Samantha Shea

Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
(4 reviews)

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Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. Music changed the course of my life as a child and it is my goal to provide well-crafted, tailored lessons to every student!

I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I studied music education and took lessons with Romie de Guise Langlois. I had the opportunity to hone my playing skills on the standard B Flat clarinet and also fell in love with auxiliary instruments as well-- I love playing bass clarinet as well.  I was a member of the Symphony Band and the UMass Marching band and marched in the 2018 Rose Bowl Parade.  I have participated in many concerts, recitals, and masterclasses given by prestigious clarinetists. 

 I completed my student teaching in the Spring of 2020, so I am well versed in teaching in person and online as well.  I have taught clarinetists of all levels and work with the student to meet their goals--whether that goal is learning a C scale or playing all of the Rose Etudes!

We work hard, but we know when to have fun!

I have been playing clarinet for 14 years and have been teaching private lessons since 2017. I have taught beginners through intermediate-advanced students. Many of my middle and high school students have been passing auditions for top-level ensembles!

My goal as a private teacher is to provide a truly customized experience for the student. The first lesson is where we get to know each other and get a baseline for the student's skills. We also set your first round of goals in the first lesson. From there, we use a variety of method books and chamber pieces to enhance your skills and meet their goals.  I will always play with my students because it provides an exemplar for them to work with. Students will take brief notes during lessons as well, so they remember what we spoke about and what to practice for the next lesson. 

How much students practice depends on their level. A beginner may only practice for 15 min 5 days a week, but a more advanced player would need to practice for at least 30-4 min a day 5 days a week. This is something we decide together as students and teachers. 

No matter what, practice makes progress!

Licensed by the State of Massachusetts to teach music-- Instrumental, General, Band, Grades K-12
National Association for Music Education Member since 2017
Massachusetts Music Educators Association member since 2020

Rubank Method Books--Elementary, Intermediate, Advances

Rose 32 Etudes

Melodious and Progressive Studies (by David Hite)

Standard of Excellent Books 1, 2 and 3

Essential Elements for Band (Clarinet)

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