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The private lesson experience is unique in that it allows for more “customized” instruction that group lessons or rehearsals alone are not able to give. The instructor and student work one on one as a “team” toward the ultimate goal: a better understanding of their instrument, and a higher level of musical development.
In every lesson, we will work to improve technique, tone production, and listening/music reading skills, among other things. I will assign exercises and/or pieces each week that are meant to challenge, not overwhelm! Sometimes I will assign an exercise that is expressly meant for a particular area in which the student may not be the strongest, in an effort to develop that area. Learning an instrument is a skill that takes time to develop, and it is within the journey where most valuable learning takes place!
Amanda is a professional Pittsburgh-area flutist and private teacher. She has served as principal flutist with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic as well as second flute/piccolo with the Undercroft Opera. She has also served as a substitute flutist for the Edgewood, Westmoreland and Johnstown Symphonies. Amanda also performs with the Dolce Appassionato Trio, a chamber ensemble comprised of flute, cello, and piano. She is active as a soloist, performing in a variety of venues throughout the Pittsburgh region. An ardent advocate of early music and historical performance, Amanda also plays the baroque flute. She has performed in masterclasses for internationally known baroque flutists Kim Pineda, Janet See, and Barthold Kuijken. Amanda received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education ...
Classically trained teacher available for beginning through intermediate students of all ages. I want to ensure that we focus on what you want to learn, that you are happy with your progress, master proper technique, and have fun!
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I started playing flute when I was 8 and bass when I was 13. In 2002, I moved to New York City to attend The Juilliard School, where I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Double Bass performance. I came to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon University, where I got a Master's of Music degree and a post-graduate Performance Residency Certificate. Since finishing at Carnegie Mellon in 2011, I have been freelancing in Western PA, Ohio, and West Virginia. *** Lesson Details *** I want to provide a fun, relaxed environment in which you feel appropriately challenged and comfortable to make mistakes. I don't have a pre-set course of music and exercises that I give to every student. Rather, I prefer to have a variety of music and exercises at ...
I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced flute lessons. We concentrate on notes, fingering, scales, and tuning.
My name is Cara, a college graduate of Grove City College with a Bachelor's Degree in Music. I've played flute for 15 years and piano for 10. I've been teaching for 3 years, and I absolutely love it. I love music and I love teaching anyone who is interested to learn about it! From the basics to the notes on the staff, to the circle of fifths and complicated theory, i would love to teach all aspects of music. I understand that everyone has different tastes in music, so i love doing all different styles. Classical, Pop, Broadway, Oldies, you name it. If you're a beginner, or you've been playing for a few years, we can find where you are and get you started right away! I hope you will give me a chance :) *** Lesson Details *** I would like to use Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Schaum ...
40 years of teaching experience combined with the love of music and personal development are available to you to help you reach your musical goals. I have degree in Music Theory and Composition from the Cincinnati College Conservatory and a degree in Music Therapy from the University of Slippery Rock and have studied and taught woodwinds, violin, voice, piano, keyboard, composition and guitar. I have produced a number of albums and have composed for churches and directed church choirs, bell choir and instrument groups. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to develop your talents and skills while practicing the music that you like best. *** Lesson Details *** I am laid back and accommodating and primarily like to use John Thompson instruction format for the piano. With ...
I have many years experience in playing and teaching flute lessons. Depending on your level, I will adapt a similar style of teaching that my teacher, Damian Bursill-Hall of the Pittsburgh Symphony, uses with me. Prior to Mr. Bursill-Hall, I spent 3 years studying with Rhian Kenny of the PSO. I also had 5 years of lessons before that, and started piano lessons when I was 7. I have attended numerous masterclasses and festivals with great teachers, and have notes from all of them. I have had many different lessons with other flute teachers as well. I can teach you classical music, baroque, romantic, etc. I can also teach contemporary, including beat box flute techniques and other extended techniques on flute or piccolo.
I am currently a junior flute performance student at Duquesne University, and I study with Damian Bursill-Hall of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. I am a former student of Rhian Kenny's, also of the PSO. I currently do a lot of freelance playing with my chamber group, the Duquesne Woodwind Trio, and by myself. I am an alumni of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, Duquesne Wind Symphony, and multiple chamber ensembles. I have attended the Le Domaine Forget International Music Academy in Montreal, Orford Arts Center in Orford, QC, Advanced Chamber Music Seminar, West Virginia University Flute Festival, the Youngstown University Flute Festival, and will be attending the Consummate Flutist at Carnegie Mellon University in a few weeks ...
Flute is my principal instrument, and I am excited to share my experience in classical, jazz, and celtic flute with my students. My teaching approach is to match repertoire work to the student's current needs. For example, a student who needs to work on building dexterity will be working on technical exercises while another student may be focusing on tone or dynamic expression in their weekly exercises. In addition to technique building studies, I encourage students to bring in works of any genre that they would like to excel in.
I have been teaching flute, piano, and violin in the greater Pittsburgh area for four years though I began teaching while earning my degree in music performance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition to my teaching experience, I have 10 years of performance experience under my belt to share with students. I have experience in a wide variety of ensembles including: classical/orchestral, chamber music, contemporary ensembles, flute quartet, musicals, jazz combos, folk bands, traditional Irish music, and free improvisation accompanying poetry or narrative.
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