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Wendy Curtis and a piano
(Flute, Piano)

Wendy has been teaching music since 1996 and has received her BS from Houghton College and MS from Oneonta.  Wendy offers encouragement and enthusiasm to each lesson to support the individual needs of her students. She supports her students in numerous recitals and competitions and has been with Hilton Music for over 7 years.

(Clarinet & Saxaphone, Piano)
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(All brass including tuba and beginning wind instruments)
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Damla embarked on her musical journey at the age of 10, beginning her clarinet education part-time at Istanbul University in 2012. In 2017, she earned a place at Istanbul University State Conservatory, specializing in clarinet performance, with a focus on European-based art music. Graduating in 2022, she emerged as a dedicated performer and scholar.

Between 2016 and 2023, Damla was an active member of the Istanbul Clarinet Choir, showcasing her talent in prestigious events such as the International Istanbul Woodwind Festival in 2016 and the International Clarinet Fest in Belgium in 2018. She accumulated extensive experience as a clarinetist, participating in various orchestras and festivals in her city in Istanbul, Turkey.

From 2022 to 2023, Damla served as a chamber music clarinetist and instructor for the municipal orchestra in Istanbul, mentoring young musicians for the Municipal Youth Orchestra and leading performances. At the end of 2023, she relocated to upstate New York, where she continues her career as a clarinet and piano teacher, as well as a freelance musician.

Since 2021, Damla has been experienced in tutoring musicians from beginner to advanced levels in both clarinet and piano, and she is committed to sharing the love of music and inspiring others to pursue their musical aspirations.

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