/Minor Scales. I try to also do anything they need to work on for school/band.


*** Piano Lesson Details ***

For the younger students, I enjoy teaching them the name of the letters and the placement of their hands on the piano. My teaching aides include colors, name games, color pages, flashcards along with songs I have composed or will buy for them. I always encourage students to play any song they like.

* Age 4 – 7: Basic Music Theory color pages, Lesson Book, Fun Song and Games
* Age 8 – 9: Level 1 Music Theory, Lesson Book, Technical Book, Fun Song.
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For those in Junior High/High School or Adults level, I will teach them at their level and speed with tempo, rhythm and some basic music theory. As for piano students, I will go ahead and purchase a book they need based on their level.

* Age 10 – 13: Music Theory “Base on their level,” Lesson Book, Technical Book, Finger/Hand Exercises, Piece, Fun Song and Major/Minor scales
* Age 14 – Adults: I base it on the level of the student, Music Theory “Base on their level,” Lesson Book, Technical Book, Finger/Hand Exercises, Piece, Fun Song and Major/Minor Scales/Chords


*** Specialties ***

I have published a beginner's trumpet book.

I specialize in church music, mariachi/latin, concert, and jazz band, orchestra, classical and/or symphony music on the trumpet.

I specialize in church music, classical, orchestra, symphony and/or pop on the piano.

I started to learn music at the age of 10. I have minored/self-taught myself in sing alto, guitar, handbells, organ, voice, and percussion for approximately eight years. I enjoy learning and teaching music to others.

*** Travel Equipment ***

I am able to travel to your house. I have a portable piano keyboard for anyone that does not have one but I do expect the parents to invest in some type of piano and/or keyboard. I can also provide the books they will need.

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Zach

My son started taken trumpet lessons with Miss Jennifer. Was 12th chair in his band now he has move on up to 10th chair in band. With the help of Miss Jennifer he is doing a better job at the trumpet.

Posted Feb 7, 2020
Ricardo
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I just love the fact of how patient you are with Andy thank you so much

Posted Jul 11, 2019
Aubrey
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Miss Jennifer has been teaching my daughter french horn durning rhe last school year. She is very patient, goes over the music my needed to learn for UIL and Solo. She takes the time to teach my daughter the piece she needed to learn for school, did some slight reading and work on her tone to get her ready for UIL and Solo. My daughter school band made 1s and my daughter made a 1 in solo. Miss Jennifer is a great brass teacher.

Posted Jul 10, 2019
Aubrey
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Miss Jennifer has been teaching my daughter french horn durning rhe last school year. She is very patient, goes over the music my needed to learn for UIL and Solo. She takes the time to teach my daughter the piece she needed to learn for school, did some slight reading and work on her tone to get her ready for UIL and Solo. My daughter school band made 1s and my daughter made a 1 in solo. Miss Jennifer is a great brass teacher.

Posted Jul 10, 2019
Monica P.
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Miss Jennifer is amazing teacher. She been giving trumpet lessons to my son. She is patient and willing to take the time to help him with his music from school. Her teaching method is great. She knows how to work with kids/youth. I recommend Miss Jennifer.

Posted Sep 25, 2018
Rosalinda
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Ms Jennifer es una persona muy paciente con sus alumnos, mi hija esta aprendiendo mucho con ella

Posted Apr 10, 2018
Jacqueline
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I like how she takes the time to really get them to regonize what's going on. & The right keys to use.

Posted Oct 6, 2017
Artorius S.
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I was very pleased with Jennifer teaching she made me and my grandson feel comfortable with her way of explaining and teaching the music I would highly recommend Jennifer for private lessons with the trumpet and Thanks Jennifer!

Posted Mar 6, 2017
Laila
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Class went very well. Ms Jennifer helped our daughter to remember all the short melodies she learned earlier.

Posted Feb 26, 2017
Partha A.
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Jennifer was really good. Very patient and takes lot of initiative outside class to make sure she addresses all aspects. She comes very well prepared for every class. She was always on time.

Posted Feb 1, 2017
Sean
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She showed up on time and got right to setting up, and seemed to be patient and have a good rapport with my son. I found out he knew even more than I thought about playing, like terms and play styles. He enjoyed the lesson, and is now practicing and trying to write his own music. He's really looking forward to next week which is very encouraging. So far I'm very happy I decided to sign him up for lessons.

Posted Nov 28, 2016
Sean
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She showed up on time and got right to setting up, and seemed to be patient and have a good rapport with my son. I found out he knew even more than I thought about playing, like terms and play styles. He enjoyed the lesson, and is now practicing and trying to write his own music. He's really looking forward to next week which is very encouraging. So far I'm very happy I decided to sign him up for lessons.

Posted Nov 28, 2016
Paul H.
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Jennifer is great!

Posted Sep 2, 2016
Chelsea F.
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Jennifer did a wonderful job!

Posted Sep 2, 2016
Noah
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Excellent and patient teacher!

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Jonathan K.
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Jennifer is an excellent instructor. She came to our home and worked with my middle school son on trumpet. My son was struggling with his technique and was frustrated with the school band program. Jennifer's teaching style is one of positive encouragement and incredible patience. She took the extra time to find music of interest to my son to enhance and make the lessons fun, especially due to his frustration with some of the more boring pieces of music assigned through the school. I highly recommend Jennifer!

Posted Mar 26, 2016
Shonda W.
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Great teacher I recommend her for young children she is very nice and polite. Willing to drive to your home.

Posted Mar 21, 2016
Lexi A.
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Great piano instructor!

Posted Mar 3, 2016
Betty W.
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Jennifer is a very talented musician, and really connects with my daughter during their lessons. She brings in examples of the music she is teaching, and clearly explains the terminology and techniques. My daughter really enjoys learning from her, and I appreciate her methods and patience. Jennifer teaches at the pace of the student, encouraging her all along the way.

Posted Aug 25, 2015
Jennifer W.
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My name is Monica, I have a 4 year old. Jennifer has been giving private piano lessons at my home. She is a wonderful teacher. She knows how to really work with kids. My daughter know where to put her hands and the name of the key's.

Posted Jun 4, 2015

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Experience

B.A.C Trumpet Artist
Feb 2020 - Present

B.A.C. Musical Instruments "Best American Craft."

I am a trumpet artist for (B.A.C) American Musical Craftsmen.

Brass Teacher
Sep 2019 - Present

Bay Area Homeschool

I am the brass teacher for a homeschool program in my area. I give master classes on brass, I also give group brass classes for the students before band class. I also give one on one lessons to the students. I also teach a high brass class and a low brass class.

Bugler Player
Jan 2018 - Present

Semper Fi #3 Memorial Honor Detail

I volunteer to play taps for fallen Veterans.

Brass and Piano teacher
Mar 2017 - Present

Musc & Art's

I am the Brass/Piano teacher at Music & Art's. Music & Art's is a world wide music store. I teach to all ages at the store.

Tejano/Cumbia trumpet artist
Feb 2017 - Present

Freelance Trumpet Artist

I play for different Tejano/Cumbia bands around the Texas area.

Bugle player
Jan 2017 - Present

Bugles Across America

I volunteer to play taps for fallen Veterans.

Substitute Trumpet player
Oct 2016 - Present

Houston Civic Symphony

I sit in as a 3rd trumpet player as a substitute player on trumpet for the Houston Civic Symphony.

Freelance Pianist
Aug 2015 - Present

Freelance Pianist

I just started doing freelance pianist for different catholic churches.

Trumpet player
Jul 2014 - Present

Houston Pride Band

I am in a noprofit organization community band. I play 1st or 2nd trumpet, I also arranged/composed music for our Houston Pride Band Brass Choir. I am also one of our section leaders.

Freelance Trumpet Player
Aug 2012 - Present

Freelance Trumpet Player

I started doing freelance trumpet playing for different churches.

Trumpet player
Jan 2011 - Present

Greater Houston Brass Choir

Greater Houston Brass Choir Brass Choir I am the founder of a small brass choir, Trumpet, French horn, Tuba and Trombone. We do parties "birthday's", weddings, churches and other things you may need a brass choir for.

Trumpet Player
Jan 2011 - Present

St. Augustine Catholic Church

St. Augustine Catholic Church 1st trumpet player My Band "Greater Houston Brass Choir" we do a lot gigs for this church.

CEO
Jan 2010 - Present

Makingmusic

I started a small business where I give music lessons on trumpet and piano to all age's.

Trumpet player
Feb 2017 - May 2019

Kingz1

Kingz1 is latín band, we play a lot of Spanish and Tejano music. I play lead trumpet for the band.

Sales and Customer Service
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016

Lisle Violin Shop

Clean, tune and string, string instruments. Customer service. Sell string instruments, books and much more.

Concert Band
Jan 2012 - Jun 2014

Pearland Community Band

Concert Band Pearland Community Band Play 2nd trumpet I play just for fun.

Trumpet player/ Assistant Director/ Volunteer Director
Mar 2009 - Nov 2013

St. France Cabrini Catholic Chruch

St. France Cabrini Catholic English Choir Play 2nd trumpet in the English Choir Optioned to play for Cardinal DiNardo for a big mass celebration I also sing Alto in the English choir I also play in big mass celebrations like Easter, Christmas and so on Spanish Choir Play 1st trumpet in the Spanish Choir Director of the instruments in the Spanish Choir Volunteer to teach music lessons on trumpet Also play for other Catholic church Play for weddings and quinceaneras I also play in big mass celebrations like Easter, Christmas and so on Assistant Director of the Mariachi Band Sunday Day School Volunteer Director of music for VBS, which mean I either play the piano for them or sing and dance for the kids. Hand Bells I play in the Hand Bell choir/Volunteer Director I help/volunteer a lot in this church because this is my main church that I belong. I help/volunteer my music time from time to time. I still volunteer when they are of need of a trumpet player for both the English/Spanish choir. I grow up in this church so I well volunteer at anytime.

Music Director
Jun 2012 - Oct 2013

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Music Director Adult English choir Christmas children choir Praise and worship Spanish choir Adult Spanish choir Cantor Spanish choir English choir Director, sung, schedule music for Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving masses. Adult Spanish Choir Sung, played piano and trumpet for them. Praise and Worship Spanish Choir Sung, played drums for them.

Summer Band Camp
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Home School The Band

Home School The Band Is a Home School based band that was stated by a friend of mine Tony, for any youth being home school. Summer band camp was something he stated and he had me teach all ages of youth about the trumpet and other brass instruments, Low brass/High brass.

Concert Band/Jazz Band
Aug 2010 - May 2013

San Jacinto College

San Jacinto College South Concert Band Play 2nd and 3rd trumpet Jazz Band Director Bob Odneal Play 2nd trumpet I played in both bands just for fun.

Trumpet player
Jan 2010 - Nov 2011

The Billie Ledbetter Orchestra

Big Band The Billie Ledbetter Orchestra 3rd trumpet

Education

Music AA
Aug 2010 - May 2013

San Jacintio College

Languages

english

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Sign Language

Professional Proficiency

spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Feb 2019
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.
Bugles Across America
Jan 2016
Bugles Across America, NFP was founded in 2000 by Tom Day, when Congress passed legislation stating that Veterans have a right to at least two uniformed military people to fold the flag and play Taps on a CD player. Bugles Across America was founded to take this a step further. In recognition of the service these Veterans have provided to their country, we felt that they each deserve a live rendition of Taps by a real bugler. To this end, we are actively seeking capable volunteers to provide this valuable service to Veterans and their families.
Texas Music Educators Association
Jan 2015
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.

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