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Flute lessons focus on posture, breath control, theory, and performance in all genres of music.
I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. Once I got to UMASS, Dartmouth I chose the Music option for my major. I then moved on to NYU. I have been teaching for over ten years now. Working with students both in person and online has been amazing. With online lessons I am able to work with students who love the convenience of being at home and in person I can show students what it is like to really grow! I love my students of all ages, and can only hope to show others how amazing music can be. I have worked with a handful of students with special needs and am comfortable teaching in a non-traditional style. ...
Want to learn flute or brush up on your skills? Playing in band, but need to sharpen your technique? Let an experienced teacher lead you to your ideal!
A 2006 college music graduate with 10+ years experience teaching flute, I enjoy instilling the passion of music and the character of practicing to children and youth alike.
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I will take flute students in elementary, middle, and high school and prefer to teach in my in-home studio. I recommend the Blocki flute method and use hands-on teaching techniques. Apart from learning good posture, breath support, and embouchure, we will study theory, scales, etudes, and classical solo repertoire.
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I specialize in classical music, hymn playing, and church music.
Whatever your learning curve, I expect your personal best at all times.
Need a teacher who caters to your learning style? That's my specialty!
Since I hold numerous freelance jobs, I have worked under a number of odd circumstances playing a variety of styles (and even instruments!).
I have earned both a Bachelor's and Master's of Music in flute performance--both from DePaul University, and have studied and performed with many well-respected orchestral and freelance performers.
My resume and references are available upon request.
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I emphasize solid tone and technique as a foundation for playing, but always encourage musicality and finding your own voice within a piece. You'll often find me asking you "how did you feel about that performance?" in lessons, so you can begin to identify and ...
I began teaching flute lessons privately in May 2014. I currently have four flute students from 4th to 8th grade. My 8th grade student recently played in the ILMEA Honor Band. My teaching goals vary from student to student based on the student's age, skill level, personal goals, and interests. I select specific lesson books and materials during our first lesson together. Overall, l aim to teach my students more about music and about the flute in order to become better musicians. I love working with students of all ages and levels!
FLUTE AND OTHER INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of St. Francis. As a requirement for my degree, I have been able to learn various instruments of all the different instrument families. However, my primary instrument is flute, which I have been playing for almost 15 years. I started taking private lessons 5th grade. I received four years of formal university flute instruction from highly regarded flute instructors. I have taught flute students ranging from third grade to twelfth grade. One of my secondary instruments is piano. I received four years of college instruction for piano. With my training and playing experience, I am sure to be able to help you improve throughout our lessons!
I was a dancer for 12 ...
I use a curriculum that incorporates traditional books of study along with books in the style of music that is of interest to the student. Instruction includes these areas of focus:
Playing by ear
I am a music professional that will help you expand your musical talents, study the basics and learn to play the type of music you enjoy! I utilize a well-rounded teaching approach that includes Note Reading, Theory, Technique, and Performance. I keep my students engaged through a curriculum that is fun, creative and designed to provide a well based understanding of music while playing a variety of musical styles that include classical, standards, blues, and rock.
I am a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree for Music in Depth and have over 30 years of teaching/playing experience. I also serve as a Music Director for the 1st Presbyterian Church of Itasca where I provide music for weekly church services and lead the choral and hand bell choirs.
What you can expect in from lessons together:
-basic flute playing fundamentals
My goal is to help you improve everyday you play the flute! I am an encouraging and enthusiastic teacher, who is willing to change my teaching method to suit each students' specific needs and individual goals.
My name is Jill DeGroot, and I am a Flute Performance major at DePaul University School of Music.
Check out my Take Lessons Blog article on Beginner Flute Lessons!
Here are some of my credentials!
Merit School of Music Tuition-Free Conservatory (2011-14)
University of Michigan's MPulse Summer Flute Academy (2013)
University of Illinois Summer Youth Music (2012)
Northwest Indiana Youth Symphony Orchestra (2011-12)
A.N and Pearl G. Barnett Chamber Competition (2013-14)
Rembrandt Chamber Competition (2014)
Midwest Young Artist Chamber Competition (2014)
Eastern Illinois University Soloist Third Prize (2014)
Merit School of Music Concerto Competition (2012)
University of Illinois ...
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."