“Flute, Drums, and Composition Lessons- from The Beatles to Beethoven”
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Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Ages: 5 & up
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Lewis & Clark College - Music - 2008-2012 (Bachelor's degree received)
Alan Jones Academy of Music - Drums, Composition - 2010-2012
I received my BA in flute performance with honors. The focus of this degree was "classical" music from Baroque to 21st century music. During the time I received my degree I also studied jazz music and performance on drum set and composed for jazz ensembles and classical groups.
I'm only accepting intermediate-advanced students at this time.
Lessons are tailored to each individual student and should be fun, inspiring, and challenging and we will learn from each other. -Over all I will teach the student how to be a great musician. Not just a great drummer or flutist, but an overall musician who has awareness of his/her role in an ensemble as well as how their roles interact with others people's. -We will set goals together whether that is preparing for a specific
audition or event, or more long term goals. -Lessons and topics covered are flexible and taught in ways that speak to the individual. I want to challenge my students but keep things fun and interesting for them. -I help the students find answers by asking them questions and having them think critically. I will guide them to answer their own questions rather than hand the answers to them. -I will cover basic theory with all students as it is the basis for good musical understanding.
Hello! I am a flutist, drummer, and composer who graduated from Lewis & Clark College. I received my BA in flute performance with honors and had many playing and performing opportunities there. I was the principle flutist of the Lewis & Clark Wind Symphony and Orchestra and was the drummer for the jazz combos, winning the best composer award. I performed as a featured soloist with the orchestra and organized and performed a junior and senior flute recital. I am well versed in music from the
baroque era through the 21st century and have studied and played many styles of music. As a drummer and flutist I have played with folk singers, funk bands, in jazz ensembles, experimental groups, and with chamber ensembles. I really enjoy playing different styles of music and I am very serious about making music at a high level in any genre I participate. Being well versed in different areas of music has allowed me to experience different ways of creating music and has lead me to meet people I wouldn't have if I only played one type of music. Playing jazz as well as classical music has really informed my composing too. I am able to take ideas from the masters of both styles and blend them to create music that is truly based off of my experiences. These experiences are ones that I can't wait to share with my students! My most recent project is with a contemporary jazz quintet The Wishermen in which I play drums and write the compositions. We recently released our debut studio album and the process of recording, mixing, and producing an album has been invaluable. I am very passionate about teaching and passing on my love and knowledge of music.