I taught student from 5 to 65 years old. My students are beginner to advanced students. I prepare for NISSMA audition, music college auditions. Many of my students went to music college and became flutist, music teacher in a school and flute teacher.
EDUCATION: ¨ Honors graduate of Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo . Flute major. ¨ Magna cum laude graduate of Osaka College of Music ( Japan ). Flute major. ¨ Jofannesen International School of Music, Victoria Island . Studied with Steve Kujara. ¨ Also studied with Andreas Blaw, Soichi Minegishi, Ryu Noguchi, and Nozomu Machinaga.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE ¨ Teaching for over twenty Years at such places as International Buisiness & Culture Academy , Yamaha Music School and private Students in Los Angeles , Miami , Atlanta , and the greater Washington DC area. ¨ 2003 Georgia State MTA competition two of her students received highest award of Outstanding Performer of which one was chosen as overall "Convention Recitalist". ¨ Several of her students have gone to music high school and college.
PERFORMANCES: ¨ U.S. : · Washington DC perfor
mances include the cherry blossom festival grand ball, Kennedy Center , and embassy events · Performed many times in Atlanta , Miami , and Los Angeles , including recital concerts and performances as a member of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and the Japanese American Symphony in Los Angeles . · She also did many free-lance performances such as the opening concert for Ray Charles and the wedding music for Sugar Ray Leonard. ¨ Japan : · Performed concertos with the Hoshi Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo and the Italian Baroque Chamber Orchestra in Tokyo and in Shizuoka . · Played modern music in Japanese Modern Music Festival in Tokyo . · Played in a concert series in Kobe . She was especially selected for this honor by the Kobe Concert Society. · Awarded the special honor of a graduation concert at Osaka College of Music. · Played a charity concert once a month in Osaka .
Flute is a joy to play, for those simply looking for a hobby, and for more focused study.
As a music educator I have years of experience teaching privately and in classrooms, for individuals and groups. I craft lessons to the needs and interests of each student, to ensure they are getting the most of our time together. Many of my students enjoy, for example, video game and TV show music - so, these pieces are some of the repertoire we'll work on together. My goals as a teacher are to instill proper playing technique, guide how to shape the music, establish good practice habits, and above all find ways to connect students with the music they're studying. At the end of the day, we play music because it's fun!
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As a professional musician, I have played in various ensembles including orchestras, opera companies, wind ensembles, chamber groups, musicals and more. The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO), presenting 3-5 concerts a year, has been my orchestral home since 2013 and I have had the privilege of playing principal oboe with them all throughout.
As a music educator I have years of experience teaching privately and in classrooms, for individuals and groups. I craft lessons to the needs and interests of each student, to ensure they are getting the most out of our time together. Many of my students enjoy, for example, video game and TV show music - so, these pieces are some of the repertoire we'll work on together. My goals as a teacher are to instill proper playing technique, guide how to
shape the music, establish good practice habits, and above all find ways to connect students with the music they're studying. At the end of the day, we play music because it's fun!
Degrees: Master's in Music Performance, NYU Bachelor's in Music Education, The College of New Jersey
*** Equipment *** Students should own/rent their instrument, assigned methods book(s)/sheet music, reeds, reed soaking container (for oboe), a music stand, neck strap (saxes)
*** Specialties *** Beginner to advanced students, note reading, phrase shaping, aural skills through "repeat after me" and playing together.
I have over 14 years of experience in teaching flute and piano to students of all ages and levels. My goal as a flute teacher is to give each student a very well rounded and thorough understanding of the instrument. Lessons will be tailored to each student and will include the following: knowledge of instrument care/maintenance, tone production, technique (scales, etudes, etc), musicality, music theory, and a variety of repertoire from classical to pop.
*** If you would like to purchase lessons with me and don’t see a time that works for you, feel free to send me a message so I can add you to my wait list. My schedule tends to change often, so I will try to accommodate anyone that is dedicated and serious about taking lessons.
***I can currently only accommodate weekly lessons. Requests for lessons that occur other week will not be accepted.
My interest in music began at the age of seven when I began private instruction in classical piano, and by the age of ten, I began playing the flute. I received my Bachelor of Music with a degree in Music Education from the University of Redlands, where I studied flute with Sara Andon. There, I performed in the university's Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Orchestra. During my third year at university, I studied abroad a
t the Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary.
In 2013, I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Masters degree in Flute Performance where I studied flute with Sandra Kipp. At CSUN, I performed in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Northridge Flute Quartet, and various chamber ensembles. I currently reside in Irvine where I teach private flute and piano lessons and perform with local ensembles.
*** Lesson Details *** My goal as a music educator is to foster excellence in the art of music through private instruction. I have worked with students of all ages ranging from 5 to older adults.
In my studio, students will have a well rounded music education. This means that we will work on a variety of things such as sight reading, music theory, music history, and a wide range of repertoire (from Beethoven to the Beatles!) While I have high expectations for my students, I do my best to keep the lessons relaxed and lighthearted. My hope is that the student is always engaged and interested during lessons.
My three expectations:
1. Come prepared both mentally and physically (this is especially important for flutists-- make sure to warm up prior to the lesson!)
2. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes. This is non-threatening territory, I'm here to guide you and help you. Remember that mistakes happen, we're human. Just be sure to learn from those mistakes so that you can take something away from each experience.
3. For parents-- BE INVOLVED! I can't tell you how often I've seen younger students excel when their parents were proactive in the experience. This means encouraging them to practice, coming up with a rewards system, and even sitting in on the lesson to take notes. This way, you can reinforce what we accomplished during the lesson at home together. It's difficult for music teachers to compete with iPads, Playstations and television, so let's get creative together!
*** Required Materials *** Flute students must own a well maintained flute, as an instrument that is out of adjustment causes frustration and can initiate bad habits. In addition, the student must also have a metronome and tuner, a music stand, flute repertoire, and an assignment book for me to write down each week's assignments.
Piano students must have a working acoustic piano or digital piano in their home for piano lessons. The student must also have a metronome, piano repertoire, and an assignment book for each week's assignments.
I have taught flute lessons for 20 years. My students study either in my studio at my home(which is decorated in a fun pink Victorian style) or online. Every year we have mini recitals at my home where students showcase works in progress and we have a party. Then at the end of the year, we have a fun formal recital at a church and everyone gets dressed up and shows off a piece. My students often hold first chairs at their schools and do well on chair auditions.
I have taught flute to children and adults for about 20 years. During that time, I have continued to develop as a flutist by taking my own lessons with professional symphony players and by playing principal flute in a community orchestra. I strongly believe in positive reinforcement and applauding my students as they make strides. You may find my profile on Linked in, and Elizabeth Pickens, flute instructor on Facebook. I also have a website fluteteacher.net which I encourage you to visit.
A great teacher for the starting or intermediate flute student. Lessons are held in her house. Many opportunities are provided for playing competitively or concerts around Scottsdale.
July 16, 2015
As an adult student I appreciate Elizabeth's attention to so much more than just the notes on a page. She is a terrific encourager, and an especially good problem solver for people like me who have a stream of questions about the instrument, its place in music and history, and music theory. I recommend her for students who are beginning as youngsters and for others who choose to learn to play the flute at any stage in life because she believes that music enhances life.
As a devoted instructor, I have a passion for teaching students of all levels. I use knowledge I learned from my flute professors and create a teaching style based on each of my students' individual needs. I value the student being able to create their own ideas and suggestions.
I cover topics from developing proper form to producing a beautiful tone, creating own musical ideas, performing with self-confidence, developing a helpful warm-up, and preparing for an audition.
Flutist Sarah Shin is a vibrant performer, educator, and collaborator. She has performed in Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall in Boston, Le Poisson Rouge, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Gewandhaus Theatre in Leipzig Germany, and Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul, South Korea. She has performed in festivals in France, Brazil, Mexico, and nation- wide within the United States. She is also a winner and finalist for competitions such as Classics Alive Artists Competition, First Place Winner of Upper Midwest Flute Young Artist Competition, First Prize Winner of American Protege International Competition, and First Prize Winner of Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. Some of the highlights for this upcoming year include recording an album at the Wiener Konzerthaus in Aus
tria, performing a tour in Spain, and soloing with the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra at Smetana Hall in the Czech Republic. Sarah is an IMK Concert Series Artist.
As an educator, Sarah is Co-President of the New Jersey Flute Society and is on faculty at the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division as flute instructor and chamber music coach. As a Co-President of the New Jersey Flute Society, she will be hosting world-known soloist, Marina Piccinini, at the 2019 New Jersey Flute Fair. She has given masterclasses and workshops at universities and conventions all over the US, such as Princeton University, University of Washington, Bridgewater College, University of Virginia Flute Forum, Utah Valley University, and The Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention. During the 2016-2017 school year, she was on the Flute Faculty at the Center for Musical Excellence in New Vernon, NJ. She also served as the Director of Admissions. This year, Sarah will be performing and giving masterclasses at schools such as University of North Carolina Greensboro, Lamar University, Ferrum College, Texas Christian University Flute Day, and more.
Along with a substantial teaching and performing schedule, Sarah is an active chamber musician and orchestral musician. This year, she has played with Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Virginia Opera. She is the Principal Flute of Houston Serenade Project, a chamber series founded in Houston, TX. She is also a founding member of the Emissary Quartet (EQ), founded in 2009. In November 2016, the Emissary Quartet premiered a work by Annika Socolofsky, which was made possible by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University. EQ was quarterfinalists in the 2016 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and was the only flute quartet to have competed within the last seven years. They also performed at the National Flute Association's 44th Convention in San Diego, California and the 2018 BMI Classical Music Awards in New York City. EQ are recipients of grants from the Friends of Flutes Foundation, Inc. and NewMusic USA.
Sarah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Flute Performance from Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as a Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University. She is greatly indebted to her teachers Jeanne Baxtresser, Bart Feller, Thomas Robertello, Judy Grant, and Alberto Almarza.
I highly recommend Sarah. She has excellent skills for any teacher - she's encouraging, knowledgeable and patient. I'm an adult who played piano years ago and always wanted to play the flute but I was frustrated, squeaky, out of breath, and out of tune. With a few weeks of lessons I'm further along than I was trying to teach myself over years.
I had years of serious music study with critical music teachers who made me embarrassed about mistakes and dread my lessons. With Sarah, the learning is fun and I now look forward to every lesson.
April 4, 2016
I highly recommend Sarah. She has excellent skills for any teacher - she's encouraging, knowledgeable and patient. I'm an adult who played piano years ago and always wanted to play the flute but was frustrated, squeaky, out of breath, and out of tune. With a few weeks of lessons I'm further along than I was trying to teach myself over years.
I had years of serious music study with critical music teachers who made me embarrassed about mistakes and dread my lessons. With Sarah, the learning is fun and I now look forward to every lesson.
I have taught flute privately for over 8 years. I believe that lessons should be fun and informative. I also believe in hard work and collaboration. I expect students to be prepared for each lesson with all necessary materials and eager to learn new material each week. As I mentioned earlier, I believe lessons should be collaborative meaning that the student and I will decide together what materials are best suited for their goals and needs.
I have a Master of Music in Flute Performance Degree with Distinction from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2008 and a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, Magna Cum Laude, from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia in 2005. I have studied flute under Christina Smith and Carl Hall both of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Willoughby. I have performed in numerous master classes as well as been a member of the National Wind Symphony in New York City. I earned merit scholarships from both the Longy School of Music and Kennesaw State University. I am a member of Phi Kappa Phi, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honor Society and Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary Music Society. I currently maintain a private studio teaching students in Rockdale, Morgan, Newton, Gwinnett and
DeKalb Counties. I have adjudicated for the Georgia Music Educators Association as well as taught sectionals and marching band camps for area schools.
Carey is excellent. She is a very accomplished flutist with great teaching and people skills. Carey is extremely skillful in figuring out areas of improvement through careful listening and probing of questions. Her suggested applications of adjustments are spot on!
April 25, 2019
Carey is an excellent teacher. She shapes each lesson to my needs and challenges and gives me great exercises and tips that have improved my performance.
February 14, 2019
Carey is excellent. I'm just getting started and I really like her approach to teaching me how to play the flute! She's very patient and also a very good listener!
I was in the Marine Corp band as a piccolo and flute player! Over 20 yrs experience!
Dance & music is my life!
My years of education is too long to list here. I have had formal training in Music, many forms of dance, swim and Aerobics certified! Fully insured and background checked through the City of San Jacinto and the park and recreation centers.
I have been playing for 13 years, but am young enough to remember (and still feel!) the struggles of practicing and playing the flute. In addition, haven taken 7 years of Music Theory and Ear Training at music conservatories, I can provide a great way for beginners to learn to read music as well as to hear it.
As a Suzuki teacher trained with the SAA, I have studied effective teaching methods that work for students of all ages and levels.
I will incorporate these aspects into your lessons: -scales/technique -articulation -tone -intonation -vibrato -rhythm -musicality/being inspired -how to practice/practice methods
Happy flute playing! :)
I am able to teach Flute at 4 locations: - My Home Studio - West 13th Street (Mannes School of Music) - Your Home - Online
Thank you for coming to view my profile! I am a graduate of the Mannes School of Music with a degree in Flute Performance. I have taught 30 students of all ages and levels and love helping each one find their voice through music. I have always had a passion for teaching and hope to instill my passion upon you! Don't hesitate to send me any questions you may have.
Thank you again for taking an interest in my profile! Rebecca
Rebecca is a great teacher. She is always supportive and flexible.
May 27, 2019
Thank you so much! Was a great head start! My daughter loved every minute and appreciated Rebecca’s friendly personality. We’re looking forward for the next lesson!
May 9, 2019
Rebecca came well prepared and she has a very positive, energetic personality.
She is a true pleasure to be around. To hear her play is a blessing. She has it all:
personality and musically. We are blooking forward to many more lessons to come.
"I enjoy Theresa's style. She has excellent knowledge and skill and is able to teach while giving the student confidence in a short amount of time. I pla
yed piano and violin when I was young. I am learning to play the flute as an adult and appreciate Theresa's teaching style."
I've been taking lessons from Roberta for a few weeks now and I'm very impressed. She's very knowledgeable and has a great way of teaching. The
re's absolutely no pressure and I feel very comfortable even when I make mistakes. I've played flute for a long time but I needed to "fine tune" some things so I definitely picked the right teacher! I would highly recommend Roberta to any flute player no matter what level you're on! (Just a note: Just in the first lesson I learned SO much! I was already sounding better!)"
"Kristin has been one of the best instructors that I've ever had. I started flute lessons with her with a lot of bad habits picked up from an instructor a
t the school was I was attending. I didn't know that they were bad until Kristin walked me through why they were bad. She helped me break the habits, and since then I've been doing much better. I haven't tripped up as much as I used to, and I really do attribute it to her. Now I just need to practice more. She's very patient, always with a smile on her face, and made me feel very comfortable, whether it was at her home or mine. She has also been very flexible with my schedule.
I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone!"
"We really enjoy having Michael as a private flute instructor. He is patient, good with teens, extremely talented and knowledgeable. My daughter always lo
oks forward to lessons and has fun learning from Michael. He choses level-appropriate music and is always very encouraging. I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for private or group flute lessons."
"Very professional and used time efficiently. Had great feedback and suggestions of things to work on."
"Roberta is an excellent instructor, per the fuller review that follows this summry.
I come to the flute late in life, though with a background in Celtic
music on simpler wind instruments. Roberta has guided me skillfully and with compassionate direction since I embarked on my flute journey. She is helping me make the transition from folk instruments to the flute in as painless a manner as is likely to be possible. I look forward to each lesson and am highly motivated to practice in order to continue to derive the full benefits of Roberta's considerable knowledge, wisdom, artistry and instructional skill. When a particular element of a lesson goes well, it is sometimes hard to tell who is the most delighted--the student or the teacher."
"Amazing player and so nice!"
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