Valenci Adair

Valenci A.

Grand Junction, CO

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About

Valenci delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 1990

Graduate of Mesa State College with a BA in music performance....classical & jazz guitar & vocal emphasis. Teaching private, group and ensemble music through the Valenci A. Music Studio since 1990.

*** Lesson Details ***
Private instruction is focused on the individual's preference for style of music. Theory and technique for chosen instrument(s) are covered and creating your own music is encouraged through writing, performing and recording.

Ensembles are created to give students the experience of performing larger works of music, part reading and solo work with accompaniment.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The Valenci A. Music Studio consists of two instruction rooms. #1 is the piano and voice studio....also a computer for music writing program and recording. #2 is the guitar & bass studio....also used for group and ensembles. This room is equipped with a bass, electric guitar and acoustic amplifiers.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students must have their own instrument in the lesson and at home. The piano and amplifiers are available in lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Each lesson is tailored to each individual student's desires and goals. From this I create a program for that student.

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Experience

Long Term Music Substitute
Sep 2000 - May 2002
Mesa County School District 51

Taught kindergarten and 4th grade required grade level music. Included: singing, playing rhythm instruments, recorders, and movement to music.
Performed bi-annual and Christmas Programs for the school and parents.
Also taught music creativity, movement and singing to the special needs class....ages 5-9.

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Guitar Instructor
Sep 1993 - May 1999
Mesa State College

Taught private classical guitar students for the Mesa State College Music Department and guitar as an elective study.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Music Performance.....
Mar 1988 - May 1992
Mesa State College

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4 Reviews

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Holli N. Feb 24, 2014
Guitar ·

Great with kids

My husband and I drove the extra 45 minutes once a week to make sure our children could have the best guitar lessons possible. We LOVED our experience with Valenci. Very knowledgeable and skilled, Valenci was able to answer any questions we had. She is great with children, patient and understanding when they don't understand the material. Our two oldest children, 12 and 9 years old loved that they felt comfortable and at home, making for a more suitable playing and learning environment. HIGHLY recommend Valenci for lessons of any type!

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Stacie D. Jan 8, 2014
Guitar ·

Wonderful teacher.

Is a wonderful teacher with the ability to teach children or adults. Making learning interesting and fun.

Beth L. Dec 25, 2013
Guitar ·

I've know Valenci for 20 years. She is a creative accomplished musician!

I've know Valenci for 20 years. She is a creative accomplished musician! Excellent teacher for children and adults.

Sarah P. Dec 22, 2013
Classical Guitar ·

An Unusually Gifted and Creative Teacher

A few rare people in this world have a special gift for teaching: Valenci Adair is one of those people.

Valenci has been my friend, teacher and "second mom" for nearly 10 years. I started taking guitar and voice lessons with Valenci in high school and I continue to have lessons periodically when I'm home from college. Valenci tailors her teaching style to the needs of individual students, and she has a mysterious way of bringing out the best in people. She is forever exploring and experimenting, and her enthusiasm and creativity are contagious.

In addition to teaching me guitar, voice, and music theory, Valenci encouraged me to write music and helped me get more comfortable sharing with others. Thanks to Valenci's guidance, I chose to major in classical guitar performance and am now pursing a master's degree in music composition. I'm very grateful for all her help and support over the years!

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