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Private Lessons: Woodwind or Brass!

Ongoing weekly lessons in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, or tuba.
Class
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
12-16
year olds
1
learner per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Wednesday
5pm - 5:50pm
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Description

Class Experience

The content taught will depend on where your current level is. Once I've established your current skill level, we will build sequentially on those skills to master the following on your instrument:  
1. Proper posture and hand positions 
2. Breathing technique and lung capacity (necessary for ALL wind players) 
3. Embouchure formation 
4. Development of superior tone quality and intonation
5. Development of fluid technique and finger agility
6. Mastery of sight reading 
7. Memorization of key through major, minor, and chromatic scales
8. Guided pacing through "Rubank" method book containing various scale and etude exercises 
9. Assistance of any current performance repertoire for school concerts, recitals, auditions, etc. 
In addition to my degree in Instrumental Music Education, I have spent the last 8 years in instrumental music instruction. 4 years in private lesson instruction through a multi-site music academy, and 4 years as head band director in a 3A public school district. I take pride in my craft as a musical pedagogue, and my students demonstrate visible growth both in their craft and their love for the performing arts. 
Students will be asked to practice assigned technique material from their method book, in addition to breathing, long tone, and tuning exercises that prepare them for the next week's section. 
1. Rubank Method Book by H. Voxman (Elementary, Intermediate, or Advanced) Approx. $10 2. Pencil 3. Tuner/Metronome (I strongly recommend Tonal Energy App available on Apple & Android platforms for $3.99) 4. Vandoren Reeds for clarinet & saxophone, valve/slide oil for brass instruments. (Size 2 1/2 for new beginners, Size 3-3 1/2 for years 2 and beyond)
Learner progress is only evident through the physical demonstration of material taught. Students will be asked to perform material that was assigned to practice throughout the previous week. Occasionally, I will assign "playing test" recordings for the student to upload through Outschool that I can use to shape the next lesson's learning goals. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Students will be asked to purchase the "Rubank" elementary, intermediate, or advanced method book ($10 on amazon) for their instrument depending on skill level. This will be needed by the second or third lesson in most cases, as current skill level will need to be assessed. 

Teacher

About Me

I am an all-in musician and music educator! I believe in cultivating well rounded musicianship utilizing intelligent teaching techniques that allow my students to experience regular success, driving a desire to learn and accomplish more. Through... 
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