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Flute is a joy to play, for those simply looking for a hobby, and for more focused study.
As a music educator I have years of experience teaching privately and in classrooms, for individuals and groups. I craft lessons to the needs and interests of each student, to ensure they are getting the most of our time together. Many of my students enjoy, for example, video game and TV show music - so, these pieces are some of the repertoire we'll work on together. My goals as a teacher are to instill proper playing technique, guide how to shape the music, establish good practice habits, and above all find ways to connect students with the music they're studying. At the end of the day, we play music because it's fun!
As a professional musician, I have played in various ensembles including orchestras, opera companies, wind ensembles, chamber groups, musicals and more. The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO), presenting 3-5 concerts a year, has been my orchestral home since 2013 and I have had the privilege of playing principal oboe with them all throughout.
As a music educator I have years of experience teaching privately and in classrooms, for individuals and groups. I craft lessons to the needs and interests of each student, to ensure they are getting the most out of our time together. Many of my students enjoy, for example, video game and TV show music - so, these pieces are some of the repertoire we'll work on together. My goals as a teacher are to instill proper playing technique, guide how to
Master's in Music Performance, NYU
Bachelor's in Music Education, The College of New Jersey
*** Equipment ***
Students should own/rent their instrument, assigned methods book(s)/sheet music, reeds, reed soaking container (for oboe), a music stand, neck strap (saxes)
*** Specialties ***
Beginner to advanced students, note reading, phrase shaping, aural skills through "repeat after me" and playing together.
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My doctorate is in music and I have experience teaching music at multiple universities, as a public schools teacher, and as a private instructor. I've played classical and jazz flute in large and small ensembles for 10 years. For beginners, I recommend Essential Elements for Band, Book 1 for Flute. For all, I teach practice techniques for good fundamentals. For booking, please sign up with TakeLessons today, and then we'll arrange a mutually agreeable meeting time. I look forward to hearing from you!
Carl taught at Oklahoma State University as a Lecturer of Saxophone and Music Theory during Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert's sabbatical in Fall 2017. His duties included graduate saxophone lessons, graduate music theory review, graduate saxophone pedagogy, and saxophone studio class.
Prior to working at OSU, Carl was Instructor of Jazz and Saxophone at South Dakota State University from 2014-2017. His responsibilities included direct
Carl completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance at the University of Kansas in 2014, and his Master of Music Pedagogy and Performance from Oklahoma State University in 2011. He graduated from Harrah High School in 2002, earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2008, and was a 5th-12th grade Head Band Director at Fairview Public schools. He is currently a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, the Jazz Education Network, Music Teachers National Association, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and an Honorary Member of Tau Beta Sigma. He has held previous memberships with Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association.
While at KU, Carl was also a graduate teaching assistant for the saxophone studio and jazz studies program. His responsibilities included Assistant Director of the KU Jazz Festival, directing Jazz Ensembles II-III, directing Jazz Combo III-VI, directing Saxophone Quartets II-III, teaching private saxophone lessons, assisting in saxophone studio class, and teaching the music education woodwind methods course. His Lecture Recital Document, A Performer’s Analysis of Selected Jazz Works for Saxophone Quartet, featured an interview with Bob Mintzer. Carl was a member of KU Jazz Ensemble I, KU Saxophone Quartet I, and KU's Helianthus New Music Ensemble. As a member of KU's Jazz Ensemble 1, Carl has performed with Dave Douglas, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Alex Sipiagin, Steve Owen, Gary Foster, Steve Houghton, Clint Ashlock, David von Kampen, Peter Epstein, Jeff Miley, James Miley, Roger Shew, and Brian Hamada, Brandon Draper, Rich Wheeler, Beau Bledsoe, Jeff Harshbarger, and Matt Otto. In July 2014, Carl went on a European tour with KU Jazz Ensemble I featuring Steve Leisring and Deborah Brown. Together, they performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Vienne Jazz Festival in France, and performed in several cities in Germany. Recordings by this band resulted in KU winning the DownBeat Student Award (Graduate College Large Jazz Ensemble Division) in 2015.
While at OSU, Carl was a GTA for the saxophone studio and music theory programs. His responsibilities included Music Theory I-IV tutoring and grading, sight-singing grading, piano labs, classical and jazz saxophone lessons, saxophone quartet coaching, saxophone studio Webmaster, and saxophone studio class. Carl was a member of the OSU Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble 1. He had a regularly performing jazz trio and played in OSU's X2End saxophone quartet. The X2End quartet performed locally at the 2011 Navy Band Saxophone Symposium in Washington D.C., at the 2011 NASA Region IV Conference, and has won the state and division rounds of the 2010-2011 MTNA Chamber Music Competition. The X2End quartet went on to win the 3rd place prize at the national final round of the MTNA Chamber Music Competition. They also were the Division II Chamber Ensemble winners at the 2011 Hubbard Music Competition where they were awarded the 2nd place prize in the overall finals. Carl's final degree paper at OSU was a study of composer/performer collaboration. He traveled to Texas, Michigan, and Ohio to interview saxophonists and composers including David Dees, Peter Fischer, John Sampen, Marilyn Shrude, Joe Lulloff, and Charles Ruggiero. He has presented his lecture at the 2011 Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, the 2011 NASA Region IV Conference, and the 2012 OSU Single Reed Summit. As a member of OSU's Jazz Ensemble 1, he has performed with Bob Sheppard, Conrad Herwig, Wayne Bergeron, and Andy Martin.
While at SWOSU, Carl performed as a member of the marching band, wind ensemble, Jazz Ensemble A, saxophone quartet, and his own jazz combo named Five-Seven. As a member of SWOSU's Jazz Ensemble A, he has performed with Dan Haerle, Bob Bowman, Jack Mouse, Fred Forney, Janice Borla, Eddie Daniels, Pamela York, Lynn Seaton, Carl Allen, Dr. Michael Cox, Tom Williams, Dr. Robert Chambers, Dave Hanson, Drori Mondlak, Delores Williams, Byron Stripling, Frank Wess, Kenny Drew Jr., Dennis Mackrel, Bill Watrous, Rich Eames, Jennifer Leitham, and Randy Drake.
Carl's primary saxophone instructors have been Vince Gnojek, Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert, Dr. Ann Bradfield, Dr. Keith Talley, and William Rodney Hull. He has had additional instruction in lessons and masterclasses from Gary Foster, Dr. Joseph Murphy, Dr. Michael Cox, Bob Sheppard, Johnny Salinas, Dr. Kimberly Goddard Loeffert, Dr. Geoffrey Deibel, Dr. Jonathan Nichol, Dr. Griffin Campbell, Dr. James Laughlin, and Dr. David Dees. Carl's jazz directors have included Dan Gailey, Bob McCurdy, Dr. Jonathan Martin, Dr. Keith Talley, and Dr. Terry Segress.
Carl enjoys recording several instruments in his home studio and composing new music. His compositions that have been performed include his big band arrangement of Cat Battles by Joshua Redman, September in the Refrain (alto saxophone and electronics), Funk-o-matic (jazz combo), Smooth (jazz combo), and The Deadline Arrives at Dawn (alto saxophone and electronics). As an advocate of new music involving the saxophone, he has participated in a commissioning consortium for Alone Together by composer David MacDonald through Kick Starter. In 2013, Carl performed the premier of Cuento #3 by Nelson Ramirez Diaz. During summer of 2014, he recorded selections from Dr. John Walker's "The Alto Saxophone in the Attic," published by Carl Fischer. At the 10th Annual SDSU/Brookings Optimist Jazz Festival in 2015, Carl directed SDSU Jazz Ensemble I's premier of Dog, Tired by David von Kampen.
Carl is a Conn-Selmer Endorsing Artist. He hosted the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 3 (ND, SD, NE, MN, IA) Conference at South Dakota State University on March 17-18, 2017. On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Carl performed Dreams in the Dusk by David Biedenbender with South Dakota State University's Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Jacob Wallace. On Monday, February 6, 2017, Carl performed the premiere of Lhotse for alto saxophone and percussion by Steve Danyew with Dr. Aaron Ragsdale. In April 2017, Carl performed solo tenor saxophone and orchestral clarinet in Ethan Bortnick's national PBS Special called "Generations of Music," which featured special guest, Peter Yarrow, from Peter, Paul and Mary.
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* Finally, a comprehensive instrumental course for students of all ages and experience levels that includes:
- Information on brands, supplies, and guidance with professional organizations
- Weekly lessons to develop and improve skills with proper intonation, articulation, dynamics, rhythmic meters…and more!
- Music theory (includes music history topics) with emphasis on technology and composition
- Maintenance and repair tips
- Advanced techniques: altissimo range, ornamentation, improvising, circular breathing, etc.
- Chamber music (accompaniment) to prepare for public performances
*** Lesson Details ***
My goal is to create life-long musicians...
I focus on the needs and interests of my students, thereby representing all musical genres and including all cultures.
My lessons are structured into activities that incorporate various aspects of music appreciation:
Music theory, music history, music technology, perfor
*** Studio Equipment ***
Everyone needs their own instrument. In my studio, I have to keyboards side-by-side so that the student can both see and hear what I am teaching without ever swapping seats. As for percussion, my practice pad station serves for warm-up rudiments, whereas I have 2 drum-sets facing each other so that again, students can both see & hear what I am doing without needing to spend lesson time switching seats. For all other instruments, I recommend buying new for any brand that is not among the top 3 brands for that instrument...this ensures a working instrument in which to learn from and practice on without necessarily spending top dollar.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I always bring my instrument, metronome, tuner, music stand and stand for my instrument, including lesson materials and supplies.
*** Specialties ***
All genres, all styles & all cultures! I teach students of all ages--mostly at my home studio, but I also travel to students' homes, churches, and, as an alternative during the Summer only, I am willing to meet with students in the Practice Rooms in the Fine Arts Building at UTSA.
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Whether you're preparing for All-State, College Auditions, or just want to improve, I can help! I have over 5 years experience as a private lesson teacher, wonderful training from some of the best flute teachers in the world, and a lot of experience with performing and auditions. You can expect a very kind, but challenging atmosphere. You can expect mock auditions, developing site reading skills, and just becoming the most well-rounded musician you can be!
Here is an idea of what you can expect at all levels:
First, I will help you find a great flute if you don't have one yet! Parents, I can help you find local shops with the best options for you to either rent or own a flute, and also recommend repair shops.
We will spend a lot of time on just the headjoint, hand position, posture, how to hold the flute and put it together.
Once we have a beautiful, consistent sound, then we can start to put the flute together. For beginners, the Trevor Wye books are amazing, ...
I moved here about six months ago to pursue the wonderful teaching opportunities, and I'm having such a great time!
I received my Masters in Flute Performance at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, and my Bachelors in Flute Performance from Duquesne University. I am originally from Pittsburgh!
I feel so lucky to have such a fulfilling and varied career in music. I grew up with many people telling me how difficult it was to have a career in music, and I'm so glad that I stuck with it!
Is is challenging, but with some perseverance and drive, you can create your own career just like I did!
Right now I am frequently performing with the San Antonio Symphony which is amazing, teaching full-time, and doing some small gigs in nursing home
Throughout my career, I have won numerous competitions including the James Pellerite Orchestral Excerpt Competition, Tuesday Musical Club Scholarship Competition, Women's Advisory Board Scholarship Competition, Duquesne University Wind Concerto Competition, Butler County Symphony's Young Artist Competition, and was a finalist in the United States Army 'Pershing's Own' National Collegiate Solo Competition.
I am also one of 3 Finalists for the Mid-South Flute Society Young Artist Competition, and will be competing next month at the University of Memphis.
My goal is to make you love music and get better at your instrument! My studio will be very kind and nurturing but also competitive. Whether you are preparing for TMEA All-state or just want to get better at flute, I can help! :)
I understand that everyone is at different levels, and my lessons will cater to your level and how serious you are about flute.
If you want more intense lessons to prepare you for college auditions or other things, great! In these lessons, we will prepare with site reading, mock auditions, recording, duets, and more.
If you just want to learn how to play your favorite songs on flute, great!
I've been teaching privately for 5 years, have excellent training from professionals, and years of experience performing and creating a career out of music.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!
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I teach flute etiquette, how to make a sound with a flute, scales, and exercises, as well as help you with any type of music you want to learn. I also offer different practice books and sheet music to use during lessons. My teaching style is laid back and casual in nature. I believe the most productive learning comes through relationships, trust, and fun! I strive in cozy spaces and work to create a homey and welcoming place for my students.
My expertise: I have been playing flute since 2003 and have been involved with music my entire life. I played the flute throughout middle and high school, and I continue playing for weddings, holiday performances, etc. to this day. I have consistently auditioned for All-County performances all throughout middle and high school, and have received top positions. I truly enjoyed my years involved with flute all throughout school!
I am a 2014 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. I have completed 2 internships, both in 1st grade, then taught Kindergarten in Seminole county Schools for one year and have since discovered my love for teaching in one-on-one situations. I believe that building relationships is an important and integral part of effective teaching, and the learning stems from that.
I have a passion for music, and have been playing flute since 2003, piano since 1998, and ukulele since 2011. I have also played guitar off an on for the past 10 years.
I played the flute throughout middle and high school, and I continue playing for weddings, holiday performances, church functions, etc. to this day. I have consistently auditioned for All-County
I have been playing piano since 1998, taken piano lessons for 7 years, and performed in several recitals. Now I mostly play for fun. My favorite piano songs to play are TV, Movie, and Video Game themes!
I have taught myself guitar and ukulele and have performed in a few festivals and coffee shops around Orlando. When I was teaching, I often brought my instruments with me to play for my kindergarten class!
I write music as well with my twin sister - we enjoy writing electronic/indie/pop music together.
I've also enjoyed venturing into the world of graphic design, and since Fall 2015, have been running my own tiny little design business with a few clients here and there. I've taught myself how to use adobe photoshop and illustrator to create social media graphics, logos, flyers, and t-shirt designs.
I currently work from home doing graphic design as well as teaching music lessons.
I am located in College Park near downtown Orlando.
My teaching style is laidback and casual in nature. I believe the most productive learning comes through relationships, trust, and fun! My philosophy is to focus on you. What kind of music do you enjoy and what do you need to get the most out of your lessons? I strive in cozy, safe feeling environments and hope to create a welcoming space for our lesson time. (Check out my pictures to see my lesson space!)
I see myself as a facilitator - I will teach you the foundations of your chosen instrument and what you need to know I will be by your side to encourage and help you. But... you will put in most of the work! You get out of lessons what you put into them - for this reason I highly encourage daily practice! Even if it is just 5-10 minutes a day.
I also hold a recital once or twice a year so that you have the opportunity to perform and show off your skill and everything you have learned.
Piano lessons will be held in my home in Orlando (college park). I do require a purchase of a piano book depending on your skill level (about $5-10 on amazon), and notebook in order for me to write down what to practice for the following week. If I am traveling to you, you will need to have a piano or keyboard available for lessons.
Flute lessons will be held in my house in Orlando or online (via TakLessons Classroom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Skype). You will need to have your own flute for lessons and practice. I will also have you purchase a fairly cheap lesson book on amazon (book will be depending on your skill level) and suggest having a notebook so I can write down what you need to practice for the following week.
Ukulele lessons will be held in my house or online (via TakeLessons Classroom, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, or Skype). You will need to have your own instrument available for lessons and practice. I do require purchase of lesson books that you can get fairly cheap on amazon. I also suggest having a notebook in order for me to write down what to practice for the following week.
I require 24 hours notice if you need to cancel a lesson (with the exception of illness). Otherwise, you will be charged the regular lesson fee.
**MORE ABOUT ME!**
Some of my hobbies include writing/playing music, graphic design, traveling, hiking, camping, writing, painting, gardening.
I love my cat, my husband, coffee, food, Netflix, relaxing at home, going on crazy adventures, the beach, the mountains, and tacos!
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I have been teaching for over 25 years and I would love to give your student the gift of music.
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I've been playing flute for 25 years, and teaching for almost 10 years to students all ages and levels. I'm specialized in classical repertory and public performance.
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You can learn to play anything on the flute if you know the right practice methods! I want you to learn the proper technique, understand what it means to make music, excel in reading music, and enjoy the ability to play by ear. All of these are important to the well-rounded musician.
After graduation, I went on to teach private lessons for two years on the high school and college level, after which I took a position at a church as music director. I taught lessons, directed choirs, and organized music performances for twelve years before moving to Washington. I'm now in my first year of specific focus on private instruction.
I've learned that proper technique, sight reading, playing by ear, and listening to great artists are all critical to becoming a well-rounded musician. I would love to help you find the same love for music and the clarinet that I've found!
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I am a musician based in the Sacramento area. I have a bachelor's degree in music from CSU Sacramento. I teach and perform on saxophone, flute, and clarinet. In addition, I direct elementary school bands. I am currently working toward earning a teaching credential and I hope to continue teaching professionally.
As a teacher, I like to teach good habits as well as musicianship. My goal is to help students become better players and musicians, so that they have the skills necessary to take on new musical endeavors. I also have experience in bilingual education for K-12 students. This also means I have passed background checks for the state and school districts.
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Experienced Private Lessons Teacher! Perfect for the beginner or competitive intermediate flute player who wants to earn 1st chair in competitions and band/orchestra placements. Focus on tone, facility on instrument, sight reading, proficiency in musical terms, basic music theory, and Etudes.
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