Spencer Brooks

Spencer B.

Highland Park, NJ
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Spencer delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2012

I hold a bachelors of music from Mason Gross, School of the Arts at Rutgers University. I have training in both vocal, as well as instrumental music and am proud to be a Music Teacher.

For the past 7 years, I have taught in various settings as a music teacher, and in each environment, I have honed in on my craft to improve my skills. I have also had some wonderful private students. One of whom is currently studying at Mason Gross, as she hopes to also become a music educator.

I regularly teach beginning Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone Horn, as well as Vocal studies and Music Theory. I am looking forward to having the chance to work with you and help you continue to grow musically towards whatever goals you may wish to achieve.

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Experience

Instrumental Music Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present
Woodbridge School District

Run weekly small group instrumental lessons, as well as large instrumental ensemble in each building I visit.

Vocal Music Teacher
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Woodbridge School District

Taught Grade 1-5 Vocal Music classes, as well as Chorus and Recorder Ensemble rehearsals.

Vocal Music Teacher
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Roselle Public Schools

Taught Grades 1-6 Vocal Music classes.

Music Teacher
Jan 2012 - Jun 2013
Cranford Public Schools

Taught Grades 4-8 instrumental music lessons as well as Elementary General Music Classes. I also led Elementary, Middle school, and Jazz Band rehearsals

Education

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Mason Gross, School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Teacher
Sep 2012
NJ DOE

Affiliations

American Choral Directors Association
Sep 2007

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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New Jersey Music Educators Association
Sep 2007

The mission of the New Jersey Music Educators Association is the advancement of music instruction in New Jersey's educational institutions at all levels that provide in-service and enrichment opportunities for practicing and retired teachers and prospective music educators, as well as sponsoring various festivals and all-state performing groups for K-12 students.

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National Association for Music Education
Sep 2007

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Barbershop Harmony Society
Nov 2005

It’s music in a very pure form created with nothing but human voices coming together to create a rich and satisfying texture that is pleasing to the ears and invigorating to the soul. Barbershop allows you to find your voice and be a part of creating something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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3 Reviews

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Dina Jul 3, 2018
Music Theory · In studio

Mr. Brooks is an amazing teacher. He helped my daughter find the right instrument and was encouraging and engaged throughout. Mr. Brooks is one of the most dedicated professionals, who always looks for creative solutions!

Amanda Jul 2, 2018
Music Theory · In studio

Mr. Brooks was incredible instrumental music instructor for my son. As my husband (a drummer) was unable to teach my son we did not think he had a “knack” for drumming. However, with Mr. Brooks’ guidance he excelled and was even accepted into our school district’s gifted and talented music program. Mr. Brooks is a talented educator who passes along his passion and excitement for music. My son looked forward to his lessons every week and became a talented player with his guidance.

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Joella Jul 2, 2018
Hebrew · In studio

Spencer Brooks is truly a very special educator! He connects with his students. They know he cares about them educationally and as people. My daughter always felt comfortable in class expressing herself. Spencer is fun, caring, and a wonderful role model for his students. My daughter was incredibly lucky to have him as her teacher for over 3 years.

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