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AA, Montgomery College, Music BA, University of the District of Columbia, Clarinet Performance
2011-2013 - UDC Woodwind Ensemble
2011-2013 UDC Chamber Ensemble
2012 - University of the District of Columbia Presidential Scholarship
2008-2011 - MC Wind Ensemble
2008-2011 - MC Woodwind Ensemble
I have an effervescent personality with a loving desire to teach music. I have played the clarinet since I was 9 years old and never had a dull moment doing so. I absolutely love music and the joy that it brings. I am the music director of a youth choirs and small chamber ensembles. I graduated in May 2013 with my BA in Music Performance and a minor in Piano. I'm currently pursuing my Masters in Education. I aid in musicals and also play in orchestras that accompanies.
I've taught music throughout college and even during high school. I started teaching music to the children at my church and eventually, (after being exposed to musicals at school) I began to teach the children at church and local community centers, on how to perform musicals. I use popular music and classical techniques to keep my students interested in playing their instruments. I also incorporate repertoire must knows, to keep my students knowledgable and ahead. Practice Makes Perfect! Practicing instruments daily is the key to goal achievements and performance confidence. I encourage all of my student to practice every day to keep finger kinetics and muscle memory in tip top shape. At the end of each season I always have a recital for all of my students to perform in! :)
For Beginnging Clarinet and Piano students I always start with a book called Essential Elements. This is the book that I started on when learning music notations and proper fingering/hand positions of instruments. In each Essential Elements book, contains a cd in the back of the book that is used to accompany the students as they practice. After the student advances through the book and has in place the musical fundamentals of notation and proper fingering positions, I then will present solo repertoire. Books that I will use at this point is: A Tune A Day and Concert and Contest Collections for my clarinet students, and Easy Classics to Moderns for my piano students. Modern music that my student chooses to play will also be apart of their repertoire to keep them motivated and excited about performing. At the end of each season my students will perform the piece of their choice in a recital where they can show off their skills and music abilities to wow their audience!
I have a very patient yet motivating teaching style. I love to help my students cultivate their interest in learning and playing their instruments. Learning how and what makes lessons exciting and effective for my students is a trait that I do have. I help my students set goals to aim for by the next lesson. I remind my students about proper posture and breathing techniques in order to get a good lesson, and help my students incorporate these basics in their practices. I'm a firm believer that all practices should be treated as a performance. We should always perform our very best during "practices," because what we practice is what we perform. :)
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