Jessica Simmons

Jessica S.

Athens, GA

Lesson Details

Clarinet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Music Educator of 5 years specializing in beginner and intermediate clarinet students! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the goals of each student. I specialize in setting up beginner students for success, advanced technique and theory and audition preparation. I love sharing my passion for the clarinet with students! I want my students to reach their full musical potential while having a wonderful time! Let's chat!
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Jessica delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2013

I am a semi-professional clarinet player, private teacher, and former band director. I received a Bachelors of Music Education from Reinhardt University.

I teach clarinet students of all different ages and experience levels. I specialize in beginner players, advanced techniques, and audition preparation. I have studied clarinet for 12 years. As a former band director, I have the knowledge to provide my students with the tools to better their musicianship and help them achieve musical excellence.

As a professional, I currently play in the Georgia Wind Symphony and perform several concerts a year. I maintain an active private studio of middle school and high school clarinet players. I love to mentor students who are eager to reach their next level of musical potential.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

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Experience

Woodwind Instructor
Aug 2017 - Present
Hall County Schools

As a freelance woodwind instructor, I travel to several schools throughout the county to assist band directors with their woodwind sections. This includes teaching theory, musicianship, and technique to high school and middle school clarinet, saxophone, flute, bassoon, and oboe students.

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Band Director
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Walton County Schools

As a middle school band director, my duties including maintaining the concert band program, preparing my students for Honor Band and High School Auditions, teaching music theory and music appreciation.
I also assisted at the high school where I was the assistant marching band director and prepared students for their Honor Band and college scholarship auditions.

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Education

Bachelors of Music Education
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Reinhardt University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

P-12 Music Teaching Certificate
Jun 2015
State of Georgia

Affiliations

Mu Phi Epsilon
May 2013

Mu Phi Epsilon (ΜΦΕ) is a co-ed international professional music fraternity. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon has chapters both nationally and internationally. The fraternity supports achievement in music through the awarding of grants and scholarships, as well as music competitions, concerts, and summer music programs. Much of this work has been supported by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, an organization that has been in existence since 1963, as well as fundraising and donations.

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National Association for Music Education
Aug 2011

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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