Miguel Morales

Miguel M.

Richardson, TX

Lesson Details

Clarinet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Sam Houston State University in 2016, where I performed with the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble under Dr. Brian Gibbs and Dr. Matthew McInturf. I have experience teaching beginners and grades 5-12. I use Standards of Excellence as a guide for teaching beginners efficiently. I have also performed in the orchestra for Rockwall Summer Musicals in three different productions.
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Miguel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 9+

Teaching since:
2016

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.

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Experience

Clarinet Private Lesson Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present
Sunnyvale ISD

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.

Assistant Band Director
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
Queens Intermediate

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.

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Sam Houston Summer Music Camps
Jun 2014 - Jul 2016
Sam Houston State University

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.

Student Teacher
Jan 2016 - May 2016
Dekaney High School

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.

Student Teacher
Jan 2016 - May 2016
Dueitt Middle School

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.

Education

Bachelor's in Music Education
Aug 2011 - May 2016
Sam Houston State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music EC-12
Jul 2016
Sam Houston State University

My Texas Educator Certificate, which certifies that I have fulfilled the requirements and regulations of the State Board for Educator Certification.

Affiliations

Texas Music Educators Association
Feb 2013

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.

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