Roddy Terrell

Roddy T.

Raleigh, NC

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I teach Alto Sax specifically but can teach the other saxophones as well.
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Roddy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I began playing Clarinet in middle school band. I quickly discovered that music was what I wanted to do with my life. Through years of hard work, I began to make that dream a reality. I studied Clarinet Performance with Robert Chesebro at Furman University where I earned my Bachelors degree in Music Performance. I began teaching at this time and loved every minute of it. From there I went to LSU for graduate school and studied with Robert DiLutis.

I joined the US Army as a Clarinet player and spent 4 years performing with the 82nd Airborne Division All-American Band and Chorus.

I love teaching and I love making music. I've had many different experiences that I believe contribute to my teaching style in positive ways. My only goal in teaching is the success of my students. If you learn anything new from me then I consider that a success.

Let's make music together!

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Army Musician
Dec 2013 - Dec 2017
United States Army

Private Teacher
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

I taught private lessons, group lessons, and marching band in Louisiana and South Carolina.


Masters Degree in Business Administration
Nov 2015 - Mar 2018
Northeastern University
Bachelors Degree in Music Performance
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Furman University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Feb 2007

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Photos & Videos

Introduction video.
Christmas performance with the Army Ground Forces Band Clarinet Quartet in 2015.

Ceremonial Band performance for the All-American Review in 2015.
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6 Reviews

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Nagalingam Oct 5, 2018
Clarinet · In home

Roddy is a very talented and nice teacher.

Priya Apr 29, 2018
Audition Prep · In home

Roddy is a super clarinet instructor. Our son was seeking audition prep and building confidence in his technique. Roddy was always on time, polite and encouraging. He is a great communicator with children. He provided helpful guidance on the use of complementary tools such as a metronome. He recommended adjustments on the instrument which provided optimal play and made it easier for our son to achieve his goals. We would highly recommend Roddy as a Clarinet teacher without reservation.

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Ryan Mar 8, 2018
Clarinet · In home

Roddy arrives early. I am totally new to clarinet. Today's guidance has been very productive. He is a wonderful teacher of his trade, and I am glad that I found him on here. I would highly recommend him for lessons.

Gail Feb 7, 2018
Clarinet · In home

I'm Roddy's Mother, so I'm biased, but when he was growing up, we would watch a movie, & then he would play the music from the movie we just watched. With no written music. He's 'a very talented musician, & everyone says so.

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Paulette Jan 16, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

Roddy is a fantastic musician and teacher. He is patient yet firm, and is very fair and encouraging. As a band director, I would absolutely recommend him to my students. He is wonderful with students of all ages and ability levels.

Robert DiLutis Jan 15, 2018
Clarinet · In studio

Roddy is a wonderful teacher and mentor for students. He works well with students of all ages and is kind and disciplined. Exactly what most students need in a great teacher!
Prof. DiLutis
University of Maryland

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