I have 15 years of experience teaching flute to students from the first day through college and beyond. I specialize in tailoring lessons to fit the needs and goals of each individual student and fostering a love of music through the playing of flute.
I am a highly experienced teacher and performer with a Doctorate in Music. Due to my current work situation, I can only teach through the take lessons online platform. The good news is we can schedule lessons at your house no matter where you are! I also coach music theory for those interested in learning more about the building blocks of music.
I teach flutists of every age and level. In the beginning I like to ask each student what their goal is so that we can work towards that, whether it is to become first chair in band, make All-State or youth orchestra, play for Solo & Ensemble, perform with their church, or to just have fun and learn a new skill. In my lessons, I use positive reinforcement and encourage regular practice.
For beginners, I usually recommend doing a 30 minute lesson once per week and then increasing the lesson time and/or frequency as they become a stronger player. I use the Rubank Method for Flute as well as Pares Scales for beginning students. Once they have become more advanced I assign more challenging etude and scale books. When the student has a grasp of the instrument, I present solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts tailored for each level. I try to keep each student's goals, ability, age, and interests in mind when choosing music to keep the lessons engaging and fun!
I'm a flutist and flute instructor in the North Atlanta area. My home studio is in Acworth (near Woodstock), Georgia where I teach flute lessons. I play principal flute in the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra and currently serve on the Board of Directors as President.
Lessons: My teaching philosophy is grounded in the idea that you don't have to be perfect, you just have to try. Each one of us has something unique hidden inside waiting to be expressed through music and my job is to draw that out and give you the confidence to share it with the world. With each student I hope to ignite a spark of passion and curiosity for music to carry with you throughout your lifetime.
I have been teaching since 2005 to students of all ages and levels. I currently have students all across the US and have taught online as far away as Hawaii and
Italy. Whether your goal is to start a new instrument, gain confidence in your playing, improve your current skills, make first chair in band, perfect a solo, make All-State, win a competition, or audition for college, I will guide you and help you reach your goals.
About: Kelly Meholic grew up in beautiful Sarasota, Florida where she began taking flute lessons at the age of 12 with Betsy Hudson-Traba, principal of the Sarasota Orchestra. After deciding to pursue music as a career, she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from Florida State University as a student of Eva Amsler. She continued her studies in Lugano, Switzerland where she studied under Mario Ancillotti, Stefano Parrino, and Giovanni Crola, receiving her Master of Music degree in flute performance. She has played with the Lugano Chamber Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Ballet Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Gwinnett Symphony. Kelly currently lives in Acworth, Georgia where she teaches flute lessons in her home studio and online. She also plays principal flute in the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra and serves on the Board of Directors as President. Kelly and her husband, Vance, have 3 cats and a Giant Schnauzer/Lab mix. When she is not feeding her zoo, she enjoys volunteering at church, reading, listening to podcasts, and cleaning.
Specialization: Flute and piccolo solo, orchestral, band, and chamber ensemble playing and also audition preparation including: Band Chair Placement Auditions Youth Symphony Auditions Summer Camp Auditions All-State Auditions Solo & Ensemble College Auditions Solo Performances & Competitions Orchestral Repertoire
Ms. Kelly is the best teacher ever! She is so kind, fun, and understanding. I am a busy sophomore in high school with a lot to do, but she always has something fun for me to learn/ play. I like to play more for enjoyment (although she did help me make it to my high school's Symphonic Band) , and I like that Ms. Kelly asks me to my best, but doesn't put pressure on me on things I don't want to do. I'm so happy to have such a nice and talented teacher. She is also super-responsible with sending me lesson notes, as well as keeping up with my schedule. Also, she has a very nice personal relationship to me as a person, not just as a student.
August 30, 2019
She is so kind, patient and encouraging and makes me play with my best sound and musicality.
My love of music and musical talent was discovered when I was just five years old. An uncle gave me a plastic recorder and, without lessons or help from anyone, I was playing melodies within days. Soon after I started taking private lessons on Saxophone and Clarinet. I played my first paying job at age 14. When I was 15, my private instructor, asked me if I would be interested in teaching. He put me on the County list of private instructors and and soon I had my own thriving studio of Sax and Clarinet students. From that time on, I have almost continuously been involved in music education. Though I had listened to the rock "guitar gods" of the 60's I never became interested the guitar until, at the age of 15, I first heard Maestro Andres Segovia through his televised master classes. About the same time, I was amazed by the chord
melody genius of jazz artists like George Van Eps, Joe Pass, and Bucky Pizzarelli. It was then I realized that the guitar could be an "orchestra." In the small town where I grew up, there were no guitar teachers so I studied with outstanding Guitarist Ed McGuire. Later, I studied formally with several renowned professors of guitar, including Bruce Holzman at FSU and Randy Reed, a professor at Duke University in Durham North Carolina. I have also performed in Master Classes for Classical Guitarists Atigoni Goni and Dimitri Diatchenko. Before making North Florida my home, I toured and played throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast in a variety of venues and styles from Rock to Jazz to R&B. Even after settling down I have stayed active in the music business, playing and teaching. I continue to work regularly performing solo, or in ensembles throughout Florida from Tallahassee to Jacksonville.
*** Lesson Details *** I am a laid back teacher who prefers to motivate my students by instilling my love of, and enthusiasm for, music in them rather than using any kind of "scare" tactics. I had a very few "knuckle rapper" style teachers over the years and found them to be very unmotivating. A large percentage of the progress a student makes happens between the lessons. The more they practice, the faster they improve. I also believe in building a solid foundation that my students can build upon. A good teacher teaches a student how to teach themselves. On guitar, I encourage, but don't insist on, my students learning to read music. Some styles of guitar do not require it, but I do mention the gigs I have gotten over the years because I could read. On all instruments, I am a big believer in great technique, musicianship and improvisational skills.
*** Studio Equipment *** Studio is in back of the house as an addition. It has its own separate entrance and is approx 160 sq feet. Well lit and with heat and air.
*** Travel Equipment *** I will provide a music stand if needed. Students must have their own instrument. They will need to get their own books, though I do provide much supplemental material.
I have been Randall's student for a few years. Randall is very knowledgeable about music and an excellent teacher. Additionally, Randall is courteous, professional, and punctual. I highly recommend Randall as your new music instructor.
July 14, 2017
Randall has been teaching my son clarinet for the past 2 years in his home and we couldn't be more pleased with my son's outcome. He knows how to work With students and get them to advance to their highest potential.
July 14, 2017
Randall has been teaching guitar to my 12 year-old son for about 3 years. He is very knowledgeable and patient. He knows and can teach many different styles of music on several different instruments. I highly recommend Randall for students of any age.
I'm holding a doctoral degree from USC in flute performance. I teach students at all levels, focus on various of repertoires such as band music, orchestral music,solo flute music for ABRAM/CM test or competitions.
Dr.Chang Lu is both an active musician and dedicated instructor in Los Angeles. Born into a family of musicians, she was introduced to piano at the young age of four, and the flute at age of nine. She has given performances on both instruments throughout her music career. Having attended elementary, middle and high schools that were attached to a music conservatory, she has been a professionally trained musician since a young age. She started to provide private flute lessons, piano lessons, aural skills and music theory classes already while in high school in China. In the US, Dr. Lu has appeared in many Hollywood movie sound tracks, she has also performed as principal flutist with Beverly Hills Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Sinfonietta, Debut Symphony Orchestra, San Jose Youth Symphony, Fremont Flute Ensemble, US
C Thornton Wind Ensemble, Thornton Symphony Orchestra, Thornton Opera Orchestra and various chamber ensembles. Dr. Lu has worked with many renowned conductors such as James Judd, James Conlon, Carl St. Clair, Gerard Schwarz, H.Robert Reynolds, Sharon Lavery, Larry Livingston and Michael Powers. Chang has just had a concert leading the Thornton Baroque Sinfonia Ensemble performing a Telemann Flute Concerto.
Dr.Lu graduated with a Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree from USC Thornton School of Music in flute performance studying with Jim Walker, former Los Angeles Philharmonic principal flutist. She also earned minor degrees in Music Theory, Orchestral Conducting and Early Music. Dr. Lu has been a successful teacher teaching at USC as an adjunct flute instructor as well as piano and music theory teaching at several music studios. Dr.Lu’s students have been awarded several prizes in national competitions, such as 1st prize in the SYMF competition in July 2016.
As a teacher, I love to see my students take pride in their improvements and strive to be a leader. I have taught many students at all levels. From teaching them how to read music while providing the fundamentals of piano playing, to college level of auditioning for significant competitions. I particularly like to focus on students who are interested in band and orchestra at school. It’s the joy of teaching to see kids marvel at different tones and musicality they can produce.
For all my lessons I include music theory and ask that students try their best to learn how music is connected and formed. Learning music is a rewarding process, so please be patient and open-minded. Feel free to ask me any questions and I look forward to meeting you!
With my 15 years of experience and a Bachelor's and Master's degree in flute performance, you can expect lessons from me to be the highest quality. I have years of experience teaching dozens of flutists of all ages, and I make sure to adjust my teaching to the needs of each individual student. Everybody is different, so I want to make sure students get the most out of their experience! Young beginners will begin in methods such as Patricia George's "Flute 101" series or Kathleen Blocki's flute method series, while intermediate and advanced players will have a more comprehensive approach with studies in tone development, technique enhancement, etudes, and solo repertoire.
As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportunities, both as a soloist and part of ensembles, and actively continues to do so. He is an advocate of the arts and passionate about spreading the gift of music, which has lead him to teach over 30 students (and counting!) in just the past 3 years.
Drew won the 2017 Myrna Brown Artist Competition (an international competition with no age limit) hosted by the Texas Flute Society. He was recently invited to be a guest artist at the 2018 Texas Flute Society Annual Convention, where he taught several masterclasses and gave solo performances.
**My Vision*** I seek students who share a love of learning. I am not looking for the finest musicians or highest IQ's, because those gifts are not required to learn and grow. My greatest experiences as a teacher have come from when I work with students who just want to learn more.
***My Requirements*** I hold my students to high expectations when it comes to practicing. Each week, I give students individual assignments that I know will improve their learning and playing abilities, and I expect those assignments to be fulfilled by the next lesson. A failure to do so will result in frustration for both myself and my student.
However, I know that nobody is perfect, and I myself have had my share of weeks where life happens, and I simply don't progress as much as I would like. As a teacher, I understand this perfectly, and I will always strive to listen to my students, and work with them through their difficulties or struggles.
***What To Expect From Lessons*** I bring a lot of energy to lessons! I am very passionate about teaching and helping students grow, and I make sure to bring that to every lesson. I give concise, direct feedback to students, making sure to give them the information they need to understand how they can achieve their goals and grow.
I am very perceptive of students' feelings, and I take care to be sensitive to their needs each week. My worst fear as a teacher is to cause hurt feelings, so I will do everything in my power to avoid that!
I am an expert in the field of music and the flute, so you can be rest assured that the quality of instruction will be the highest.
Drew is always polite, patient, and professional. I would definitely recommend his lessons to anyone wanting to learn to play the flute. I am looking forward to our future lessons.
April 3, 2019
March 19, 2019
In the few months that I've had flute lessons with Drew, I've grown so much. As a beginner in flute, I was completely scared and overwhelmed with taking band for the first time. Knowing I needed lessons, I'm so glad that I was paired with Drew. On my first lesson, Drew asked me what my goals were and I told him that it was to just simply read the notes on the page. That's all I expected to learn from him, but he taught me so much more! Drew taught me about musical expression, tone and all the little details behind flute playing. His teachings challenged and motivated me. My peers and band teacher have noticed my improvement and progress. Thanks to Drew, I can now play with confidence and poise. -Emma
I have taught for more than 5 years. I am a super patient teacher. Having more than 20, 000 fans online. Love to compose, play and teach chinese traditional music. Please contact me if you are interested in learning not only flute, but also special chinese style music and splendid culture behind which.
Independent musician. Love flute from spirit and soul. 1. Played flute for > 20 years. 2. Have >6 years of teaching students. Interest driven study. 3. Have abundant knowledge in flute, guitar and other instrument of multiple genres. 4. As a Chinese, I speak mandarin/English and can teach chinese bamboo flute and traditional chinese pipes like Xiao, and Dizi. 5. I love kids and I am very patient. 6. I am also an independent music producer, having original flute music can apply my techniques in studio to facilitate flute teaching( for online only).
Sam is great with my 10 year old daughter. He is easy going and makes the flute lessons fun and my daughter enjoys her weekly hour lesson. We let Sam know what our goals were and he has created a plan accordingly.
Sam can do both in-home and online lessons. The in-home lessons are great, no need to travel.
Overall Sam is a great teach and very affordable.
July 26, 2018
Samuel is an awesome teacher and a friend. I have improved so much with my dizi and look forward yo lessons in the years to come. He is very talented, patient, and kind. Thank you teach!
March 8, 2018
Great teacher. My son looks forward to his lessons.
I am a certified adjudicator with the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. I am uniquely qualified to help students choose great literature to play for their Solo and Ensemble judge, as well as providing tips for excelling on the piece. I am willing to listen to your performance a week before contest to give that last minute polish, or do a mock contest for your students. I was a college level flute instructor for many years, as well as a piccolo specialist in several orchestras. My students enjoy my positivity as well as brutal honesty for improvement.
I have a Master's Degree in Flute Performance Pedagogy from Arizona State University. The word Pedagogy in my degree means that I went beyond the Performance Degree to study Music Teaching Methods on the Flute in addition to the rigors of a Flute Performance Degree. Some teachers have an extensive performance resume, but when it comes to interpersonal communication, some have trouble putting into words the mechanics of achieving good tone, vibrato, posture, and technical aspects of fluteplaying. I have four decades of teaching and judging experience with all ages. One approach does not work for everyone. I specialize in preparation of solos for contests and festivals; however, if you need encouragement in your fundamentals, or need to work on advanced techniques, I have programs that will fit nearly every goal. Some of additi
onal skills include: Experience in the Miss America Pageant system, preparing, editing, and producing a polished short programs; special techniques for piccolo or bass flute playing; and extensive flute choir experience, as a director, performer, and judge.
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