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Barry K In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Styles: Classical, Jazz

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Barry K In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Styles: Classical, Jazz

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BM in Music Education SUNY/Potsdam MM in Clarinet Performance Illinois State University Doctor of Arts Clarinet and Conducting University of Northern Colorado

Awards:

Recipient of International Latino Book Award, 2014 Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Outstanding Scholarship, 2013 AP Music Theory Reader, June 2012 Fulbright Scholar Program Alternate for May/June 2011 and 2012 Grant Reviewer for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, 1998 Performing Artist-in Residence, January 1993, awarded by the Shenandoah Valley Arts Center, Waynesboro, Virginia. Recipient of the Graduate Dean's Citation For Excellence, graduated with high honors; University of Northern Colorado, 1985. Member of the music honorary society, Pi Kappa Lambda. Recipient of the Colorado Graduate Scholarship, 1981-1983. Graduated with high honors; Illinois State University, 1975. Recipient of the Schiller College Graduate Scholarship to study in Berlin, Germany, 1973-1974. Recipient of the Performer's Certificate in clarinet, graduated with high honors; S.U.N.Y./Potsdam, 1973. Member of the education honorary society, Kappa Delta Pi. Recipient of the New York State Regents College Scholarship, 1970-73.

Overview:
I've started teaching clarinet and saxophone when I was 13 years old in a music store in Brooklyn. My love for teaching and love for music has always been with me throughout my career. After I received my BM in Music Education, I was fortunate enough to take private lessons from the greatest teachers of the word including the late great David Weber of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, Larry Combs of the Chicago Symphony and, with the help of a full fellowship, from Karl Leister of the Berlin Philharmonic. I have taught in the public schools as well as achieving the title of Professor of Clarinet on the University level. I have performed in countless orchestras either as player or soloist here or abroad. In Portugal, I was both soloist and conductor. No matter where I was in the world, even when I was teaching in China, I have always had many private students and this is one of my greatest joys.
EXPERIENCE
The greatest feeling is when I see that light bulb go on; that the student finally gets it. The smile on the student's face is the best gift for me as a teacher. Another great moment is when the student can't wait for the next lesson or when the student comes running in to the lesson in excitement wanting me to hear the excerpt that he/she finally conquered. That's motivation! I try to make the lessons as fun as possible while I emphasize how important it is to practice. Playing duets with the student is another way to motivate. I demonstrate and play along with the student. When I was a student, having that sound in my ear, helped me to become a better player.
METHODS USED
Fir beginning students, I usually begin using what ever book the student is using in Band class. I also like the Rubank Method of books for fundamentals, duets, and some solo work. After the student has a grasp of scales and tonguing, I will pick suitable repertoire. Also, if a contest is coming up or an audition for a regional band, I will work on this materials. With older more experienced students, I will ask what pieces they wish to learn. Some adults have specific reason to take lessons, perhaps to play in a band, and I will gear my lessons to that goal. I also like spending some time on the band material that students are playing in school.
LESSON STYLE
I do not have cookie-cutter approach to teaching. Each student is different and has certain needs.One of the big problems I have seen in my career is make certain all my students have the correct embouchure. This can be challenging but I have many different approaches that I have learned during my extensive career. Of course, the first item of business is to make sure the student's instrument is in working order and there are proper reeds available. I also make sure the student understands how to take care of their instrument. My teaching is constantly changing according to the student's needs and the goal I have in mind. All students learn at different speeds and I am very sensitive about that.
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Fulya Akpinar

5

Barry is a very knowledgeable clarinet instructor.

Review posted on Apr 01, 2017

Huisheng Wang

5

He is really friendly and responsible.

Review posted on Feb 10, 2017
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