Katherine Weintraub

Katherine W.

Tampa, FL

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Katherine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9 to 90 and special needs

Teaching since:
2008

Greetings, aspiring saxophonists! I am a performer and teacher originally from Sarasota Florida. For the past two years, I have taught saxophone as the Visiting Professor at Florida State University. Before that, I taught saxophonists of all ages at the Eastman Community Music School in Rochester, NY while working on my Doctorate at the Eastman School of Music. Previously, I also taught privately in Ann Arbor Michigan while working on my Bachelor's and Master's of Music at the University of Michigan.

I have experience teaching students of all ages (elementary school through adult seniors) and all ability levels (beginner through advanced). Lessons are tailored to the goals of each individual student with an emphasis on tone control, proper technique, and musical creativity/interpretation. If your goal is to major in music in college, I will help you get there! If your goal is simply to play for fun and have music be an integral part of your life, I can help you do that as well! Many of my students have gone on to top music schools and been finalists in national competitions, and many just play for fun. However, one thing they all have in common is a passion for personal communication through music-making! Shoot me a message and let's work together to help you meet your goals!

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Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor of Saxophone
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Florida State University

Instructor of Saxophone
Sep 2013 - May 2016
Eastman Community Music School

Private Saxophone Instructor
Sep 2008 - May 2012
Self-employed

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts
Sep 2012 - May 2016
Eastman School of Music
Master of Music
Sep 2010 - May 2012
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2006 - May 2010
University of Michigan

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2017

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.

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North American Saxophone Alliance
Sep 2010

The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.

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5 Reviews

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Sandy May 19, 2018
Saxophone · In studio

I have had at least three years with Katherine. She is a wonderful teacher. Got me out of my comfort zone. Tho a bit painful !! She was very patient with me, and understanding, and very encouraging. The hard work we did together gave me the confidence I needed. I highly recommend and respect her.

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Cathy May 11, 2018
Saxophone · In studio

Great teacher! As an older student and vision impaired, Katherine was patient, supportive and instructive. She provided insight in her teaching and was to gently push me to do better.

Loved working with her!

Dawson May 10, 2018
Saxophone · In studio

I studied with Katherine Weintraub for my first year of college at Florida State University. She is an excellent performer and wonderful teacher that focuses on intonation, tone quality and overall musicianship. Throughout my year with Dr. Weintraub, I have drastically improved as a saxophonist and would recommend her to students of all skill levels!

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Eric May 10, 2018
Saxophone · In studio

I took lessons with Dr. Katherine Weintraub for one year at Florida State University. She is a wonderful saxophonist and taught me so much. I am grateful for the experience and one will not soon forget.

Zach May 10, 2018
Saxophone · In studio

A wonderfully talented performer and teacher! Katherine is highly educated and one of the best saxophone teachers I have had. I highly recommend getting lessons with her!

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