Katie Clark

Katie C.

Virginia Beach, VA
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Lesson Details

Bassoon

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a professional musician with the US Navy Band and have been teaching private music lessons and master classes to middle school, high school and adult students since 2006. You can expect a focus on fundamentals in lessons as well as professional advice on how to improve your musicianship. I make reeds for my students and can mail them to you, just ask!
FORMER SUBSTITUTE BASSOON WITH LINCOLN, OMAHA AND ROUND ROCK SYMPHONIES
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Katie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2005

I am currently a performing bassoonist in the US Navy Band. I was an international semi-finalist at MQVC (2014), I performed with Aspen Summer Music Festival in 2010. I am a former substitute bassoonist for the Omaha, Lincoln and Round Rock Symphonies.

The University of Texas at Austin — Bachelors of Music, 2010- 2013

Eastman School of Music 2008-2010, (transfer)

Experience

Navy Band Musician
Oct 2017 - Present
US NAVY

Perform on the bassoon with the Navy Band and affiliated small ensembles.

PRIVATE LESSON TEACHER, STUDIO
Jan 2005 - Present
Freelance

Teach private music lessons and master classes to middle school, high school and adult students, encourage hard work, mark progress through recitals, tests and auditions, engage and inspire students.

MUSIC THEORY TUTOR AND SUBSTITUTE
Sep 2013 - Oct 2017
Clavier Werke

Tutor music theory in a lab setting to children ages 4-14, document and reward progress, create homework assignments, test for learning and train aural skills.

Education

Bassoon Performance
Aug 2010 - Aug 2013
The University of Texas at Austin
Bassoon Performance
Aug 2008 - Apr 2010
Eastman School of Music

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

CELTA
Sep 2015
Cambridge University

Teach English to non-native speakers of various ages in a classroom setting.

Awards

Semi-Finalist in MQVC
Apr 2014
Meg Quigley International Vivaldi Competition and Symposium

Affiliations

Mu Phi Epsilon
Jan 2009

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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Photos & Videos

Photo by Katie C.

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Reed Making Tutorial
Bach Cello Suite 1, Prelude
Recit Sicilienne et Rondo by Eugene Bozza
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4 Reviews

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Dolores Bates Sep 17, 2017
Bassoon · Online

My son's first 2 lessons with Katie were very positive experiences. Katie is patient and kind and very efficient with the lesson time. As a beginner, there is much to know just to get the proper sound out. When my son's tone is not quite right, she tries to problem-solve with him to ensure proper technique, use of the reed (or simply, how to correctly put the instrument together). Katie knows how to use the video screen effectively so that my son can clearly see her fingerings. She has provided him tasks to work on in between lessons and is willing to help him with his school band music. She has even offered to be available to answer questions in between lessons. This is our first experience with online lessons and it is as good an experience as it can be when not in person. We highly recommend using Katie if you are learning bassoon.

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Dolores Bates Sep 4, 2017
Bassoon · Online

Charles Jan 17, 2017
Bassoon · In home

Katie is a wonderful teacher that is very passionate about her craft. The first year my son took lessons from Katie had made region band, and the second year he advanced to area.

Kyle Jan 14, 2017
Ear Training · In studio

I learned to identify pieces by their sound, we discussed style, genres and composers. I am a beginning musician (only read guitar tabs) and I learned about tonality in the classical system.

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