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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! :)
Heidi S. is one of the most popular teachers at TakeLessons and has spent her life studying Classical music. She teaches flute, piano, Music Theory, and Ear-Training. As a veteran teacher, she has accumulated over 33 student reviews dating from presently and all the way back to 2013 that testify she can teach and inspire anyone who wants to learn more about music. She loves sharing her vast knowledge of Classical music with others. She believes music is fun, educational, and inspirational, and that it can bring joy and peace to your soul. She focuses her lessons on learning to play classical music with heart. She says, "Playing music gives your heart a voice. Let your heart sing through the music. 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 and my attitude about music is contagious. My students and their parents say I have unlimited patience. I am very flexible in my ...
Performing for 30 years...classical to jazz and improvisation.
I organize my teaching around your goals and objectives!
Studied with Richard Graef, Chicago Symphony Orchestra.B.A.
degree in Flute Perf., American Conservatory of Music.
Flute is one of the easiest woodwinds to learn to play! I picked it up as part of my degree program in university. Instruction through the Intermediate level will be given using standard method books and easier repertoire, progressing into standard flute repertoire.
I double on flute and studied privately with the associate flute instructor while completing my masters. I am able to teach beginning and intermediate flutists the fundamentals of the instrument including, reading music, breath support, embouchure formation, rhythm, tone, and technique.
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The flute is one of the most popular instruments for students learning music, and for good reason. It’s fairly easy to learn, is one of the most affordable instruments to purchase or rent, and it can be used in playing all styles of music. Flute is prevalent in orchestra arrangements and jazz ensembles, and there is a large selection of solo pieces for flute.
If you’re a beginner, private flute lessons help you develop your skill and technique faster. Playing the flute requires understanding your embouchure, which is the position of your mouth, and how it affects your tone. For flute, your embouchure even affects the octave of the music you’re playing. A flute teacher can help correct issues before they become bad habits.
Because the flute is so popular, most school bands have between ten and twenty students playing the flute. While band directors are well-trained musicians, most just don’t have the resources to help you excel at your instrument. By taking private flute lessons, you can improve on the technical skills you’re learning in band class, and your flute teacher can help enhance your practice schedule so you become proficient quickly. If you’re struggling with learning your instrument, your flute instructor can help you identify why you’re having trouble and can give you specific guidance.
All musicians, no matter what the instrument, know the most important tool in learning and excelling is practice. Flute lessons help you establish good practice habits, through both the classes themselves, and through the expectations involved outside of the lessons.