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Geena B.

18-Year Public School Teacher of 6-12 School BAND/MUSIC THEORY

18-Year Public School Teacher of 6-12 School BAND/MUSIC THEORY

$40/hour

  • 275 hours tutoring

About Geena


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I professionally play Saxophones, Clarinets, Oboe, and Flute, and have served twelve (12) years as a high school Director of Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, String Orchestra, and Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra. I taught Music Appreciation for two (2) years, and taught AP Music Theory for eleven (11) years, where student success in passing rate of the exam was higher than the national average.

As a 18-year veteran of the public school district I serve, I am currently serving my...

I professionally play Saxophones, Clarinets, Oboe, and Flute, and have served twelve (12) years as a high school Director of Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, String Orchestra, and Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra. I taught Music Appreciation for two (2) years, and taught AP Music Theory for eleven (11) years, where student success in passing rate of the exam was higher than the national average.

As a 18-year veteran of the public school district I serve, I am currently serving my fourth (4th) year teaching middle school Band and Music Appreciation. In May of 2020 I graduated from Boston University with a Master of Music in Music Education degree. I live in Los Angeles County and love cats, tv and movies, the LA Dodgers, Kings, and Rams! Please allow me the opportunity to assist with your music studies. I cannot wait to meet YOU!! Let's get started!

I have proficient/advanced/professional knowledge in all things Woodwinds, Music Theory, and Musicianship (Aural Skills and Ear Training).

I love people and I love music! I welcome and appreciate the opportunity to assist with your music studies! I bet we will learn a great deal from one another!


Education

California State University, Los Angeles
Music Performance
Boston University
Masters

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  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: Should a student need a same-day lesson, fee assessed will be $50 per hour. All lessons scheduled at least 24 hours in advance will be assessed at the usual $40 per hour rate.
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
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Subjects

Music

Music Theory,

Music Theory

In the twelve (12) years I served as Music Teacher and Band Director of one of the three (3) high schools in my district, I taught the AP MUSIC THEORY course, where my students’ scores on the exam were always higher than the national average. I also took several Theory and Composition classes as part of my Master’s degree coursework, which I complete just about a year ago. It would be my pleasure to assist you in teaching your musical goals!!!
Saxophone,

Saxophone

I have played Saxophone since the age of 9, where I began giving solo recitals. In high school, in addition to my school's marching, concert, and Dixieland jazz programs, I was selected to participate in the All-District Honor Band for four (4) years, Official PCC Tournament of Roses Honor Band for two (2) years, and California All-State for one (1) year. At Pasadena City College and California State University, Los Angeles, I participated in the marching, concert, jazz, opera, musical theatre, new music, and commercial music programs. Somewhere along the way I began to concentrate on woodwind doubling by adding Clarinet and Flute to my Saxophone and Oboe playing. As an adult, I have performed in more than twenty (20) musical theatre pit orchestras, about ten (10) jazz and rock bands, a few casuals and worship service performances, and many more varied types of ensembles. I specifically focus upon Musical Theatre, Dixieland Jazz, Improvisational Skills, and modern solo literature, for example the Tango Exercises of Astor Piazolla.
Sight Singing

Sight Singing

Serving as teacher of this unique and fascinating course has worked to advance my knowledge and expertise on the subjects of Music Theory, Musicianship, and Class Piano. My students' success in passing rate of the exam was higher than the national average. I have extensive experience in the elements of written theory, composition, sight-singing in Movable Do, and ear-training activities.

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Geena is a Real Treasure!

We were beyond lucky to find Geena. We posed a particular challenge, in that we had two students preparing for the Music Theory AP test - but the official AP class wasn't available! We needed more than a tutor; we needed someone with deep knowledge of the subject, the test itself, the available teaching materials, and how to make it come alive for the students. Fortunately, this is exactly what Geena brings to the table, along with a great manner that left our students feeling upbeat after every lesson.

Bob, 20 lessons with Geena

Knowledgeable and patient teacher

Geena helped me accomplish triads in context for my college course. Major Scales and Key Signatures as well. Geena was very patient and went step by step on the lesson.

Monica, 1 lesson with Geena

Your Search is Over.

If you are looking for a responsible, reliable, and knowledgeable AP Music teacher, your search is done. She is patient, kind, supportive, makes class fun, cares for every single one of her students, and has a passion for music that cannot go unnoticed. She has knowledge way beyond the typical AP Music Theory curriculum. You will not regret working with her

Hannah, 10 lessons with Geena

Super Teacher.

Immediately, I knew she would be good. Her passion for teaching shows. Her approach is not pushy. She was always engaged, probing, asking questions and most important....listening. Their was not the normal silence when the instructor was searching for what to do next or looking at the clock. She was ready. She made my lesson fun. I feel honored that I found her on Wyzant.

Harry, 5 lessons with Geena

she is very awesome

And very cool and nice and great and amazing and wonderful and spectacular and incredible with music theory yay :D

chelsea, 8 lessons with Geena

Great teacher

Thank you so much for your great class! You are so beautiful, professional and patient. You prepared well for my class. You are the best.

Laurel , 1 lesson with Geena
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