Bing Music Studio
With many years of teaching experience, including 20 years at Houston Community College and maintaining a private home studio for younger students, I have developed a well rounded program for students of all ages.
I also have a wide range of professional performance experiences, including, six years with the Houston Symphony. After leaving the classical music world, I worked with various local ethnic bands and now serve as artistic director for The Houston Balalaika Society Orchestra. www.houstonbalalaikasociety.org
Currently, I lead several of my own bands. You can read more about my work and listen to these bands on my websites.
www.ziggyband.com www.kosherklezmerband.com www.houstonbalalaikasociety.org www.bingmusicstudio.com www.bingentertainment.net
Education background: Bachelor of Music degree from Texas Tech University & a Master of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University
Coming from an eclectic musical background, including a strong classical training, performing ethnic music, pop/rock & jazz styles, my teaching ability is enriched by all of these experiences. I love being a coach for students pursuing any style of music and believe in developing strong fundamentals, while keeping the focus on the fun of playing your instrument. Nothing brings me greater joy than helping someone learn to play or improve on their instrument!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
All students have different ways of processing information. Having worked through lots of musical challenges myself gives me insight into helping each student find their own best pathway for achieving success on their instrument. It is my goal as a coach to instill the joy of making music while encouraging steady progress & pride in study & performance.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Master of Music degree, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Bachelor of Music degree, Texas Tech University
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$60 per hour $30 per 1/2 hour
How did you get started teaching?
As part of my Graduate Studies stipend at the Shepherd School of Music Rice University, I taught non music major students. I was also hired by Houston area school districts to teach in their after school music programs. After graduating, I taught at Houston Community College (piano, clarinet, music theory, chamber music) and maintained a home studio for piano, clarinet and sax)
What types of students have you worked with?
As part of my graduate studies stipend working at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, I taught non major clarinet students. After graduating, taught private lessons for middle school & high school students in the after school programs of various school districts, then began teaching at Houston Community College as an adjunct professor of music at Central Campus & Town & Country Campus. Also, maintained a home studio for students of all ages on piano, sax & clarinet.