MY STUDENTS ARE FANTASTIC!
A 2013 graduate studying petroleum engineering wrote after his college band audition "I made the band on Thursday. I feel that this fall is going to be a lot of fun and out-played a lot of upperclassmen!". A 2014 graduate just surprised himself by making the UT Symphonic Band as a non-music major. One fall beginner "came home today and could not stop talking about the clarinet - he had so much fun showing us how to put the instrument together and has practiced non-stop!".
UPCOMING CONCERTS (MAKING MUSIC IS A JOY) ~
I just enjoyed a FABULOUS opening show with the Plano Symphony Orchestra, playing principal on Dvorak's 8th Symphony, Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto and the Ruslan & Ludmila Overture by Glinka. Upcoming concerts include COLORADO CLARINET DAYS at CU September 27th, the Ft. Worth Symphony Pops Show Oct 11-12 and Plano Symphony Oct 18-19.
In addition to freelancing with the Ft. Worth Symphony, Dallas Opera and other groups, I perform regularly with the THE PLANO SYMPHONY, Camerata Winds, MELANGE MUSIC and with my husband DAVID as the Korevaar Duo.
I have been lucky to live a life of music and to share my gift with audiences, students, family and friends. Music engages our whole selves. As musicians we are athletes, trained to perform specific motor skills consistently, on command, with precision, speed and grace. Our intellectual study of the math, history and structure of music facilitates our best performance. The artist hears, sees and conveys emotion - connected with our selves, our colleagues and audience members, the experience of performing is deeply satisfying and can be spiritually profound.
I love to play orchestral, chamber, and solo concerts and have performed with the Colorado, Dallas, Fort Worth and New Orleans Symphonies (recording twice with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra). An active North Texas freelancer, I have worked with the Arlington, Garland, East Texas and Las Colinas Symphony Orchestras, the Dallas Opera, and the Dallas Wind Symphony. Currently I perform with the Plano Symphony as their second clarinet and with the Camerata Winds chamber ensemble. My husband David and I play together as the Korevaar Duo. Our recent engagements include duo and chamber concerts for the Amare Consort series (Netherlands), Camerata Winds (Dallas), Estes Park Music Festival, Music Center Japan (Tokyo and Ashiya) and the Texas Clarinet Colloquium (TAMU-Commerce).
In addition to performing regional master classes and clinics on clarinet specific issues and performance anxiety/readiness, I enjoy working abroad to support institutions like the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (2014 Winter Academy) as a clinician and guest artist.
I am thankful for the guidance of my teachers, Steve Cohen and Andy Crisanti, and the daily inspiration provided by my colleagues and students. While I maintain home studios in Dallas and Boulder, I spend the bulk of my days as the primary clarinet instructor in the Highland Park and Lake Highlands (Richardson ISD) schools. In my studio, we explore music theory, history, ensemble work and the best way for each individual to achieve their musical goals while growing as a performer and person. For many, learning to transcend the pressures of performance is key to enjoying a life of music. Bi-annual studio recitals in community venues facilitate this goal. My degrees in music therapy and social work and my experience with Alexander Technique, triathlon training and motherhood add depth to my instructional style. I love working one-on-one, but also enjoy working with groups. It is my pleasure to partner with area directors and professors as a regular guest clinician for their schools and clinics (including Allen ISD's Clarinet Solutions Camp and the Texas Clarinet Colloquium/TAMU-Commerce).
In addition to playing and teaching music, I have worked extensively in non-profit organizations and have experience in arts management. As president of the Camerata Winds chamber ensemble, I worked in development, marketing and outreach to support seven seasons of acclaimed subscription and outreach concerts for the North Texas community. My networking, grantwriting and public speaking skills facilitated annual giving from individuals, businesses (including Target Corporation) and the City of Dallas. I have worked with area libraries, schools, Big Thought and other organzations to produce a variety of outreach concerts, bringing music and music education into the community and to underserved populations.
I am accepting new students by audition.
My on-campus rate at Highland Park Schools is $20/HOUR: my home rate is $50/HOUR.
I am available for master classes and chamber music coaching. Please CONTACT ME for more information!
My studio AGREEMENT outlines my policies and provides more information about my teaching. Please complete this before your first lesson and contact me with any questions you have about the same.
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