Stephanie Muñoz
Boston, MA
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Stephanie Muñoz

Stephanie M.

Boston, MA
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Piano is one of the most beloved instruments and now it's time for YOU to learn how to play! We'll get you reading music and your hands working together in no time!

About Stephanie M.

Hello, and thank you for your interest!

My name is Stephanie, I am a teaching-artist from El Paso, Texas. I currently reside, perform and teach in the Boston and greater Boston area.

I am a recent graduate of The New England Conservatory of Music with a Masters and Graduate Diploma in Saxophone Performance. I received my Bacherlors in Music Education from New Mexico State University.

“A teaching artist, by definition, is a two-career professional: a working artist and a working educator. As a working artist is they are involved in an ongoing process of discovery, problem solving, discipline and refinement of skills in their discipline. As a working educator, it is essential that the artist is also developing a knowledge base and skills to be an effective partner in education. Achieving a meaningful balance between these two professions, whereby one feeds the other, is an ongoing process that requires a deepening awareness for the teaching artist of what their teaching brings to their art and what their art teaches them about learning.”

I am devoted and dedicated to helping find each of my students' strengths, weaknesses and style of learning. Once I have identified these traits, I am able to develop lessons and repertoire that helps each students become the most efficient learner and best musician they can be.

I pride myself in creating a fun and safe learning environment in which I establish a firm musical foundation for my students. Lessons include: scales, etudes, articulation, dynamic and sight reading exercises, standard repertoire, recording and analyzing performances, music history lessons, and exploration of the sounds, genres and artists of saxophone/flute/clarinet/piano.

Simultaneously, my students cultivate many other skills while learning how to play their instrument. Students enhance their fine motor skills and ability to memorize, students increase their overall self-confidence and become self-sufficient and creative problem solvers. I am passionate about educating and empowering my students and I enjoy connecting with a wide array of musicians of all ages, playing levels and backgrounds.

Feel free to contact me to inquire about lessons, I hope to hear from you soon!

Stephanie

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Sabine
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Great!

Posted May 1, 2020
ellen
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I'm an older student (old actually) who started piano 2 years ago with Stephanie . She is great for a beginning student. Knows how to teach. Is encouraging, but demanding enough to keep me on my toes. Just wonderful and a thoroughly lovely person.

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Jon S.
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Stephanie is a patient, knowledgeable, enthusiastic educator and collaborator who loves to perform and teach. I had the honor of working with her for nearly four years while we pursued similar degrees at New Mexico State University. She consistently brought a level of maturity and preparedness beyond her age to our rehearsals and practices. If I was limited to only one word to describe her, it would be "professional".

Posted Oct 30, 2017
Christine
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I very much enjoyed my lesson!
Stephanie is very personable and patient! Can't wait until next week!

Posted Sep 21, 2017
Paige
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My first lesson was great. Stephanie is patient and makes you feel comfortable.

Posted Jun 19, 2017
Billie
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Stephanie is not only an incredible saxophonist, but a great teacher as well. She's cheerful and upbeat and really encouraging! I really enjoyed working with her over the course of a semester on a directed goal. I found her teaching methodology to be very flexible and she was open to finding different ways to help me learn to play a vibrato. I also learned many technical details about playing saxophone that surprised me and made me a better player. I would recommend her with enthusiasm.

Posted May 7, 2017
Cynthia
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Very patient!!!!

Posted Apr 15, 2017
Halsey B.
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She is patient and tries to find new and creative ways to improve learning. She doesnt just teach to simply learn just enough to play an instrument but rather to master not only the instrument but the whole philosophy and theory around music as well..Simply put her teaching style is that of attending a music college but much much less spent and more one on one instruction

Posted Jun 7, 2016
Halsey B.
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She is patient and tries to find new and creative ways to improve learning. She doesnt just teach to simply learn just enough to play an instrument but rather to master not only the instrument but the whole philosophy and theory around music as well..Simply put her teaching style is that of attending a music college but much much less spent and more one on one instruction

Posted Jun 7, 2016
Austin B.

I went to New England Conservatory with Stephanie, and I have to say that she is one of the most supportive colleges I have ever met. She is extremely dedicated to her students, even to the point that even in social settings she will be texting her students words of encouragement and asking about their progress. She has an incredible work ethic and an infectiously positive attitude.

Posted May 25, 2015
Brad R.
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Stephanie isn't just a great player. Her compassion and open personality make her a great teacher as well. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone.

Posted Mar 3, 2015
Karen Q.
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I hired Stephanie to work with me at Lynn Middle School as a woodwind technician for one semester, Spring 2012. Stephanie was always punctual, organized, and outstanding with the kids. She immediately set up a fun and safe environment for them to learn. Her work was excellent. We were preparing for our district Music Performance Assessment Festival and received Superior ratings. I have no doubt we owe part of that rating to her hard work. She really goes above and beyond, on one occasion I had to miss my afternoon classes for jury duty and she ran rehearsal without any problems. I wish we still had Stephanie in our district. I highly recommend her.

Posted Mar 2, 2015

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Experience

Music Director
Sep 2018 - Present

Boston Public Schools

Teaching Artist
Aug 2016 - Present

The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Teaching Artists in the Urban Voices program use choral repertoire from the operatic canon as well as different cultures, genres, and time periods, to build music literacy, text comprehension, and listening skills. Students also explore rhythm, pitch, harmony, and notation through performance. The program is designed to foster connections with existing classroom curriculum.

Teaching Artist
Sep 2015 - Present

Young Audiences of Massachusetts

Teaching Artists of the Young Audiences of Massachusetts (YAMA) are on site at the Gardner Pilot School for Friday Arts. Friday Arts is a weekly in-school arts learning residency program in which the entire Gardner Pilot School student body participates in art-making (music, dance, theater, visual arts, storytelling) every Friday morning, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM, throughout the school year. Friday Arts is a successful eight year collaboration between Young Audiences of Massachusetts and the Gardner Pilot Academy. YAMA provides 12 teaching artists for this program.

Woodwind and Piano Instructor
May 2014 - Present

Boston School of Music Arts

Private Saxophone Instructor
Jan 2006 - Present

Self - Employed

Recorder Instructor
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Youth and Family Enrichment Services Inc. (YOFES)

Woodwind Instructor
Sep 2013 - May 2014

Boston Public Schools - Margarita Muniz Academy

Student Teacher
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

Las Cruces Public Schools - Mesilla Park Elementary

Education

Graduate Diploma
Sep 2015 - Present

The New England Conservatory of Music

Master of Music
Aug 2013 - Present

The New England Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2007 - Dec 2012

New Mexico State University

Languages

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

K - 12 Music Education
Oct 2012

New Mexico State University

Certified to teach general music, chorus, orchestra, and band for grades K-12.
NMTA Teaching License K - 12 Music
Oct 2012

New Mexico Teaching Assesments

Certified to teach band, orchestra, choral and general music grades K - 12.

Awards

Dean's List
May 2014

The New England Conservatory of Music

The Beneficent Society Scholarship
Apr 2014

The New England Conservatory of Music

The Community Performances and Partnerships Teaching Fellowship
Sep 2013

The New England Conservatory of Music

Affiliations

North American Saxophone Alliance
Sep 2008
The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common interest in the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance's emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.
Music Teachers National Association
Mar 2008
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.

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