7703A 20th Avenue SE, Lacey WA, 98503
Instruments:Clarinet, Ear Training, Other, Recorder, Saxophone, Theory, Trombone

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Folk – Country – Bluegrass, Rock – Alternative, Blues, Kids, World, Electronic, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate
Experience:7 years
Rate:$40 / hr

Personal Statement

Woodwind, Brass and Music Theory Lessons!

Want to learn to sound your best? Want to learn to play or improve your skill on saxophone, clarinet, baritone, trombone, recorder or euphonium? Want to understand music from the inside out? I teach all levels and ages, from those just beginning, to college prep students and adults. I tailor lessons to the needs and abilities of each student.

● Learn to play with a clear and beautiful sound.
● Learn correct breathing, posture, and shaping.
● Play with proper technique and fingering.
● Learn to make your instrument sound its best.
● Learn to play in a variety of styles.
● Learn to read music.
● Learn to play and recognize scales and intervals.
● Smooth out your playing and transitions between registers.
● Gain insight into the structure of music.
● Learn to practice with purpose.
● Learn beginning to advanced music theory.
● Prepare for an upcoming performance.
● Gain confidence and understanding of beginning to advanced rhythms.
● Gain a discerning ear.
● Learn to write your own music.
● Learn in a caring and supportive environment.

Lessons are provided in my studio (willing to travel to you for a nominal fee). Students are offered recital and performance opportunities each year so they have a chance to share their new found skills with family and friends. Performing for a live audience enhances students’ excitement and joy and gives them a goal to practice for. I always strive to balance high quality education with fun!

Tuition Rates:

$70/month for weekly 30-minute lessons

$105/month for weekly 45-minute lessons

$140/month for weekly hour-long lessons

Willing to come to you for a nominal fee.

Ask me about available times!

Education / Training

Music has fascinated me as far back as I can remember. I have been involved in music since grade school. I enjoy a wide variety of music styles and have studied many instruments as well as music theory. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Walla Walla University and have taught music in various capacities for 6 years. In addition to teaching lessons in my private music studio, I am an elementary, middle, and high school music teacher. I have soloed throughout the south Puget Sound area, including being the feature tenor soloist in the Easter section of Handel’s Messiah last spring.

Tim Cromwell