As a clarinet teacher, I feel it is my responsibility to help each student develop a solid foundation in the areas of tone, technique, rhythm, pitch, and articulation through personally demonstrating on the instrument as well as introducing them to analytical and innovative practice methods. As a musician, my goal is to guide each student to be aware of music’s complexities that are informed by the study of music theory and musicology. I am dedicated to nurturing my students both as a musician and an individual while creating an awareness and value of all others. I strive to promote a positive learning environment that encourages my students to confidently pursue their individual musical goals. Of all, I am committed to the enhancement of artistry and mastery on the clarinet as a performer and an educator.
“Dr. Kang is an immensely talented clarinetist and musician who also possess a natural gift for teaching. She is able to combine her passion for playing with a teaching method that is both engaging and inspirational. Dr. Kang teaches with a style that is both classic in her approach to technique, and innovative in her use of interactive technology. She has also taught them how to be attentive to their own playing, getting the most out of their practice time. As a result, their improvement is both tangible and motivating. The quality of her instruction has been borne out in the comments they have received from their MSBOA Solo and Ensemble judges, accompanied by consistently high ratings. As a parent, it is gratifying to know that my kids are developing not only terrific technique, but a life-long love of music.”
“I have really enjoyed the variety of opportunities Dr. Kang has provided to my son, from having informal improvisation sessions with fellow students, to setting up an ensemble group, to helping him rehearse his solo piece with computer-aided accompaniment. She uses innovative teaching techniques that encourage his interest and motivation, while improving his technical ability. He notices and appreciates the positive tone she maintains as she challenges him to play his best on the clarinet.”
“Dr. Kang has a clear sense of how to challenge young musicians without overwhelming them. The attention and additional music she has provided have resulted in Wes not only gaining a much better feel for the clarinet, but also a much deeper appreciation of music.”
“Working with Dr. Kang has added a new and exciting dimension to Maya’s music experience. Dr. Kang was able to bring Maya’s musicianship in ensemble play to a whole new level. Dr. Kang’s patient, thoughtful and musical nature helped Maya see the duet as the challenging and fun musical form it can be. The real testament is that Maya and her duet partner are anxious to continue working together on the path that Dr. Kang has started them down.”
“Dr. Kang’s dedication, kindness and talent in working with students create a great learning environment. Our daughter grew not only in her musical abilities and understanding while studying in two different classes with Dr. Kang, but her enthusiasm and interest in playing her instrument and working in an ensemble grew as well. Dr. Kang is a talented musician and is able to bring out the best in her students. We are looking forward to more opportunities to have our daughter work with Dr. Kang.”
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