Most folks enjoy listening to music, and even imagine that someday they’d like to play an instrument themselves… a few even pursue that dream. As a woodwind teacher with decades of experience, Dennis has a wealth of knowledge to share, and just as importantly, the ability to tune into each students’ learning style, prescribing just what the student needs to work on from lesson to lesson.
A music teacher can be an vital resource in a budding musician’s development, but certainly not every accomplished musician is necessarily a good teacher and, in some cases, even an excellent teacher is not the right person for every particular student. There are elements of chemistry, personality, learning and teaching styles, empathy and expectation, that define how well teacher and student might work together. For these reasons, a single blueprint for teaching and learning is always a mistake, and though many basic principles are shared across the board, it’s the teachers job is to find instruction techniques and music to suit each students learning style and interests.
Dennis Freese has been a woodwind musician for most of his life, and a private music instructor (saxes, clarinets, flutes) for much of that time, working with students from beginner to the most advanced, in age levels ranging from nine to eighty-three. A number of his younger students have become members of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon (YSSO), while some of a more advanced age play in the local Horizons Band. With his decades of playing and teaching experience, Dennis has much to share with students who have a genuine interest in finding a personal voice through a woodwind instrument.
Potential students are welcome to come to Dennis’s studio for a visit and free consultation.