I'm a saxophone and piano teacher in Kansas City. I have been teaching lessons since 2007 and received my music degree from Michigan State University. At Michigan State I also expanded on my significant skills at the piano. I received my Master's degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and I am currently doing doctoral work at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
As a teacher, my goal is to help my students become better musicians and increase their appreciation and enjoyment of music. Students of all ages are welcome, including adult beginners. If your child wishes to start saxophone, it's best to wait until 5th grade because of the instrument's size. 2nd grade is a great time to begin piano lessons.
I offer 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons. Outside of traditional lessons, I am available for saxophone clinics, as well as coaching sessions in preparation for festivals or performances.
Practice is a vital element for success in acquiring any type of skill. Beginners at saxophone usually start by practicing for a couple short periods a day while building muscle endurance in their face. Once that is achieved I expect students to practice for at least the length of their lesson, everyday. Productive practicing requires focus and effort to make the lesson concepts become habit.
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