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Josclynn Garrison

Director of Outreach & Teacher

Josclynn teaches one on one woodwind lessons as well as beginning piano & guitar at Manuel Creative Arts Academy.

Rates:

$30 for half hour lessons
$50 for hour lessons

Lesson Availability:

Josclynn teaches with Manuel Creative Arts Academy Monday, Wednesday, & Friday with afternoon and evening lessons available.


Teaching Philosophy

Every student deserves to be the best musician they can be. I tailor each lesson to what skills a student needs to focus on, utilizing scales, key appropriate exercises, long tones, and theory to encourage muscle memory and fluidity. I accompany that with a piece that a student chooses to work on to make lessons a well-rounded and enjoyable experience.

Background

Josclynn is an active performer currently performing with the Fillmore Wind Band. During her career, she has had the opportunity to perform at several OMEA Conventions, the Midwest Clinic, and Carnegie Hall and is looking forward to May 2020 where she will perform for her second time at Carnegie Hall with the Fillmore Wind Band. In addition to teaching at Manuel Creative Arts Academy Josclynn also teaches a Summer Rock Band Course in the Centerville Area.
Josclynn continues her education by attending conducting symposiums and has had the opportunity to improve her conducting and grow under teachers like Dr. H. Robert Reynolds, Dr. Rodney Dorsey, and Dr. Michael Haithcock.

Fun Fact

I love to cook and am always looking for new recipes!

A Favorite Quote

My favorite quote is from a poem by Marianne Williamson entitled “Our Deepest Fear”.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?”
The poem ends with, “And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.”

Practice Tip

Use short, focused practice sessions a few times a day instead of practicing for hours at a time. This allows time for your brain to process material and eases exhaustion on your instrument.

Manuel Creative Arts Academy Teacher Since

November 2017

Certifications & Memberships

Certified K-12 Music Teacher in Ohio
Member of OMEA

Education

Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting
Wright State University

Bachelors of Music in Music Education
Wright State University