Michelle Latouf

Michelle L.

Rochester, MI
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About

Michelle delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4 to 20 and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2013

I'm studying music education at Wayne State University and I've been teaching students for a few years, but started as a paid teacher in June 2013. I teach basic piano and music reading to young children.
I am both a woodwind and brass player; I started as a clarinet/bass clarinet player, then I switched to horn in high school and have played flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba. I started as a clarinet player back in September of 2006 and as a horn player in January of 2011. Horn is my primary instrument now, but I also play clarinet and saxophone in pit orchestras and other ensembles.
I am an active player in the Wayne State University Bands and Orchestra, while staying an active member of the Rochester Community Concert Band (formerly called the Rochester College Concert Band).

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Experience

Marching Band Instructor
Jul 2014 - Present
Independent

Working at high school band camps as a mellophone, saxophone, clarinet and/or woodwind instructor

Private Lessons Instructor
Aug 2013 - Present
Independent and Takelessons.com

Saxophone, Trumpet, Basic Piano and Music Reading.

Clinic Teacher at a Middle School Band "Carnival"
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
Independent

Teach 6th grade kids the basics on their new instruments and be able to play a short concert in one day

Education

Bachelor of Music
Aug 2013 - Present
Wayne State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Patrick S. Gilmore Award
May 2013
Rochester High School Bands

Affiliations

Women Band Directors International
Jun 2017

WBDI is an organization in which every woman band director is represented at the international level regardless of the length of her experience, or the level at which she works. It is the only international organization for women band directors, and is intended to serve as an association which supports, promotes, and mentors women in the
band field.

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International Women's Brass Conference
Apr 2017

IWBC’s mission is to educate, develop, support, and promote women brass musicians while inspiring continued excellence and opportunities in the broader musical world. Membership is open to all women and men who would like to support this effort.

National Association for Music Education
Jan 2015

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Photos & Videos

Playing in the pit orchestra is a lot of fun. I play horn, clarinet, and saxophone for musicals for high schools and summer programs.

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My primary instrument at Wayne State in horn. I've been playing for 5 years now.

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Receiving the Patrick S. Gilmore award at my high school band's award night.

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Playing saxophone with a local cover band.

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Concert at the Music Box (Max Fisher Theater) at Orchestra Hall with the Wayne State University Bands.

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Leading sectionals with the 37 member clarinet section at RHS in the heat of August.

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Playing trumpet with a local cover band and some high school students.

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In my free time, I arrange music for my whole family to play together. It's a lot of fun to bond with them and to share our love of music.

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I was a part of the first world wide amateur production of the symphonic edition of Children of Eden. I played horn and tenor sax.

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5 Reviews

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William W. Aug 14, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

Michelle has done a fantastic job getting our son up to speed to begin middle school band this year.

Kathleen H. Aug 18, 2015
Trumpet · In home

Michelle is great. Always on time and even when running only a couple minutes late she will let us know right away. Very nice with my 12 year old son. We have been taking lesson with Michelle for almost a year now and we think she is the best! I would highly recommend her for younger kids no matter what playing level.

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Carnell P. Jul 20, 2015
Trumpet · In home

My son enjoyed his first trumpet lesson with Michelle and is excited to continue learning more.

Lily S. Jun 24, 2015
Trumpet · In studio

My daughter met with Michelle for her first lesson and said she felt very comfortable with her and that the lesson went very well. She said she already feels challenged and is looking forward to improving her skills.

Kara D. Jan 21, 2015
Trumpet · In home

Michelle is very patient and explains the lesson to my son.

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