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Vivian L.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been studying music ever since I picked up the trumpet in the 6th grade, 15 years ago. I took AP music theory courses in high school as well as 4 semesters of music theory courses while attending East Carolina University. I can teach you notation, the parts of the music staff, chords, chord inversions, key signatures, the Circle of 5ths, cadences, and more! These lessons will be tailored to your needs and of course your overall goals. I will let you set the pace and I will be there to inspire you and guide you along the way! So, what are you waiting for?? Let's dive into some music theory!! :)
About Vivian L.

Hello and welcome to my TakeLessons profile! My name is Vivian and I have been teaching private lessons on various instruments since 2013. I have also been teaching professionally in public schools since 2015. I play and teach several instruments including Ukulele, French Horn, Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone, Flute and I also love to sing! In 2015 I graduated with honors from East Carolina University, earning my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. My students can expect to see improvement week to week in their playing technique. Every musician learns at their own pace, and I will treat you as the individual that you are. I can help any beginner no matter what sort of musical experience they bring to the table! There is no greater joy for me than seeing a student smile and shine when they master a new note, song, or technique. It is those precious lightbulb moments that made me fall in love with teaching! --- Some "Fun Facts" about me: *I LOVE to play video games!!! (Xbox1, Mobile, and PC) *I'm a bookworm and I am always reading something new *I have 2 dogs, their names are Ollie and Lily *I listen to ALL kinds of music! Yes I really do mean ALL!!! I listen to Pop, R&B, Jazz, Rock, Reggaeton, Rap, Classical, Country, Oldies, Bluegrass, Alternative, Funk, Techno....the list goes on forever!

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Vivian is a very sweet person who is interested in her student and works at every level to understand the requirements of the student and meet those requirements in the best way. She is encouraging, understanding, and also a good listener -- conscientiously responding to details. Today was just our first intro lesson and I'm sure that I will learn a lot from her! Thank you so much Vivian for your kindness!

Posted Jul 23, 2021
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Vivian makes learning the clarinet fun and I look forward to every lesson. She has already taught me new notes and songs after just five lessons. She was also open to incorporating music from my favorite movies (Harry Potter) into my lesson plans. The music is more advanced for me and so I really appreciate Vivian’s patience and her demonstrations so I know exactly what to play for each song. I’m glad to have Vivian as my teacher.

Posted Mar 30, 2021
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My 12 year old son has been taking clarinet lessons with Vivian for almost two months. At his first lesson he could barely play one note. I've been so impressed with his improvement every week. My son says, "she's very helpful and understanding." We highly recommend!

Posted Feb 27, 2021
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Experience
Band Director, Choir Director, and General Music Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present
County Schools
I have been teaching middle school band, choir, world drumming, and ukulele classes since 2017. During my time as a middle school level music educator I have taught and interacted with 250+ students!
Music Educator
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Greene County Schools
After graduating from East Carolina University I worked as a music educator at an elementary school for two years. During this time I worked with students age 5 to 8 teaching general music concepts such as basic rhythm reading and vocal training.
Education
Music Education
Aug 2011 - Apr 2015
East Carolina University
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Certifications
Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Apr 2015
East Carolina University
Awards
Magna Cum Laude
May 2015
East Carolina University
Affiliations
Kappa Kappa Psi
Feb 2011
Founded on the campus of Oklahoma State University on November 27, 1919, Kappa Kappa Psi is a guiding light with which band students can grow, learn, and develop themselves and their band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi is an organization of opportunity and quality, brimming with historic, well-developed leadership and membership programming that students use to become great leaders, better band members and better adapted young adults prepared for what lies ahead of them.

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