I'm Professor of Clarinet at the University of Kansas and Principal Clarinet of the Boulder Philharmonic. I look forward to working together!
I teach and perform all the over the world, recent venues including the Juilliard School, Northwestern University, Yale School of Music, Carnegie Hall, Eastman School of Music, UNAM Mexico City, among many others. The Clarinet journal states, "Zelnick's vibrant interpretation is purely expressive and allows the music to come alive." In addition my work as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician, I am also a champion of new music and folk genres. This work allows me to constantly bring fresh perspectives and ideas to my students.
With over 22 years of college teaching experience, I have developed a teaching philosophy in which I foster the self confidence of the student while still achieving a very high level of artistic attainment. This combination has helped my students go onto many successful careers as performers and educators themselves.
My lessons are fast paced and effective. In an hour we pinpoint certain aspects for refinement and help the student come up with effective strategies to achieve both their short and long term goals.
More information can be found at stephaniezelnick.com.
Dr. Zelnick is an outstanding teacher who motivates her students to reach beyond their full potential. She is truly an amazing musician and mentor and I owe much of my success as a musician to her.
Taking lessons from Dr. Zelnick was a great learning experience for me. She explains advanced techniques and complex musical ideas in simple and accurate ways that are easy to grasp. Her passion for creating beautiful music through clarinet is clearly shown through her own playing, and is contagious to her students.