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      About Rich Haley

      Rich Haley
      Rich Haley
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Greenville, SC
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Baritone, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
      Education: MusB. in Music Education, State University of New York at Fredonia; M.S. in Music Education, College of St. Rose, Albany, NY
      Performance Experience: On brass: "Showtime, Inc." of Evansville, Ind. "Buffalo Big Band" (director) "Coast to Coast" Band "Ready to Party" Band “Marcel Portilla Band” On bass: Bob Lucia's "Big Band Revival" "Southern Tier Swing" Jazz Orchestra "Seven Swing Street" "TTW" New Life Free Methodist Church Worship Team On piano/keyboards: Olean Wesleyan Church Worship Team Lakeshore Christian Fellowship Worship Team
      Teaching Experience: Concert Band (ES, MS, HS) Marching Band (MS,HS) Jazz Ensemble (MS, HS) Chorus (MS, HS) Private Lessons (ES, MS, HS, College, Adult)
      Teaching Philosophy: “Whether you're a child or an adult, I can help you discover your musical talents and become the best musician you can be. I teach all the essential skills necessary to play the music you love, including technical abilities, aural skills, interpretation, and reading music and symbols. My teaching style is customized to ensure you never feel frustrated or overwhelmed. My ultimate objective is to ignite a passion for music, one that will last a lifetime and keep you playing for years to come."

      Get to know Rich Haley

      Born and raised in Western New York State, Rich has been involved in the arts for over 50 years. After graduating from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, Rich further earned a Master of Science degree in Music Education from the College of Saint Rose.

      During his studies, Rich had the privilege of studying under renowned instructors, including Michael Powell, who teaches at the prestigious Julliard School. He also received tutelage in trombone and euphonium from Barry Kilpatrick and euphonium from Dr. Mary Ann Craig.

      Rich has enjoyed an impressive career in music education, teaching band and music in public schools since 1982. He is highly respected for his work with concert bands and jazz ensembles, and his groups have won numerous awards and recognitions at local and regional festivals and competitions. His reputation extends across New York State and the Northeast US region.

      In 2005, Rich relocated with his family from Western New York State to the Carolinas, where he continued to teach privately and share his expertise with students of all ages and skill levels. With almost 20 years of experience teaching privately, Rich has a wealth of knowledge to draw from and enjoys helping students achieve their musical goals.

      Rich is a proud father of two. His son, Richard, is a private piano teacher, and his daughter, Danielle, is completing her undergraduate studies in psychology at Clemson University. Rich's passion for music education has allowed him to make a positive impact on countless students over the years, and he remains an accomplished and respected musician in the industry.

      Rich Haley teaches at:
      1025 Woodruff Rd Suite 104
      Greenville, SC 29607
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