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M.M. Clarinet Performance B.M. Music Education
I have over 10 years of performing and teaching experience in a variety of genres. My past private teachers include members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, PA Ballet, and New York Philharmonic.
I have performed with the Delaware, Lancaster, and Reading Symphonies, Media Theater, 11th Hour Theater, City Theater of Wilmington, West Chester University Theater, Villanova Theater, and Upper Darby Summer Stage. Additionally, I do solo and chamber music concerts independently. See my youtube link for my performance of Six Studies on English Folksong for clarinet by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
I vary my methods according to student level, age, and practice habits. For example, for the advanced high school student I often mold my teachings around college audition requirements and all-state, regional band auditions. Otherwise, particularly for younger styudents, I am not very performance oriented. I think it is more important to learn to "play" at music rather than plan and prepare for multiple recitals.
A typical lesson will include Warm ups (for breath and tone development) Technical exercises (scales, etc.) Etudes (changes weekly) Solo repertoire (long-term study)
Barb is an outstanding player and teacher.I had the privilege of teaching her clarinet when she was a student in the fourth grade. She is friendly, kind,and a most excellent teacher! Highly recommended! Anna Mauro Foley, Newark, DE
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