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About Cynthia Tag

Cindy Tag
Cynthia Tag
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Rochester, NY
Speaks: English
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Education: Master of Music Degree in Jazz Studies and Woodwinds Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Clarinet Performance Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education
Performance Experience: Many years of big band and jazz combo work, bandleader on a Tennessee Riverboat, Lawrence Welk road tours, many national shows and pit work, orchestral and classical ensembles, blues and swing bands. Local gigs with area big bands, blues bands, rock bands, and a jazz quartet.
Teaching Experience: Decades of Private Teaching in Rochester as well as San Jose, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additionally, Jazz Improvisation instructor at the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. Adjunct faculty at University of the South and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Teaching Philosophy: There are many ways to climb the mountain and no two students learn the same way. I like to let the student lead the way as much as possible and I provide guidance, suggestions, resources, and support every step of the way. Because happiness is indeed skill in action!

Get to know Cynthia Tag

I have been teaching clarinet, saxophone, flute and piano full time since 1994.

I have 3 music degrees, BFA's in clarinet performance and music education from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies and woodwinds from University of Tennessee under the tutelage of famed jazz educator, Jerry Coker.

And I have been performing all styles of music, ranging from classical to jazz to salsa to blues for many years.

All that being said, I really just love teaching and thoroughly enjoy the progress of all students at all levels!

Cynthia Tag teaches at:
3349 Monroe Ave Suite 8
Rochester, NY 14618
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