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William R.

3 Reviews
Poulsbo, WA
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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William R.

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I love to teach students of any level from beginner to advanced. If you are a beginner, in the first few lessons you will learn how to put the clarinet together, how to put the reed on the mouthpiece, and be able to play a simple melody. I like to use the Klose Method book, and simple solos including music from film scores like Star Wars. Advanced players can work on clarinet technique and repertoire including orchestral excerpts and major solo literature. I look forward to meeting you!

About William

I am a skilled clarinetist who has had great training, and the professional career to back it up, but I am also a kind, supportive teacher who wants to work with a student in the way they need to be worked with. Whether your ambitions are modest, you want a career in music, or somewhere in between,

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Fred
I studied clarinet with William Rappaport when I was a graduate
student in music education at Georgia State University. He may be the
most deeply musical person I have ever known. My sense was that,
though he was a performer of the absolute highest caliber, he was
equally passionate about teaching.
When I initially contacted Bill to schedule lessons, I explained that
I was visually impaired. I wanted to share this information with him
upfront in the event that he had questions or concerns about teaching
me. I remember him saying clearly, “I am aware of the possibilities.”
That was all I needed to hear to feel comfortable entering his studio.
Bill encouraged me to take on any challenge in the clarinet
literature that interested me. He used every possible metaphor he
could think of to communicate ideas that were more easily accessed if
you could simply look at the printed page. He was always warm and
friendly, but focused, never wasting one second of our time together.
Following my work with Bill, I attended The University of Michigan
where, though I was a music education doctoral student, I was
instantly welcomed into one of the clarinet studios. Bill’s creative
work with me played an enormous role in making that happen. Now, I am
a community college professor, teaching a variety of classes including
a studio class for instrumental music students. I often find myself
using the same examples Bill employed with me to help my current
students. I am profoundly grateful for his unyielding commitment to my
growth when I was a student of his.
Diane
I’ve played clarinet for over 30 years, and was a clarinet major in college. I started studying with Mr. Rappaport after I was out of college for several years and had moved to Atlanta, where Mr. Rappaport was playing in the Atlanta Symphony. I found him to be the best teacher I had ever studied with. His ability to help me understand the musical phrase, no matter what style of music I was working on, was amazing. I studied standard clarinet etudes, orchestral literature, and clarinet solo repertoire with Mr. Rappaport. He had the same mild, yet persistent approach with me on everything we worked on – always working to get me to play it to the best of my ability.
One thing I had always feared having to play some day was the opening solo to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. A former teacher had been unable to help me with it. So, when a band I was playing with scheduled the piece and told me to get ready to play the solo, I was traumatized and contacted Mr. Rappaport for help. He worked with me and not only got me playing the opening glissando, but helped me to have a better understanding of the other jazzy spots in the piece. So now I can say I’ve performed that piece about 20 times, and the fear is gone! Thanks, Mr. Rappaport!
Regardless of your level of playing, I think you will find Mr. Rappaport to be an outstanding teacher!
Kim
Mr. Rappaport was my clarinet professor and mentor in college and has continued to be an inspiration to me both as a teacher and as one of the finest clarinetist I know, both in the classical realm and in the jazz and swing styles.

Anyone who has ever heard me play has always complimented me on my clarinet tone. I can honestly say that my clarinet tone is the direct result of Mr. Rappaport's methods and his gentle but very stringent guidelines. If you are looking for someone to take you or your child to the highest standard of musicianship, look no further. I highly recommend lessons with Mr. Rappaport. Kim C.
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Gwendolyn B.

4 Reviews
Renton, WA
Starting at $36
  • Speaks italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2005
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Gwendolyn B.

4 Reviews
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As a private instructor, I genuinely encourage efficient practice, solid technique and good tone quality, as well as an appreciation for music. I also incorporate the study of music theory and the study of music fundamentals in my lessons. I have experience teaching the genres of classical, jazz, modern, folk, and pop music and hope to extend the joy of learning music to my students as well as help them grow and gain confidence in order to bring on-going fulfillment to their musical experience.

About Gwendolyn

I currently teach private lessons in saxophone, flute, and piano and have experience working with individuals as well as small groups. In 2007, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Washington where I studied jazz and classical saxophone. For the past 15 years,

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Ramesh Ramaiah
Gwen was understood that this is my first lesson and gave me full support and she was excellent. I am happy that I found a good teacher.
Ardeshir J.
Gwen was a wonderful instructor. She was so knowledgable about both music theory and saxophone skills. I would totally recommend her.
Carl S.
Very friendly and extremely helpful I’m really looking forward to my next lesson. I love how she jumped right in and got me playing.
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Isaiah S.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music from Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • Awarded ILMEA Honors All-State from Illinois Music Educators Association
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Isaiah S.

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Music literacy, technique, theory, repertoire, style, and creative expression. Music is a source of fun and community, and I do my best to impart that on each student.
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About Isaiah

An active performer, bandleader, composer, and teacher, Isaiah provides a uniquely engaging and holistic musical education for students of all ages and skill levels. Isaiah earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance in 2019 from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of P

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Alexander
Isaiah is a fantastic instructor! I feel like I learned a lot during each lesson. Isaiah was extremely attentive and helpful. Easily the best guitar teacher I have ever taken lessons with. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Jenny
I've had several piano teachers over the years. Isaiah is by far the best. He is patient and extremely knowledgeable.
Erik H.
For someone who has never taken a private music lesson before I able to relax and begin learning about music literacy and music theory by Isaiah's ability to express and articulate the fundamentals of guitar in a simplified way. It was rewarding to leave the lesson with new techniques to practice and have fun with.
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Anna P.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Anna P.

9 Reviews
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I love working with all types of students, whether they’re preparing for college auditions, just beginning the clarinet, or only looking to play for fun, and I also have experience with students with special needs. Please contact me if you would like lessons, and I will respond within a day!

About Anna

I am a highly skilled professional, certified musician. I offer lessons in piano, singing, ukulele, flute, saxophone, clarinet, drums, violin beginners as well as group lessons in ear training and theory, piano and singing, Russian language lessons. My main instrument is piano, and I specialize i

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Great lesson. I left feeling very encouraged and excited to continue learning how to explore my vocal abilities. Thank you!
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Jennifer I.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Doctor of Musical Arts from University of Nevada Las Vegas
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Jennifer I.

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Hello! I'm Jenny and I love teaching and playing the clarinet. If you are looking for a fun, unique experience tailored to you, then contact me about lessons. Each lesson is structured to suit individual needs, while providing a solid foundation in fundamentals. Plus, you will learn to play music that you love! I have taught music for fifteen years and I am comfortable working with beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Take lessons, expand your musicianship skills, and have fun!

About Jennifer

Jennifer teaches clarinet and woodwind techniques at Lamar University. She serves as the second clarinetist with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, performs with the Brazos Valley Symphony in Bryan, Texas and is the clarinetist for Portable Master Pieces, a nine-piece, Wyoming-based radio orchestra.

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Mary Wagnon McManus
Dr. Jennifer Iles is an excellent teacher. She is meticulous with her lessons and has the experience needed to teach all ages. She has a great love of music and this love transmits itself in her every lesson. She can help anyone gain confidence in their performance and guide them to be the very best they can be. Look no further for the most qualified teacher! You have found her!
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Jenna T.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jenna T.

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I am dedicated to helping students improve on their instrument and work toward their own personal goals. All ages and all levels are welcome. I think it is important to build on a foundation of technique, sight reading, and music theory, but also have fun in the process. I have a BM in Clarinet Performance from the University of Puget Sound and a MM in Clarinet Performance from California State University, Fullerton.

About Jenna

I am a performer, teacher, and student. While working towards a Masters in Performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Burt Hara at Cal State Fullerton, I have subbed with local orchestras as well as participated in recording projects in Orange County. At the University, I performed with the win

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Ariana
Jenna helped me with my math and the Troy High School entrance test.
Teresa
I enjoyed working with Jenna. She came to my place to give lessons. She was punctual and patient.
I didn't have many lessons, but I like her.
James
So far I’ve spent only a few weeks as a student, but even with a few lessons, she was and to point out the very and fix the very little things that overall greatly impacted my playing as a young clarinetist.

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Average Cost of Clarinet Lessons in Mercer Island, WA

The average cost of 60-minute clarinet lessons in Mercer Island is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $130 per hour.
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"After many years as a music educator, clarinetist, saxophonist playing with Army and concert bands, as well as dance bands, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with Dimitri. Being retired , I made the decision to seriously play clarinet again. His skills, as a musician and teacher have helped me regain my passion for the instrument and ability to play at a high level. I would recommend him most highly."
Edward
Took Clarinet lessons from Dimitry C.
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"Frankie focuses on the piece at hand and doesn’t overload me with information"
Aidan
Took Clarinet lessons from Frankie P.
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"Gio was great- very patient with my son who is a clarinet beginner."
Brian
Took Clarinet lessons from Gio A.
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"My son is beginning his 4th year with Damien. He is very patient, encouraging and professional. He has learned so much, I appreciate Damien's love of music and commitment to each student."
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Took Clarinet lessons from Damien G.
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"This was my first online lesson with Lisa, but it was very informative, personable, instructive, and enjoyable. I felt at ease, learned a lot, and had fun also. Very nice! Thank you Lisa!"
Robert
Took Clarinet lessons from Lisa C.
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"Wonderful clarinet teacher"
Janet
Took Clarinet lessons from Damien G.
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"Randall has been teaching my son clarinet for the past 2 years in his home and we couldn't be more pleased with my son's outcome. He knows how to work With students and get them to advance to their highest potential."
Tammy
Took Clarinet lessons from Randall C.
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"Great clarinet performer and educator!"
Peng Yu
Took Clarinet lessons from Charles C.
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"Josh has been a fantastic Instructor for my middle school age son. He worked closely with him on several pieces that were required to audition at two summer music camps helping him to move from near last position the year before to the top of the class. His improvements were formally recognized with an award at the end of 7th grade and I think Josh was a large part of that improvement. We were saddened to hear that Josh would be leaving the Denver area but wish him the best of success in his new ventures. Josh is an excellent instructor and we would certainly work with him again in the future."
Mark
Took Clarinet lessons from Josh G.
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"Megan is fantastic, always on time, professional. Ty seemed to really enjoy and benefit from her lessons."
Ty
Took Clarinet lessons from Megan W.
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