Stephen F. Austin (Music Education)
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 music theory in middle
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.
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.
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.
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.