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Melissa F.
Chadron, Nebraska
Learn how to play clarinet!
Clarinet instruction includes an introduction to your horn and reeds to use. Beginner scales and learning how to read notes will be essential to your studies. You will learn beginner melodies and techniques for playing.
About Melissa F.

Hi. My name is Melissa Fankhauser. I am a music instructor and director who began playing clarinet as a child. I have over ten years experience teaching guitar, piano and group classes to students of all ages. Students that have studied with me have achieved high scores at judging panels, written their own melodies, learned to improvise, and gained confidence performing some of their favorite pieces while excelling in their academic studies. I am a former student of Cornish College of the Arts where my focus was classical guitar, voice, piano composition, songwriting, piano jazz improv and performance. I graduated from Trinity Lutheran College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and Worship degree with an emphasis in sacred and choral music. When I am not teaching music I spend time working on completing art for my guitar book, study, practice and perform music pieces in the local community and online. Services that have been provided as follows: * Instructed private students in quality guitar, voice, piano and music theory performance and instruction. * Facilitated successful recitals two-three times a year that prepared students to gain confidence and skill in their performance ability and community outreach. * Respected the confidence and privacy of all students and maintained a clean and professional environment conducive for learning. * A folder containing music studies is created for students to access at their convenience while they are taking lessons from me. * Assignments and instruction are organized and given on a weekly basis. * Earned over thirty-four hours Musikgarten music and movement teaching certification. * Received positive reviews and feedback from families and students. * Curriculum designed to individualize music lessons based on levels and growth. * Trained vocalists as young as four years old. One of her former high school vocal students was given the highest commendation from a judging panel.

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Instructor details
Clarinet
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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30 minutes
$27
45 minutes
$39
60 minutes
$52
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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Teacher's Studio

Melissa is so patient with our daughter. We are truly amazed at the progress our daughter has made in a short amount of time.

Posted Aug 12, 2022
Student's home

Very patient with our daughter

Posted Feb 6, 2021
Student's home

Melissa is very patient with me and I enjoy taking lessons with her.

Posted Mar 3, 2020
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Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
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Sep 2005 - May 2007
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English
Native Proficiency
Early Childhood Music Education
Aug 2013
Musikgarten
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Instructor details
Clarinet
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$27
45 minutes
$39
60 minutes
$52
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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