Lee Likins

Lee L.

Basehor, KS
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing for 15 years and teaching for 5. For beginners we will learn basic notation, fingering, scales and classic Irish rhythms (jigs, reels, hornpipes, etc.). For intermediate and advanced students we will spend time on improving fingering skills, learning ornamentation and refining breathing techniques. With beginners I will choose tunes that will help them progress to high proficiency, and with the more advanced students I will encourage them to choose tunes they are specifically interested in learning. If I don't know them, we'll learn together!

About Lee L.

I love Irish Traditional Music, and one of the best parts is its history of sharing!

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Stefani
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Lessons are fun, informative and a good balance between "Lets work on this skill,""Let's learn a new tune," and "Here's a fun fact!" Also made it easy to work lesson times into my, at times, insane schedule. Very encouraging and got me comfortable with actually playing in sessions at the local pub. Highly recommend.

Posted Aug 7, 2016
Marco
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Lee is a great instructor - engaging and fun to work with. I have noticed significant improvements in my playing over the last few weeks, and my family is appreciative too, to the point that I no longer need to hide in a remote corner of the house to practice :-)
Highly recommended.

Posted Jan 11, 2016

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Experience

Research Instructor
Jan 2002 - Present

University of Missouri Kansas City

I am on the Faculty of the School of Biological Sciences at UMKC. I teach courses in Zoology, Marine Biology, Entomology, Parsitology and Evolution, as well as coordinating our Undergraduate non-majors Introductory Biology course for the entire university.

Education

Ecology
Jan 1993 - Jun 1996

University of Kansas

Marine Biology
Jan 1981 - Jun 1985

University of West Florida

Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Oct 2016
The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad goals: Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public; Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use; Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise; Provide a voice for science on societal issues; Promote the responsible use of science in public policy; Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce; Foster education in science and technology for everyone; Increase public engagement with science and technology; and Advance international cooperation in science.
Folk Alliance International
Feb 2016
To nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance.
National Science Teacher Association
Jan 2016
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
Jan 2005
Our non-profit organization is part of a global organization devoted to Irish traditional music and culture. Throughout the year, we sponsor a great number of events, celebrating the talents of our branch members as well as enjoying guest performers and teachers from other communities.
American Association of University Professors
Jan 2002
The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.

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