Studying music and clarinet with Mr. Rodriguez
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that everyone can create music and everyone can learn to play the clarinet.
We all have a unique voice. One of my greatest strengths as a teacher is that I started music when I was a little older. I knew nothing about instruments,
I also understand the importance of listening and communcating. Strive for excellence in everything that you do. The world
I learn best is by doing. I have figured out a lot things about playing the clarinet in my own practice, and the advantage to that is that I can teach you how to do everything too, because I used to not able to do everything I know how to do now. I also believe in the important of listening.
"Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive" - Howard Thurman
Whether you are starting a hobby, want to learn specific music, or are preparing a high school or college level audition, I am here to adapt and listen to your needs and interests!
Whether you prefer to take a lesson every once in a while or prefer something more structured, I can design a personalized music lesson plan especially for you :) l help you set goals and make sure you learn and have fun along the way!
I teach clarinet and bass clarinet lessons, in person (Paris, France) and virtually!
All ages and levels are welcome!
I believe that everyone can learn to play the clarinet.
What am I like as a teacher?
The way I learn best is by doing. I have figured out a lot things about playing the clarinet in my own practice, and the advantage to that is that I can teach you how to do everything too, because I used to not able to do everything I know how to do now. I also believe in the important of listening. I've moved all around the continent and overseas to study and listen to some of the greatest pedagogues teach the clarinet. I will be very excited to transfer that knowledge as well as some of my personal discoveries about music.
I won't use abstract concepts or metaphors to make a point, and I invest fully in your growth. I understand the importance of communication, so I'll do my best to make sure you are learning and having fun!
I offer masterclasses, workshops on college readiness, substitute teaching, beginner muisc theory, arrangments, grant writing (I've reaceived over $200,000 in scholarships)
All-State auditions (4 year 6A all-stater here, 1st chair overall in Texas with judging experience)
Orchestral and Band Excerpts, Stage Presence, Warm-up Excercises
How to improve sound quality, intonation, articulation,
equipment and advice (instruments, reeds, mouthpieces, and ligatures.