TEACHING

PRIVATE LESSONS

I have been teaching privately for several years to students of a wide age range and various levels from beginner to advanced.  I offer 30, 45 or 60 minute online lessons (and once it is safe again, in students' homes). I charge $30/half hour.  What I enjoy most about private instruction is the concentrated time dedicated to working each week on student's individual goals and being able to hear and see progress over time as well as watch them continue to believe in themselves.  Often students come to lessons wanting to prepare for an upcoming audition such as band chair placement, All-State, GTCYS, MYS or even for a college music program or scholarship and I am always eager to assist with these wonderful programs!  Please contact me here for more information about private lessons.

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WAYZATA HIGH SCHOOL

I teach private clarinet lessons after school to students at Wayzata High School, the largest high school in the Minnesota, located in Plymouth, MN.  These weekly lessons occur during each of the 4 terms of the academic year and are offered only to students currently enrolled in the Wayzata School District.  30 or 60 minute lessons are available.  In addition to working on student's concert band repertoire, I enjoy providing my students with supplemental materials as well to help become well-rounded musicians and expand their musical opportunities.  More information can be found here, but feel free to contact me with any specific questions you might have.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

In the Fall semester of 2018, I had the invaluable opportunity of teaching the clarinet studio for Dr. Michael Rowlett (current UM Clarinet Professor).  I taught clarinet lessons, studio class, and woodwind methods to students at the University of Mississippi School of Music.  My appointment was for six weeks.  Click here to read about it in the University of Minnesota School of Music newsletter.

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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

"I enjoyed the fact that Ms. Smith gave me several different ways to fix issues in my etudes such as dynamic control and articulation diversity.  Being able to hear her demonstrate these was very helpful!"

Dylan Hunsucker - Junior, University of Mississippi

“I have always been a timid player, and working with Amelia has made me so much more confident in my abilities. It’s been helpful to hear her demonstrations, then match her sound. She has given me many valuable tools that I can apply to all music. Every week I look forward to my lessons not only because each helps better my musicianship, but also because I get to spend time with Amelia. She is such a positive and passionate person, and I’m lucky to know her!”

Emma Gambach - Senior, Wayzata High School