- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 9+
- Teaching since:
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Sam Houston State University in May of 2016, where I spent five years studying clarinet pedagogy, improving my individual ensemble and musicianship skills, and learning how to be a music educator.
I teach students of all ages, and I've taught middle and high school students, beginning and intermediate students. Every student learns at a different rate, in different ways, and I have a consistent, but flexible teaching style depending on the student. For beginners I use the Standards of Excellence book for developing tone, musicianship, and reading music. As for intermediate and advanced students, I have a variety of methods and exercises that I've gained during my time at SHSU.
During my time at SHSU, I was a member of both the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, as well as several small chamber groups. I am also a member of the orchestra for Rockwall Summer Musicals, where I have been involved with three professional level productions.
I believe everyone deserves to be a part of the musical world, and my passion is introducing people and students of all ages into this world.
I teach individual lessons at both the middle school and high school level, as well as teach masterclasses/sectionals for both clarinet and Bass Clarinet.
Assisted the Head Director and my mentor, Ken Fanti, in running the bands in a team-teaching environment. Took the second and third bands to contest, helped run after-school sectionals during All-Region and Solo & Ensemble seasons, and assisted in school events and recruiting events at elementary schools alongside the choir and orchestra.+ Read More
Chaperoned and escorted middle school and high school campers between dorms, dining hall, and various activities, as well as assisted in teaching clarinet and woodwind chamber ensembles.
Assisted in running Wind Ensemble through daily drill and concert pieces, teaching sectionals and individual lessons, as well as assisting with organizing concerts and other school events.
Assisted in teaching beginner woodwind classes, teaching sectionals, and helping students before and after school with their practices. I also chaperoned students during bus transport and school events.
My Texas Educator Certificate, which certifies that I have fulfilled the requirements and regulations of the State Board for Educator Certification.
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.+ Read More