Gwen teaches private lessons in saxophone, flute, and piano and has experience working with individuals as well as small groups. In 2007, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the University of Washington where she studied jazz and classical saxophone. For the past thirteen years, she has been performing with many professional groups, ranging in styles from big band jazz, classical, samba, funk, to gospel and blues.
As a private instructor, she genuinely encourages efficient practice, solid technique and good tone quality, as well as an appreciation for music. She also incorporates the study of music theory and the study of music fundamentals in her lessons. Gwen has experience teaching the genres of classical, jazz, modern, folk, and pop music and hopes to extend the joy of learning music to her students. Over the past eight years she has been able to help her students grow and gain confidence, which brings on-going fulfillment to their musical experience. Gwen is always working to develop her skills as both a teacher and a musician.