Heidi S.

Heidi S.

★★★★★
★★★★★
25 Reviews
Fort Worth, TX

Flute

Levels Taught: Beginner - Advanced

About Heidi S.

Background Check: Last verified 10/21/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

30 years of teaching and performing music proves that I can teach and inspire anyone who loves music. Better yet, due to amazing technology and the World Wide Web, I can teach in your very own home no matter where you live! All you need is an internet connection, a Skype account and an instrument.

I love music and I love sharing it with others. Music is fun, educational, and inspirational, and my love for it is contagious.

I’ve spent most of my life learning as much as I could as fast as I could about music. I completed my Master of Music degree from the University of New Mexico in 1989 and completed 50+ hours towards a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas. I’ve had articles published in “Flute Talk” and “Flute Forum,” and I was the Advertising Editor for the National Flute Association's "Flutist Quarterly" for five years. I am continuing to learn, as I recently purchased "Tiny," my electric bass, and sometimes perform on it with the praise and worship team at church.

I am a teacher at heart! I have taught music lessons since the early 1980’s. Some weeks I teach 60 students-from the very young, beginning piano student, to adult students who have always wanted to take music lessons. As a graduate student, I taught at Baylor University and the University of North Texas. I got an Alternative Teachers License in Colorado so I could teach music in the public schools. Many of my students have achieved Superior ratings in music competitions and my adult flute choir was invited to perform for the National Flute Association's Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

I think of myself as a professional teacher. Even after 30 years, I still enjoy the excitement and challenge new students bring. I love to inspire. My students and their parents say I have unlimited patience. I am very flexible in my teaching style, catering it to the needs of the student.

I hope you'll contact me and let me inspire you or your child(ren) with music!

*** Lesson Details ***
INSPIRING MUSIC TEACHER HAS OPENINGS FOR FLUTE AND PIANO STUDENTS. Learn to play at your own speed. I plan each lesson around what the student needs and enjoys. I'm very creative in my teaching style and like to use technology to support learning.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio has ample seating for family members.

*** Specialties ***
All classical music

Photos and Videos

Heidi plays Gaubert's "Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando" with Melba Halamicek at the University of North Texas in a live recital as a requirement for the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree.

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thankful for Ms. Heidi! How thankful we are to have found Ms. Heidi! She is a kind, patient, lovely person and my life and the lives of my children have been enriched by her. Her love of music is contagious and she is a very sweet teacher, always making lessons positive and educational for my 6 year old...who tends to get discouraged quite easily, but Ms. Heidi is a pro at handling this! He is getting more talented every week and lessons are something we look forward to each week. I have two younger daughters as well and we all go to Ms. Heidi’s studio. She is so sweet to entertain them by offering books and such to read during my son’s lesson. Pretty soon they’ll be all playing piano together!We all love our piano teacher and feel special to know her. She is a talented teacher and wonderful person, and we would recommend her to anyone. April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Teacher!!! I have been taking piano lessons with Mrs. Heidi for a little bit over a month, and in such short amount of time she has helped me to understand music like I never had before... she is very patient and soft spoken ;-) awesome Teacher and very knowledgeable. February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Teacher We have been taking lessons with Heidi for a few months now, she is a pleasure to work with and an excellent teacher. January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 8 Time Zones Apart Yet Great Flute Lessons As a flute beginner, I was very reluctant at first to try online lessons, especially that I didn't even know how to put the flute together. I started my flute classes with Heidi one month ago (I'm in Egypt and she's in the US) and in four lessons I'm already playing pieces for Andrea Boccelli... Heidi is an amazing teacher. She was able to overcome all the distance challenges. She even considers personal goals and tries to prepare music from my culture for me to play on the flute. In addition, she's also very flexible and considerate whenever I have personal matters. She's definitely a great teacher. December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by She is the best I have had. Ms. Heidi helps even with your stubbornness. She'll never give up on you no matter what. Even with my annoying 13 teens she never gives up. I keep missing, wrote tone, and wrong fingering but she'll help until she can't anymore. I believe she is the best. I love her! December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Music Angel Heidi is an awesome music teacher with great patience and love. She is very inspiring. She helps me to build my confidence and love for music when I felt upset with my voice. She is willing to walk extra miles with her student. Whenever I send her my practice record, she always encourage me and give me helpful suggestions to beautify my songs even after class. Also, I am from China, she is very patient when communicating with me. She loves teaching international students. To me, she is not only a music teacher, but a loving friend. December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Would recommend to everyone! We are so Thankful for Ms. Heidi. She has been teaching our 10 year old daughter, with Aspergers, for 7 months. We can really tell her lessons are individually created and thought out. She develops a beautiful relationship with each student and family and maintains a level of unparalleled professionalism. She has managed to challenge our daughter while surrounding each lesson with wit, kindness and support. We could not be more excited to continue flute lessons for Olivia and add another musician or our family with our 7 year old as she begins piano with Ms. Heidi in the Spring. December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Piano Lessons-3 yr old Heide is an awesome music teacher! She is extremely knowledgeable, very patient for my 3 yr. old and professional. My daughter enjoys going to piano lessons! In less than 3 months she learned to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star all by herself. My daughter has also learned many skills, notes, letters, songs and rhythm with the lessons and resources that Heide provides. I highly recommended Heide to anyone that is looking for a piano teacher for toddlers. November 14, 2013