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I am a 2011 graduate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. I have a great interest in video game scoring, but I do very much enjoy composing in a variety of different genres. I also like working on transcription projects.
I have performed in the University of Hawaii (UH) Marching Band, UH Concert and Symphonic Bands, UH Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, and Colla Voce, a UH student run women's choir. I just moved back to Sacramento not too long ago and, now that I finally settled down, I am currently looking for performance opportunities.
My principal instrument is clarinet. I have been playing for 10 years. I studied clarinet with Henry Miyamura while in college. When I first started playing clarinet, I struggled a lot. After getting into college, I learned a lot about certain aspects of playing and, after much practice and guidance, I managed fixed my improper playing habits.
Proper clarinet technique and tone production are popular aspects of playing that musicians struggle with in the beginning and sometimes for several years into their studies. Thankfully, with help and practice, students can learn to play properly.
During clarinet lessons, I will help students through etudes and scales studies, proper posture and breathing, breathing exercises, practice techniques, and solo/ensemble repertoire work. With these studies, students can expect great improvement in their playing.
During music lessons in general, I will use different types of musical examples, hands-on work, and written/aural exercises, that will help students learn what makes music work.
I will take into account the musical background and goals of each student in order to tailor a lesson plan that will help them succeed in every way possible.
I have been playing clarinet for 10 years. I studied with Henry Miyamura for 5 years. I graduated with a BMus in Composition, which requires each student to demonstrate proficiency on their principal instrument as well as perform in several ensembles.
Besides the ensembles required for my degree, I often volunteered to play clarinet for other composition students' works for the Composer Symposium concerts held twice a semester. I also performed for many student recitals.
I graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. I studied composition with Elmer Takeo Kudo, Byron Yasui, Donald Womack and Thomas Osborne. I also presented and performed in a 45 minute recital showcasing original works I composed while at the university as a requirement of the UH composition program.
As a music major at UH Manoa, I was required to pass 4 levels of music theory, 4 levels of advanced music theory, 4 levels of ear training, 2 levels of music history, 4 music literature classes, 4 levels of piano, 8 performance technique classes, 2 ethnomusicology classes, 6 classes of applied lessons, and a variety of large and small ensembles.
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