Saxophone & Clarinet Lessons 503.888.5796
Safe Space To Make Mistakes
I think the best thing about lessons with Mary Ellen is that she makes music fun, and Will is excited enough about music that he makes time to practice almost every day without any reminders from his parents. –Laurel Walker
Lessons provide mastery & motivation
Colson’s playing after 2 years with her seriously blows us away. Playing with her and having the experience of regular recitals vs. just playing in band has given him a sense of mastery that has motivated him to commit to another year. He admires the older kids at the recitals and the exposure to them really gives him something to strive for. We can’t recommend Mary Ellen enough! –Jennifer New
You will be happy with Mary Ellen as your teacher!
With the help of Mary Ellen, I am playing the clarinet again after 60 years!!! Her manner of teaching is encouraging and motivating. Any nervousness I have about a lesson fades as soon as I get there. –Karen Robinson
Social Connection & Positive Activity
The lessons you’ve provided have been such a positive thing for Alan. For a shy guy, it has provided a great opportunity to find confidence in front of a crowd, and provided a nice place to land in high school — to be in the concert band. – Jen Patterson, 2021
Beams with Confidence
Your approach fits Ella’s learning style and emotional sensitivity very well and she beams with confidence when she talks about and plays her instrument. — Steph Evans
Hard work improves my skills
Clarinet lessons have helped me focus more on my embouchure. I’ve had to put in hard work to improve my skills. The results have been very good! –Dooley Kim
Stress is reduced by learning to play clarinet
Mary Ellen is a knowledgeable clarinet teacher with a great sense of humor. I look forward to coming to my lessons and to practicing. She’s prepared, relaxed, artistic, and flexible. She is professional and knowledgeable but also relaxed and easy going. It’s obvious that she enjoys what she does. –Deborah Hoff
I like playing music more now!
Private clarinet lessons have made a difference in my life. I’m learning things I hadn’t heard from my band teacher. I may be busier now but I like playing music more! –Lexi Phares-Culver
Leave Your Testimonial!
Want to share your experience of saxophone or clarinet lessons with Mary Ellen Grace?
- What difference have clarinet or saxophone lessons made in your life?
- What stands out about what you’ve learned from working with me? (biggest insights or light bulb moments)
- What type of person or situation do you think I might be particularly good to work with?
- Would you recommend my services to others? If so, why?
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