Victoria Newton
Urbandale, IA
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Victoria Newton

Victoria N.

Urbandale, IA
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Levels taught:
Beginner
Due to the pandemic, I am only offering online/virtual lessons.

In the Picture/Video section of my profile I provide 2 free 45 minute lessons! Clarinet Tips and Tricks for Beginners and Introduction to Clarinet.

I have played the clarinet for 22+ years. I have performed with local (SEIBA), collegiate (Central College & University of Iowa), and state (Iowa) honor bands with the clarinet. I specialize in beginner students (all ages) who are just learning and beginning with the clarinet as well as those students that are returning to the instrument.

About Victoria N.

Hi, there! My name is Victoria and I cannot wait to meet you! I love sharing my passion for music with beginners and helping them navigate beginning to play the clarinet or returning to the clarinet after a break (whether that break is summer break or a life break). I have been playing the clarinet for over 22+ years and giving music lessons since 2017.

Please also take a moment to view the videos on my profile as I answer some frequently asked questions that are asked through my profile. Feel free to message me with any additional questions that you have!

I love helping my students work toward their individual goals and overcoming challenges. I have helped students audition and make the Iowa All-State Band, play songs that students want to play/perform, help with memorization of scales, teach beginner fundamentals of music and the clarinet, helped students audition for college music programs and prepare for solo/ensemble contests. I work with your goals to help craft a lesson plan that is specific to you.

I have performed with local (SEIBA), collegiate (Central College & University of Iowa), and state (Iowa) honor bands with the clarinet.

Fun Facts:
* I have a rescue dog whose name was Princess in the shelter. I couldn't take her "title" away, so her full title is "Princess Molly of Merriam" - Call her Molly :)
* I also play the tuba, flute, marimba/bells, valve trombone & piano
* I love home projects
* I took my passion for performing and let it help me pay for college!

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Arnav J.
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Very good at teaching Clarinet.

Posted Sep 24, 2020
Kenan
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Victoria is an amazing teacher!

Posted Aug 23, 2020
Sophia
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My daughter loves taking lessons with Victoria!

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Colton H.
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My son Colton really enjoyed his 1st lesson an is looking forward to the next few

Posted Aug 10, 2020
Melissa M.
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What a great first lesson! I never would have learned all that in a book. I'm excited to practice all the techniques I learned and see how I progress!

Posted Aug 10, 2020
Rick Bursky
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... a wonderful class ...

Posted Jul 22, 2020
Leah
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My son has been taking clarinet lessons with Victoria since the beginning of the school year. He absolutely loves his lessons! Victoria is very good with kids, patient and kind and helpful. My son has improved way more in his lessons with Victoria than even his time in band class. We highly recommend her!!!!

Posted May 6, 2020
Elle
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Amazing first lesson. Adapted quickly to where my student is in her learning!

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Alyssa
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I have not played my clarinet for many years and after some research, I decided to give Victoria a try. I am so happy I did! My first lesson went great and I look forward to the many lessons to come.

Posted Jan 1, 2020
Cam
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I've had several lessons with Victoria now and can't say enough about her. I am doing so much better after many years away from bass clarinet and am about to audition for a local concert band here in town. I'm very excited about the progress I've made and I credit her with not only helping me get there, but keeping me motivated and learning the music well. Highly recommend!

Posted Aug 19, 2019
Cam
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I'm on my third lesson and really enjoying them. Victoria and I have a great rapport and the lessons are filled with learning, laughter (mostly because I can laugh easily at my mistakes, not HER laughing at me!!), and they are so fun! I'm doing super well because she is able to tailor her teaching style to my learning style. I can't say enough how much this helps. Looking forward to the rest of my lessons!

Posted Jul 3, 2019
Charlotte F.
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Wonderful teacher! My daughter was a bit unsure about taking online lessons and continuing with the clarinet, but she is enthusiastically practicing between lessons now and making way more progress than she did with in-person lessons at school. We're so lucky to have Victoria as a teacher and highly recommend her.

Posted Jul 2, 2019
Sophia-Denise J.
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Excellent! My daughter love working with Victoria.

Posted Jun 19, 2019
Cam
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We had a blast! She's knowledgeable, funny, smart, and has a great teaching strategy. I'm really excited to continue my lessons with her!

Posted Jun 19, 2019
Oscar J.
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Thanks for helping

Posted Jun 19, 2019
Bryce P.
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A great first lesson! Victoria does a great job!

Posted Apr 24, 2019
Charlotte F.
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Posted Dec 26, 2018
Olivia G.
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Great lesson!

Posted Dec 12, 2018
Vontreale
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I have been taking online lessons with Victoria for 4 weeks. I am learning so much more than I anticipated. She is extremely knowledge in the language and foundations of music. More than that, she easily inspires and builds your confidence level.

Posted Dec 12, 2018
Vontreale
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Victoria made me feel so comfortable and at ease with learning the clarinet. I was hesitant about taking online lessons but she is building my confidence by making the lessons interactive and fun!

Posted Nov 14, 2018
Bryan
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Thank you!!!!

Posted Nov 10, 2018
Bryan
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Victoria is fantastic with Audrey. Audrey is progressing well and excited to continue learning which is the most important part.

Posted May 8, 2018
Bryan
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Thank you for helping me, You did a great job

Posted Mar 20, 2018
Praveena
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Posted Jan 4, 2018
Praveena
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Posted Jan 4, 2018
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Focused on my daughter's concerns and was very patient and encouraging. Thank you!

Posted Oct 19, 2017
Jaeden
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Victoria is a great instructor! She takes time going over things and offers many good suggestions for improving. She also makes up a plan for future lessons which is very helpful. Looking forward to more lessons with her!

Posted Sep 19, 2017

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Education

Communication Studies
Aug 2004 - Dec 2007

University of Iowa

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

John Philip Sousa Award
May 2004

Davis County Community High School

University of Iowa Honor Band
Feb 2004

University of Iowa

South Central Conference All-Conference Honor Band
Feb 2004

South Central Conference

SEIBA Honor Band 2004
Jan 2004

Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association

Central College Honor Band
Jan 2004

Central College

Iowa All State Band Alternate 2003
Oct 2003

Iowa High School Music Association

South Central Conference All-Conference Honor Band
Feb 2003

South Central Conference

Central College Honor Band
Jan 2003

Central College

SEIBA Honor Band 2003
Jan 2003

Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association

Iowa All State Band 2002
Oct 2002

Iowa High School Music Association

SEIBA Honor Band 2002
Jan 2002

Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association

SEIBA Honor Band 2001
Jan 2001

Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association

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