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About Damien Gibson
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Lewisville, TX
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Saxophone
Education: Damien’s college experience began with Loyola University. He studied violin with Valerie Poulette and clarinet with Steve Cohen. He later enrolled at UNT, where he performed in the Wind Symphony and the UNT Orchestra, the highest ranked ensembles in their College of Music. Damien received his Master’s in Performance at UNT. He returned to UNT as a doctoral candidate. Through both enrollments, he maintained the principal clarinet position in the UNT Orchestra.
Teaching Experience: Damien Gibson has taught for at least three decades, starting with piano years ago in New Orleans. He taught violin with Saturday Strings New Orleans as well in the late 1990s. After leaving New Orleans for North Texas, Damien taught privately, helping students achieve goals such as making Texas All State Band and Texas Region Orchestra. Recently, he has used his talents to build an online clientele, and continues to give online music recitals.
Teaching Philosophy: Damien prefers a no-nonsense approach to teaching. He addresses problems as they occur, attacking the fundamentals of music. His philosophy is that tone is everything. If the tone is solid, then people will want to hear you. He also wants every student to work on music they love to play. Some of the lesson will focus on any music that is on the student’s wish list. The balance is to also work on fundamentals and to relate the wish list to the fundamentals so that maximum learning begins.
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