I teach a full range of ages and difficulty levels, adults and children, using the Rubank method with supplemental handouts. Students can expect a peaceful learning environment where they develop all the skills of flute playing: tone, posture, technique, music theory, etc.
My musical journey began with piano lessons at age 8 followed by flute lessons the next year. My passion for the flute grew as I played in school bands from 4th to 12th grade. I attended Southwestern University from 2009 to 2013 and graduated with a BM in Music Performance on the flute (magna cum laude) and gave private lessons throughout most of my college career with great success. I have performed in several ensembles including the flute choir, wind ensemble and orchestra at SU, as well as The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin Orchestra in their production of The Mikado. I currently play with the Shimmer Flute Choir and Sounds of Silver Flute Quartet, and am an active member of the Houston Flute Club. Although classically trained I also enjoy classic rock and appreciate music ...
all levels (beginning through college, advanced, adult.
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
See details of "AFFILIATIONS", "MUSIC" and "FITNESS" below: AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- 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 ...
I was a student teacher at Howard University in Washington, Dc beginning in March of 2009. Since then I have taught music, math, swimming lessons off an on between contracts working for Royal Caribbean Int. I plan on staying in the Houston Area Indefinitely and look forward to working with you.
After "getting his chops together" at Shelby State Community College and later Texas Southern University, Rickey is conversant in a wide range of styles, from classical to rock, reggae, funk, blues, gospel, alternative rock, zydeco/cajun, country and R&B. Rickey has performed with,The Delfonics, Jennifer Holiday, Milton Berle, Kirk Whalum, Joe Sample,Mavis Staples,Conrad Johnson,Arnett Cobb,Theola Booker,Hanq Neal, Barbara Johnson Tucker,The Drifters,The Temptations and Johnny Taylor, to name a few. Rickey plays everything from classical to rock, to reggae, to funk, the blues, gospel, jazz, alternative, rock, zydeco/cajun, latin jazz, country and R&B. The audience is engendered to get up, shake a leg and rejoice in the beauty of music. Mr. Ford is available as a solo, with ...
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