calling all flutists!
i'm currently taking new online students at all skill levels and ages!
did you know you could have this much fun learning new flute techniques....?
my student maddie and i playing some extended technique duets at the end of the semester!
i believe the job of a private instructor is to get to know their students, their learning styles, and their goals and aspirations as a musician in order to form an individualized lesson experience that will allow the student to grow both musically and personally. i understand that most flute players do not have have the goal of playing professionally but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't be challenged, nurtured, and encouraged. no matter your age, i will work with you to find your own unique musical voice on the flute so you can enjoy the music that you're making and (hopefully!) share it with others.
i also enjoy working with students who do aspire to pursue music at a higher level and have developed a comprehensive method for preparing music for NYSSMA solo competitions, college auditions, recitals, and professional auditions.
it's never too late to start playing the flute!
after the flute ensemble concert at Ithaca College!
pc: Hannah Morris
ready to get started? fill out this form and i will respond ASAP. you can also fill out this form if you'd just like some more information :)
where will my lesson take place?
due to the COVID-19 pandemic, i am teaching virtually on Zoom (which has an awesome new high fidelity music mode to make your experience the best it can be!)
how long will my lesson be?
i typically teach hour lessons on a weekly basis, however, if you are a beginner, please contact me about a half hour rate
what does a typical lesson look like?
approximately 20 minutes focused on expanding technique, tone color, and other fundamentals which can also include etudes if the student chooses (these will be assigned the week before)
approximately 40 minutes of repertoire, specifically honing in on elements of musicality and artistic expression. I entrust the student with learning the notes and rhythms of the assigned repertoire during their own personal practice time, however, if there is a particular problem area, I am happy to help!
students are encouraged to record their lessons for later reference
what kind of repertoire will I learn?
- the choice is yours! My usual students are college-aged and focusing on college auditions or ECMEA/NYSSMA solo pieces. However, we can work on whatever you would like to - band music, marching band music, pop songs, new music, duets, anything!
can i take a trial lesson to see if i like your teaching style?
absolutely! please fill out the above contact form to schedule your free 30 minute trial lesson
what advice would you give to a flutist who is looking to pursue music as a career?
- 100% go for it! If making music is something that brings you joy, then you should incorporate it into your life as much as you can.
do you ever use proper capitalization?