Hi! My name is Lynne S. I am a certified to teach All-Level Music
. I have both a Bachelor's of Music Education and a Master's in Secondary Education and Music from SHSU. I have been teaching beginning band for 28 years. Currently, I teach in Texas City ISD and as part of the teaching requirements I have been fingerprinted and have had a background check which came back clear.
As part of my music training I started clarinet
in 6th grade
. I studied with Steve Ruff, and Don Wilkins while in high school. I made District, Region, Area, and All State Band during my high school years. When I went to college I student with Richard Pickar, former Principal Clarinetist with the Houston Symphony, and Randall Griffin, member of the Houston Ballet
. He currently teachers at UH-University Park.
I currently teach a 2 beginner clarinet classes and 1 Double Reeds class. During my 28 years in the band classroom I have taught beginners on all band instruments. Since I do play clarinet woodwinds are my specialty. In addition to teaching in the school setting I have taught privately in the following districts - Clear Creek ISD, Texas City ISD, Galveston ISD, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Huntsville ISD, Humble ISD, Aldine ISD, Tomball ISD and Bryan ISD.
I have use the Rubank Intermediate Method as well as the Rubank Advanced Method. I give hand outs which cater to the individual student's needs. I will assist the student with his/her band music and/or band method book but, I use additional methods. Music theory
and scales are addressed as well as basic information including embouchure, producing a characteristic tone quality, carriage, hand position and posture. Lessons are geared to make the student successful in her/her endeavor.
If you should have additional questions. please do not hesitate to send me a message.