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Kennedi J In HomeHome Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Flute, Recorder, Piccolo
Styles: Classical, Pop, Folk, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Flamenco, Showtunes, Spirituals, New Age, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

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Kennedi J In Home Teaches Online
Instruments: Flute, Recorder, Piccolo
Styles: Classical, Pop, Folk, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Flamenco, Showtunes, Spirituals, New Age, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

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

MA/PhD, Indiana University, Ethnomusicology (2017-2021) BM, Mercer University, Music Education-Concentration in Flute

Awards:

August 2017- National Flute Association Convention-Minneapolis: chosen to perform, through audition, for a NFA masterclass May 2017- Graduated from Mercer with honors (cum laude) April 2017- General Excellence in Music Award March 2017-Winner of Indiana University Graduate Scholars Fellowship February 2015- Honor’s Recital, Selected Wind Performer

Overview:

As a lifelong band kid, I have a passion for sharing music with anyone who is willing to learn. In May 2017, I graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. I experienced teaching all levels (K-12) during my time at Mercer; however, I completed my student teaching as a general music teacher at Porter Elementary School. Because of this, I am not only qualified to teach flute and piccolo, but recorder, as well! I have had the opportunity to study under the Atlanta Ballet's piccoloist, Kelly Via. Under his direction, I have performed with the Mercer Univ. Flute Choir across the region. Outside of ensembles, I have also enjoyed some success as a solo performer. I have had the opportunity to teach lessons and masterclasses to flute students. My students have been accepted into honor bands, All-State, youth orchestras, and festivals.

EXPERIENCE

I began teaching in my sophomore year of college at the age of 19. I started by giving thirty minute to one hour lessons to local students. I soon began leading masterclasses for the flute students of the local middle and high schools. Most recently, I taught a masterclass to a large group (30-40) of high school flute students. I have also had training as a general music teacher (K-5), so I have taught children how to play the recorder. I teach my students with a belief that learning how to read music and play an instrument should be fun--never a chore. Therefore, I create an environment of curiosity in which a student of any age will desire to explore the exciting world of music.

METHODS USED

I generally start off my beginners with A.C. Peterson's Rubank Elementary Method or Bruce Pearson's Standard of Excellence. After they develop the basic skills, I will move the student onto Robert Cavally's Melodious and Progressive Studies etude book. From there, I may introduce solo repertoire into the curriculum. I also find it important to play duets with the students to train the ear in a "proper" tone and intonation. All that being said, every student who walks into my studio is different and deserving of whatever curriculum best suits them. I am extremely flexible with my materials and teaching style to provide a student with what he or she needs. Most importantly, I hope to provide a environment in which the student feels free to have make mistakes, experiment, and have fun on their instrument.

LESSON STYLE

I love watching my students grow and develop into wonderful, passionate musicians. In order to see this growth, it is important to provide an environment in which a student feels free to express themselves. As I believe expression and creativity to be the fundamentals of music making, a student needs to be able to have fun and be themselves during a lesson. As soon as a student becomes disinterested, the ability to grow and make music has been lost. Therefore, I create a space in which the student feels challenged, inspired, and motivated.

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