I've been a musician for 18 years, and freelancing as a performer, arranger, and music director since 2002. My primary instrument is the trombone, and I also sing and play several other instruments. I have experience in classical, jazz, and pop/rock performance and arranging in both professional and academic settings. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Education and my initial Minnesota teaching licensure with a goal of teaching middle school or high school music and doing research to further the field of music education.
I believe music students should learn a wide variety of skills and then choose for themselves what to focus extra effort on. Reading sheet music, playing by ear, understanding music theory, singing a little if they usually play an instrument or picking up an instrument if they're mainly a singer.
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