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James Dodd
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Katy, TX
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Tuba
Education: Associate in Arts-Houston Community College System Associate in Arts in Instrumental Specialization (Tuba)-Houston Community College System Associate in Arts in Arranging & Composition-Houston Community College System Bachelor of Arts in Music-Prairie View A&M University State Certified in Music EC-12
Performance Experience: Lone Star Symphonic Band Prairie View A&M University Choir Prairie View A&M University Symphonic Band
Teaching Experience: I have taught in private and public institutions for nearly a decade in Texas including private lessons from elementary to adults.
Teaching Philosophy: It is my personal and professional belief that a student from early childhood to adult can learn to play a musical instrument with a regimen of correct practice, a good quality working instrument, and a good private teacher can accomplish realistic musical goals. Music is a lifelong pursuit that requires dedication, consistency, and a positive attitude. In addition, regular performance with other musicians in a local community band or other outlet can create further progress.

Get to know James

I started playing as a young student in 1985.  I started my musical journey as a baritone saxophonist and later learning to double on bass clarinet and other woodwinds. Later , I became interested in playing tuba and studied with Mark Barton , Principal Tubist of the Houston Grand Opera & Ballet, Jeffrey Freeman, Low Brass Instructor, at Prairie View A&M University, and Flute with Dr. Wendy Bergin, Principal Flutist, with Opera in the Heights.

Music is my passion and I take it very seriously. It is my goal to assist, educate, and support my students to become the best they can be.

James teaches at:
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite H100
Katy, TX 77494
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