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Rebecca T.
Syracuse, New York
Play the saxophone with finesse: Learn from an expert with 20 years of experience
Students can expect structured music lessons that help them play the music they want to play! We will always follow a format of focusing on fundamentals, scales and technique, concert band and/or jazz band music, and fun music.
About Rebecca T.

If you're looking for a dynamic and experienced virtual music teacher, let's talk! I have taught students of all ages to love and appreciate the wonderful world of music through clarinet, saxophone, flute, and oboe. My past students have won placements in performing arts high schools, won superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble, and been admitted to college music programs! Clarinet is my specialty, and I do teach all woodwind instruments as a public school music teacher and as a teacher with Music and Arts. It brings me so much joy to see students progress. In lessons, we'll custom tailor your learning experience to what YOU want to learn. We'll learn with fundamentals so we can master and play YOUR favorite types of music. All about me: I've been playing clarinet for 20 years, teaching clarinet for 10 years, and teaching woodwinds for 10 years. I am very proud to be a University of Florida graduate with a Masters of Music in clarinet performance and music theory. My 7 years of experience as a public school music teacher help me create skills-based lessons to help students grow from where they are. I know what your band directors want to hear, and I am familiar with band method books and band literature. I would love to help you enjoy music by learning clarinet, flute, saxophone, or oboe!

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2013

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Master's Degree in Clarinet Performance, Music Theory

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My child was so excited after his lesson and couldn't wait to continue practicing what he had just learned. Rebecca was patient, but challenged him. She encouraged him and I could hear the difference after just one lesson.

Posted Aug 26, 2021
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Great lessons, looking forward to the next ones!

Posted Jun 17, 2021
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Rebecca is phenomenal for private lessons for all ages. She is very patient and makes learning the clarinet fun. She is detail oriented and will help you be the best you can be while still being encouraging and helpful. Rebecca gives clear feedback and suggestions to fix issues, she also is very knowledgeable about repertoire and new opportunities for playing. I would recommend her to everyone I known interested in clarinet.

Posted Mar 22, 2021
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Music Teacher
May 2021 - Present
State of New York
I teach general music for the local school district.
Music Teacher
Aug 2013 - Jan 2021
State of Florida
I am a five year veteran of teaching music in public schools. I have taught band and choir in middle and high school. My favorite is teaching elementary general music and musical theater.
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2017 - May 2019
University of Florida
I taught clarinet skills to undergraduate music education majors, taught non-major clarinet lessons, and did lessons and sectionals in the greater Gainesville area.
Substitute Clarinet
Aug 2017 - May 2019
Gainseville Orchestra
Substitute clarinet for a wonderful local orchestra and got to play some fun concerts, including the children's concert.
Master's Degree in Clarinet Performance, Music Theory
Jul 2017 - May 2019
University of Florida
Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Stetson University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Music K-12
May 2021
New York BOCES
World Music Pedagogy
Jul 2017
Smithsonian Institution
Completed certification course in World Music Pedagogy through the University of Washington and the Smithsonian Institution.
Music K-12
Jun 2012
FL Department of Education
Nominee for Rookie Arts Teacher of the Year
Feb 2020
Osceola Arts
Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2020
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
International Clarinet Association
Jul 2017
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.
Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Jan 2010
Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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