(All lessons are held in private studio at Enumclaw Music.)
Available: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri from 6-8pm, Sat by appointment
Levels taught: All
Ages taught: 4+
Rates: $25 ½ hour, $35 per hour
Devin Turner is a professional clarinetist, bass clarinetist, saxophonist and all around music educator that is now based in the Plateau area. Music is his passion as well as his mission of advocacy for furthering the progression of bass clarinet skill, repertoire, & exposure. With over 7 years of teaching experience and over 19 years of performing experience as well as his Bachelors of Music Education (including General and Instrumental Music Endorsements) from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), Devin brings a diverse range of skills and knowledge including woodwind pedagogy & music theory to the teaching table which students of all ages will be able to benefit from.
Devin has had the pleasure of teaching music at his current job as General Music Specialist at Lea Hill Elementary School in Auburn, WA since the 2016-17 school year. He has also been a part of a number of other teaching jobs and opportunities including clarinet/woodwind ensemble coaching at Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia (SOGO), teaching clarinet & bass clarinet masterclasses in the greater Tacoma area, student teaching junior high and middle school bands, and more.
In addition to teaching experience, Devin has been a part of numerous professional and collegiate performance experiences across an eclectic variety of genres including orchestras, concert bands, chamber ensembles, pit orchestras, jazz ensembles, and choirs in both California and Washington. Most recently, Devin has been a clarinetist in the Washington Wind Symphony and bass clarinetist in the South Sound Symphonic Band. Previously, Devin has also played with the Pacific Lutheran University Wind Ensemble (where he also performed the world premier for the wind ensemble arrangement of Jonathan Russel’s “Bass Clarinet Concerto” as the bass clarinet soloist), 1st chair clarinet and bass clarinetist in the Pacific Lutheran University Symphony Orchestra, multi-instrumentalist in the Pacific Lutheran University Jazz Ensemble, and clarinetist in the WaveLANDS Wind Quintet.
Woodwinds, Jazz Workshop
Levels taught: All
Ages taught: 6+
Doug teaches private and group lessons on all the woodwinds including flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon. In addition, he also teaches Native American flute, Irish whistle, and the Yamaha WX5 wind controller, and offers lessons in jazz improvisation on any instrument.
Doug started his study of music under well-known northwest band director Hal Sherman, and went on to pursue woodwinds at Western Washington University under the baton of Bill Cole. Doug studied sax, flute, and clarinet privately from Seattle’s finest, Johnnie Jessen, and bassoon from Mark Eubanks, now principle bassoonist with the Oregon Symphony, and clarinet with Eugene Zoro at WWU. He went on to study flute with Phyllis Franklin.
While playing professionally in Las Vegas and the Seattle/Tacoma area, he performed at the 5th Avenue Theater, the Paramount, Caesar’s Palace, and the Las Vegas Hilton, with many shows and name acts including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ann Margret, and A Chorus Line. He also toured with Heart in their 1980 World Tour.