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Instruments: Clarinet
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater, Opera

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Ruogu W In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Clarinet
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater, Opera

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Ages Taught: 5-80
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Master Degree: The Juilliard School

Bachelor Degree: Manhattan School of Music

Doctoral Degree: Arizona State University

Overview:

Hi, I am a very dedicated and committed teacher, who loves teaching clarinet playing and sharing musical ideas while interact with my students. In May 2019, I graduated from the Juilliard School with a master degree under Mr. Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, who I have been studying for 6 years. Now, I am studying with Dr. Robert Spring and Dr. Joshua Gardner at Arizona State University, where I am also a teaching assistant. I have performed in New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, China in the settings of recitals, chamber music, and orchestra under the baton of Maestros such as Alan Gilbert, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Steven Osgood at avenues such as David Geffen Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I premiered the piece by Academy Winner Tan Dun.

EXPERIENCE

My teaching experience dates all the way back when I was 5, when my father was a clarinet instructor. He was the first ever principal clarinetist of the China Navy Band. I am currently working as a teaching assistant at the Arizona State University, where I am managing 8 college level students. I have also taught elementary, middle and high school, also college and graduate students at the Central Conservatory of China. My students have been accepted to all the top conservatories in China, and top conservatories in the US, including Cleveland Institute of Music, Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and the Colburn School.

METHODS USED

Depending on each student, no matter what level and age you are. I like to listen to your best possible ability first, then determine a plan tailored for you to improve your skills and ability. Also, I stress on fundamentals quite a lot. So, there will be heavy trainings focused on the fundamentals, such as long tone, scales, arpeggios, thirds, articulations. My approach of the clarinet playing should be a singing style, where I am going to explain how to sing, but not just play on the instrument.

LESSON STYLE

My teaching style is very straight forward, I am not a strict teacher. I always try to enlighten my students to find their own voice in music by encouraging and inspiring. I want my students to understand they do not have to sound or play like anybody but themselves, which make their music unique and beautiful. I would expect my students to follow my instructions, and come to lessons prepared. Also understand that my lessons are not easy to pass. I would ask 100% effort and commitment out of each of my students to try to do their best.

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