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Popular Flute Teachers Near Lexington

Laura B.

Medway, MA
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Karen D.

Somerville, MA
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Stephanie A. M.

Boston, MA
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Laura B. Medway, MA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Composition, Conga Drums, Djembe, Drum, Ear Training, Fiddle, Flute, Guitar, Hand Drums, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer, Tabla, Trumpet, Violin, Xylophone

About Me

I am an all around musician who loves to share my knowledge and passion for music with others. I find it just as important to know how to teach someone as it is to know about the instrument you are teaching.

As far as my performance experience, I have a Masters in World Music Performance from California Institute of the Arts and a Bachelors in Percussion Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY). I has also studied traditional Irish music at the University of Limerick (Ireland). I have been a guest drum set soloist with the San Diego State Javanese Gamelan and a guest musician with the Yelle-Belle Dance Ensemble in New York City. I have collaborated with such artists as Barry Goldberg (Bob Dylan), Bonnie Pointer (The Pointer Sisters/Solo Artist), James Galway (flute soloist), and Alex Del Zoppo (Sweetwater). I hav enjoyed performing with ensembles in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and REDCAT. My teachers include Gordon Stout, Alan Abel, Tim Genis, Tom Gauger, John Bergamo, John Joe Kelly, and Randy Gloss. I was the Principal Timpanist for the West Covina Symphony from 2008-2010. Currently I am the Studio Drummer at Melrose Music Studios in Hollywood and the drummer for Los Angeles based bands Lizzy Williams and The Learning System. I am also is a section percussionist for The Orchestra Unleashed, an orchestra specializing in Contemporary Classical music. I can be heard on Bonnie Pointer's new release "Like A Picasso" (Universal Music Group)

I am the band director/music teacher at Holliston High School and have been teaching privately since 1999.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy working with students ages 5-adult. I use a mix of method books, video, and audio examples in my teaching. I have a curriculum that I stick to, but I like to see what the student is interested in learning about as well and working that into our lessons. For drum students, I start every student on a practice pad first before moving on to drum set and each student must learn orchestral and rudimentary snare drum techniques even if they are just interested in drum set. Learning to read music and music theory are also covered during lessons and are required learning.

A first lesson for a beginning drummer will cover how to hold the sticks properly and an introduction to reading music. We will also watch video clips of famous drummers and we will discuss who your favorite musicians/bands are so that we can cover those interests during future lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate room: semi-soundproofed, drum kit, lots of percussion, computer, Violin, Flute. Audio recording capable.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Computer, Practice Pad/Sticks, Violin, Flute

*** Specialties ***
Classical Percussion, jazz/rock drum set, world percussion.

Violin, Flute

Improvisation

Karen D. Somerville, MA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Broadway Singing, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drum, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin

About Me

It all started out in a small town called Chatham, NJ where I spent the first thirteen years of my life. I remember loving music as early as I could walk and talk. I started taking guitar lessons when I was seven years old. Along with the guitar, came a love for singing and writing my own songs. When we moved to Pennsylvania the guitar came with me. Throughout my high school years, I spent hours playing with teachers, fellow students and at parties.

When I was sixteen every week for three years I would drive an hour into Philadelphia, by myself, to study with world famous Artie Singer. His students include such names as Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, Al Martino, and Bobby Rydel. Artie co-wrote and produced two massive hit records “At the Hop” and “Rock ‘n Roll is Here to Stay,” both recorded by Danny and the Juniors. Artie was personal friends with Dick Clark and would bring him acts for his show.

While going to a Community College in Philadelphia the music teacher there took notice of me, pulled me aside, and told me about a great music school I should attend. He then sent away for the application and helped me fill it out. The next thing I knew I was in Boston attending Berklee School of Music! I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Jazz and Rock Composition, Arranging, and Guitar.

I had originally gone to Berklee intending to major in voice, however I had no luck with the vocal department there and ended up with nodules on my vocal cords. The damage was so significant that I had to stop singing during my four years at Berklee and turned to studying Guitar and Composition.

I tried every vocal teacher in town wanting more than anything to be a singer. What I found was no teacher could help me and it seemed obvious that even though they had the “big name” they didn't know what they wt. I was losing hope. The combination of this roadblock and my persistence led me to the greatest thing that ever happened in my life....... I met Dante Pavone!

I kept hearing about a singing teacher named Dante Pavone. Since I had already tried everyone else, I decided to give him a shot. On my first lesson with Dante I noticed a big difference. My throat didn't hurt at all and a real voice was coming out of me. I was cured!

Dante’s studies were extensive and he had doctorates in voice, music history, psychology and many other subjects. He was the most intelligent; insightful person I have ever met in my life and not only taught me about voice but taught me many things about life. He one time told me that he had a more profound knowledge of all the fine singing muscles than anyone else.

Dante was the first; a “pioneer” in popular singing, breaking from the traditional operatic style. He taught, or was contacted by, such singers as John Lennon and Paul McCartney (Beatles), Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones), Aretha Franklin, Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane), Steve Tyler (Aerosmith), Peter Wolf (JGiles Band), James and Livingston Taylor, Faye Dunaway, Tom Jones, Donna Summers, Jonathan Richman, Julianna Hatfield, Andy Pratt, at their prime and the list goes on and on. Once John Lennon and Paul McCartney showed up unannounced at his door handing him a blank check! Singers from New York City Opera Company used to sneak away from their teachers and come to Boston to study with Dante who would cure their wrecked voices from their famous opera teachers they had in NY. Best Singing Teacher in the World!

I studied with Dante every day for the first couple of years and then two or three times a week after that for fifteen years until his demise in 1998. I never missed a lesson! He gave me over a four-octave range where I started with only a five-note one. Not only did he improve my pitch and tone, but I can now sing and scream all night, if I want to, and never have a single vocal problem. In fact the more I sing the better my voice feels!

One day at my lesson Dante asked if he could pass his method down to me. This has been a great honor to me and although many teachers try to emulate his method I am the only one with a certificate as seen above. Not only was Dante my mentor, but still to this day he is the most important person I ever encountered in my life and was my best friend. We were very close and he would spend hours talking to me at lessons not only about music but about many fascinating subjects and opened my eyes to many incredible things.

Thirteen of my songs were chosen to be in one movie called Getting Personal and other songs in the movies Fillbilly and Dykeotomies. My band has won world contests.

I have also studied piano, guitar, and drums extensively and teach all instruments. I studied for years with late great world renowned Charlie Banacos and John Horrigan. Besides teaching I am a songwriter, dancer, actress, film maker, audio engineer and producer as well. I can help you record your songs!

Since 1982 I have written hundreds of songs and have been performing and recording my own music in major New England and New York venues. I've also won awards for my band "Girl on Top."

My voice lessons studio is in Somerville, Massachusetts (MA), but I teach online singing worldwide via webcam internet video calls such as Skype, IChat, Tiny Chat, AOL AIM, Google Talk, Face Time Warner, Snapyap, Imo.im, MSN Yahoo,Tokbox, Palbee, Vyew, Many singing students come from Somerville, Cambridge, Charlestown, Everett, Malden, Medford, Boston, , etc. I teach children and adults of all ages and levels. If you can’t come to my studio I can teach you anywhere in the world via Skype! Voice and vocal therapy are my specialties but I also specialize in and all instruments along with songwriting and arranging. There is no end to how good you can get! I am a vocal therapist. This vocal therapy method can cure vocal nodes and polyps almost immediately. Internet-based video. Intercontinental internet service. Video chat Greatest Online Singing Lessons in the World! On-Line-Singing, Study Voice Online the convenience, safely, save time and money. Global Worldwide. All styles Rock, Jazz, Country and Western, Broadway, Folk, Heavy Metal, Screaming with no damage, Yelling, Talking, Speech, Speaking, Angst, Classical, Opera, Reggae, Singing course training

*** Lesson Details ***
Anyone Can Learn With My Method
It is completely untrue that some people are "born to sing or play an instrument" while others are not. Using my method, the most "tone deaf" can learn to sing perfectly in tune, the most nasal or unappealing sound can be transformed into the most beautiful resonant tone, and someone with "no talent" can become better than anyone out there.á With this superb method when you finish singing your voice will feel better than when you started! áAll it takes is desire, patience, perseverance, and above all, practice. I also have a unique and very patient teaching style that can make learning any instrument seem easy. Anyone can learn with my method of teaching.

Breathing
If a teacher tells you breathing is not important you should be concerned. Let me help you to develop solid breathing and correct singing posture. An instrument only sounds as good as it's built. As we build your instrument your range, strength, resonance and stamina all improve. There is no end to how good you can get.

All Styles
The greatest thing about this method is it does not give you a style. You develop your own style! The student brings in songs they want to work on. Pop, rock, hip-hop, alternative, country, progressive, blues, jazz, swing, broadway, folk, rap, r+b, gospel, hardcore, screaming at the top of your lungs (if you want to).

All Levels
I teach all ages and presently have students from three years old to students in their seventies. áBeginners to advanced, adults to elderly, children, kids, and pre-school.á Dante taught me that I can improve a person’s life by teaching them music. He’s certainly improved mine. I hope you will let me help to improve yours.

Vocal Therapist
My method is guaranteed to cure any and all vocal problems or damage you may have from singing or talking: nodules, pitch, range, tone, endurance, etc.

Sing with no break
Have a smooth, multi-octave range. Sing any note the way you like: high or low, hard or soft.

No end to how you can improve
As long as you practice using this method, there is no limit as to how you can improve your range, tone, strength, flexibility, vibrato, phrasing, etc. Let me help you transcend fear, anxiety, and stage fright and replace it with technical ability and self-confidence.

Coaching and Stage Presence
We work on songs that the student brings with them to lessons. Using acting techniques, I help them understand the true meaning of the song and how to convey it to an audience.

Guitar Lesson
Learn easily the basics of rhythm, notes and chords.á Start with the basics and move into learning to play songs that you love. Incorporate learning to sing and play guitar on your favorite tunes.á As the student becomes more confident the lessons move into learning advanced voicing, improvisational techniques and chord solos.á All styles, all levels, all ages.

Piano Lessons
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced professional, any age is welcomed. Learning to play the piano can be lots of fun and very rewarding with practice, persistence and the proper instruction. Learn easily the basics of rhythm, notes and chords.á In the first lesson you will be able to play with both hands.á As you continue lessons it will be fun and exciting to learn to play popular piano pieces.á The more advanced student will have fun learning to improvise and play chord solos.

Drum Lessons
Learning to play the drums is really easy and fun with my method!á Start by learning how to hold the sticks and position yourself at a full drum set.á At the end of the first lesson you will be able to play beats.á With each lesson new beats, styles and exercises will be added.á As you get more advanced the student can bring in songs they want to learn.á This method is perfect and easy for any beginner or more advanced student.

Bass Lessons
The bass is what holds the rhythm of the band together and provides the foundation and bottom for the chord structure.á The student is taken in a step by step method that is easy to understand starting with learning basic notes, rhythms and finger exercises.á As the student becomes more advanced they can bring in songs that they would like to learn.á All styles, ages and levels.

Ear Training
Developing your ear is essential for any serious musician.á We start by learning to sing simple melodies and rhythms and as the student progresses move to more challenging ones.á Also incorporated will be learning notation and chord and pitch recognition.
Song Writing
Learn to write songs like the pros.á Karen D. has written over two hundred and fifty song.á Let her expertise help you learn the secrets fast.á We will work on song structure, theory and lyric writing.

Theory and Arranging
Karen D. is an honorary graduate of Berklee School of Music in Boston.á There she acquired a degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging.á She will teach you about notes, intervals, scales, chord structures and how chords work together.á Also, you will learn how to arrange a song by adding drums, bass, guitar, horns, strings and whatever your heart desires.

Instruments-All Styles

Voice
Vocal Therapy
Nodules
Polyps
Breathing
Strength
Range
Coaching
Stage Presence

Extras
Theory/Arranging
Song Writing
Ear Training
Apple Computer Skills
Final Cut
Logic

Stringed Instruments
Acoustic Guitar
Autoharp
Banjo
Bass Guitar
Dobro
Dulcimer
Electric Guitar
Gottuvadhyam
Guitar
Harp
Lap Steel Guitar
Lute
Mandolin
Pedal Steel Guitar
Sitar
Ukulele
Veena
Zither

Keyboard Instruments
Acoustic Piano
Clarinet
Electric Keyboards
Harpsichord
Keyboards
Organ
Piano
Synthesizer

Percussion Instruments
Bongos
Castanets
Celesta
Chimes
Congas
Cymbals
Double Bass / Kick
Drums
Drum Set
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Snare Drum
Tambourine
Timpani
Tom Toms
Triangle
Vibraphone
Xylophone

Bowed Stringed
Cello
Double Bass (Acoustic, Upright, Stand-up)
Fiddle
Viola
Violin

Woodwinds
Accordion
Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Clarinet
Contrabassoon
Double Reed
English Flute
English Horn
Flute
Flutes
Harmonica
Melodica
Oboe
Piccolo
Pitch Pipes
Recorder
Saxophone
Single Reed

Brasswinds
French Horn
Pan Flute
Piccolo
Recorder
Saxophone
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba

Or Any other instrument you can think of.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I can teach you how to use recording software Logic
I can teach you how to use film making software Final Cut

*** Travel Equipment ***
Teach all over the world via Skype!
Tell all your friends

*** Specialties ***
Certified by World Famous Teacher Dante Pavone.
Can cure all Vocal Damage quickly.
Can teach anyone to sing or play any instrument.
Want to be a Songwriter:)

Stephanie A. M. Boston, MA

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Clarinet, Ear Training, Flute, Music Performance, Saxophone

About Me

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Miss M. began playing clarinet at the age of 10 and two years later, switched to alto saxophone. In 2004, Miss M. began volunteering as a saxophone instructor at Hornedo Middle School's Summer Band program. By 2006, she was the woodwind instructor for the summer program, working along side her mentor, Jorge Avenda├▒o. In her three summers of volunteering, Miss M. taught over 200 beginner flute, clarinet and saxophone students.

This experience prepared Stephanie with the tools she needed to create her own personal studio. In 2006, Miss M. began teaching beginner and intermediate saxophone and clarinet students. Since then, Miss M.'s students range in age from 8 - 50 with private instruction on flute, clarinet, saxophone and include both classical and jazz studies.

During her time at New Mexico State University, Miss M. was principle saxophonist in the top wind ensemble, as well as lead tenor in the top jazz ensemble. She was a founding member and tenor saxophonist of The Diffusion Saxophone Quartet. The quartet focused on challenging classical and jazz repertoire and performed regularly at local venues as well as yearly festivals such as the Mesilla Valley Jazz Festival.

Currently, Miss M. is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Saxophone performance at The New England Conservatory and is a student of Mr. Kenneth Radnofsky. She performs with NEC's Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Philharmonia orchestra, and saxophone quartet. She is the recipient of NEC's 2013-2014 Teaching Fellowship and serves as a music instructor at the Margarita Mu˝iz Academy in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Miss M. is very passionate about music and is dedicated to not only creating "players" but musicians and whole people. She believes that music serves as a powerful tool, and when used properly - can help students learn discipline, determination and self-expression.

Alison D.

Cambridge, MA
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Boston, MA
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Somerville, MA
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Alison D. Cambridge, MA

Subjects Taught

Audition Prep, Baking, Cake Decorating, Ear Training, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

How many people can say they have wanted to play the flute since they were a child and actually stick with it? From the first time Alison heard the flute's sweet breathy sound at a Vermont Symphony Orchestra concert at the age of four, there was no question music performance was her calling. Alison began studies as a Vermont resident, learning beginner to intermediate flute technique and performance under the tutelage of Heidi Baxter and the Upper Valley Music Center. Throughout her High School career, Alison developed abilities as a collaborative performer participating in Districts Bands, chamber ensembles, and attending summer music programs such as Skidmore College's Summer Flute Institute and the New England Music Camp in Maine. In 2002 she also began teaching beginner flute students.

In 2004 after winning the Rosenburg Scholarship in Music, Alison chose to continue her studies under David Lavorgna as a music performance major at Goucher College. It was here Alison advanced her skills as a classical musician taking classes in musicianship, music theory, music history, chamber ensemble performance, and sitting first chair of her section in Chamber Orchestra for the duration of her studies. Also during this time, she expanded her musical understanding studying music abroad in Prague, taking Independent flute technique lessons in Florence Italy, and attending many of Goucher College's lecture series and world music events. Also in 2008, she began private Irish Flute instruction with Laura Byrne. As a soloist, Alison performed a variety of standard classical music repertoire for flute in the Baroque to 20th century eras and graduated top of her class in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance.

Now living in the Cambridge/Somerville area of Massachusetts, Alison continues to expand and improve her skills as a performer and teacher. You can see her perform regularly with local bands at some of the Boston areas top music clubs and accompanying local Children's Music super star Jeff Kaupi, putting a new twist on well known Children's Music folk tunes and Jeff's original compositions.

*** Lesson Details ***
Before your first lesson, Alison will give you a call to discuss the student's specific wants and needs. This is because she has discovered lessons are much more meaningful to her students when they have specific ascertainable goals to work towards. Each lesson draws from a variety of methods and techniques Alison uses in her own practice to improve musicianship, breath control, and tone. Students can expect to work on some of the following during their lessons:

Developing a beautiful rich sound
Ear training, intonation
Diaphragm support and breath control
Counting and reading music
Sight reading
Music Theory
Breath placement
Practice strategies to enhance productivity
Building both solo and ensemble performance skills
How to overcome performance anxiety
Yoga for flutists (breath and posture improvement)
Injury prevention
Flute maintenance
Music from a variety of genres and classical music composers

*** Specialties ***
Beginner Students
Classical music performance
Chamber ensembles
Chamber Orchestra
Band Repertoire
Performance technique/ Stage Presence

Nikoma B. Boston, MA

Subjects Taught

Flute

About Me

I am a Boston based flutist and teacher. I have a doctorate in flute performance from Boston University.

I love teaching any age range and ability level from beginner to professional.

Tegan S. Somerville, MA

Subjects Taught

Accordion, Arrangement and Composition, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Composition, Crocheting, Ear Training, Flute, Knitting, Music Theory, Needlework, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Sewing

About Me

I have taught private instruction and group instruction in such varied subjects as Music Theory/Ear Training, Woodwinds, and Crochet. I am completing a B.A. of Music at University of Massachusetts - Boston, with an expected graduation of August, 2014. As a working musician, I currently perform oboe with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra (Dir. James Orent), Calliope Ensemble (Dir. Julia O'Toole), and the University of Massachusetts - Boston Chamber Orchestra (Dir. Dr. Jon C. Mitchell). I have most recently studied under Dr. Emilian Badea in both Oboe and Accordion, with Bulent Guneralp in Piano and Voice, and with Dr. David Patterson for Music Theory, Ear Training, Arrangement and Composition. Music has been an important part of my life for over 20 years.

I have also been sewing and crafting for over 20 years, and have done custom corsetry and Theatrical Costuming in addition to Knitting, Crocheting, Tatting, and Needle-pointing.

For information regarding my approach to instruction of a specific subject, please click on the name of the subject listed above for a full description.

As I do not have access to a car, I prefer that students come to my home studio in Somerville, or that they be within public transit options.

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