Naomi Fanshier

Naomi F.

Maple Valley, WA

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Naomi delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2009

With a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Pacific Lutheran University, Naomi offers one-on-one clarinet or saxophone instruction molded to fit each student.

Naomi has been teaching privately since 1998 and works with the Maple Valley Youth Symphony as the single reeds coach. She also volunteers with the Tahoma and Kent School District Band Programs, and is the clarinet consultant for Auburn Riverside High School's award winning bands. She also is a substitute teacher for Music Works Northwest.

An accomplished musician, Naomi holds a permanent clarinet position with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra, and plays alto saxophone with the Maple Valley Big Band. She also subs with groups all around the Puget Sound.

Let's start learning today!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are every week, 30 - 60 minutes in length and focus on fine tuning each students' abilities, as well as learning music that suits the students' interests. Naomi runs a full studio, so she will only be scheduling students who choose a reoccurring lesson schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Kirmser Academy of Music - sound proof studio space with music stand and small waiting area. Free Saturday seminars are offered through the Music Trader.

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Studio - private studio with music stands. Waiting area includes a small kitchenette and free WiFi.

Student will need to provide instrument, instrument accessories, and books.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Practice logs and music stands are provided for each student.

*** Specialties ***
classical, jazz, contemporary, worship

instrument doubling

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Chamber Winds Director
May 2015 - Present
Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra

Direct, search for gigs, and manage the ambassador woodwind quintet group representing the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra at community events.

Substitute Clarinet Teacher
Jun 2013 - Present
Music Works Northwest

Substitute teach private clarinet lessons

Substitute Clarinetist
May 2013 - Present

Substitute clarinet player for various ensembles around the Puget Sound area. Some include The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, and Philharmonia Northwest.

Mar 2013 - Present
Olympia Symphony Orchestra

Play 2nd clarinet with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra

Lead Alto Saxophone
Jun 2012 - Present
Maple Valley Big Band

Play lead alto/clarinet with the Maple Valley Big Band

Clarinet Consultant
Sep 2011 - Present
Auburn School District

Lead and coach clarinet sectionals and woodwind ensembles. Teach private clarinet lessons.

Private Music Teacher
Sep 2011 - Present
Naomi F. Clarinet & Saxophone Studio

Teach private clarinet and saxophone lessons.

Reeds Coach
Sep 2010 - Present
Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra

Lead single reed sectionals for the MVYSO


Masters of Music in Conducting
May 2016 - Present
Messiah College
Music Performance
Sep 2002 - May 2006
Pacific Lutheran University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelor of Music
May 2006
Pacific Lutheran University

Bachelor of Music, emphasis on music performance


International Clarinet Association
Sep 2009

The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Naomi F.

Naomi plays with the Auburn Riverside High School Concert Band in 2012.
Photo by Naomi F.

Naomi plays with the Maple Valley Big Band

Photo by Naomi F.

Photo by Naomi F.

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