Teaches Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
"Good players practice until they get it right... Great players practice until they never get it wrong..."
"A student will never care how much you know, until they know how much you care"
Areas of Instruction
Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
About Udoh Opiotennione
Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo, is where Udoh began his musical journey. Participating in various school bands throughout elementary and High school, Udoh furthered honed musical endeavors at the collegiate level by attending the University of Missouri, then later transferring to Howard University, and receiving his Bachelor’s of Music Education / Saxophone performance degree. Udoh was member of the legendary Howard University Jazz Ensemble, as well as several other performing groups while in Washington DC. After college Udoh lived and worked as a performing musician and educator in NYC, Atlanta, GA before returning to the DMV area. Recording, touring, and performing with various music artist and settings. For the last 19 years he has been a full time teacher / band director in the DCPS and DC charter schools systems.
“Teaching private lessons has always been something I enjoy. The transfer and exchange of knowledge from teacher to student is like no other. Being able to help someone discover this beautiful expression we call music is my life’s work.” With over 35 years of performing and teaching experience, Udoh has a wealth of knowledge along with the love and desire to continue teaching and developing future skilled musicians. Udoh strictly follows a quote / philosophy for teaching that has held true during his many years of interacting with students: “They don’t CARE how much you KNOW, until they KNOW how much you CARE.”