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I currently teach and direct the guitar program at a Fine Arts Magnet School. I have taught guitar formally for 20 years and have also been a Band Director for 10 Years. I graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Music Education and recieved a Master of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. I am currently accepting a limited number of students at my home studio in Pearland, TX.
I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. In 2009. I was accepted into Berklee College of Music, where I had the opportunity to study various style of music, production & engineering. Since then I've had the exciting experience of performing all over the world from Houston Texas to Brooklyn New York and beyond as a saxophonist sharing the stage & the booth with artist such as Mos Def, Daru Jones, Currency, DJ Premier, Q-tip, Zo, Ruben Studdard, Chris Dave, Les Nubians, Oshun, Devin The Dude & more.
I use a variety of methods customed to every student that interacts with me.-One method is to practice drills targeting your weaknesses in the way you play.-Another method is a piece of music that targets your weaknesses.-Another method is leading by an example of my playing.-Another method is to guide you with my explanations of how you should be playing the music.-I will usually spend my own money to purchase more tools needed for my lessons. Booklets and such.-I have an arsenal of tools to use because I adapt to every situation with every individual student.-
I am a firm believer in positive reinforcement and constructive direction, as opposed to calling something “wrong” or “bad”, as this is the way to keep a student interested and motivated. I want every student to leave their lesson both happy about their playing, as well as eager to practice and make progress on their own. I also strongly believe in the power of listening. Often, I will have a short studio or live recording to listen to with the student, so we can discuss what we notice about that specific performer’s playing, what we like/don’t like, and how all of these ideas tie into the concepts we’re currently going over in their own playing. Any sort of music education should have some sort of awareness and appreciation of popular music. For that reason, I try to see what genres and styles my students to listen to for recreation and bring that into my teaching, for example, arranging a duet of a favorite song for us to play.
For teaching clarinet students who are beginners, I use the book authored by Texas Lutheran University clarinet professor, Paula Corley entitled "So You Want to Play the Clarinet". Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I usually move to the Rubank books because of their varied content. If the student is working with a school group, we will sometimes work on that repertoire, but improving technique in general is always my focus. If I were to teach any adults (which I have not had the opportunity to do yet!), I think I would still start with Corley's book but then after that investigate what kinds of music they're hoping to play and touch on those things as well as work on advancing technique. I hope, too, that all of my students have an ensemble to play in whether they're homeschooled, attend a school, or are an adult learner.
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Most saxophonists begin in 4th grade. Unlike string instruments, it is not a good idea to start sax before the student enters elementary school. The student does need to have the strength to appropriately hold the instrument and have the lung capacity to provide consistent pitch and tone.
Adults students often notice significant progress on saxophone. Our network of instructors work with all skill levels and ages. Most students are surprised to find how quickly it all comes back!
Musika offers in-home lessons for the same price as in-studio lessons! Lessons in your home are a convenient means for you to develop as a musician. This option saves you time, money, stress, and hassle of traveling!
Each teacher has his or her own style; but, as a new saxophone player, you can expect to learn about music theory and reading. Other topics covered in a lesson will likely include: instrument care, hand position and dexterity, correct breathing and embouchure formation, and tips for developing a beautiful sound in all registers.
Saxophone students typically begin on alto sax. Yamaha, Selmer, and Jupiter are good brands to start. For reeds we would recommend a 1.5 or 2 thickness. Reeds will need to be replaced regularly. As the player becomes more comfortable he or she may switch to reed with a greater thickness or 3 or 4. For this reason, Musika recommends consulting the teacher before buying reeds in bulk.
Review by Sharon
My 4-year-old has had several lessons with Martina now, and he has learned a lot. Obviously, it is challenging to teach such a young child, and he has learned quite a lot in a short time, and is very excited to learn about violin and for his lessons. I think Martina is doing an excellent job, is quite patient, and is teaching him in such a way that he can really remember his new skills from week to week. We look forward to many more lessons with Ms. Martina!
Review by Howard
We value Chelsea for the quality of her lessons, but also for the flexibility of her schedule. She has worked around family vacations, impromptu summer camps and the upcoming school year. Emily is better prepared to start middle school band this year due to flute lessons from Chelsea and we plan to continue the lessons for the foreseeable future.
Review by Roselynbrown
After moving from NY and parting from our amazing piano instructor, we thought we couldn't find a piano teacher close to what we knew. We are happy to say Musika matched us up with someone professional and friendly who enjoys teaching younger students. Thank you! We definitely recommend Kuan as a piano instructor :)
Review by Sarah M
Dan gave private clarinet lessons to my daughter, Annie, for two years. During that time, she excelled as a member of the middle school band, and maintained first-chair. Dan is an excellent teacher, and Annie looked forward to having one-on-one time with him. In addition to practicing pieces with her, he helped her with scales and greatly improved her tone quality.
Review by Maurice Romero
This is the 1st time I've ever taken lessons, and Robert has been a pleasure to work with. I've made quick progress and have enjoyed the process. I'm always listening for those tips that you can't find in a book. I can count on Robert to be strict on the fundamentals and am clear it will make a difference in the long run.
Review by Michelle S.
"My daughter has been a student with Mark for over a year. She has come so far and has learned so much in such a short time. Mark is extremely talented and knowledgeable. He is very serious, patient and super nice. If your child or if you really WANT to learn the drums, then I highly recommend Mark. He is our third instructor and the best one yet! You will not be disappointed." Michelle S.
Review by Scott
David is not only a great musician and educator but also a delightful human. We began using David six years ago as a piano teacher for my two boys. Since then my eldest moved on to acoustic and electric guitar and my youngest electric and stand up bass. Somewhere along the way I began to take guitar lessons also (I was David's most bearded student at age 48). David always came prepared to lead but also to follow, he often asked what we were listening to and taught us how to play it. His ability to listen to a piece of music and transcribe it always left me amazed, we have several notebooks full of songs we learned individually or played as a group. After a shoulder injury David continued to impress by teaching me music theory instead of our usual lesson. I could go on forever, David made a positive impact on my family and feel fortunate to have met him.
Review by Kaleen Todoroff
Noel is amazing. She is helping me to work toward my vocal goals for auditions to several musical theaters. She has helped me choose strong audition pieces and is teaching excellent ways to get the sound I need in a safe and healthy way. She works outside our lessons on new warm ups and new music pieces. She is the best.
Review by Jermain
Mrs. Regnarene is an awesome teacher!!! She found musical aids that appealed to my 5 year old daughter and used them to help teach her piano. She has a lot of patience and I could tell she puts in the work before class to have a lesson ready for my daughter. She is always punctual, friendly and respectful. I would recommend her to any parents who want to start their kids off with a good foundation in piano. Jermain T. Riverview, FL
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