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About Brenda B.

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Franklin Lakes, NJ

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From beginners to the semi-professional, I can teach you everything you need to know about how to be a successful flute player. From tone quality, intonation, rhythm, sight-reading skills, and expanding your repertoire, I will help you learn to play the flute and achieve your goals!

About Brenda
Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you.

I have been teaching private lessons for over a decade, and have my B.M. in Music Education from William Paterson University. I was a voice major and flute/piano double minor, and I just completed my Masters of Music in Performance with the Opera Institute at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Although I do work with students of all ages, I specialize in working with younger children and retired adults!

I primarily teach voice, flute, piano, music theory and history and have over 10 years of experience teaching in both individual and group settings. I also work on audition and performance preparation, do speech/accent work and more. I am constantly studying different teaching methods so I can develop a custom program that best fits your learning styles and inco
rporates what you already know, with what you will need to learn in order to achieve your goals.

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Whether you want to play flute, clarinet, sing, act, or learn to play piano, I am here to help you become the best musician you can be. Classically trained, I also work with the styles of musical theatre, pop, rock, and jazz. I can teach you the proper techniques, posture, and breathing necessary to perform to the best of your ability and teach you how to utilize your full lung capacity to extend phrasing length and dynamic range. I will also help you learn to read and write music. Together, we will keep a log to track your progress lesson to lesson. This will also help you keep a record of the steps you are taking to obtain and achieve your goals and dreams.

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Young and beginner students.
Senior & Retired students
Students with special needs.
Performance techniques.
Audition preparation
Speech techniques (public speaking/voice-overs, etc.)
Bel Canto technique.
Performance anxiety
Life coaching!

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning" ~Plato

**if you need a particular time slot or one not listed on my availability I will do my best to accommodate your needs**

**All lessons will be scheduled in advance with confirmation of both the student and instructor. If cancellation is necessary, a written notice 48 hour cancellation policy is in effect or you forfeit the lesson credit. For lessons scheduled outside of the areas provided, a surcharge for travel will be added.**

***BB Studio now has a base location! Studio lessons are now also available in addition to in-home and on-line lessons***
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Isaac M. September 12, 2018
· Piano · In home
My son is 5 1/2 year old. He just started piano lessons three weeks ago with Brenda. She is an amazing person with children. I saw her how she deals with little children which are very difficult to get their attention all the times. We are happy with her.
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Brooke A. April 12, 2018
· Piano · Online
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Patrick February 27, 2018
· Piano · Online
Highly recommend Brenda.
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About William P.

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Waterbury, CT

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Learn to play one of the most recognizable instruments in the orchestra. The flute plays beautiful melodies and embellishments to add to the mood of many pieces. I can teach you how to have a good tone, how to keep your embuchure strong, and how to keep your hands from cramping up. I will use scales, breathing drills, and support training to allow you to reach your goals. I can take you as far as playing in a mid grade orchestra, and intermediate solo pieces.

About William
Hello everyone. My journey into teaching has opened up so many doors for me and has made me a better instructor. I have been participating in music programs from the age of 3. Music is my passion. I have learned many instruments along the way, and I have pressed through to achieve not only my academic aspirations, but my personal goals as well. I tailor my lessons to my students, pin pointing what we need to work on, and reinforcing what is already going well. I can come to you in person, or via internet. My goal is to help you reach your goals musically, and to encourage you in your journey to becoming a musician.
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Joane C. April 12, 2018
· Singing · In home
I started my singing class today.I was so happy to meet Mr. William, when it was time for me to pick an instructor something just told me to choose him and I’m glad I did because the way he teaches is unbelievable.
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robin March 16, 2018
· Piano · In home
I've been waiting to learn piano for 40 years and Will made it easy and fun. I was thrilled to be playing my first song with both hands by the end of my first lesson.
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Bianca December 22, 2017
· Flute · In home
Will is very kind and patient when teaching lessons. Very great instructor, my daughter has been learning his tips and tricks and it's been improving her skills. Very happy with the lessons!
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About Eric C.

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Upland, CA

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In lessons, I will teach students how to develop an embouchure and make sound, have proper technique, discuss equipment care, how to read music and develop note recognition, and ultimately, play music. The goal is to get my students playing with proper technique, so that this will carry on throughout their career and playing of the instrument. After getting some sounds out of the instrument and having decent technique, students will be assigned 1-2 songs to work on each lesson. It is the learning of music on one's own, that I believe, truly challenges the student to continue to apply information given in lessons.

About Eric
Hi! I'm Eric, a Saxophonist, Composer, Singer, and Teacher that was born and raised in Southern California. I've been playing the saxophone for over ten years now, writing music for as long as I can remember, and singing since I was in elementary school. I play for a variety of groups in Los Angeles, and sometimes perform in L.A. and surrounding areas at venues such as the LightHouse, Saint Rocke, Avalon, The Mint, and the Baked Potato.

I keep my lessons fun, efficient, and applicable. I give students assignments to work on, not only so they don't forget what we talk about, but also so they can also expand upon the concepts given in lessons, (which familiarizes them more with the information). I look forward to helping you unlock your potential!
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Zac M. September 26, 2018
· Clarinet · In home
Eric is an excellent teacher. He is very knowledgeable and very thorough when he is teaching his students. He is very talented and player numerous instruments. I would recommend him to anyone for lessons.
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Sandi September 17, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
Eric is an excellent teacher. I signed up for classes to help my grandson improve his skills. I would recommend Eric to anyone needing lessons.
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Sandi September 3, 2018
· Clarinet · In studio
Eric is very knowledgeable and a very talented instructor. He is very patient and my grandson learned so much from him in the first lesson already. I would recommend him to anyone
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About Kirsty C.

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Lansdale, PA

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Experienced musician of 25 years of flute performance. Available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a love for music! My goal is to make sure my lessons are a fun and encouraging learning environment. I typically use Rubank Elementary and Intermediate books as well Trevor Wye and Taffanel et Gaubert for daily exercises to strengthen the students skills.

About Kirsty
I graduated from Immaculata University and have a Bachelors degree, majoring in Music Education and Music Therapy with a concentration in Flute Performance. I am currently a very active member of the Music Ministry group at my church. I sing for Sunday services and I play flute for weddings and church services. For the past several years I have given lessons to children beginning to learn piano and voice in addition to flute instruction! I am also a substitute teacher in the NP school district. I also teacher with my church's Youth Religious program. I have six children of my own and have found great enjoyment in fostering their love and appreciation for music.
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Tonmoy B. November 30, 2017
· Flute · In studio
very good.. She appreciated what I already knew, and corrected me honestly. This in turn helped in open up to her and accept her teaching and instructions better. Gave me practice material, and gave me some very sound advice.
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Celia A. October 14, 2017
· Flute · In home
Kirsty is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. A great combination for selecting her as a teacher, since I am adult with zero music experience. She is providing an excellent foundation and a fun learning experience as well.
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Esther October 20, 2016
· Flute · In studio
She is very sweet, patient, flexible teacher :)!!
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About Ashton V.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Ive been playing flute for the past 8 years. I studied the flute for 3 years at Howard University under the direction of Saïs Kamalidiin. Check out my youtube video. Also have a look at my instagram where I play the flute as well.

About Ashton
Ashton Vines. is a career musician focused on teaching, writing, recording and performing music that moves your heart and soul. He specializes in the saxophone but is a multi-instrumentalists as well as audio engineer.At the early age of 6 years old, I discovered my gift of music and have been honing my craft ever since. I just recently joined Aretha Franklin's band and will play with her again in June. I earned my Bachelor of Music degree at Howard University. I have performed with the likes of Aretha Franklin, McCoy Tyner, Wycliffe Gordon, Bobby Watson, Hubert Laws, Bunkie Green, Pharoah Sanders, Bennie Maupin, and Sonny Fortune, among others. I've also went on a seven city tour in Japan with the Howard Jazz Ensemble.I just released my hip hop inspired second album entitled “New Beginnings.” I'm looking forward to sharing all of the kno
wledge I've acquired over the years in our comprehensive lessons. I love to teach. Teaching sharpens both our skills and makes us better people.
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About Daniel Y.

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Philadelphia, PA

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I teach students of all levels!

About Daniel
I am an avid saxophonist, flautist, and clarinetist with a passion for performing and teaching at the highest level. Since graduating from Temple in 2016, my teaching career has offered me many opportunities in the world of education. From my experience in public schools, to managing my own private lesson studio, I have gained an immense respect and appreciation for the craft of teaching.

I believe in a skill-based learning approach. I encourage all of my students to learn the foundations of musicianship in conjunction with the fundamentals of their instrument to guide them in their life-long music learning.
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Lily September 26, 2018
· Ear Training · Online
Dan is a wonderful teacher. He took the time to talk to me before we started playing to assess my existing knowledge and how we could build on it. He is clearly a passionate teacher which as an educator myself I sincerely appreciate! I would definitely recommend him to anyone interested in taking lessons!
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Jessica September 20, 2018
· Flute · Online
I actually met Dan through Thumbtack a few months ago. I was originally hesitant to try taking lessons online, but he had such excellent feedback from his previous students, I had to give him a try. I am glad I did!
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Abdul September 19, 2018
· Flute · Online
Dan really takes teaching seriously. From the second I contacted him through the first few lessons, I have felt like my flute playing is a priority of his! I'm very glad I went the direction I did in hiring him.
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Philadelphia, PA 19135
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About Jonathan B.

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Arlington, VA
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Jonathan is Artist-in-Residence at American University in Washington, DC and teaches flute at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. He performs with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and other ensembles in the Washington DC area. Jonathan lives in Arlington with his wife, cellist Amy , and daughter Sarah.

He maintains an active teaching studio at his home. He has been principal flutist of the Mexico City Philharmonic, and has made recordings for NPR and the Discovery Channel. An active chamber musician and soloist, he has been featured at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC; as soloist with the New American Chamber orchestra, and at the Old Isleworth Festival in London, England.

He holds a MM from Juilliard where he was a scholarship student of Samuel Baron. He studied with Thomas Nyfenger on a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and in Paris with Michel Debost.

About Jonathan
I have a varied musical life, playing orchestra and chamber music. Recording sessions include soundtracks for the Discovery Channel and NPR. I studied flute in France, and in the US with Thomas Nyfenger and with Samuel Baron at The Juilliard School. My students have ranged in age from 6-70, and include beginners, intermediate and advanced flutists. Please feel free to contact me with questions!
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About Kendall D.

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I always begin lessons with some form of warm up to focus on beauty in tone and then I follow that with exercises that build technique. I am happy to work with students with whatever method book they are currently using but I am also happy to suggest method books and literature that I feel could further guide their growth. My lessons are very student-centered in that I see what the student's goals are and work from there. I adjust my lessons based on how the student is performing that day. I am happy to teach students of any age and of any ability level!

About Kendall
I'm a musician, a music educator, and music researcher. I enjoy teaching and sharing my passion for music with students of all ages. I received my Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Furman University in Greenville, SC and received my Master of Music in Music Education from Boston University in Boston, MA. I'm a certified music educator in the state of South Carolina and Massachusetts. I perform regularly on the flute and the violin but have had experience learning and playing other instruments such as viola, cello, bass, trumpet, trombone, and piano. In my free time, I enjoy playing the tin whistle at local Irish sessions in the Boston area. I have taught private lessons on the flute and the violin for the last five years and am starting to offer tin whistle lessons to students interested in learning to pick up Irish music. As a mu
sic educator, I fulfilled my student teaching at the middle school and high school level in Pickens, South Carolina. My goal as an educator is making sure that my students succeed and reach their goals.
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About Sierra S.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Sierra Schmeltzer is a freelance flutist in the Los Angeles area specializing in chamber, solo, and orchestral music. Kick starting her solo career, she won first prize in the Oregon Symphony’s Wiscarson Concerto Competition at the age of 16. Sierra is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at the University of Southern California, where she is studying with Jim Walker, a previous principle of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and well-known studio musician.

About Sierra
Sierra Schmeltzer is currently a freelance flutist in the Los Angeles area specializing in chamber and orchestral music. Kick starting her solo career, she won first prize in the Oregon Symphony’s Wiscarson Concerto Competition at the age of 16. More recently, Sierra has performed regularly with multiple award winning chamber ensembles. Through 2017-2018 she performed with the flute and guitar chamber group Duo Adeso. Throughout 2015-2017 she was a member of the Ultra Violet Flute Quartet, winners of the Hartt School Chamber Competition. A lover of ensemble playing and education, Sierra directed the Stratosphere Flute Choir for their 2017-2018 season.
Sierra completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School under the tutelage of New York City based flutist Janet Arms. Sierra is currently pursuing her Ma
ster of Music degree at the University of Southern California, where she is studying with Jim Walker, a previous principle of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and well-known studio musician.
An avid supporter of new music, Sierra premiered a new composition for flute, piano, drums, and saxophone titled Cycles by CT composer Mark Ceppetelli in 2015. She has consistently performed new works by living artists, such as Steven Gryc, Jennifer Higden, Mario Diaz de Leon, Larry Allen Smith, Ian Clarke, David Macbride, and many others.
Sierra has made appearances in the PRISMA Orchestra and The Orpheus Academy Orchestra. She has performed in various orchestral venues around the United States such as The Bushnell Performing Arts Center, Berkman Hall, Lincoln Theatre, Millard Theatre, Evergreen Theatre, and The Historic Elsinore Theatre. She has participated in master classes with notable musicians such as Denis Bouriakov, Jim Walker, Emmanuel Pahud, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Walfrid Kujala, and Jill Felber.
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Greg September 29, 2018
· Flute · In home
Very attentive and patient educator. Made me want to practice!
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Sarah September 28, 2018
· Flute · In studio
I would highly recommend Sierra to teach all levels of flute lessons! From beginner to advanced! I have been taking flute lessons from Sierra for the past two years and she has taken my playing to the next level. She has helped me develop the proper breath control, pure sound and technique that I needed to give me the next push into mastering the flute. Sierra is an amazing musician, teacher, and person. She works with all ages and levels, and is extremely patient and gracious as a teacher. She will show you everything you need to know and more! I respect her greatly as a person and a player and you will not regret working with her!
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Nick September 28, 2018
· Flute · In studio
Sierra is a fantastic teacher. Extremely knowledgeable and well-informed, Sierra made me feel accommodated and in good hands. Providing a more youthful perspective on classical music, she welcomed different methods that I wanted to try when it came to approaching technique. Sierra also is fresh out of undergrad and is on the road to her masters degree, which is super helpful for students who are in the midst of the application process for colleges. Thank you so much, Sierra, and I look forward to taking more lessons soon!
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