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Associate Degree: San Jacinto Community College
TCCBA All State Jazz Band Lead Alto
Texas Southern University Jazz Band Scholarship
I have been playing the saxophone for 10 years and I am versed in different styles. I first began studying classically and in my later years I turned to Jazz, R&B, Gospel, Blues, and Funk. I also learned how to play the clarinet and Flute. am a Saxophonist primarily focusing in Jazz and R&B. However I am classically trained. I am always looking for an opportunity to inspire, young and new, musicians to keep live music alive. I am a employed musician at a church and I play gigs like weddings and parties. I am currently pursuing a Jazz Degree and Teaching certification from Texas Southern University. Music is my profession and I look forward to sharing the what I know to grow musicians.
Often times, I am teaching myself something new that I am not acquainted with. This gives me the ability to always think as a beginner and to figure out how I can convey information to different students with different learning styles. I have experience teaching classical and jazz lessons. I love growing musicians into be the best that they can be. When I first began to study jazz and bought theory books and listened to jazz in order to get better. When I first began to play gospel and R&B, a lot of the progress that I made was due to independent study. The same is with the other genres and styles that I have worked on. How I broke down things and taught them to myself is fresh in my mind and I am eager to share the tricks of the trade with students!
For students, if any caliber, I start by teaching fundamentals. Fundamentals make it possible to enjoy playing the instrument. This includes things like scales, breathing exercises, warmups. After that I then will begin teaching skills. Often times, when playing an instrument, one skill is made up of multiple skills. I like to focus on the smaller skills and fine tune them so students can grow on their instruments. Then, based on the students preferred style, I like to give song recommendations and then begin to work on the style.
First and foremost, I want a student to be the best that they can be. I do not want a saxophone student to aspire to be like me or somebody else, I want them to be the best version that they can be. Because nobody else can be you other than you. When encouraging my students to be the best that that they can be, I insist that this is only achieved by consistent and efficient work. I wont be asking a student to, all of the sudden, begin some vigorous practice routine of 20 hours a week. But I will be working with them to establish a routine that will work in their favor as a musician. I like to let students come to their own conclusions about things I like to just show a student the way. Instead of just telling the student an answer, when they come to the conclusion by themselves, with my help, the information is better remembered and engrained into a student.
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