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Mario Hunter-Master Teacher


Teaches Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone

A beautiful quilt of sound and joy is created when the thoughtful sharing of music connects us like thread.

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Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone


Master of Music University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Student of David Shifrin, National Music Camp at Interlochen, Bachelor's Degree UNC School of the Arts, Private Study Gary Louie (Peabody Conservatory), Joe Briscuso (Towson State University)

Performance Experience

40+ years performing profesionally, NC Symphony/NC Opera Touring Company, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Players (Clarinet Bass Clarinet Saxophone), Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (Principal Clarinetist and Soloist), Goucher Chamber Symphony (Principal Clarinetist), NC Governor's School Symphony Orchestra (Principal Clarinetist), NC All State Symphony Orchestra (Principal Second Clarinetist), Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Gunther Schuller, Karel Husa, Robert Shaw Samuel Ramey of the Metropolitan Opera, Gene Chandler, Jerry Butler, Hit Parade Hall of Fame Performance and Induction, Charo, The Coasters

About Mario Hunter-Master Teacher

As a Music Educator I have a responsibility to provide my students with the opportunity to
greatly enhance their lives through Instrumental Music. Often times the understanding and
successful execution of a challenging musical concept or passage can be accomplished by
changing one’s perspective of the challenge. For instance, the introduction of isolated problem solving techniques such as long tones and pattern exercises creates positive results when returning to the sheet music at hand as opposed to the stress of battling the sheet music over and over again with no relief in sight nor ear. Through concentrated and consistent practice, Students eventually internalize these techniques and can re-use them when faced with similar challenges found in different pieces of music. I also have a duty to provide a safe and welcoming environment in the studio for my students. Teaching students how to practice based upon their individual learning styles is also essential when expanding the student’s enthusiasm towards his or her instrument. Musical genres studied include Classical, Jazz, Pop and Rock. In essence, my teaching includes work on physical playing proficiency (technique), rhythmic clarity (counting), music theory comprehension and application as well as the importance of developing strong listening and problem solving skills that promote growth, discipline and joyful music making.
The end results are performances that are pleasing to the ear and bring forth a sense of joy and accomplishment. When applicable, students are diligently trained to enter into competitions with a strong sense of determination and fearlessness derived from unwavering focus and timely preparation. Advice regarding music selection, tips on the proper care and maintenance of the instrument as well as suggestions for equipment and accessory upgrades are also offered and considered part of the overall learning and growth process. Students are also encouraged to participate in group lesson ensembles with their peers when available”
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