Hailey Showers
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Hailey Showers

Hailey S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My name is Hailey. I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Bassoon Performance in 2018 from The University of Akron. I have been playing bassoon for 13 years and in that time I have performed for top bassoonists such as David McGill and Martin Kuuskman. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and helping other to hone their craft!
My performance resume is quite extensive and includes such ensembles as: The La Jolla Symphony,The San Diego Concert Band, The Villa Musica Symphony and Symphonic Band, The University of Akron Symphony Orchestra, and The Renova Festival Orchestra among many more. I have also been selected to audition for the Dallas Symphony, Redlands Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the West Virginia Symphony (The latter 3 canceled due to Covid-19)

About Hailey S.

Hi!! I am Hailey! I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bassoon Performance from the University of Akron in 2018. I have been playing bassoon for 13 years and piano for 19. I myself took private lessons on bassoon for 7 years and piano for 11. I have had the privilege to tutor Class Piano and Keyboard Harmony students and hold the post of pianist at Poe Methodist Church for 9 years. On bassoon, I have performed with several semi-professional ensembles, performed for some of the most famous bassoonists in the country, and have been invited to audition for several professional orchestras such as: The Redlands Symphony, Seattle Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, and the Dallas Symphony. I love sharing my knowledge with new students and my lessons include ear training, music theory, and even reed making! I look forward to meeting you!

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Lauren
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She’s insanely talented and very focused on her craft. Also super patient with you. She makes sure that you grasp what you’re learning and I couldn’t ask for a better teacher. Thank you, Hailey!

Posted May 8, 2020
Rebecca
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I have worked with Hailey as a colleague for several years, now, and I have never had a negative experience. Hailey is always prepared, punctual, and knowledgeable.

Posted May 8, 2020
Michelle
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I would recommend lessons with Hailey to a complete newbie or someone wanting to learn something new for music she is very patient and an excellent teacher she is very thorough and does a great job teaching as well as playing with any instrument she owns.

Posted May 8, 2020
Laura
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Hailey is an excellent musician. She has a technical mastery on a multitude of instruments, and has always been a stable, reliable ensemble partner. On a personal level, her demeanor is professional yet approachable. Overall, she is a pleasure to work with. :)

Posted May 7, 2020

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Experience

Church Pianist
Apr 2009 - Jul 2018

Poe United Methodists Church

Education

Bachelors of Bassoon Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2018

The University of Akron

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2nd Place in the BGSU Concerto Competition
Feb 2017

Bowling Green State University

John Phillip Sousa Award
May 2013

Cloverleaf High School

Affiliations

International Double Reed Society
Dec 2019
The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December of 1971 and is a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. The society has over 4,400 members from 56 countries. Within the United States, 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.
Tau Beta Sigma
Dec 2013
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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