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Marilyn C.

Tempe, AZ

$60/hour

Dr. Marilyn - Written music, history, and percussion

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California State University, Sacramento
Music Performance
Arizona State University
Master's
University of Minnesota
PhD

Education

California State University, Sacramento (Music Performance)

Arizona State University (Master's)

University of Minnesota (PhD)

About Marilyn

Internationally recognized percussionist Marilyn K. Clark Silva has a classic portfolio career as an Arizona Teaching Artist through the Phoenix Center for the Arts and an active freelance percussionist currently located in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Dr. Clark Silva has taught music theory, history, appreciation, composition, and performance at all levels both individually and in a classroom setting throughout the United States. She is a founding member of both "Tandem Duo" and "Sugar and Carbs," chamber groups that commission and perform new works throughout the United States. She has a performed with Island Steel, Salt River Brass Band, Vocal Essence, Phoenix First Assembly, Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, Folsom Symphony, Panic Steel Band, Crossing 32nd Street, Pan Devils Steel Band, J.T.'s Mexican Marimba Band, as well as many other diverse ensembles.

Dr. Clark Silva teaches music history and theory as well as percussion ensemble at Veritas Prep Academy and teaches privately throughout the Phoenix valley. Dr. Clark Silva was a panelist and presenter for the 2015 College Music Society National Convention and is the founder/developer of the Start-Up Steel pedagogical method. She is a faculty member and performing artist for the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory, a featured artist with Sugar and Carbs for the Interference Concert Series in Flagstaff, AZ, and will premier a new chamber work at the 2016 American Harp Society, Inc. National Conference. With Tandem Duo and Tandem Collective Dr. Clark Silva will be presenting a national tour in the Spring of 2016 and hosting the Kondo Festival in September 2016. Outside of music Dr. Clark Silva advocates for animal rights as a grant writer and volunteer for animal rescue organizations. Dr. Clark Silva received her bachelor's in percussion performance from California State University, Sacramento, her master's in percussion performance from Arizona State University, and her D.M.A. in percussion performance from the University of Minnesota.


I have a bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree in music performance. I have taught music theory, history, composition, appreciation, and performance for many years, both as a private instructor and in a classroom setting. I work with students of all ages, experience levels, and abilities, including students with disabilities and special needs. I tailor lessons to the specific needs and learning styles of individual students to explain things in a way that will be interesting and memorable.

Please contact me with any of your music tutoring needs, whether you are in your 90's wanting to learn drums for the first time, a parent looking for help teaching your young child to read notes, a high school senior preparing for college auditions and placement exams, or anywhere in-between, I can help you get to where you want to be!
Internationally recognized percussionist Marilyn K. Clark Silva has a classic portfolio career as an Arizona Teaching Artist through the Phoenix Center for the Arts and an active freelance percussionist currently located in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Dr. Clark Silva has taught music Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Tempe, AZ 85281
In-person lessons
History:
Music History

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Composition (Music)

I have a doctorate in music performance, I compose many of my own performance compositions, and I teach composition as a part of the high school theory classes that I teach. I have my percussion ensemble students compose at least one of their concert pieces each semester.

Drums

I have bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in percussion performance. I perform professionally throughout the United States and internationally, and I have taught professionally, both privately and at various public institutions, for the past ten years.

Ear Training

I have two graduate degrees in music performance and ear training is an important component of music theory, appreciation, and performance. I teach ear training to all of my music students, both private percussion students, and my general music classes.

General Music

I have a doctorate in music performance, I have taught music of all types to all grade levels, including college and continuing education for the past ten years. I currently teach general music, including history, theory, appreciation, and composition for high school classes.

Music History

I have a doctorate in music performance, I have taught music of all types to all grade levels, including college and continuing education, for the past ten years. I include music history training in all of my teaching and teach it individually along with theory and performance.

Music Theory

I have a Bachelor's in Music Performance from CSU Sacramento, Master's in Music Performance from Arizona State University, and Doctorate in Music Performance from University of Minnesota. 10 years of teaching experience at the middle school, high school, and collegiate level. Music theory and history teacher at Veritas Preparatory Academy.

Piano

I have two graduate degrees in music performance and use piano basics as a part of teaching music theory. I am a professional percussionist and have an additional seven years of piano training.

Sight Singing

I have two graduate degrees in music performance and currently teach music theory and history to high school students. Sight Singing is an important part of music education and in addition to my three music degrees I have taken several years of private voice lessons to facilitate teaching sight singing.

California State University, Sacramento
Music Performance
Arizona State University
Master's
University of Minnesota
PhD

Education

California State University, Sacramento (Music Performance)

Arizona State University (Master's)

University of Minnesota (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Marilyn will travel within 40 miles of Tempe, AZ 85281.