Laura Schwanitz
Macomb County Music Lessons 48042, Convenient Studio Locations 48236, Metro Detroit Music Lessons MI, 48021
Instruments: Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Kids
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience: 25+ years
Rate: $42 / hr
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Personal Statement
Private Music Lessons 586-744-5379 Saxophone * Oboe * Clarinet * Flute * Bass Clarinet *

Approved Teacher: Grosse Pointe Schools, Warren Woods Schools, Rochester Schools, MSBOA District 16.* Two Studio Locations. Flexible Lesson Options. English Horn Instruction. Coaching For Special Events. Contact me for more information.

Currently I have students in the top ensembles at several high schools. My students do very well in their music programs and at Solo & Ensemble Festival. Many of them are selected for honors bands each year. They enjoy performing in community events, studio recitals and youth groups such as the Dearborn Youth Symphony, the Oakland Youth Orchestra & the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Civic Ensembles.

*District 16 of the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association includes the following schools / districts:
Warren Consolidated
Anchor Bay
Sterling Heights
International Academy Macomb
L'Anse Creuse
South Lake
Chippewa Valley
Grosse Pointe
Warren Woods
East Detroit
Van Dyke
Harper Woods
Center Line

I'm also active as a musician, playing various woodwind instruments in metro Detroit area ensembles.

Recent Performance Highlights

Grosse Pointe Chamber Music - March 2018
~ Trio in F for 2 Oboes & English Horn by Franz Krommer

Ferndale Concert Band - Bass Clarinet
~ Screen & Stage Favorites from Star Wars, Disney, The Wiz + more

Best of the Best Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce Event - ATB Saxophone Trio - Alto Sax

Lake Orion Chamber Music Concerts
~ Trio for 2 English Horns & Bassoon by Anton Reicha
~ Our Home Suite - Clarinet Quartet by American composer Rick Sowash
~ Trio in Bb for 2 Oboes & English Horn by Joseph Triebensee

Ferndale Flutes at "The Artist In You" Reception - Flute in C

Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise Big Band - Clarinet

Detroit Medical Orchestra - Oboe
~ Symphony #3 by Camille Saint-Saens
~ Fetes from Three Nocturnes by Debussy

Grosse Pointe Chamber Music Concerts - Duo, Trio & Quartets for Wind Instruments
~ Duetto #2 für zwei Englischhorner by Francois Gebauer
~ Divertimento for 2 Clarinets & Bass Clarinet by WA Mozart
~ Four Old Tunes for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon by Gordon Jacob
~ Wind Quartet #1 by American composer Gary Friedman

Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra - Oboe
~ Royal Fireworks Music by GF Handel
~ Orchestral Suite #3 by JS Bach

Ferndale Concert Band at Red Cedar Festival - Clarinet
~ Works by Still & Sibelius. The festival features a select number of community bands from the state of Michigan and Ontario. Three nationally recognized clinicians critically evaluate the band's forty-minute public concert. Following the performance each band receives a thirty-minute educational clinic. Band members also participate in instrumental master classes with internationally known musicians.

Past Performance Favorites <3

Chamber Music
Will Rowe “Nocturne” for double reed quartet
John Rutter "Three American Miniatures" for flute & clarinet
Jan Dismas Zelenka “Sonata #1 in F” for two oboes & bassoon
Marko Tajcevic “Seven Balkan Dances” for clarinet, cello & piano
Brian Joyce "Sonatina" for oboe, clarinet & bassoon
Gary Friedman “Fugue" for oboe, 2 English horns & bassoon
Rick Sowash “Daweswood Suite” for clarinet, violin, cello & piano
Rick Sowash “Cape May Suite” for oboe, violin, cello & piano
Franz Schubert “Octet” for mixed ensemble - clarinet

Band * Orchestra * Pit Orchestra
Tichelli - Sundance
De Mei - Symphony #1 "Lord of the Rings"
Borodin - Prince Igor
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Reed - The Hounds of Spring
Dvorak - Symphony #9
John & Rice - Aida - oboe & English horn
Sheinkin & Finn - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - flute, oboe, clarinet, sax
Ahrens & Flaherty - Seussical - flute, oboe, clarinet, sax


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