Kirsten Tharalsen
Oakland, CA
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Kirsten Tharalsen

Kirsten T.

Oakland, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I'm a middle school band teacher! I've been teaching beginning band for almost 20 years and I love it! Students say working with me is fun and they learn a lot!

About Kirsten T.

Hello! I love teaching music!

I've been teaching middle school band for almost 20 years. I teach beginners through students in their fourth year of instruction. I have both a masters and a bachelors degree. I grew up and went to university playing woodwind instruments (flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon) and play trumpet everyday in my classroom.

Each lesson should include some success, some challenge, some review, and clear instructions about what to practice until next week. I prepare students for individual satisfaction and to be prepared for band class. I aim for fun and keep lessons light and cheerful! No two lessons are ever the same. Give it a try! I've never met someone who told me they wished they had started learning music later.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present

Valley View Middle School

Middle School Music Director- I have almost 250 students in a public school setting located in the Bay Area, California.

Music Teacher
Sep 2011 - Jun 2016

American School of Warsaw

Middle School Music teacher in a private school catering to the expat community in Warsaw, Poland. This school was affiliated with the US State Dept.

Music Teacher
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

International School of Belgrade

Middle School music teacher in a private school catering to the expat community in Belgrade, Serbia. This school was affiliated with the US State Dept.

Music Teacher
Aug 2003 - Jun 2008

Einstein Middle School

Middle School Music Teacher- large program with 120 beginners annually in the Sacramento area.

Education

Masters, Music Education
Aug 2001 - Jun 2003

University of the Pacific, Stockton CA

BA- Music
Aug 1997 - Jun 2001

Eastern College, Philadelphia PA

Affiliations

California Music Education Association
Aug 2001
CMEA is an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education. NAfME, one of the the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education
National Association for Music Education
Aug 2001
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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