Letha H.
Atlanta, GA
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Letha H.

Letha H.

Atlanta, GA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Clarinet studies prepare students to advance in bands and ensembles. I improve embouchure and breathing support. I can provide coaching for performances and competitions.

About Letha H.

With a performance degree from the University of Georgia, teaching certification from Georgia State and over 25 years of professional teaching experience, I am able to offer my students a diverse range of instructional resources.

Please note: I am also available in the Smyrna and East Cobb areas.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons include a warmup, music theory work, vocal or instrumental technique and then a vast selection of song repertoire to support new ideas in both technique and theory. Students are directed to watch or listen to examples of master performances in their field of studies. Clear weekly goals are made between lessons and I am always encouraging! Whatever life throws at you during the week doesn't have to stop your studies cold- we will come up with a plan that fits your lifestyle.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a small digital recording setup with microphones, bluetooth PA speaker. and a digital baby grand piano. I like to be able to go online for some resources. I use my studio for most online lessons and those students who travel to me.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I regularly use the internet in lessons as well as standard published educational texts.

*** Specialties ***
I have been told that I am especially good at helping people make the jump from playing by rote to reading from the page. In vocal instruction, I am familiar with three schools of technique: the psycho-imagery school, the "anatomical" school, and the Italian "open throat" approach. My background in acting also contributes basic vocal projection techniques to vocal training. I am comfortable with all genres of music, including pop, rock, soul, R&B, gospel, jazz and opera. In instrumental studies, I am a woodwind doubler, reading fluently and transposing on-the-spot . As a jazz and gospel artist I improvise primarily on the flute and saxophone. My piano skills are equivalent to a second-year college piano major. I can improvise accompaniments as well as read piano scores. In addition to being a certified teacher in Georgia, I attained national certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2004, and renewed in 2014.


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18 Reviews
Karyn W.
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Letha is a true gem!!!!

Posted Aug 12, 2021
Roger B.
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Posted Oct 4, 2020
Ollie S.
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Fantastic. Great teacher. Engaging, fun daughter really enjoyed her leason

Posted Jan 14, 2020
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Went very well- my son is so excited and spent the evening practicing his new skills!

Posted Aug 13, 2019
Alexyss K.
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Incredible Teacher!!!

Posted Nov 19, 2017
Cynthia H.
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Letha was a great teacher. She really knows what she is doing and is super patient when teaching adults. I would highly recommend taking lessons with her she is amazing!

Posted Mar 3, 2016
Heidi B.
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My daughter has truly enjoyed having Letha as a clarinet teacher. She has been able to strengthen and improve my daughter's tone, scales, posture, transitions between low to higher notes, and overall technique. This has led to her improvement and enjoyment of the school band. Letha's teaching style has fit well including providing positive feedback on the spot. 'Having Letha come to our house is also a great benefit to our schedule.

Posted Feb 12, 2016
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Letha, a great teacher.

Posted Oct 9, 2015
Roger B.
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Letha H is my 8 year old second piano teacher. What a difference maker... She is excellent at keeping my son on task but also interested and wanting to learn more every week. Thank you Letha.

Posted Aug 22, 2015
Clay H.
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Great lesson great teacher!

Posted Aug 13, 2015
Kristine C.
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A really excellent teacher. We are lucky to have her. 😄

Posted Aug 4, 2015
Swapna A.
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My 6 year old son has been taking keyboard lessons with Letha for a year now. She is wonderful and always very flexible. She is so patient and knows how to make it interesting for kids. My son enjoys playing keyboard.

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Lacy H.

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My daughter loved her first lesson with Letha! After Letha left, she wanted to continue to practice, practice, practice! Thank you, Letha, for making piano lessons fun!

Posted Jan 22, 2014
Roger B.
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Posted Apr 25, 2021
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Aug 2014 - Present

Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra

Music Specialist
Aug 1996 - Present

DeKalb County Schools

I have provided music instruction for public schools since 1996.

Private Lesson Instructor
Jul 1986 - Present

Grace Note Services

I have provided lesson instruction at several locations throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area since 1986.

Aug 2009 - Apr 2010

Atlanta Choral Guild

Aug 1980 - May 1981

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus under Robert Shaw


Master of Education
Aug 2005 - Jun 2006

Georgia State University

B.F.A. in Musical Theatre
Aug 1975 - Apr 1980

University of Georgia



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


L-5 in Educational Leadership
Jun 2006

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Indicates that I have completed all requirements to be an assistant principal or content coordinator in the state of Georgia.
National Board
Nov 2004

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

This certification identifies teachers who are in the top ten percent across the nation in ability, pedagogical skill and content knowledge.
T-4 Certification in Music
Jun 1996

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Indicates that I have fulfilled all educational and practicum requirements to teach music in Georgia public schools.


Educational Leadership Cohort
Aug 2005

DeKalb County Schools

Scholarship for Studies in Cortona, Italy
Jun 1980

City of Cortona, Italy

3rd Place in Southeastern Regional competitions
Jul 1979

NATS (National Association of Teachers in Singing)

Redcoat Marching Band Scholarship
Aug 1975

University of Georgia


National Association for Music Education
Aug 1996
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