Sutton Hennessy

Sutton H.

Denton, TX
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About

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Sutton delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5 to 25

Teaching since:
December 2011

Hello!
My Name is Sutton, I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor in Music Degree. I teach Music at a public school working with 5th and 6th graders. I always strive to have Music be fun and enjoyable, while it also be a challenge so growth can take place. I am very gentle spirit with a humorous side.

I've been playing Saxophone for 23 years now and studied the instrument at UNT as my profession. I've played various styles with Classical being my strong suit and Jazz being second. I focus on Alto Saxophone but I also have a Tenor and Soprano and can teach those. I can Teach Baritone Saxophone as well but I do not have one on me to help students along with playing. I've played for the UNT concert band and have done various solos and quartets.

I've played the Piano for 12 years now and have taught it the most. I focus on the aspects of Music while teaching the skill of the instrument. I have played it mostly for fun and for teaching, no major performances.

I have been singing for 15 years and currently teach the choirs at my public School. I focus on good singing style to help students project and find tonal centers.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the students to own their own instruments or will learn more about their instruments. I can help guide students to what instruments to buy or rent if they wish.

*** Specialties ***
Classical saxophone, Voice and Piano. I also do Beginner Flute, Clarinet, and Oboe.

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Experience

Music Teacher
Aug 2014 - Present
ISD

I teach music in a public school in the area. I work on Vocal Performance and Music Theory to Elementary students. I also teach basic instruments and concepts to the children.

Piano Teacher
Jan 2005 - Dec 2007
Private

Taught various students Piano around the Little Elm, Frisco area. Had about 10 students various ages and enjoyed teaching them everything about the piano and music. Worked on a balance of reading, writing, and playing.

Education

Music EC-12
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Texas Teachers
Bachelor of Arts Music
Aug 2005 - Aug 2012
University of North Texas

Awards

Louis Armstrong Award
May 2004
Papillion LaVista High School

Affiliations

Texas Music Educators Association
Aug 2014

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Nov 2005

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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Boy Scouts of America
Aug 1994

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Photos & Videos

Song Of Storms from Zelda on piano

2 Reviews

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Julia May 8, 2017
Piano · In studio

Sutton was very nice and not too strict. Really focused on having fun with the lesson.

Hermes Feb 15, 2017
Piano · In home

Sutton is a great teacher. He's been teaching me piano for almost a month now, and I feel like I've made important improvents. We started 3 weeks ago and I did not know how to play or read sheet, basically, we started from 0. He knows how to teach people, and he also understands that piano takes time to learn. Great guy, I highly recommend.

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