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Master Degree: Southern University A&M college Baton Rouge , Bachelor Degree: Southern University A&M College Baton Rouge
Hello All, I am a husband to my beautiful wife, and father of four beautiful children. I am a Mobile, Alabama native and I am now currently living in Baker, La. I am a two time graduate of Southern University and A&M College, with a bachelor's degree in Music Education and a master's in Educational Leadership. I am a former member of the world renown Human Jukebox, where now I am currently the Assistant Director of Bands. I am a very passionate music instructor, who has been teaching and directing for over 10 years. I have worked with many students from elementary, middle, high school and college. Music is my passion, I like to say we are hear to make music not noise. My goal is that every student I reach will become successful in some aspect of life.
My teaching experience dates back to my days in college, as I began teaching in East Feliciana parish as a band director at the age of 22. I have now been teaching since then. I have made students college ready, able to receive scholarships, and be ready for any college program they choose. I have worked at East Feliciana Parish Schools, Northeast High School, and Now Southern University. My job is prepare each student to be ready to succeed to the next level. As well being a college band director, I am also a gospel musician, who is fluent in both piano and organ. I am here to keep students motivated and excited about making music, no matter the genre. Helping students understand that fundamentals are just as fun and important as any music they will ever play.
For all students we will begin with building the centerpiece of any musician, their tone. We will work on necessary fundamentals to build the students embouchure, as well develop the students technique and skills no matter the level. My saying is to be better than your yesterday. We will use many varieties of books, etudes, exerts, concert pieces, and methods, to ensure each student is being brought to a better level than they started. Students will be allowed to bring pieces they interested in learning as well as any solo and ensemble pieces, concert pieces or any literature they will need assistance with.
My teaching is style is unique to say the least. I am about grabbing the student from where they are and preparing them to be successful and ready for the next level. With me failure is not an option. We will set realistic goals and tackle them as we work to our ultimate goal. As the student progresses they will be acknowledged and we will keep striving for excellence. What is excellence you may ask, excellence is defined as the product of hardwork and extra effort that makes the difference between an acceptable job and an exceptional job. We will be excellent!
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