Gift Certificates Available. SHOP NOW!

Musika Music Lessons
We'll match you with the perfect teacher!

Lesson Special - Up to 20% OFF! Get Started Now with a Risk-Free Trial!

Stephanie F In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
avatar
Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Bass Guitar, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Mallet Percussion
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, Musical Theater, Marching Band

avatar

Stephanie F In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Bass Guitar, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, Mallet Percussion
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, Musical Theater, Marching Band

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 8-80
Levels Taught:

EMAIL US OR CALL 877-687-4524

Verification

Background check cleared

Social security verified

Name verified

Phone verified

Email verified

Address verified

Studio Locations
ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:

MM, Wright State University, Music Education BM, Wright State University, Music Education

Overview:

I am a devoted lifelong musician who loves nothing more than sharing the joy of music with others.  Growing up, I played trombone, euphonium, and tuba with my school bands.  In my college and professional career, I have become proficient on all band instruments.  I especially enjoy trumpet, horn, flute, clarinet, EWI (electronic wind instrument), electric bass, and percussion.  My home studio is state of the art and has quite a lot of instruments!

EXPERIENCE

In 2000, I left medical school to pursue music and have never regretted the decision!  I went on to receive my bachelor's in 2004 and master's in 2012, both in instrumental music education.  I recently relocated to South Tampa after being a full time 4th-8th band director for 10 years in Chicago.  I also taught kindergarten music and K-3rd group piano.  I have been teaching private lessons on all instruments for 13 years, with an average of 10 students per week in my studio.  I have taught private lessons to students from age 8 to 60, at all levels of experience.  I especially love teaching beginners, at any age, to provide a well established basis of fundamentals, in order for those students to easily achieve great musicianship later on in their development.

METHODS USED

I create custom lesson plans, goals, and objectives based on the individual student's needs and interests.  Strong fundamentals are essential to readily achieve musical success, therefore, I begin with the essentials of posture, breathing, sticking/articulation, and best practice habits.  If a student already has a method book or repertoire with which he or she is learning, I am happy to continue with current music, or I have many method books and resources to recommend.  I also often write and arrange music for my students.  I love to help students discover their own musical passion and provide appropriate arrangements to motivate and inspire growth!

LESSON STYLE

Learning a musical instrument should always be a very rewarding and satisfying experience.  Therefore, I have a large variety of techniques in my musical bag of tricks to challenge all types of learners.  During my 10 years as a full time band director, I have developed many musical "games", often based on Suzuki methods, to make learning fundamentals, scales, and repertoire much more enjoyable.  These include practice rewards, Band Olympics, ninja karate belts, and Harry Potter themed games.  Always doing the same thing every week can get boring for both the student and teacher, so I love to keep things exciting and moving forward!

PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Teacher Video
Teacher Video
REVIEWS
Verification

Background check cleared

Social security verified

Name verified

Phone verified

Email verified

Address verified

Studio Locations
BBB A+ rating
Check out our A+

Rating from the Better Business Bureau

Risk Free Trial Lesson
100% Risk-Free Trial Lesson

If you are not satisfied after your trial lesson, you will not be charged and we can match you with another teacher.

Ready to Get Started? Take a Risk Free Trial Lesson!

No credit card required.

Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.

Ok

Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.

Up to 20% OFF!