Hi! My name is Eden Schultz (I'm on the right in my picture) and I will be a sophomore this fall at Concordia University Chicago. I am a current music education student with an emphasis on instrumental music, which means I aim to be a band director one day! I graduated from William Fremd High School in Palatine, IL in 2016.
I began music in 3rd grade when I started piano lessons and have been playing ever since! I still take piano lessons in college and play occasionally at my church. In 5th grade, I started to play the clarinet for my elementary school's band. To say that it has been the best choice of my life is an understatement! I excelled at clarinet yet I was yearning for something new, so in middle school I switched to bass clarinet! For most of my high school career, my primary instrument was bass clarinet. However, knowing I was going into music early on, I decided to pick up regular Bb clarinet again, so I did two separate bands in high school for each instrument. Now in college, I study regular clarinet as my primary instrument, with the occasional bass clarinet arising.
I have always tried to participate in many new musical opportunities, whether that be when I picked up saxophone in high school for our jazz band, to even joining marching band! I'm proud to say that in every concert enmseble I've been in, I have been the section leader, which was a great way to help build confidence and leadership skills. For my senior year, I was the head drum major for the Viking Marching Band! That leadership position helped me grow as a leader, teacher, musician, and overall person.
I have a very eager will to teach and develop new passions for music to anyone! Not only would having more experience in this field benefit myself in the future, it will definitely affect my future students greatly. My hope is to open a new door to students, at any age, where they can become more confident in themselves and their musical abilities, appreciate the gifts of music that is given to them every single day of their life, and to develop a love for an incredibly rewarding skill and talent that will follow them for the rest of their lives.
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We begin with the very basics!
Before even playing the instrument, a student should become comfortable with the teacher, the instrument before them, and the idea of simply producing music. Some catch on rather quickly, some need more time to adjust to this new skill. That is to be expected!
Once the student has an idea of what lessons are like, how we can set individual goals, and other matters like how to practice, then the actual playing and technique methods will begin. It's important to have an introduction to gain the trust of the student and so that there isn't too much information thrown around at once.
I have been playing music for most of my life!
I began piano at age 8 and clarinet at age 10. I've continuously kept up my private lessons and many ways of performance for each instrument.
Now that I'm in college, I have been introduced to so many new opportunities in terms of teachers, performances, and student leadership! It's been exciting time getting to develop these skills and I am eager to start passing what I've learned on to other students!
$12-$17/30 min depending on the location of the student.
In general, the farther I have to travel will increase the pricing slightly.
I attended a Drum Corps International show in Indianapolis, IN. Drum corps is a professional summer marching activity that contains brass, percussion, and color guard members. Basically, it's marching band on steroids! I have a deep love for marching band and DCI, so this was very exciting! I hope to one day (hopefully next summer!) learn a brass instrument, audition, and earn a spot in one of these corps!
What are some things you would like to gain from these experience? Music is a lot of fun- but can be a lot of work!
Practicing can seem intimidating and hard to squeeze into our busy schedules. If you need help trying to find methods that work for you, ask! There are many ways that we can fit practicing our love for music in a consistent and easy manner.