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About Dwayne A. Burrell

Dwayne Burrell
Dwayne A. Burrell
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: San Dimas, CA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet
Education: California State University, Fullerton - Bachelors of Music-Clarinet Performance
Performance Experience: I've been performing for 16 years. Areas visited include: Throughout the United States, London, Germany, Japan, China and, South Korea
Teaching Experience: 14 years teaching/coaching wind band and orchestra. 6 years teaching individual instruments (clarinet/bass clarinet, saxophone, flute, french horn, oboe, and bassoon)
Teaching Philosophy: -Setting a standard of excellence within the student in areas such as execution, practice and performance habits, thought principles, discipline, etc. -Establishing a positive, honest, and respectable teaching relationship. Clear understanding and development are the foremost concerns. -Encouraging individuality, self-confidence, and pride in one’s self and background. -Championing the knowledge and understanding of basic music fundamentals.

Get to know Dwayne A. Burrell

Dwayne Burrell is an active teaching artist, clinician, and professional clarinetist/bass clarinetist based in the Southern California area. As a clarinetist, Dwayne has performed with many chamber groups and large ensembles throughout the Southwest. His chamber music experience expands to both international music festivals and local professional organizations and institutions. Burrell studied clarinet briefly with clarinetists Jonathon Cohler, David Howard, Jim Kanter, Margaret Worsley, and Nathan Williams. His most recent studies concluded with LA Phil Clarinetist, Burt Hara, and International soloist Hakan Rosengren at California State University, Fullerton. As an inspiring conductor, Burrell has studied under the baton of Dr. Greg X. Whitmore, noted faculty member at California State University, Fullerton, and director of the highly acclaimed Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble. He is inspired and dedicated to large ensemble conducting and teaching. Many notable performances such as conducting at Meng Concert Hall, The Dorthy Chandler Concert Hall and, Walt Disney Concert Hall have occurred since the transition to conducting. Currently, Dwayne spends the majority of his time teaching and mentoring musicians mostly in grades K-12, and also musicians on their early college journey. He leads a highly active clarinet studio and has lead many woodwind clinics in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. Those individuals he works with are among the top performers in their school or university music programs and local private youth ensembles, solo festivals and, young artist competitions. Dwayne currently serves as the Music Coordinator/Wind Specialist at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. In his spare time, Dwayne enjoys practicing graphic design for his church, lots of reading and journaling, and spending time with his younger brothers. 

Dwayne A. Burrell teaches at:
842 W Arrow Hwy
San Dimas, CA 91773
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