Vivian Lewis
Wilmington, NC
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Vivian Lewis

Vivian L.

Wilmington, NC
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced Trombone teacher of 2 years available for eager beginners! I structure my lessons in such a way that students are able to learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of technical ability and excellent musicianship. I specialize in concert band and orchestral styles of music, however I can teach jazz styles as well. For beginning students I typically use Measures of Success Book #1: Trombone. For intermediate students I recommend Standard of Excellence book #2 and book #3.

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!
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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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Carolyn
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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 26, 2021
Suzanne Konkle
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My daughter really enjoys her lessons with Vivian. She provides a warm and supportive environment for learning. I can definitely see improvement in my daughter's skill level.

Posted Feb 8, 2021
Xiobhan V.
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My girl has learn a lot. Awesome teacher.

Posted Feb 7, 2021
Anna
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Very friendly, very professional and patient. My daughter is very excited for next class.

Posted Jan 17, 2021
Craig/ Sarah S.
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Posted Jan 7, 2021
Sandra Guzman
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My son Franklin and I love the experience he had by having Ms. Lewis as his clarinet instructor, in a very short time he went from not knowing anything about the instrument to making to the the county competition but unfortunately it was canceled due to COVID-19. I do absolutely recommend her! She is very professional, kind, and cares about her students!!

Posted Dec 27, 2020
Sommer
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Vivian is the absolute BEST. She is so full of patience, kindness, laughter, and talent! I could not have chosen a better instructor for my daughter. Vivian goes above and beyond all expectations, every time. I am consistently impressed with both of them. Her passion for teaching shines through every lesson! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Posted Dec 14, 2020
Aryn K.
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Vivian has been a wonderful ukulele teacher for my 8 year old daughter. She looks forward to her lessons. Vivian has a great rapport with her and is moving at just the right pace.

Posted Dec 12, 2020
Porchia
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Vivian has been awesome for my 13 year old who is learningthe flute. I was worried because she was getting started so late but, I was amazed by how quickly she was able to pick up on how to read music! Vivian always provides me with details of the lesson and what my daughter should work on for the next session. My daughter loves her online lessons and I love how convenient they are for our hectic family life. If I every decide to learn an instrument, I know exactly where I'm going!

Posted Dec 3, 2020
Kendal
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Her teaching was engaging, kind and enthusiastic. My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson and making it a fun experience is very important to us. Thank you.

Posted Nov 5, 2020
Rosa D C.
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Thank you for an awesome lesson!

Posted Oct 24, 2020
Aryn K.
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you are the best ukelele teacher in the world

Posted Oct 10, 2020
Summer
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My 12 year old daughter has taken several lessons taught by Vivian and has benefited greatly from those lessons. Vivian has been patient, encouraging and committed to helping her to not only learn the fundamentals but to guide her to grow in her knowledge of music theory and practicality of music making. My daughter's interest in music, and more broadly, her sense of the value of dedication and discipline have been positively impacted from being taught by Vivian. I unequivocally recommend Vivian as an able, skilled and goal oriented instructor,

Posted Sep 20, 2020
Susan
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My daughter just had her second ukulele lesson with Viviene. She is vey encouraging, patient, flexible, really nice, response and great with kids! We would definitely recommend her!!

Posted Jul 28, 2020
Vin
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My son says that she’s very encouraging, and he feels like she really wants to teach him. From a parents perspective Vivian is very positive and so far seems to be the right teacher for my son.

Posted Jun 16, 2020
Van D.
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Posted Jun 2, 2020
Jocelyn
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Posted Mar 18, 2020
Rich Furman
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Super helpful. Good focus on basics. Professional.

Posted Feb 5, 2020

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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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