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Jacob G.
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Master the skills of the saxophone from an experienced music educator and band director.
Jacob Gibson offers a variety of expertise in his approach to saxophone teaching. As a current PhD student at Kent State University, Jacob ensures his teaching is sociologically savvy and fosters an environment of openness and acceptance. Jacob has taken his private instrument students to regional/state/and national competitions. Jacob has been teaching saxophone privately for 8 years, and has been a public school music teacher for 5 years. He is an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association, the Association for Popular Music Education Association, and the National Association for Music Education. He is a former member of the Pennsylvania Music Education Association and the Northwestern Educational Association of PA. Jacob has remained current with all forms of educational clearances on an annual basis beginning in 2012. Jacob currently performs as a saxophonist with the Kent State University Wind Ensemble and the Kent State University Saxophone Ensemble. As a saxophonist, Jacob has performed with the Erie Chamber Orchestra, as a concert soloist for a world premiere, the Edinboro University Wind Ensemble, Edinboro University Jazz Band, Northwest Pennsylvania Community Jazz Band, the Northwestern School district Jazz Band, SUNY Fredonia's Symphony Band, SUNY Fredonia's Conducting Symposia, Kent State University's Conducting Symposia, and various jazz combos throughout his tenure with Edinboro University, SUNY Fredonia, and Kent State University.
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Hello! My name is Jake Gibson. I currently am a PhD Student in Music Education at Kent State University. I am also the Graduate Assistant in Music Education at Kent State. I play the saxophone and piano as my primary instruments, but as a former band director, I feel comfortable teaching a wide range of beginning band instruments. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a concentration in Saxophone Performance from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in Music Education Studies with a concentration in instrumental conducting from SUNY Fredonia. At both institutions, I have earned Summa Cum Laude Honors and was selected as the outstanding departmental senior in music education during my undergraduate tenure. I always aim to teach each individual student according to their individual needs rather than try and teach just one way to all students. I value your experiences greatly in your educational journey. It is my goal to lead each student to success in meaningful and thoughtful teaching practices. I believe that the experiences and cultures of each student plays a significant role on how to teach the individual, and such experiences and cultures are celebrated through specific learning activities. I have experience in recording live performances as a pianist in contemporary church settings. In this experience, I performed as a piano player for a variety of different online recording sessions throughout the pandemic. The music for this experience was in the contemporary Christian genre. I also have a strong background in the marching arts, having performed in multiple world championships through the WGI competitive circuit as a pianist and electronic sampler. I have also taught multiple marching bands as a percussion technician, marching technician, and woodwind technician. I served as the director for a competitive marching band that competed in local and state wide competitions, having earned the NY state Small School II Title in 2016. I am happily married and have a beautiful baby girl at home, as well as two loving dogs.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Teaching since 2016

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Teaches ages 5+

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Jacob G.
Teaches Online
Master the skills of the saxophone from an experienced music educator and band director.
Jacob Gibson offers a variety of expertise in his approach to saxophone teaching. As a current PhD student at Kent State University, Jacob ensures his teaching is sociologically savvy and fosters an environment of openness and acceptance. Jacob has taken his private instrument students to regional/state/and national competitions. Jacob has been teaching saxophone privately for 8 years, and has been a public school music teacher for 5 years. He is an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association, the Association for Popular Music Education Association, and the National Association for Music Education. He is a former member of the Pennsylvania Music Education Association and the Northwestern Educational Association of PA. Jacob has remained current with all forms of educational clearances on an annual basis beginning in 2012. Jacob currently performs as a saxophonist with the Kent State University Wind Ensemble and the Kent State University Saxophone Ensemble. As a saxophonist, Jacob has performed with the Erie Chamber Orchestra, as a concert soloist for a world premiere, the Edinboro University Wind Ensemble, Edinboro University Jazz Band, Northwest Pennsylvania Community Jazz Band, the Northwestern School district Jazz Band, SUNY Fredonia's Symphony Band, SUNY Fredonia's Conducting Symposia, Kent State University's Conducting Symposia, and various jazz combos throughout his tenure with Edinboro University, SUNY Fredonia, and Kent State University.
About Jacob G.

Hello! My name is Jake Gibson. I currently am a PhD Student in Music Education at Kent State University. I am also the Graduate Assistant in Music Education at Kent State. I play the saxophone and piano as my primary instruments, but as a former band director, I feel comfortable teaching a wide range of beginning band instruments. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with a concentration in Saxophone Performance from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in Music Education Studies with a concentration in instrumental conducting from SUNY Fredonia. At both institutions, I have earned Summa Cum Laude Honors and was selected as the outstanding departmental senior in music education during my undergraduate tenure. I always aim to teach each individual student according to their individual needs rather than try and teach just one way to all students. I value your experiences greatly in your educational journey. It is my goal to lead each student to success in meaningful and thoughtful teaching practices. I believe that the experiences and cultures of each student plays a significant role on how to teach the individual, and such experiences and cultures are celebrated through specific learning activities. I have experience in recording live performances as a pianist in contemporary church settings. In this experience, I performed as a piano player for a variety of different online recording sessions throughout the pandemic. The music for this experience was in the contemporary Christian genre. I also have a strong background in the marching arts, having performed in multiple world championships through the WGI competitive circuit as a pianist and electronic sampler. I have also taught multiple marching bands as a percussion technician, marching technician, and woodwind technician. I served as the director for a competitive marching band that competed in local and state wide competitions, having earned the NY state Small School II Title in 2016. I am happily married and have a beautiful baby girl at home, as well as two loving dogs.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 2016

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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