Private instruction of an instrument is a necessary part of musical education at any age. It provides exponential growth in a way that band class cannot. One-on-one feedback, assistance, and encouragement from a professional instrumentalist is critical for serious study and enjoyment of playing an instrument. Countless studies show that music provides many benefits to those who play music at any stage of life. NAMM Foundation: "Why Music Matters"
Jen Anderson currently teaches at Fuzz Music Studios in downtown Longmont, Colorado. She offers lessons on flute, clarinet, saxophone and recorder. For rates and availability, please contact Fuzz Music Studios at 720-494-2623, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowledge of instrument care and selection, reeds, ligatures, etc.
I encourage weekly listening to a variety of music – classical and other – on multiple instruments. I offer suggestions of varied performers, ensembles, and works. Attending live performances is highly encouraged.
I emphasize tone, technique and musicality from the first lesson onward. One does not need to be “advanced” to make beautiful music!
I encourage students to audition for competitions, honors ensembles, and live performances at senior living residences and day centers.
I also aim to have chamber music opportunities within the teaching studio for active students.
Jen Anderson has been teaching private lessons since 2006. She has a Masters Degree in Saxophone Performance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and a Masters Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has experience teaching a variety of lessons, including beginning group recorder classes at the Longmont Senior Center. In addition to teaching, she is also a performer on flute, clarinet, and saxophone, as well as arranging music. In addition to being a musician, she knits lace garments such as shawls and scarves for a local gallery, owned and operated by those with the same love of beauty and excellence.