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About Lana Withrow

Lana Withrow
Lana Withrow
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Charlotte, NC
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Saxophone
Education: Bachelor of Music in Music Education from The University of Akron
Performance Experience: Has served as principal or second clarinetist for a number of community and church bands, orchestras, and small ensembles, both in NE Ohio and here in the Charlotte area, and currently play principal clarinet for the Matthews Concert Band.
Teaching Experience: Private Lesson Instructor, Band Director, and Elementary Music Teacher for more than 30 years. 17 years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Teaching Philosphy: My teaching philosophy is to find how each of my students learn best and what motivates them, then nurture both sides of their brain to wed accuracy and artistry. First we focus on posture, breath control, tone, rhythm and technique. Then I encourage development of dynamics, phrasing, articulation and expression. I use the tried and true method books, but supplement them with music in a variety of styles to engage my students and expand their musical horizons.

Get to know Lana Withrow

Hello! I have been a clarinet and sax instructor at Music & Arts since the Fall of ‘97, but started teaching lessons back during my high school days. Some of my earliest musical memories are marching around the house with rhythm instruments to the stirring marches of John Phillip Sousa, and singing The Star Spangled Banner from the top of my lungs while swinging in the back yard! I was blessed to have a wonderful family, church, band directors and clarinet teachers, who inspired a love of music within me, and a desire to positively impact the lives of young musicians.I embrace the opportunity to help a senior in high school get ready to audition for a college music scholarship, as well as the chance to guide a 5th or 6th grader who doesn’t yet know one end of their instrument from the other. If you want a teacher who will push you to succeed but make it fun along the way, I hope we will get a chance to work together!

Lana Withrow teaches at:
8046 Providence Rd Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28277
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