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Rachael S In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet
Styles: Classical

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Rachael S In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet
Styles: Classical

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Ages Taught: 8-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Clarinet Performance MAM, Carnegie Mellon University, Arts Management

Awards:

2009-present Perfoming with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Saxophone)

2011-2012 Performed with the Kansas City Symphony in the inauguarl year of their new hall, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Clarinet & Bass Clarinet)

 

Overview:
I am a devoted music teacher and passionate performer, who likes to inspire my students to love making music. I perform with orchestras and chamber groups all over the Pennsylvania/Ohio area including the West Virginia Symphony orchestra. Additionally, I have an active chamber group, Kassia Ensemble, a mixed instrumentation group dedicated to furthering women's leadership in the arts. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 having studied with Thomas Thompson of the Pittsburgh Symphony. 
EXPERIENCE
I have been teaching since 2006 and have had students become music educators and amateur musicians. I have students performing in PMEA district band, honors bands, HS marching bands and community bands. I work with clarinet and saxophone students of all levels, and beginner piano students. When students are interested, I can provide performance experience through a few recital opportunities. I am constantly exploring new teaching techniques and finding ways to best reach my students individually.
METHODS USED
For beginning and intermediate clarinet and saxophone students I like using the Yamaha Advantage books or the Belwin Series. I like to use these lesson books and supplement with solo and duet material. I always encourage my students to bring in material they'd like to work on, from school band music to popular tunes they are intereseted in learning. I think it is important for all aspiring musicians to collaborate with others and make sure to play along with students in our lessons. I ask my students to plan their practice time each week, as I know how busy we all are!
LESSON STYLE
I want to help every student achieve their personal goals in music, whether it is to work on school music, learn a new instrument or become a professional musician. I encourage structure in the lessons, but am flexible to work on the students needs. I focus on helping students create their best possible sound and communicate with expression. I want my students to perform and experience live performances. I provide serval venues and ensembles where I perform as well as other performances happening in the Pittsburgh area.
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