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Sarah D In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Showtunes, Spirituals, Swing, Marching Band

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Sarah D In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Showtunes, Spirituals, Swing, Marching Band

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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Master Degree: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bachelor Degree: St. Olaf College (double bachelors)
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I’m a positive instructor who thoroughly loves working with students, helping them meet their goals, and enabling them to enjoy music for the rest of their lives! I have a Masters in clarinet performance from Indiana University, but also hold a Bachelors in music education with a current K-12 instrumental teaching license. I’ve been blessed to perform all over the United States, at Carnegie Hall, and in 5 other countries with orchestras, bands, and a drum & bugle corps. My variety of performing experiences greatly influences my teaching.

EXPERIENCE

I’ve been teaching in some capacity for over 7 years. Currently, I teach private clarinet lessons full time to about 40 wonderful students. Also, I lead sectionals at several area schools and work with the nationally ranked Avon High School marching band. I encourage students to set their own specific goals to work towards. Above all, I aim to make lessons fun and positive so students enjoy learning and playing their instrument! It’s important for students to play a variety of music, including music they know for them to stay motivated. I’m always willing to bring on new students of all ages!

METHODS USED

I cater my teaching and methods to each individual student and his/her needs and goals. For beginners, I often use Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements. After progressing past that, the Rubank books and Hite etudes work for many students. Starting around 8th grade, I introduce solo repertoire appropriate to their level. During lessons, I always have students work on some form of scale, sight-reading, and ear training. I have several duet books (and a Disney book!) that students love to sight-read from. I always ask what goals the student has, so I know what skills or pieces we should focus on.

LESSON STYLE

Every lesson I give is different, depending on how the student learns and how they’re motivated. My teaching style is energetic and positive, yet with realistically high standards. I truthfully love giving lessons, and students sense this. Positive feedback is always given before negative. I help students set specific, attainable goals so they can progress at their own pace. Also, I find out what other interests/hobbies the student has so I can make interdisciplinary musical connections. I always teach students HOW to practice, so they’re making the most of their time.

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