- Teaches students:
- and Ages 10 to 17
- Teaching since:
- June 2010
I'd love to have a few more students to build my studio in the Bay Area! I currently play Alto Saxophone with the San Francisco Wind Ensemble. I sing and conduct choir at church, and play clarinet with ensembles from time to time. I have my Bachelors in Music Education and I've taught at both the middle school and high school levels. I currently have saxophone, flute, and clarinet students and am looking for more!
I studied Saxophone at BYU with Dr. Ray Smith, who is a pupil of Eugene Rousseau, arguably the best classical saxophonist of our time. And I played in countless large and small ensembles there. I know I can be a great music teacher for you, focusing on the basics and making sure proper technique and musicality is always addressed. I strive to help each individual student with their needs. I will challenge you, but we ll be sure to move at your own pace. I feel my years of experience playing and teaching build a great foundation for me to be your best private music teacher. We'll focus on appropriate repertoire, technique, and work toward yearly recitals.
Why should I choose you as my saxophone teacher in San Mateo?
I have nearly 2 decades of experience playing saxophone. I graduated from BYU with my bachelors in music education and saxophone. I had my teaching credentials in UT as well. I have taught at both middle school and high school levels. I play at the professional level with the San Francisco Wind Ensemble.
Do you have references?
I can give you references when you contact me. I also had my teaching credentials in UT so I went through all of the clearance for that as well.
I am currently the Choir Director at my church. This is a position I love, and have done in the past as well.
I've sang in various interfaith choirs in the Bay Area. And I have performed with countless choirs throughout my life. Singing is another passion of mine.
Teach saxophone and beginning clarinet and flute
Play Alto Saxophone and Clarinet with the San Francisco Wind Ensemble
Student taught at Centennial Middle School and American Fork High School in UT.
Vanessa is a wonderful teacher. She taught my son for a year and helped him to make so much progress in his performance. She is a very patient and knowledgeable educator who knows how to motivate her students to reach their potential. Thank you so much, Vanessa, for your great job!!!+ Read More
Vanessa is an outstanding teacher and really connects to her students! She is top-rated and I just wish I found her earlier!! Thank you Vanessa for all of your strength, support, and knowledge!!