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Karla Shumate

Karla Shumate
  • Experience:
    • band director and music theory teacher for THEO homeschool co-op
    • private woodwind teacher (clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone) since 1991
    • clarinet judge at UIL solo/ensemble since 1989
    • elementary music teacher at Birdville ISD for 3 years
    • junior high and high school woodwind instructor for Irving ISD
    • played clarinet in Irving Community Band
    • teacher of ladies Bible class
    • speaker at ladies' groups across Texas on homeschooling, meal planning and organization
    • homeschooling mother of 11 wonderful children and wife to one amazing man
  • Formal training:
    • Bachelor of Music Education from Abilene Christian University (major in clarinet and minor in bassoon)
    • studied under Alois Piskor from the Music Conservatory in Czechoslovakia and Fred Allen (now the head director at Stephen F Austin University)
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