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A classically-trained flutist, Nadia has been teaching flute for many years. A summa cum laude graduate of New York University in Music Performance, she excels at teaching students how to play flute in a way that emphasizes body awareness and comfort in positioning and holding the flute. Nadia also focuses on whole musicianship in her lessons, incorporating theory and other elements of music into lessons to facilitate a deeper understanding of the music. She is a friendly, encouraging and dedicated teacher who aims to teach each student according to his or her needs and interests. See you in class! :)
Learn to play the flute! Whether it be your first instrument for band, preparing for an audition, or wanting to revisit your old instrument, I am happy to help! I have been playing flute for over 2 decades and have played in various groups and ensembles as well as having done some solo work and I am more than happy to pass on my expertise on the subject to you! You will not only learn to play the flute, but learn to read music and basic music theory as well!
Although I am primarily a saxophonist, flute is a secondary instrument that most saxophonists also have to know how to play. As a performer it is an absolute necessity that I be able to double on the flute and be just as proficient.
My goal as a teacher is to provide an in depth understanding of the instrument to my students. Whether we are learning technique specific to the instrument or general musical concepts, it is important to me that I take the time to insure that my students not only learn how to do something, but also the reasons why we are learning a specific concept or technique. At the end of the day, my ultimate goal is to teach you how to teach yourself, so that you may enjoy playing the instrument outside of our lessons together.
I prefer not to conform to a specific teaching style, because every student is different, and I have been fortunate to have a great variety of types of students throughout my years as a teacher. Some of my students are children and
For beginning students who are children, I like to start with either the Rubank Elementary Method or Hal Leonard's Essential Elements, as I find these provide a strong foundation in proper technique and sound, and reading music. As we move through this method, I will introduce exercises to help the student further develop a good sound on their instrument. At the same time, we will also begin to play solo and duet repertoire. I enjoy playing with students as a way to help them hear proper sound and technique and also develop listening and ensemble skills. For adults, I tailor the lessons to more specific styles of music they may be interested in learning, while also developing sound and technique according to their ability level.
Hello! My name is Shai G. I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance from CSU Northridge and am currently attaining my master's degree from Manhattan School of Music on a 95% scholarship. Flute is a very serious part of my study and I am currently pursuing a career in music education. My flute teacher is Katisse Buckingham, who is the flutist from the movie Anchorman! I also teach saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, piano, arranging, composing, and music theory. Teaching is such a significant part of what I do and I enjoy every opportunity!
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