Cecily Terhune has worked with many ensembles, private students, instrumental sections, and chamber groups. She has taught middle schoolers up through college undergraduates and adult students. She currently has over forty private students across central Indiana. She is on staff at Park Tudor School and the Sam Ash Learning Center as the woodwind instructor and she teaches private saxophone and clarinet lessons at Carmel and Noblesville High Schools. Students typically take weekly half hour or hour long private lessons.
Terhune also directs the Jazz 5 ensemble at Carmel High School.
Through her assistantship at Ball State University, Terhune has coached jazz combos, led sectionals, directed a jazz band, and taught individual jazz lessons.
Outside of her studio and assistantship, she has worked with the Strings and Jazzy Things music camp as the saxophone instructor, Mount Vernon High School Concert bands in Fortville, IN as the woodwind instructor, Lebanon High School as the marching band woodwind instructor, Mount Vernon High School marching band in Mount Vernon, IN as the saxophone instructor, and the Muncie Symphony Orchestra outreach program as an instrument petting zoo instructor and presenter, among other engagements.
"My approach to education is to help students grow both as musicians and as people. Through efforts developing musicality on their instruments, students will acquire attributes such as strong work ethic, improved focus, discipline, patience, and critical listening. In an effort to foster these desirable qualities, I maintain a positive and mutually respectful atmosphere in my studio, so that students feel comfortable to come to me with questions and concerns about their playing.
I feel that students will learn the most when they feel comfortable, so in my teaching, I strive to make sure that all expectations for lessons are clear and that each of my lessons is tailored to specific students’ needs. I promise the utmost of professionalism and passion for helping students grow and learn to play music."