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Tegan S.

Somerville, MA

$60/hour

Experienced Woodwinds, Piano and Accordion Teacher

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 43 ratings
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University of Massachusetts - Boston
Music

Education

University of Massachusetts - Boston (Music)

About Tegan

I have taught private instruction and group instruction in such varied subjects as Music Theory/Ear Training, Woodwinds, and Crochet. I am completing a B.A. of Music at University of Massachusetts - Boston, with an expected graduation of August, 2014. As a working musician, I currently perform oboe with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra (Dir. James Orent), Calliope Ensemble (Dir. Julia O'Toole), and the University of Massachusetts - Boston Chamber Orchestra (Dir. Dr. Jon C. Mitchell). I have most recently studied under Dr. Emilian Badea in both Oboe and Accordion, with Bulent Guneralp in Piano and Voice, and with Dr. David Patterson for Music Theory, Ear Training, Arrangement and Composition. Music has been an important part of my life for over 20 years.

As I do not have access to a car, I prefer that students come to my home studio in Somerville, or that they be within public transit options.

OBOE STUDIO: 15+ years experience. Must supply instrument -- I would be willing to help find a beginner's oboe, or potentially rent one. Studied most recently with Dr. Emilian Badea for musicality; with Andrea Bonsignore for reeds. Currently performing with Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Calliope Ensemble, and UMass-Boston Chamber Orchestra on oboe. Reed making lessons will generally be included, unless specified otherwise.

Beginner oboists will learn to read music, and begin by learning the parts of the instrument, and the fundamentals of breathing and posture, with simple songs soon to follow.

Intermediate oboists will expand their repertoire and technique, and begin work on important orchestral excerpts and solos, with an eye towards competition. The basics of reedmaking and adjusting reeds will be explored.

Advanced oboists will continue to polish technique and expanding their repertoire, with a focus towards audition preparation and competition. Reedmaking will be an integral part of lessons. English horn may be explored at this point.

CLARINET STUDIO: Must supply own clarinet -- I would be willing to help find a student instrument. Can teach all ages.

Beginner clarinetists will learn to read music, and begin by learning the parts of the instrument, and the fundamentals of breathing and posture, with simple songs soon to follow.

Intermediate clarinetists will expand their repertoire and technique, and begin work on important orchestral excerpts and solos, with an eye towards competition. Bass clarinet may be explored at this point.

Advanced clarinetists will continue to polish technique and expanding their repertoire, with a focus towards audition preparation and competition. Bass clarinet, A clarinet, C clarinet, or any other member of the clarinet family may be explored further at this time.

FLUTE STUDIO: Must provide own flute -- I am willing to help find a beginner instrument.

Beginner flutists will learn to read music, and begin by learning the parts of the instrument, and the fundamentals of breathing and posture, with simple songs soon to follow.

Intermediate flutists will expand their repertoire and technique, and begin work on important orchestral excerpts and solos, with an eye towards competition. Piccolo may be explored at this point, if the player is interested.

Advanced flutists will continue to polish technique and expanding their repertoire, with a focus towards audition preparation and competition. Further piccolo work or alto/bass flute may be explored at this point.

SAXOPHONE STUDIO: Must supply own instrument -- I would be willing to help find a beginner sax. 15+ years experience.

Beginner saxophonists will learn to read music, and begin by learning the parts of the instrument, and the fundamentals of breathing and posture, with simple songs soon to follow.

Intermediate saxophonists will expand their repertoire and technique, and begin work on important orchestral excerpts and solos, with an eye towards competition. The rest of the sax family may begin to be explored at this point.

Advanced saxophonists will continue to polish technique and expanding their repertoire, with a focus towards audition preparation and competition. Further work in multi-sax fluency will be completed.

PIANO STUDIO: Prefer to teach children on piano. 10+ years experience. Studied most recently with Bulent Guneralp.

The beginner student of piano will learn to read music and proper posture for performance. We will quickly learn simple songs, and combine technical exercises in a fun manner to encourage students to want to practice.

ACCORDION STUDIO: Beginning accordion lessons taught. Studied under Dr. Emilian Badea. I prefer to teach children for accordion.

Beginner accordion players will learn to read music, and start learning simple songs immediately. This is a great instrument for multi-instrumentalists to pick up, and a fun change from piano as a child's first instrument.

THEORY, EAR TRAINING, COMPOSITION STUDIO: Beginning level arrangement and composition assumes a basic music theory and ear training proficiency. If the student wishes to learn arrangement and composition without this proficiency, a study of theory and ear training, with a focus towards arrangement and composition, would then be undertaken. Studied most recently with Dr. David Patterson.

Students will have the option to practice arrangement for a wide variety of instrumentation, or arrangement for specific groups that the student may already work with.

When studying composition, the student will walk through the steps and "rules" of theory and harmonic arrangement to understand what makes one song "catchy" and to create pleasing melodies with well-defined harmonic progressions. As these ideas are grasped and manipulated, we will move beyond the rules to explore what options are available and why one sound is more interesting than the next.
I have taught private instruction and group instruction in such varied subjects as Music Theory/Ear Training, Woodwinds, and Crochet. I am completing a B.A. of Music at University of Massachusetts - Boston, with an expected graduation of August, 2014. As a working musician, I currently perform oboe with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra (Dir. James Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Somerville, MA 02145
In-person lessons

"Helpful Sewing Lesson"

- Nourah, Cambridge, MA on 2/22/17

"Fantastic accordion teacher!"

- Claire, Waltham, MA on 11/4/16

"Great Start!"

- Marilyn, Medford, MA on 6/28/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Joel, Cambridge, MA on 6/25/15
English:
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Music History,
World History
Sports/Recreation:
Needlework,
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Clarinet

I have been playing clarinet for over 20 years. Although I switched to oboe in high school, I still know the fingerings and differences between the two instruments, and there is much overlap between techniques of ALL woodwinds.

Ear Training

Ear Training is an INTEGRAL part of musicianship and I have spent the past 3 years teaching students how to build the skills of ear training. My work at UMass Boston (finishing the last course for my BA in Music currently) has been focused on Theory/Ear Training.

Flute

I have been playing flute for over 15 years. Although oboe is my primary instrument, I am facile with flute, know the fingerings and techniques, and there is much overlap between techniques of ALL woodwinds.

General Music

I have been learning and creating music for over 20 years. I am finishing up the final course (Gen Ed.) of a BA in Music, with a focus on Oboe and Music Theory/Ear Training. There is nothing in General Music that would be unfamiliar to me either from performance or theory purposes.

Music History

I am surprised that there isn't a test for this subject. Music Theory and Music History go hand-in-hand. It does a musician NO GOOD to know chords if they don't understand the context in which each era of music used that chord. I have tutored Music History students for the past 3 years, and can easily do so.

Needlework

Whether it's crochet, knitting, tatting, embroidery, needlepoint, etc. I can do it. I've been doing fiber arts for over 20 years and I have 2 years experience as a Knit/Crochet instructor at UMass - Boston's Yarn Society.

Oboe

I have been playing and studying the oboe for 15+ years; I'm completing the last last semester of my BA of Music (emphasis on oboe and music theory). I currently perform on oboe in three ensembles.

Piano

Piano was the very first instrument that I ever learned, more than 20 years ago. I am continuing to expand my piano technique by taking lessons, and ALL music theory was created via the piano -- so I have used it extensively and understood it well these past 3 years of Theory/Ear Training teaching.

Saxophone

I have been playing sax for over 15 years (preferably baritone or tenor, but a sax is a sax). Although oboe is my primary instrument, I am facile with sax, know the fingerings and techniques, and there is much overlap between techniques of ALL woodwinds.

Sewing

I've been sewing for over 20 years. I have done custom corsetry work, and bespoke gowns. I can draft patterns, alter patterns, and just plain follow patterns. I have a Pfaff 2140 machine, and a Singer Serger.

Sight Singing

My work at UMass Boston (finishing the last course for my BA in Music currently) has been focused on Theory/Ear Training. Sight singing is an INTEGRAL part of Ear Training and I have spent the past 3 years teaching students how to build sight singing skills.

Songwriting

Composition is applied Music Theory, basically, and as such, is a strong teaching component for theory classes. I have spent the past three years training students in theory and composition. My work at UMass Boston (finishing the last course for my BA in Music currently) has been focused on Theory/Ear Training.

University of Massachusetts - Boston
Music

Education

University of Massachusetts - Boston (Music)

Helpful Sewing Lesson

She taught me how to sew, and How to pin the patterns togther in a neat and easy way. It was a very helpful lesson now i know the basics of sewing. She's very friendly and nice

— Nourah, Cambridge, MA on 2/22/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tegan will travel within 3 miles of Somerville, MA 02145.