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Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Orchard Park, NY
Instructs: Flute, Piccolo, Saxophone
Education: I am a rising junior at the Crane School of Music earning Bachelor's degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance. I anticipate student teaching in Fall 2022 and graduating in Spring 2023. Though flute has been my primary instrument for a decade, I also have been playing saxophone since 2017. I have received private instruction in both areas from Ms. Becky Potter (Orchard Park) and Mr. Philip Yacone (Buffalo).
Performance Experience: Crane: Crane Symphonic and Concert Bands, Crane Wind Ensemble, multiple chamber groups including flute choir. High School: NYSSMA area all-state, ECMEA, and NYSBDA ensembles, West Seneca Marching Band, Southtowns Youth Orchestra, Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra, Southtowns Youth Jazz Orchestra, West Senior Jazz and Wind Ensembles, and four pit orchestras.
Teaching Experience: Private Flute Lessons, 2 years 40 completed hours of music classroom observation 14.5 completed credit hours of music/wind pedagogy theory classes
Teaching Philosophy: As a teacher, I strive to teach essential life skills and spark inspiration through music. My students learn the value of responsibility, accountability, communication skills, and time management while studying with me. I pride myself on making my lessons a safe space for every student to express themselves and do what they love on a daily basis.
Get to know Alexandra
Hi there, I'm Alexandra Zagara and I am ecstatic to be affiliated with Music and Arts! I am a student at the Crane School of Music and a graduate of West Seneca West Senior High School. I have taught and tutored students of all ages in math and music. My hobbies include reading, gardening, and hiking. In my free time, I volunteer my musical talents as the flutist for the Queen of Heaven church choir. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with my peers and students at Music and Arts!
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