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Don N.

Nacogdoches, TX

$40/hour

The son of two English professors

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Stephen F. Austin
Music Education

Education

Stephen F. Austin (Music Education)

About Don

Although I am still in college, I have already accrued several years of teaching experience. I have taught marching bands (Pearland HS, Seven Lakes HS both in the Houston areas) for three years, and I taught low brass privately at an international boarding school (also in Houston) for two years. I originally taught myself music theory in middle school, but studying it in a university setting where I set the grade curve on the comprehensive Music Theory Iv final taught me how to help others understand the intricate puzzle that theory can be.
I also have a long history of friends asking me to aid them by proof reading papers or assisting in the creative process. Growing up around English professors made sure I not only understood the concepts involved in creating literary artwork, but also how to help others also unlock their inner voice.

I have been studying music for sixteen years. I started on guitar at the age of six and picked up bass my sophomore year in highschool, after which I placed second in my region jazz audition. I played the clarinet from 6th grade through my freshman year of college, where I majored in the instrument at UH. I also picked up tuba, however, and switched in 2013. I will now be attending SFA as a member of the tuba/euph studio, working towards a degree in music education and performance.

My goal is not to do anyone's work for them, but how to help acquire skill sets that will render requiring outside aid obsolete. I firmly believe in teaching concepts and thinking strategies over material, so students will be able to conquer more material on their own.
Although I am still in college, I have already accrued several years of teaching experience. I have taught marching bands (Pearland HS, Seven Lakes HS both in the Houston areas) for three years, and I taught low brass privately at an international boarding school (also in Houston) for two years. I originally taught myself Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Nacogdoches, TX 75961
In-person lessons
Music:
Clarinet,
General Music, Guitar,
Music History,
Music Theory, Trombone
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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Clarinet

I began studying Clarinet in sixth grade. In High School I studied with Chester Rowell, an adjunct faculty member at UH, who led me to three consecutive placements in All-Region band. I then spent a year studying with Randall Griphon at UH before switching my attention to low brass. My time at UH thoroughly prepared me to teach clarinet to any student at a high school level or beginners.

Guitar

I have studied guitar (acoustic and electric) and bass privately since I was a child. I have performed in multiple ensembles, including musicals for my high school and region jazz band. I also have played in local bands in Houston and have recorded almost an entire album.

Music History

I have completed a Music Literature class at the San Jacinto Community College under Dr. Sarah Spencer, where I received a grade of a 95. I will also be enrolled in Music History classes at SFA.

Trombone

My first year at San Jacinto Community College I majored in Bass Trombone before switching to tuba. I participated in the Wind Ensemble, brass choir, jazz band, and I plan on continuing to play in jazz band at SFA. I have two years experience teaching trombone to students ranging from 4th grade to High School.

Stephen F. Austin
Music Education

Education

Stephen F. Austin (Music Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Don will travel within 30 miles of Nacogdoches, TX 75961.