Hello! I am Janet Butterfield and after teaching for 35 years, recently retired from being a band director in Deerfield. After traveling this fall, I find I really miss working with kids! My years as a band director and private lesson teacher have allowed me to work with a wide range of learning styles and interest levels and I'd be happy to share my passion for music with you or your child. Clarinet is my primary instrument, but I am comfortable teaching saxophone and flute as well. Please take a peak at my resume to learn more about my background and feel free to contact my references. Lessons are a dollar a minute with a 30 minute minimum. Join me in my home studio located in Evanston or the Music Center of Deerfield in Deerfield, IL. Please visit my website at http://bit.ly/woodwindnotes to learn more!
Making music is fun, social, develops discipline and serves as a creative outlet! I promise to help your child discover and grow his/her talent and nurture a lifelong love of music!
Absolutely enjoyable teacher - both knowledgeable and fun! You will learn to play correctly and beautifully.
Our son had a great experience over several years, learning how to play the flute. Thanks!
During the first lesson(s), I assess the interest and skill level of the student, learn of his/her goals, and from there, design lesson plans to meet those goals. Lessons incude work on scales, decoding rhythms, etudes, solo reperatoire, sight reading and an introduction to jazz if desired.
The University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Music Education May, 1984
Bachelor of Art in Clarinet Performance
Honors and Awards
Talented Undergraduate Student Tuition Waiver (1979-1984)
Guy Duker Award (1983)
Clarinet Soloist with New Philharmonic Orchestra 1985
Clarinet Soloist with Wheaton Municipal Band during summers of 1981-1985
Clarinet Soloist with Addison Community Band during summer of 1984
DePaul University School Of Music Chicago, IL
Master of Science in Music Education May, 1990
Clarinet teachers include Don DeRoche, Clark Browdy, Howard Klug and John Bruce Yeh.
1 dollar per minute with a 30 minute minium.
I began teaching privately when in high school and have never stopped. 34 years as a band director of grades 4-8 in Deerfield, IL and 40 years of experience teaching clarinet from beginner to adult allow me to share the knowledge of my teachers with my experience as a teacher to meet the needs of a wide variety of student learners.
Students of all ages and learning styles.
Home practice is needed for self improvement.