Midcoast School Of Music offers personalized lesson plans and one-on-one instruction with some of the finest musicians in New England, focusing on mechanics, theory, and performance. Below, you’ll see the instructors available for woodwind lessons and have a chance to learn more about them. For more information regarding available lesson times at our Portland campus, please click on the "Contact" button.
Jean has been a music educator for over 36 years. She recently retired from Instrumental Music Director at Memorial Middle School in South Portland, Maine where she conducted the 6th Grade Concert Band, 7th & 8th Grade Concert Band, Learning Jazz Band and Performance Jazz Band. She has been a member of the Colby Symphony Orchestra, R.B. Hall Band, Midcoast Symphony Orchestra and the Casco Bay Wind Symphony. She has played in pit orchestras for several theaters in the southern Maine area. Jean has also been a guest conductor for middle school festivals and has adjudicated Maine All-State auditions. She also teaches woodwind methods at the University of Southern Maine. As a music educator, she strives to show her students that learning an instrument is hard work, but so much fun and rewarding! One of the things she likes best about being a teacher is the connections she makes with her students. Her biggest life accomplishment has been her family. She spends her spare time with her husband and enjoys visiting her sons and watching them perform.
Dave has been a private Woodwind instructor for over 40 years! He is a member of the Casco Bay Wind Symphony and has performed with various swing bands in Maine and New Hampshire including; The New Legacy Swing Band, Northeast Swing, The Bud Kraus Big Band, and Opus One Big Band. Dave was Director of USM Band Day Camp from 2007-2010 and taught music in the Maine public schools for over 40 years in RSU 35 (Marshwood) and RSU 6 (Bonny Eagle). Dave holds a Bachelor Of Music Education- University Of Lowell, Massachusetts and a Master Of Music Education- University Of Southern Maine.