CWU Saxophone Studio

WELCOME!  My name is Dr. Kendra M. Wheeler and I currently serve as Lecturer of Saxophone at Central Washington University. If you are a passionate musician and saxophonist looking to pursue a degree in music, please contact me at I look forward to connecting with you!
Click here to find out more about the department of music at Central Washington University.
Applied saxophone study at Central Washington University is designed to allow students to develop the highest level of musicianship, creativity, listening and performance skills, and pedagogical tools. These aspects of performance and study are important in creating a pathway that meets each individual student’s needs. My teaching philosophy places a strong emphasis on versatility in repertoire and musical styles, as well as a deep connection to musicology and theory for a greater understanding of music.
In addition, my teaching philosophy relies on providing students with skills that transfer beyond their musical education. Topics include mental health awareness, stress management, time management, organizational tools, reasoning, and creative and critical thinking. I believe that music can reflect a way of thinking about the world and our experiences. It is important that students under my care continuously encounter new experiences through the exploration of diverse types of music. Lastly, within the applied studio, representation matters. I aim to affirm each student’s identity by ensuring that they can see AND hear representations of themselves and their unique intersections.

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