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Steve C.

Seventeen years of musical experience for your needs.

Plymouth, MI (48170)

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As a music educator for the past seventeen years, I have had wonderful opportunities to teach school music classes, ensembles, both at public and college levels.

If you are looking for someone to teach private lessons on woodwind, brass, or percussion, as well as beginning piano or voice, I have had former students as members of the Michigan All-State Band and All-State Choirs, as well as large scholarship winners for entry into college.

I have also taught Advanced Placement Music Theory (including sight-singing and ear-training), Music Appreciation/Music History, guitar, and have tutored students on conducting and songwriting.

Please let me know what I can do for you to forward your musical knowledge and training!

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Clarinet

I have taught band instruments, including the clarinet, to beginners for over seventeen years. In addition, I have had over ten private lesson students on clarinet, several have been recognized at the county and state level for their performances. My background and preparation includes Woodwind Techniques class in college, as a Music Education major, Conducting techniques in Master's degree work, as well as working with professional clarinetists while on band staff.

I have conducted and taught at least ten years of clarinet choir at the middle school and high school level.


Composition (Music)

My music education career has had many composition students through the Music Theory coursework. I have had private students and class students win state level recognition with their music.

Drums

I have seventeen years of experience in teaching beginning band, intermediate band, advanced band, Percussion Ensemble (4 time state champions). Percussion private lessons are all strong reasons for being able to teach percussion effectively. In addition, I am a certified teacher in the State of Michigan in Music Education, as well as having a Bachelor of Music Education and a Masters of Music performance.

Ear Training

Through my musical training in high school, I had two years of ear-training as part of the AP Music Theory course. Through college, I received another three years of ear-training classes. As a teacher, I have taught AP Music Theory for five years, which has ear-training as part of the course.
I feel very comfortable in assisting students at any level with ear training.

Flute

I have taught band instruments, including the flute, to beginners for over seventeen years. In addition, I have had several private lesson students on flute, and have been recognized at the county and state level for their performances. My background and preparation includes Woodwind Techniques class in college, as a Music Education major, Conducting techniques in Master's degree work, as well as working with professional flautists while on band staff.

I have conducted and taught at least ten years of flute choir at the middle school and high school level.

I am certified to teach flute (and other instruments) by the State of Michigan, JX Certification, expires 06/2016.

I am an adjudicator and clinician for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. I judge marching bands across the country with Central State Judge's Association as well as US Bands. I have had one of the most winning band programs in the history of the State of Michigan in the 2000s.

General Music

I have taught music in the public schools for seventeen years. In addition, I have taught all subjects in music, including general music classes at the fourth and fifth grade level. I have designed curriculum for music, and have assisted student teachers with their plans in general music.

Guitar

I have two years of teaching guitar class in excess of 30 students, with a variety of levels within the class. I have taught private lessons on a variety of instruments, and feel comfortable teaching guitar privately or as a small class.

Music History

I have taught music history at the high school level, and have five years of music history coursework in high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. In addition, I wrote the curriculum for the music appreciation course at a local public school system.

Music Theory

Since 10th grade in high school, I have been active in music theory coursework, including a Master of Music degree.

In addition to learning a large amount of music theory and composition, I have had the opportunity to teach Advanced Placement Music Theory in the public schools, where most of my former students have achieved either a 4 or 5 on their exams.

I actively believe any music theory course should include ear training and sight-singing components, as these are required in most college and even high school courses.

Oboe

As a music educator of seventeen years, I have taught beginning, intermediate, and advanced oboe as part of the classes I have taught. I have also had several private students on oboe. I have also performed on oboe.

Piano

As a music professional, I was required to take piano lessons for four years in college. In addition, I have taught class piano to grades 9-12 for seven years at three different school districts. I also have been writing a pre-school piano course that does not use musical notation right away, allowing students to enjoy making music right away.

Saxophone

I have taught band instruments, including the saxophone, to beginners for over seventeen years. In addition, I have had several private lesson students on saxophone, and have been recognized at the county and state level for their performances. My background and preparation includes Woodwind Techniques class in college, as a Music Education major, Conducting techniques in Master's degree work, as well as working with professional saxophonists while on band staff.

I have conducted and taught at least two years of saxophone choir, as well as eight years of coaching saxophone quartets at the middle school and high school level.

I am certified to teach saxophone (and other instruments) by the State of Michigan, JX Certification, expires 06/2016.

I am an adjudicator and clinician for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association.I judge marching bands across the country with Central State Judge's Association as well as US Bands. I have had one of the most winning band programs in the history of the State of Michigan in the 2000s.

Sight Singing

I have had sight-singing coursework in high school, undergraduate college, and graduate college work. In addition, I have taught sight-singing as a component of the Advanced Placement Music Theory course at several different high schools. I also am trained as a vocalist, and have taught group sight-singing as a choir teacher for five years.

Trombone

I have taught band instruments, including the trombone, to beginners for over seventeen years. In addition, I have had many private lesson students on trombone, and have been recognized at the county and state level for their performances. My background and preparation includes four years of private lessons on trombone in college, as a Music Education major, Conducting techniques in Master's degree work, as well as working with professional trombonists while on band staff.

I have conducted and taught at least two years of trombone choir, middle school and high school level.

I am certified to teach trombone (and other instruments) by the State of Michigan, JX Certification, expires 06/2016.

I am an adjudicator and clinician for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. I judge marching bands across the country with Central State Judge's Association as well as US Bands. I have had one of the most winning band programs in the history of the State of Michigan in the 2000s.

Trumpet

I have taught band instruments, including the trumpet, to beginners for over seventeen years. In addition, I have had many private lesson students on trumpet, and have been recognized at the county and state level for their performances. My background and preparation includes twenty-four years of playing the trumpet, two years of private lessons on jazz trumpet in college, as a Music Education major, Conducting techniques in Master's degree work, as well as working with professional trumpeters while on band staff. I also spent a season with the World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer of 1993.

I have conducted and taught at least two years of trumpet choir, middle school and high school level.

I am certified to teach trumpet (and other instruments) by the State of Michigan, JX Certification, expires 06/2016.

I am an adjudicator and clinician for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. I judge marching bands across the country with Central State Judge's Association as well as US Bands. I have had one of the most winning band programs in the history of the State of Michigan in the 2000s.

Voice (Music)

For five years, I taught vocal music as well as private voice lessons. I am also trained vocally, majoring in vocal and instrumental music education.

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Education

Ball State University (Music Education)

Central Michigan University (Master's)

Eastern Michigan University (Master's)

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Steve will travel within 20 miles of Plymouth, MI 48170.

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