Lesson Feesfrom $25.00 / 30 Minutes
I am a Detroit, Michigan multi instrumentalist and educator. I have been playing the clarinet, flute and saxophone for twenty five years. For the last fifteen years, I've been teaching lessons to students of all ages, levels, and exceptionalities. It has been my pleasure to see many students all the way from grade 5 through high school graduation. I perform regularly in my metro area with a variety of groups and ensembles. I graduated from college with dual bachelors degrees in instrumental music education and clarinet performance. In addition, I have a masters degree in instructional design and technology.
I like to get to know my students and what learning styles are best for them. We set highly individualized goals appropriate for each student and check in on our progress regularly. My goal is to teach students how to practice so they can practice optimally. I teach music inductively (through asking lots of questions). I want students to be able to make sophisticated musical decisions that are appropriate for their level of skill development. Even a beginner can experience what it truly means to be a musician. I believe everyone has the ability to succeed at learning music. I am a highly energetic, thorough, and knowledgeable teacher. My classroom is a safe learning environment where all students gain confidence through learning music.
Bachelors of Music Education and Clarinet Performance - Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan) Master of Arts - Instructional Design - Saginaw Valley State University (Saginaw, Michigan)
Students need an instrument and appropriate instrument accessories. We will determine method books needed at the first lesson. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.