Mike Everman brings his years of experience as a band director to Smithville Music Studio. Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and all woodwind students can study privately with one of the Midwest most respected band directors. A professional teacher who knows how to get the best out of each student, see the students weak spots, perfect their tone and technique..
Are you getting your money worth out of that instrument?
Having a quality instrument is a good start. Private 1on1 guidance with a specialist on the instrument helps shape the tone to allow you to hear what you paid for.
Is your student getting bored with band because they're not making progress?
Having a mentor to provide inspiration, sharpen their skills, provide confidence and a return to the fun and excitement of learning an instrument can put 1st chair within their reach.
Do you have a student preparing for contest or dreaming of going to State?
No teacher can guarantee outcomes. However study with a woodwind adjudicator for High School and Middle School students in Mo. and Ks. can give you an edge. Inside information on what the judges are listing for and how to obtain it.
But my child plays a brass instrument, who can help us?
As an award winning educator and band director Mike is well qualified and experienced in teaching all the band. No matter what your focus, we have a well thought out approach to help you obtain your goals. Learn to read music or work from tabs in a progressive, proven method of study. We also have teachers who are brass principals!
No pressure, relaxed environment to guide you on your musical journey.
• Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Central Missouri
• Master of Science in Music Education from Northwest Missouri State University.
• Additional hours from UMKC and KU
• Taught band in King City, MO, Park Hill High School, Kansas City Christian School, and Smithville School District
• Woodwind adjudicator in Missouri and Kansas for both High School and Middle School
• Bands performed twice at the MMEA conference in Jefferson City and Tan-Tar-A
• Kansas City Christian his band was the co-winner with Park Hill South in:The Winter Park Colorado Jazz Festival
• Who’s Who of American Teachers
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WHAT WILL I LEARN IN WOODWIND OR BRASS LESSONS?
Our teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs.
If you enroll here for woodwind or brass lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don't know where to begin, we can help!
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC CAN I LEARN?
We teach all styles from Classical to Jazz Band. Depending on the instrument we will pick the very best teacher for your studies.
HOW LONG UNTIL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY A SONG?
There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn to play a woodwind or brass instrument. With regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
HOW DO WE PAY?
A $25.00 registration (non-refundable) fee must paid before a lesson time is scheduled. Lessons are paid in advance on the first lesson of the month($90/4wks, $112.50/5wks). We run rolling admissions so if you want start in the middle of the month, it is prorated @ $22.50 per lesson. We except cash or check only.
STUDENT TEACHER PROGRAM
We support a program to help beginning teachers refine their skills as they develop into professional teachers. Only advanced long term students who are music majors or preparing to study music at a college level are screened for this program. Not only are their music skills considered but their goals and their abilities to communicate with others, especially younger student musicians. They hone their skills under the watchful eye of a mentor instructor and have access to address any teaching concerns they may encounter. Through this program we will advance the art of teaching music while allowing student teachers opportunity to earn financial support in their chosen field.