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Tina D.
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Beginner, Intermediate
I've played saxophone for about 20 years. I enjoy teaching all levels of saxophone students! Saxophone is a fun and versatile instrument.
About Tina D.

Hello! I've been teaching private lessons for over 15 years. I am Assistant Director of Bands at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. I have degrees in music education and conducting, and I was a high school music teacher & band director in the Philadelphia area for 7 years. I also work as a freelance musician. I'm looking forward to making music with you! Your lesson specifics are up to you! If you know what you want to learn, I'll help get you there. If you don't know where to start, I can lead you through the fundamentals and help you set goals. I like to keep things positive in music lessons. Music is, after all, for fun and enjoyment! I like to blend teaching technique and musicianship, while keeping things fun. If you're a beginner, we'll get started with all the fundamentals you need to begin making music. If you've been playing for a while, I'll help you perfect things you've been working on, expand your musical experience, and help you reach your fullest potential as a musician. Online lessons are a wonderful option! I am flexible with scheduling and allow changes up to 24-hours before a scheduled lesson.


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Posted Sep 15, 2021
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I really liked having Tina as my teacher. She was patient and kind. I feel like I've really improved with my trumpet playing thanks to her.

Posted Sep 11, 2021
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I thought she was great.

Posted Mar 30, 2021
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Assistant Director of Bands
Jul 2021 - Present
University of South Florida
Director of the USF Concert Band Director of the Rumble Pep Band Assistant Director of the Herd of Thunder Marching Band I teach courses in conducting and music education
Band Director/Music Teacher
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Ridley High School
I taught high school concert band and marching band, as well as music theory and other general music subjects.
Clarinet Teacher
Jan 2008 - Dec 2009
Nelly Berman Music School
I taught private clarinet lessons at this music school.
Doctor of Musical Arts
Jul 2018 - May 2021
University of Miami
Masters of Music
Sep 2014 - May 2018
Wind Conducting
Bachelor of Music, Music Education
Sep 2006 - May 2010
Temple University
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Music, K-12
May 2010
Temple University
First Prize - Conducting Competition - Premio Frederick Fennell Concorso Internazionale per Direttori d'Orchestra di Fiati
Nov 2021
Premio Frederick Fennell Concorso Internazionale per Direttori d'Orchestra di Fiati
National Association for Music Education
Jan 2010
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.
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
Jan 2010
PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME.

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