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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Electric Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Blues, Folk, Funk, Swing, Bossa Nova, Marching Band

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Jason R In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Electric Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Blues, Folk, Funk, Swing, Bossa Nova, Marching Band

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Bachelors, Berklee College of Music, Music Education Pursuing: Masters, University of florida, Music Education

Awards:

2011- Maryland Alto Saxophone Allstate 2016- Won TeamWork USA grant ($33,000 so far) in support of our music program

Overview:

I have been working with children since I began working with Bar-T Summer Camps in 2007 at age 13. In my second year at Berklee College of Music, I decided to pursue music education. I have always been fascinated in music instruction. I have taught ages 5-18 in many different music fields like composition, arranging, performance, composition and theory. My main instrument is the Alto Saxophone and I have enjoyed playing the instrument on many stages and other performance areas. As you can see from my profile picture, I have expanded my instrument playing capabilities so that I can teach many different instrument families. I am a current elementary music teacher as well as a private instructor. I am proficient in and can provide basic-intermediate instruction in all instruments listed in my profile. I also have experience teaching each of those instruments. For advanced students preparing for college auditions, I can teach saxophone and jazz piano.

EXPERIENCE

Currently, I teach at at an elementary school in Palm Beach County. (Florida Public Schools) I am teaching ages k-5 general music, chorus, and band. The instruments I teach weekly include trumpets, violins, flutes, keyboards, piano, guitar, and bass. When I student taught high school teachers at the Boston Latin School, (Boston Public Schools) I taught chorus, string ensembles, AP music theory and all ensemble instruments in every family. Before formally teaching, I was a private composition and music theory tutor for college peers. Finally I began my childcare career as a camp counselor and worked with Bar-T for eight years. I am proud of all students I have helped perform, create and compete.

METHODS USED

I have a lot of experience with curriculum development. My favorite books to teach from include Accent on Achievement, Alfred's Piano Book series and Essential Elements. However I can teach without a book on any instruments and compose assignments as I have done in the past. Even if I am teaching using a book, I usually do a lot of ear training and music theory based assignments that are not found in these books. If a student is having a particular problem I am happy to pursue a solution with that student so that our lessons are comfortable and show improvement. I can also accompany students for improvisation purposes. If you are looking for a teacher that loves improvisation, you found the right one!

LESSON STYLE

My teaching style is very analytical yet engaging! I try to establish a good relationship before pushing a student. At that point I will ask the student to play to the best of his/her ability. I teach in a style that helps children isolate problem areas, so that they can practice specific excerpts they are struggling with. I also do a lot of ear training and music theory to ensure that students are obtaining well-rounded musical skills. I try to find some inspiring musicians that students can listen to as well.

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