Megan Slater

Megan S.

Colorado Springs, CO
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been studding strings from age 8, starting on violin. I switched over to cello when I turned 13 and received scholarships to potentially attend the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA. I instead studied cello at the University of California, Santa Barbara where I had the opportunity to perform in the university's symphonic orchestra and teach private lessons to college students as well. I have experience teaching from the Suzuki method, but consider myself to be a flexible educator and teach many methods according to the needs of the student.
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Megan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am an experienced and well-rounded musician of nearly 22 years. I have studied the piano, cello, and clarinet throughout my life and am currently a freelance performer in Colorado Springs. I have taught professionally since 2009.

I attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, Clarinet Performance in 2013. I received a GPA of 3.3 and studied and performed both clarinet and cello. In 2015, I graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music with a 4.0 GPA. I mainly performed clarinet at the university, many local ensembles, chamber music, and I even had the opportunity to perform abroad in the United Kingdom in 2016.

I taught elementary band with the San Juan Unified School district from 2013-2015. While I was pursuing my teaching credential, I student-taught in Davis Joint Unified School District from 2014-2015. Then, I was employed with Twin Rivers Unified School District from 2015-2017, where I had the privilege to teach elementary general music and choir to students learning English as a second language, students of special needs, and in addition, students from very low income homes. Most recently, I taught elementary general music, choir, and band with the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District from 2017-2018.

I recently moved to Colorado Springs because my husband is a newly commissioned officer with the United States Air Force Academy Band, stationed at Peterson Air Force Base here in Colorado Springs. We have loved our experience so far in Colorado and love to explore the outdoor activities and sight-seeing in our free time.

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Private Music Instructor
Mar 2009 - Present

Private music instructor for piano, cello, and clarinet.

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

Aug 2015 - Jun 2017
Twin Rivers Unified School District

Elementary general music and choir teacher.

Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
San Juan Unified School District

Elementary band teacher


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency


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.

Photos & Videos

Performing clarinet with the American River College Orchestra, Sacramento, CA

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Photo by Megan S.

Photo by Megan S.

Photo by Megan S.

Performing in London, England with the Sierra Nevada Winds!
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20 Reviews

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Kaliana P. Apr 27, 2019
Piano · In home

Megan was very friendly and inspirational! My daughter absolutely loved her first lesson. We are so lucky to have megan as her piano teacher.

Carter Apr 16, 2019
Clarinet · Online

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. 😊

Michael Jul 26, 2018
Clarinet · Online

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.

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Laurie Jul 24, 2018
Piano · In home

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!

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Paul Bambach, UCSB Jul 24, 2018
Clarinet · Online

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!

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Brian Jul 24, 2018
Piano · In studio

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!

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Drew Jul 24, 2018
Piano · In studio

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!

Lee Jul 24, 2018
Piano · In home

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.

Elizabeth (. Jul 11, 2018
Piano · In studio

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!

Jess Jun 13, 2018
Piano · In home

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!

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Maureen Jun 12, 2018
Clarinet · Online

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!

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Samantha Jun 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

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.

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Andy Jun 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

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.

Patrick Jun 12, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

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!

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Jeana Jun 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

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!

Kevin Jun 12, 2018

Megan is so kind and patient! Highly recommend!

Mitch Jun 9, 2018
Cello · In studio

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.

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Debbie Jun 8, 2018
Piano · In studio

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.

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Aileen Jun 7, 2018
Piano · In studio

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.

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Jamie Jun 7, 2018
Piano · In studio

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!

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