Mady Turman
Greenwood, AR
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Mady Turman

Mady T.

Greenwood, AR
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing clarinet since 2002, and teaching since 2009. I have taught in the public school setting, as well as private teaching since 2013 for beginners, intermediate, and high school level students. My goal is to provide accurate and practical information in playing your instrument. The sound of the clarinet becomes unique to each player, and coupled with proper technique in all areas of playing (finger technique, tone, articulation, note identification/reading, rhythm comprehension, musical expressions), this will springboard the enjoyment of practicing and playing music. This beautiful and melodious instrument completely encompasses the miracle of music, and working with me will create a solid foundation for such music making. Using a clarinet specific method book, we will begin with fundamental tone production, rhythm reading, and note reading so a solid foundation is created for life long music playing.

About Mady T.

Hi, I'm Mady! I have been an enthusiast for the clarinet since I started in 6th grade in 2002. At the beginning of the Disney movie, 101 Dalmatians, the moving sheet music and clarinet sound had me hooked on wanting to learn how to play. Even before beginning band, I was trying to figure out how this instrument worked, and have loved every second of it since. Playing and teaching is my niche, and I cannot wait to help you in your musical journey! I have a Bachelor's in Music Education from an accredited Arkansas college, Arkansas Tech University. While studying all aspects of teaching all kinds of instruments, I studied with a clarinet professor, and still love learning about how to be even better on this instrument.

I earned top chair in the top University Ensemble several semesters in a row, and competed in a solo competition, where I placed in the top 3 of soloists.

In 2014 I taught K-12 music in the public school setting, and currently I am a Clarinet Adjunct for Junior Highs and High Schools in the Greenwood/Fort Smith area. I have been an active adjunct for 3 years, since 2016, first in the Cabot/Little Rock area, and now in the Fort Smith area. I also take on private lessons for all ages and levels of players from first year players through sixth year players, typically high school level students. I teach fundamental sounds and music reading, as well as prep students for auditions in All-Region material, and solo material.

I have been a speaker at a university sponsored Clarinet Day in 2014 and 2020, where area Middle, Junior, and High school level students attend to learn more about the clarinet. My topic of presentation was over "Back to Basics", making a big review over all the best fundamentals for the clarinet to improve sound and technique. I also co-hosted a professional development session for area band directors on best teaching methods on reeds/equipment for clarinet from the experience of collegiate lessons.

During the summers of 2012-2019, I was hired to be a clarinet adjudicator, group and individual lesson teacher at the ATU Band Camps, a week long camp that housed all students working on band instruments to rehearse and perform a concert.

Teaching clarinet has become a great passion for me, and anyone that shows any kind of interest should have access to someone who loves to teach and play, and I feel that is where I am available to be that resource.


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I have employed Madyson as an adjunct teacher at Waldron Public Schools in Arkansas where I teach. She has taught clarinet sectionals and lessons for us at the high school and middle school. She has done a fantastic job with our students. They have learned and gained a lot from her teaching. I recommend her to anyone looking for clarinet private instruction and/or group instruction.

Posted Nov 14, 2018
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My son has been taking lessons once a week from Madyson since July, and I am very pleased with the progress he has made with her. She has a very energetic and outgoing personality that helps him enjoy the work he's putting forth.

Posted Nov 12, 2018
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Very patient, great sense of humor and very well priced. Been a flautist for 25 years and been playing the clarinet for several months now. It's what I always wanted to learn but couldn't till recently. Mady is great!

Posted Nov 11, 2018
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Madyson was an excellent instructor for us. She laid a great foundation with my beginning student. She was unfailingly professional and always a pleasure to have working with our family. Highly recommended!!!

Posted Nov 8, 2018

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Band Adjunct
Jul 2018 - Present

Fort Smith Public Schools

I work as a weekly adjunct at different Jr Highs in the area, teaching beginning and intermediate clarinet classes and sectionals

Clarinet Adjunct
Sep 2018 - Apr 2019

Trinity Jr High

I work as a weekly adjunct, teaching clarinet sections from beginning to intermediate, as well as a saxophone sectional

Clarinet Adjunct
Aug 2018 - Apr 2019

Waldron Band Boosters

I work as a weekly adjunct, teaching beginning, intermediate, and high school clarinet sectionals. We work Region material, concert material, and basic fundamental review for tone, rhythm, and note reading improvement

Clarinet Adjunct
Aug 2017 - Apr 2018

Trinity Jr High

Two days out of the week, I would visit the school during the scheduled band class and works with clarinets and saxophones on All-Region material, as well as concert music.

Clarinet Adjunct
Aug 2016 - Apr 2017

Little Rock Christian Academy

One day a week, I would visit the school and teach lessons after school

Clarinet Adjunct
Aug 2016 - Apr 2017

Cabot Freshmen Academy

One day a week, I would visit the school and line up lessons after school

K-12 Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

Hartford Public Schools

I was solely responsible for Elementary music and Instrumental music classes. I also taught individual lessons after school, and had high school students perform at home football and basketball games, which had not happened in previous years.

K-12 Interim Music Director
Jan 2014 - May 2014

Magnet Cove

I co-taught K-12 Music: including Elementary Music and Band classes


Bachelor's of Music Education
Aug 2009 - Dec 2013

Arkansas Tech University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music K-12 Teaching Certificate
Dec 2013

Arkansas Department of Education

Teaching certificate allows for me to teach in Arkansas Public Schools


Drum Major of Band of Distinction
Apr 2012

Arkansas Tech University Department of Music


Tau Beta Sigma
Mar 2010
Tau Beta Sigma is a highly respected pre-eminent music organization comprised of over 160 collegiate chapters and more than 3,800 collegiate members with a balanced representation of women and men. Strong leadership thrives throughout our organization and we have a solid financial foundation. We cultivate and sponsor a variety of music education programs for our diverse membership and work closely with collegiate band directors. Our alumni association is an integral part of Tau Beta Sigma, promoting diversity efforts, social networking and assisting members in enhancing their professional leadership and employment possibilities after graduation from college. We are actively engaged in the community through music.

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