Megan Slater

Megan S.

Colorado Springs, CO
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Beginner, Intermediate
I have studied piano from age 5, and have been teaching piano lessons since 2009. I have experience in early childhood beginner piano up to intermediate piano lessons. I am qualified to teach music theory, beginning improvisation, and music composition. Piano lessons can be lots of fun, let's get started!

About Megan S.

Hello! Thank you for stopping by and viewing my profile. I currently live in Colorado Springs, CO and I am pursuing my Masters of Music degree in clarinet performance from The University of Denver. I hold a teaching credential in music from The California State University, Sacramento, and a BA in Music from The University of California, Santa Barbara. I have been teaching music for over ten years in both private and public settings, and would love to help you reach your goals with piano, cello, violin, or clarinet lessons. I firmly believe that with a positive and encouraging approach to education, anything can be possible! I am currently teaching students from age 4-70, beginners to experienced, and I also have a background in teaching students with special needs. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

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Bob M.
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Megan is very knowledgeable and caring that I was able to comprehend and acquire the skills being taught.
I have every confidence that I will be able to learn the cello properly.

Posted Feb 21, 2020
Elena
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Megan is extremely professional and able to connect with our daughter while teaching her basic piano skills. She is able to work through my daughter`s attitude ( she is 5 years old), and redirect her to complete the lesson. We Highly recommend her!

Posted Jan 28, 2020
Norah
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Megan has been wonderful to work with! Very sweet and patient!

Posted Aug 28, 2019
Del C.
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Ms. Megan has been a dream teacher!! so lucky to have had her helping our daughter with clarinet! Would highly recommend!

Posted Aug 21, 2019
Johanna B.
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It was a good solid beginning. I feel like I will learn what I need to to play well and progress well and eventually play beautifully.

Posted Jul 12, 2019
Johanna
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Posted Jul 10, 2019
Jonah F.
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Megan is wonderful! She is kind, gifted and expresses a genuine teacher's heart! We feel SO blessed to have found her. My son was so encouraged after his first lesson- he set up his own practice area at home 😊

Posted Jun 5, 2019
William Vollmer
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Good first lesson. Learned some new practice items, along with better bow hold and bowing method for smoother sound.

Posted May 29, 2019
Ross I.
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Megan is nice and encouraging! She has shared creative ideas to improve skills.

Posted May 22, 2019
Madison
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Megan is amazing , even when we had a string break , she found a way to work around it .

Posted May 22, 2019
Kaliana P.
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Megan was very friendly and inspirational! My daughter absolutely loved her first lesson. We are so lucky to have megan as her piano teacher.

Posted Apr 27, 2019
Carter
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Hooray! Lesson number 1 and my daughter is so proud of herself! I’m so appreciative of your patience and positive attitude with a beginner. 😊

Posted Apr 16, 2019
Michael
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First off, let me tell you that Megan is not only an outstanding musician. She gifted in the art of patience. This is what makes her an excellent teacher. She is also a quality person, an asset that's instrumental " no pun intended" in teaching the Arts.

Posted Jul 26, 2018
Laurie
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Megan teaches not only skills and technique, she passes on a love for music and joy in learning. She demonstrated patience with my daughter, and my daughter couldn't wait for another lesson mainly because it was time with Megan. I recommend her highly!

Posted Jul 24, 2018
Paul Bambach, UCSB
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Megan is an excellent musician & yes, a kind and gentle person. But, please know, she is one of the most self-motivated students I ever encountered! Performed recital not required at an extremely high level of musicianship - and after graduation, successfully pursued a performance career! I’m certain that she’s great at sharing her knowledge - but also her enthusiasm is extremely contagious! Whether clarinet, cello, or piano, you (or your student) must experience her joy of music and of life in general!

Posted Jul 24, 2018
Brian
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Observing Megan teach is a joy! She is adaptable to the needs of her students, regardless of age, and is an avid planner. Her students can expect a well-prepared and focused lesson in each and every encounter, and will come away having learned and improved each week!

Posted Jul 24, 2018
Drew
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I would recommend Megan to anyone who is looking for music lessons! She is incredibly patient, thoughtful, and skilled. She will make sure you learn something in every lesson, and have fun too!

Posted Jul 24, 2018
Lee
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Megan is an amazing music teacher and is wonderful with children and adults of all ages. She's incredibly patient and kind and adjusts the lessons to fit the student's needs.

Posted Jul 24, 2018
Elizabeth (.
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Megan was so nice! She was well prepared and quickly established a wonderful rapport with my 16-yr old daughter. We already love her after just one lesson!

Posted Jul 11, 2018
Jess
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Megan is a talented musician and an excellent teacher! As a musician myself, I am picky about who coaches my kids and I am so happy we found her. There is a very positive air about Megan’s instruction. She brings a great balance of learning the technical skills and the joy of making music. Megan has reignited my child’s passion for piano, he loves his lessons, and actually enjoys practicing!

Posted Jun 13, 2018
Maureen
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Megan is absolutely the sweetest! My twelve-year-old daughter simply adores her! She is incredibly patient and kind and very very encouraging! She actually has my daughter practicing on her own! We will continue to use her and share her name with other kids looking for a great teacher!

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Samantha
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Megan is great with my 6-year old. She is patient, joyful and always positive. Her love for music shows through her work. She uses various methods to engage him and he is always happy to see her. As a non musical mom, she helped me to teach my son at home. Megan is so accommodating and dependable. I highly recommend her for lessons.

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Andy
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I’ve known two children who’ve taken piano lessons through megan. She is a great instructor who is patient and works well with younger children. She is dedicated to enhancing children’s musical capabilities.

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Patrick
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I have seen Megan Slater perform with various groups, and is an excellent musician. She is also a great teacher in that she guides her students through the learning experience and helps them perfect the skills that they will need to become better musicians. She works great with children, but also she is a fantastic teacher for older students, whether they be High School, College, or beyond!

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Jeana
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Megan is so sweet and kind and clearly cares about her students. She will do whatever it takes to make sure you get the most out of your lessons. Highly recommend!

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Kevin

Megan is so kind and patient! Highly recommend!

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Mitch
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Megan is an insightful, well rounded musical educator that works to ensure that each lesson is an adventure in learning and overall fun. She is a highly skill musician with Piano, Cello and Clarinet. I have personally observed her working with her elementary students and found her to be kind and always looking for that special moment of musical conductivity.

Posted Jun 9, 2018
Debbie
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Megan works as a music teacher for the public school district. She has taken many courses on childhood education and music. She has BS from Santa Barbara in music and took lessons in piano, clarinet, cello from elementary age through college. When she works with students it’s very obvious she has a music and education background. The kids love her. We were so lucky to have her in CA. She takes pride in teaching and is so talented herself.

Posted Jun 8, 2018
Aileen
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Megan was absolutely amazing! My daughter loved her and looked forward to her piano lesson every week. She is great with children and makes learning the piano fun by choosing songs that my daughter was interested in. I definitely recommend Megan as a music instructor.

Posted Jun 7, 2018
Jamie
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Ms. Slater is an amazing and considerate instructor! She not only helps find the best music and practice routine for me, but she is also conscious of what difficulty and pace is best for my progress. You cannot go wrong with her!

Posted Jun 7, 2018

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Experience

Private Music Instructor
Mar 2009 - Present

Self-Imployed

Private music instructor for piano, cello, and clarinet.

Teacher
Oct 2017 - Mar 2018

Galt Joint Union Elementary School District

Elementary general music, choir, and band teacher.

Clarinet Freelance Performer
Feb 2015 - Feb 2018

Sierra Nevada Winds

Performed clarinet with the community wind ensemble, Sierra Nevada Winds, Auburn CA

Teacher
Aug 2015 - Jun 2017

Twin Rivers Unified School District

Elementary general music and choir teacher.

Teacher
Oct 2013 - Jun 2015

San Juan Unified School District

Elementary band teacher

Education

Masters of Music in Clarinet Perfomance
Sep 2019 - Present

The University of Denver

Single Subject Teaching Credential, Music
Aug 2013 - May 2015

California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Arts, Clarinet Performance
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

University of California, Santa Barbara

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

California Single Subject Teaching Credential, Music
May 2015

California State University, Sacramento

Qualified to teach public school grade levels K-12 music in the state of California with certification in English Language education and special needs.

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