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Dane M.

Cypress, TX

$50/hour

Professional Clarinet/Bass Clarinet Teacher for All Levels

5.0 average from 1 ratings
Knowledgeable and Engaging
— Priscella, Magnolia, TX on 8/24/16

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University of Houston
Music
University of Houston
Master's

Education

University of Houston (Music)

University of Houston (Master's)

About Dane

I have played most instruments in the clarinet family for 17 years and in that time I have earned a Bachelors in Music and a minor in education with certification to teach all levels of student in the state of Texas along with a Master of Arts. In the first lesson with the student, I take time to get to know them and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses so I can start putting together a lesson plan. My style of teaching is to treat the student as an equal, push their knowledge to its limit then, through leading questions, guide them towards filling in the gaps. I teach the art of playing clarinet, but also include the science, math, history, and language studies that are associated with it and how they connect to their general studies. My end goal for every school-age student is to bring their performance and knowledge up to the level required to enter a prestigious conservatory. Whether they choose to be a musician or engineer I aim to enrich their lives and give them the opportunity to choose for themselves.

The members of the clarinet family I teach are: "B-flat" (the standard clarinet), "A" clarinet (orchestral), "E-flat" clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, contralto clarinet, and contrabass clarinet.

My work experience: I have taught private lessons since 2006. In the past several years, 90% of my middle school students have made middle school region band or honnor band. I currently teach lessons in the Greater Houston Region with students from multiple districts. I have experience with audio engineering and in my spare time I also am the Artistic Director and Conductor of a non profit.

Consultation services: If your student is looking to pick up an instrument for the first time, I can schedule a meeting with you for minimal cost at a reputable music shop to help you find an instrument that is well built and affordable. Please contact me for details.
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Group classes are offered in 1hr chunks only. 2 for $45 each, 3 for $40 each. 4+ is considered a master class and has a flat rate of $35 per person. Half Hour Lessons are available upon request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cypress, TX 77429

"Knowledgeable and Engaging"

- Priscella, Magnolia, TX on 8/24/16

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Clarinet

I have a Bachelor's degree in music with a focus on clarinet and bass clarinet and a minor in music education. I have also taught lessons for a school district for a year thus far.

Music Theory

As part of my degree in music I have taken 4 years of music theory spanning from the fundamental construction of meters and scales through chords, harmonic forms, large forms, complex harmonies, modes, and 12-tone music. In terms of practical experience I have taught music theory since the start of 2013.

University of Houston
Music
University of Houston
Master's

Education

University of Houston (Music)

University of Houston (Master's)

Knowledgeable and Engaging — Dane was great from the time he showed up. Presented himself well. Definitely experienced and good with the kids. I have a daughter and sat in the next room. I really liked how he played along with her at times. Great clarinet player! ...

— Priscella, Magnolia, TX on 8/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Group classes are offered in 1hr chunks only. 2 for $45 each, 3 for $40 each. 4+ is considered a master class and has a flat rate of $35 per person. Half Hour Lessons are available upon request.

Travel policy

Dane will travel within 20 miles of Cypress, TX 77429.