I'm very good with young students. Flute is very difficult for smaller, younger ones because of the instruments size. And it's difficult to even get a sound sometimes.
" There's a difference between playing the notes and making the Music. Wanna know the difference? "I've been a professional musician and teacher for over 35 years. I have a degree from the University of Minnesota and I studied music at the University of St. Thomas when I was in high school. I've performed and recorded with numerous artist including The Temptations, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Bobby Z, Billy McLaughin, Presidential Inauguration 2005, The Shirelles, Martha Reeves, Larry King, The Guess Who, Quiet Riot, Loverboy, J. Hoye and many more. I received the Certificate of Achievement from Billboard Magazine for production and songwriting, etc.,etc. enough about me though.
*** Lesson Details *** Every student is different so I like to base lessons for each student upon their strengths and weaknesses. Some students are just
beginning, others want to improve upon their skills. Some students want to learn more about Classical music, others want to learn jazz and improvisation, others rock and roll or country et. al.. Others want to know how music works-the theory
I am experienced (3 years) in home school tutoring. I mostly work with Florida Virtual School students. I overlook their tests and assignments, and help them with preparations for Discussion Based Assessmemts (DBA). I also help parents with required annual evaluations and how to sign up with home education department. For my tutoring sessions I use skills that include goal-directedness, I teach how to organize learning in small steps and how to set them up; I always strive to motivate and engage my students to make them interested in learning and have fun; I also use self-control skills to teach how to avoid distractions and I show how to use different focusing strategies. I use positive mind set skills to teach how to use failures as learning opportunities.
I have Masters in Education (2018) with specialization in English, Curricul
um and Education; and Masters in Arts (2012) in Teaching English to speakers of other languages, and Bachelors in Music Education (2010), both from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a degree in violin performance from Chicago. I studied piano in Chicago for 10 years & taught both piano & violin for over 20 years. I also teach flute & cello for the past 5 years, as I studied them during my Music Education program. I have taught music for over 24 years using the traditional and Suzuki methods. I am fan of the Essential Elements method and I Can Read Music book for string instruments, and the Alfred's Piano Library for piano. Alfred's piano library can be used for any age as they also have books especially made for adult learners. I also like their music flash cards. For teaching music theory I mostly used Fundamentals of Piano Theory (9 levels) combined with Master Theory (6 levels) books.
I personalize every lesson, and always set goals for my students. Most of my violin students are members of the Florida Youth Orchestra as well as the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and my piano students participate in Pompano Beach Piano competition and the annual Piano Guild auditions. I teach any age and any level, and always stress that learning a new instrument is very similar to learning a new language, it needs a lot of patience, persistence and repetitions. My lessons are customized to my students needs, and are work in progress as they needs may change over time. I always remind my students that music can give them instant gratification when they learn to play favorite songs. I always encourage my students to tell me about their music preferences, so I can incorporate them in their music lessons.
*** Lesson Details *** All my tutoring sessions include reviews of previously learned material and if possible the use of technology. I use students books but often bring extra study materials if necessary. All my lessons include technique and reading music. I like to use the Finger Power for piano students and Essential Elements for my string students, and scales for both. Music theory: I use Master Theory and Fundamentals of Piano Theory books for younger ages, Alfred's music flash cards to support learning notes and musical terminology, and of course the fun part performance.
Besides Essential Elements for strings I also use String Tunes and I Can Read Music to add more fun to the lessons as well as support reading music during the lesson. For piano students I use Holiday Treats book, which comes in 2 different levels: Beginner & Intermediate, so my students have a new songs for a specific holiday.
*** Studio Equipment *** I always bring violin with me to be able to show what I teach.
*** Travel Equipment *** The students need to have their books and assigned material ready for tutoring. Instrumental students needs to have their music books, flashcards & instrument available as well as a pencil. I always stress with my students to be organized and prepared for their lesson, this way they will be able to focus better during the lesson. I always bring my violin with me. I also ask that the room where the lesson takes place be free of any distractions, such other siblings or any other noise. The quiet environment helps in faster learning.
*** Specialties *** I tutor most K-12 subjects and prepare students to take ACT, SAT, GRE tests. Music genres: Classical, traditional, Suzuki, Popular, Celtic, fiddle, Blues
I'm sorry, I cannot handle this Instructor for my children. She wasn't me but she's not quite the people person I expected. Her personality is not a good match for a high school tutor. Unfortunately her English is not good enough. Her accent is entirely too strong. Also she does not know enough Geometry to help my kids.
June 18, 2018
Ilona is a wonderful teacher. She really tunes in to your level and has a vast knowledge of musical repertoire making lessons very exciting. Anyone lucky enough to get Ilona is going to be star!!she is patient and responsive to questions and a very interesting and fun gal
all levels (beginning through college, advanced, adult.
Affiliations: American Association of University Professors American Federation of Musicians American Symphony Orchestra League College Music Society Houston Flute Club International Double-Reed Society International Clarinet Society National Flute Association North American Saxophone Alliance
MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical strings, using various approaches to best suit the students learning style, personality and needs.
Shannon is an active musician, who has been featured as a soloist, and in the flute and woodwind sections with various orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera orchestras and musical theatre within the United States, Italy, and Mexico. She is presently Principal Flute of the Baytown Symphony, Director of the Da Capo Chamber Ensembles, and is a substitute musician with the Orquesta Sinfnica de Monterrey, Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the He
Shannon has been a faculty member at various colleges,and is currently Adjunct Professor of Music at Jessup University and Brazosport College, and also has an active private studio, Leigh Studios. She is the College Music Society South-Central Regional President; and is an Advisory Board member for the Houston Flute Club.
Shannon received her Masters of Music degree in Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She also studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and received her B.A. degree in Performance, and B.S. degree in Music-Business from Winona State University, and has studied with world-renowned instructors.
Shannon has received grants for her work, from the Minnesota State Arts Board, American Federation of Musicians, Rome Festival Orchestra, and the Winona Music Guild, and was the 1997 recipient of the Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award.
Shannon is also a sponsored triathlete and trainer/coach/race director, and gives workshops on the importance of healthy living, nutrition and exercise for musicians. She is a board member for The Lake Charles Triathletes. And she is a strong advocate for music, health, and triathlon. Sponsors: Maggie Martinez-LMT, Eating for Performance, Bikesport, DeSoto Sport, Gu Performance Energy, Rudy Project, Amit Jethva-DDS, Leigh Enterprises. Her primary sports growing up were track, gymnastics, and cycling.
*** Lesson Details *** I am pretty easy going. I want you to feel comfortable and at ease, but we do need to focus and can have fun doing it. :) I utilize various methods for each instrument, which is determined by the students learning style and ability; needs, so this can change as time goes on (not sticking to one particular publishers materials). I have done (and continue to do) extensive research into materials available for each instrument I teach, and supplement with my own, to utilize the best out there for "YOU" for the best possible progress. While ensuring an extremely well-rounded musical education, so you can progress at the best possible rate. Since each student's potential is different, each will progress differently. This is also determined by your dedication to daily practice (the more you practice, the quicker you will progress & the more accomplished you will become). This is a 'Team Effort'; I give the guidance and tools. You practice, utilize learn these tools, and off we go! The sky is the limit!
*** Specialties *** Classical, jazz ----------------------------------
FITNESS: Shannon has been athletic most of her life. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Specialist in Exercise Therapy, and running / multisport (swim/bike/run) coach for 15 years.
She is a sponsored athlete, and a 2018 World Championship Qualifier and Participant in Denmark, representing Team USA, and has also placed in her age group at numerous endurance events.
She applies her years of teaching experience to helping you reach your physical and nutritional goals, to be the healthiest you can be. She's not for quick fixes/results. It's all about a transformational lifestyle change. Enjoy the journey! It's well worth it! (see info above).
I have been playing the flute since I was in high school. I have performed with flute choirs in high school and college. I have also played the flute in a community wind ensemble. I can work with beginner and intermediate students.
I have a Master's in Music Technology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a Bachelor's in Music (Technology and Recording) from the University of Indianapolis. I started on the piano when I was in elementary school. I began playing the clarinet, my primary instrument, in 6th grade. I then started playing the saxophone in 8th grade and started playing the flute in high school. I also teach beginning trumpet and ukulele lessons. These are secondary instruments for me so I only teach beginners, but I can help you get started! I have played trumpet on my own off and on for years and I play a couple times a month with local ukulele groups.
*** Lesson Details *** I can give lessons in person (my house or yours) or online! You must have your instrument, necessary materials, and music books at your lessons. You may
need to purchase additional books and sheet music.
Chelsea was very patient and listened to my concerns. She had material ready for me to play and was very kind when she corrected me. She always found something I did right even when I made mistakes. Very good teacher!
September 25, 2017
Chelsea did a great job at our first lesson! She was patient and encouraging. She gave my daughter good suggestions on how she could improve and things to try in areas she was struggling. My daughter felt so much better after the lesson. We will continue to take lessons with Chelsea
September 9, 2017
We sent music to Chelsea in advance and she was able to help my son with the difficult parts of his music. The time was well spent and she explained things well. We look forward to our next lesson and working with her over the next month to help him catch up.
Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Musician Award at Bloomsburg University, Steph is excited to teach students of all ages who want to improve their playing! She wants to help students learn and develop their fundamentals: tone, articulation, sight-reading, posture, etc. She would also be delighted to teach a student who is an absolute beginner! We will work out of flute methods books, etude books, and/or specific repertoire picked by the student.
Hello! My name is Steph and I can't wait to hear you play! I will absolutely enjoy teaching you regardless of your age or playing ability. :)
Beginner students: We will mostly work on pieces out of Kathy Blocki's flute method books as well as exercises composed by myself to make sure your fundamentals are solid from the beginning. Plan on learning new notes and rhythms each lesson as well as having scale and playing assignments. You will learn a lot each week while having a super awesome time :)
Intermediate students: We will be working on honing the fundamentals (tone, technique, articulation) through various etudes and intermediate solo pieces, depending on playing level. Vibrato will be introduced as well as phrasing, breathing, and everyone's favorite: intonation! Weekly assignments will include memorizing scales and preparing a
ll pieces covered in lessons. Prepare to take notes and laugh frequently at my jokes!
Early-Advanced students: We will learn about body awareness and work on playing without tension. We will work on developing tone colors (warm, sweet, bright, hollow, etc.), developing technique through daily exercises, as well as further developing the fundamentals. We will work on repertoire for your auditions, more advanced solo pieces, etudes, and technical exercises. Weekly assignments will include practicing at least 45 minutes per day to have material fully prepared for the lesson. You will get really good at taking notes!
Always remember: You will get out of lessons what you put into them! The magic always happens during practice. The more you practice, the more I am able to teach you, and the better you will play!
Steph Dressler is a versatile flutist, enjoying both the classical and contemporary realms of performance. Selected as a 2019 Fellow for the Impulse New Music Festival, she collaborated with a cohort of composers and instrumentalists to premiere eight new works at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Steph is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in flute performance at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music where she studies under the tutelage of Tara Helen O’Connor. At Purchase, she performs regularly with the Purchase Symphony Orchestra, Purchase New Music Project, and the Contemporary Music Ensemble. She has had the privilege of learning and performing at numerous summer music programs, including the Consummate Flutist at Carnegie Mellon University, Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound Workshop, and ARIA International Summer Music Academy. Her most memorable masterclass performances were those with Lorna McGhee, Alexa Still, Alberto Almarza, Jill Felber, Amy Porter, Paul Edmund-Davies, and Mark Sparks.
Her primary teachers include Tara Helen O’Connor, Roberta Michel, and Tracey Schmidt-Jaynes.
In her free time, she enjoys doing yoga, reading, eating desserts, and studying languages.
Whether your goal is to prepare for college auditions, to improve your performance in band class, or to simply learn the ropes of this amazing instrument, I can help you get where you want to go using a combination of my personal performance experience, the Rubank method, and other supplementary materials.
I am a music educator and professional performer in the NYC metro area. I hold a B.A. in music education with a concentration in woodwind performance.
I have taught students from ages 3 to 65, and I have the enthusiasm and resources to help you meet your specific musical goals. Whether your goal is college audition preparation or simply to build confidence and self-expression, I will work with you to develop a plan that fits your budget, schedule, and personal goals. My students have auditioned for and performed in regional honors ensembles, regional piano festivals, and community performances.
I teach piano, saxophone, clarinet, and flute to students of all different ages and experience levels, as well as ear training and music theory. I have been playing the saxophone for 13 years, and regularly perform in both classical and contempor
ary styles. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to play contemporary music using chord sheets, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student.
I have premiered works by contemporary composers such as Paul Gaita and Patrick Burns, given several solo recitals, and studied with NYC multiple woodwind artists Todd Groves, Dr. Joseph d'Auguste, and Vito Chiavuzzo.
My personal passion is bringing music to the lives of as many students as possible, regardless of their level or specific interests. Please reach out with any questions, and I hope to meet you soon!
I love teaching and playing flute. Whether your are primarily a flutist or a woodwind doubler I can help with tone production, technique and building your repertoire.
Scott Parrish is a saxophone player, woodwind doubler, composer and arranger residing near Raleigh, North Carolina. He also offers lessons to a limited number of dedicated students.
After working as a member of the 296th US Army Band and Pacific Army Blues, Scott attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. As a Saxophone Performance major, he studied with Joe Viola and Jimmy Mosher. Also Scott studied clarinet with Andre Lizotte and flute with Matt Marvuglio of the Boston Ballet Orchestra. While in school he was a member of the Dues Band directed by Phil Wilson, and big bands led by Herb Pomeroy.
Scott was also Tenor and Baritone Saxophone player with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra led by Buddy Morrow before moving to North Carolina to begin a freelance career.
He has appeared with the following artists: Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin,
Barry Manilow, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, The Manhattan Transfer, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, , Michael Feinstein, Clark Terry, Ben Folds, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Martha Reeves, Lou Rawls, Roy Clark, Kenny Rogers, Bernadette Peters, Terrence Mann, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Jennifer Holliday, Lauren Kennedy, Clay Aiken, Randy Newman and many others.
Scott continues to work as a woodwind specialist in the pit orchestras for traveling Broadway cast productions. Past credits include West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly, White Christmas, Annie, The Drowsy Chaperone, Will Rogers Follies, How to Succeed in Business, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Guys and Dolls and several others.
He is also a regular performer during Pops seasons for The North Carolina Symphony and The Charlotte Symphony.
Experienced flute teacher seeking beginning and intermediate students! I have been playing the flute for 14 years, and recently graduated with a degree in Music Education. I love working with students of all ages to help them achieve their musical goals! All lessons are customized based on your desired outcomes. Having experience playing in musical theater and opera pit orchestras, wind ensembles, symphonic bands, symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, I have the skills to teach a wide range of genres. Whether you are looking to learn the flute for the first time or to work on your current skills, I am excited to get started!
I began playing the flute at the age of eight, but my love for playing the flute began when I had a passionate teacher show me how much fun and rewarding playing an instrument can be. I now want to do the same for my students which is why I decided to study music in college. I am a graduate from the University of Delaware with a degree in Music Education. Throughout my career, I have taught private flute lessons, group flute lessons, middle school and high school bands, and elementary general music. I have also performed in symphonic bands, wind ensembles, orchestras, musical theater and opera pits, numerous solo festivals, and an hour long solo recital.
"Emma is such a professional flutist! Kind and energetic personality makes her awesome teacher. I can recommend her to everyone who wants to learn how to p
lay the flute!"
"I just had my very first flute lesson with Jerry this morning, and it was great! Jerry is very patient and encouraging!"
"Anna is very excited about her flute lessons after her first one. She is feeling more confident!"
"Great first lesson- Eric is very calming and reassuring. I really like his focus on how to practice effectively. Looking forward to my next lesson!"
"Dr. Sue Sheya is truly an exceptional instructor. As a student who studied a little bit of music in Europe, it was difficult for me to adjust to the Ameri
can solfege system (C, D, E scale) as I was used to the European solfege (Do, Re, Mi). However, Dr. Sheya was very flexible and adjusted all her lesson materials so that I could truly succeed in learning. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a supportive, friendly, and enthusiastic teacher that can truly guide them in learning how to play the flute!"
"For me I never had a flute teacher; I always did, or everybody had to do things pretty much on ore one in grade school & high school. Now I'm glad that I
can have someone you can let me know if I have made a wrong note or not."
"I had 3 lessons with Kylee. I started myself 6 weeks ago before I had some one who would help me to play again when my newer flute. I played in school t
hen I had other things to do with a husband & children. I came back to start again with a new flute. The sound was sweeter since I had a nickles flute but new I was able to buy a silver one. Even though I had to pay a little more with my money it's worth it. Since I had to find another teacher because Kylee moved to study for her Master Degree I looked for another teach. The new one is helping with my studies."
"Went very well- my son is so excited and spent the evening practicing his new skills!"
"Great first lesson. Natalie really knows her stuff!"
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