Heidi S.

Heidi S.

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Fort Worth, TX

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

Heidi teaches flute and music appreciation classes at Tarrant County Community College and flute and piano lessons online to students across the world, including Africa and Egypt. She's been teaching music lessons and flute choir since 1980. She is a valued teacher for TakeLessons and is on their Advisory Panel. She has taught flute at New Mexico State University, the University of North Texas, and Baylor University. She was Advertising Editor for the National Flute Association's "Flutist Quarterly" and founded the Albuquerque Flute Association. She completed all but her dissertation at the University of North Texas for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in flute performance. She arranges music for her students and for flute choir. She owns five auxiliary flutes-two alto flutes, an Eb flute, a piccolo, a bass flute and plays on a handmade Brannen-Cooper flute. She writes a blog for her website, has articles published in "Flute Talk" and "Emerson Flute Forum." Whatever her students want to learn, Heidi knows about it and is delighted to share her knowledge with them.

Photos and Videos

This is a screen shot of a Skype lesson with my student in Egypt, Mona. You can see me in the lower right corner.

Experience

Instructor of Music Jul 2012 - Present
Tarrant County Community College

Job description includes teaching private flute lessons and classes in Music Appreciation, The Fundamentals of Music, and The Foundations of Music.

K-12 Music Teacher Sep 2007 - Aug 2010
DeBeque School District, 49JT

Job description included teaching high school and middle school band, choir, and guitar and teaching general music education to Pre-Kindergarten students through 5th grade.

Graduate Student Aug 1992 - Aug 1993
University of North Texas

Job description included teaching undergraduate flute students and small group ensembles.

Instructor of Music Aug 1990 - May 1991
New Mexico State University

Job descriptions included teaching flute music major students.

Graduate Student Aug 1988 - Jul 1989
Baylor University

Job description included teaching flute and chamber music.

Education

Earned 50 hours towards a Doctorate of Musical Arts Sep 1992 - Aug 1993
University of North Texas
Master of Music Aug 1986 - Dec 1989
University of New Mexico
Bachelor of Music Aug 1981 - May 1984
University of New Mexico

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in flute performance May 1989
University of New Mexico

Heidi's grade point average never dropped below a 3.5 and graduated "with distinction."

Awards

Graduate Fellowship Aug 1992
University of North Texas
Graduate Fellowship Aug 1990
Baylor University

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association Sep 1984
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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27 Reviews on Heidi S.

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Marion H. April 24, 2014
Flute
Like an ole friend

Since the first time I spoke with H.S. she has seemed like a long lost friend or family member. She is very sweet, kind, understanding and truly has a hear for teaching children. My daughter loves her and is always ready to hear from her since our lessons are done over skpe.Tthe teacher knows well what she is doing and is able to communicate firmly but lovingly and that is what kids need. She is easy to respect and like as her personality is very congenial and sweet.
I would recommend this teacher to anyone!
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Eileen S. April 19, 2014
Flute
Verified Student
Heidi is an amazing and effective flute teacher!

As an adult flute player, I am thrilled to have discovered Heidi. From the first lesson, I realized she is an excellent flute teacher who goes above and beyond during each lesson, making every second count. Heidi is patient, flexible, organized, professional, and fun to work with. I believe Heidi is a RARE find as she is an exceedingly effective teacher. She listens attentively and finds just the right solutions to each flute playing issue. As a result she has helped me develop a new posture, better tone, and improved technical skills. We have been utilizing Skype for my lessons and this arrangement has worked out particularly well. Additionally, Heidi goes the extra mile and then one step more! For example, after a lesson she makes an audio recording of her playing the current technical exercise and music piece, including both parts to flute duets and then emails them to me. This is especially helpful as it is like having Heidi with me during my daily practice sessions. It is evident that Heidi is passionate about teaching flute. Additionally, she is a pleasure to work with! With the highest endorsement, I recommend Heidi for teaching flute.
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Jill B. April 8, 2014
Piano
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.
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Carmen N. February 21, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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.
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Rekha P. January 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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.
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Mona E. December 20, 2013
Flute
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.
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Archie W. December 18, 2013
Flute
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!
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Lili Z. December 11, 2013
Music Theory
Verified Student
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.
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Heidi B. December 1, 2013
Flute
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.
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Carmen C. November 14, 2013
Piano
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.