Letha H.

Letha H.

Atlanta, GA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Saxophone studies are balanced with technic and standard repertoire. Students are prepared to advance in band and ensembles. I improve embouchure and breath support. I can provide coaching for performances and competitions for both band music and jazz studies.
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Letha teaches



Letha delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 10+, males 10 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
March 1989

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.

*** 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 Protools setup with microphones and a Kurzwell keyboard. I like to be able to go online for some resources.

*** 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.

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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 1981 - May 1982
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus under Robert Shaw


Master of Education
Aug 2005 - Jun 2006
University of Georgia
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

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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9 Reviews

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Alexyss K. Nov 19, 2017
Singing · In home

Incredible Teacher!!!

Cynthia H. Mar 3, 2016
Piano · In studio

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!

Heidi B. Feb 12, 2016
Clarinet · In home

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.

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Emma Oct 9, 2015
Guitar · In home

Letha, a great teacher.

Roger B. Aug 22, 2015
Piano · In home

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.

Clay H. Aug 13, 2015
Guitar · In home

Great lesson great teacher!

Kristine C. Aug 4, 2015
Clarinet · In home

A really excellent teacher. We are lucky to have her. 😄

Swapna A. Jul 7, 2015
Piano · In home

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.

Lacy H. Jan 22, 2014
Piano ·

Piano lessons

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!

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