Tina Richerson

Tina R.

Kidder, MO
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether a new student of saxophone or you just want to brush up, we can make it fun and accessible.

We will focus on scales, etudes and duets, tone production and understanding music theory and how to read music. We will also use popular songs as a way to learn. Why spend time playing something you don't love?

About Tina R.

There is nothing I love more than helping my students become the musician they want to become! I feel that Music is the perfect medium and discipline to help grow a persons intellect and character and self confidence. I place high value establishing a close rapport with my students to ensure the best possible experience. Music is magic and it is my goal to give each student the tools they need to make the music from in their soul.

As a musicians musician and performer I am well versed in many genera's and styles of music. Classically trained, I crossed the tracks to study jazz and improvisation. Along the way I have played in Salsa Bands, Big Bands, Chamber Ensembles, Jazz Combo's, Wedding bands, Brazilian Bands, Indie Rock Bands, Rock Bands, and even a Circus Band! I am a composer and arranger and love to write music specific to the ensembles I work with and for my students alike.

I am a professional musician and hold a Masters Degree in Saxophone Performance. I have been teaching private instructions in classical and jazz studies for 19 years.

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Mary
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Tina is always positive. Accepts your playing for where you are, and plots your path accordingly. She is creative in her assignments. Adapts to my interests and abilities.

Posted Jul 25, 2020
Tina R.
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Tina is an inspiring musician and incredible teacher. I have been Tina's colleague, supervisor, and admirer for years. Her skills are impeccable, she gives her work 200% of her attention, and her dedication and enthusiasm are contagious, which makes her students successful.
Sarah Ferholt

Posted Aug 14, 2014

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Experience

Composer/Member/Performer
Nov 2003 - Present

The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet and Drums

Internationally acclaimed all female saxophone quartet and Drums has been touring internationally for over 20 years. I have been a member for 10. I have the honor of working with founding member Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie and Sue Orfield. We create some of the funnest music ever to come out of a saxophone quartet.

Education

Master of Music
Jan 1998 - May 2002

University of Washington

Bachelors of Music
Aug 1993 - May 1997

University of Idaho

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Best Outside Jazz
Feb 2004

Earshot Jazz Festival

Best Soloist
Feb 1997

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Jun 2003
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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