Valerie Nuzzolo
Lansing, MI
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Valerie Nuzzolo

Valerie N.

Lansing, MI
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching for 10 years, ranging from beginners through advanced players. Each lesson is catered towards the needs of the student - we can work on specific repertoire for an upcoming performance or just learn all of your favorite songs! Send me a message, and I will look forward to making music together!

About Valerie N.

American clarinetist Valerie is an enthusiastic performer and teacher, who has performed throughout the United States and abroad. Most recently, she completed a Masters Degree in clarinet performance from Ithaca College. While in New York, she was directly involved in several premiere performances and recordings for many different composers in that area for solo, chamber, and orchestral writing. She has performed with the Ithaca College Orchestra, Opera Pit Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble, as well as the Ithaca New Music Collective, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and several chamber groups of many different combinations. She was awarded an assistantship from Ithaca College that allowed her to teach clarinet and pedagogy to undergraduate music education majors as well as non-majors.

During her undergraduate studies, Valerie lived in Cleveland, Tennessee, where she completed a Bachelors Degree in Music Education at Lee University. While there, she performed with the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Opera Theatre Pit Orchestra, as well as subbed with the Kingsport Symphony Orchestra. In December of 2014, she was fortunate enough to tour Japan as a member of Advent Now!, a student formed group of 10 musicians who performed holiday themed concerts throughout the country.

This past summer, Valerie moved to Lansing, Michigan, where she currently studies with Guy Yehuda in pursuit of her Doctorate from Michigan State University. Previous instructors include Richard Faria, Peter Cain, and Mindy Dragovitch. She very much enjoys her studies at MSU so far, and looks forward to seeing where this new journey takes her!


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Valerie is helping my daughter prepare for an audition. She has been playing for 7 years. Valerie has been very helpful giving her useful tips. Fingers crossed.

Posted Feb 10, 2020


Doctorate of Musical Arts
Aug 2019 - Present

Michigan State University

Master of Music Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Ithaca College

Bachelors of Music Education
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Lee University

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