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BM, Arkansas Tech University, Clarinet Performance MM, University of Central Arkansas, Clarinet Performance DMA, Texas Tech University, Clarinet Performance
2016- Doctoral Teaching Assistant 2006-2010 - Scholastic Achievement and Deans list 2005 - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity
I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. in 2017, I graduated form Texas Tech University with my Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance. With the love of performing clarinet, I also enjoy teaching students in other woodwind instruments and piano. I have performed with the Conway Symphony Orchestra and the Texas Tech University Wind Ensemble. As a musician, I have had the opportunity to perform at solo's at Second Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas and be an orchestra member.
My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons 13 years ago. I have taught students from 5th grade and older. I encourage regular practice on a consistent schedule to help the student progress and gain a passion for their instruments. For years, I only taught clarinet. I have recently began to teach other instruments like piano, saxophone, and possible other instruments with some preparation. I've also found that a combination of classical and modern music can go a long way in helping students enjoy playing their instrument and motivate them to learn more of music. I'm always looking to bring on new students of all ages.
For beginning students who are children, I typically start with the Standard of Excellence Method Book 1. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of those fundamentals, I will begin to introduce other method books and solo repertoire appropriate for their first recital performance. Fundamentals will still be a major part of every lesson even after the student has grasp them. For adults, I try to find out what the student is interested in, and guide my instruction accordingly to keep the lesson engaging and fun, no matter their ability level. Even as adults, fundamentals will stay a major part of each lesson. I also use other materials to help change up the lesson to keep the student interested.
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals and practice logs for my students at each lesson. I acknowledge the accomplishments to help fuel my student to want to progress and learn more. I try to find out what inspires my student so i can successfully tailor my instructions to their needs. I am able to successfully when my students have practice. I hold practicing as an important aspect of the lesson. I have a practice log that needs to be used daily to show the student their progression. I try to my each lesson fun and exciting by productive as well. My schedule can change
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