Amanda Dame

Amanda D.

Baltimore, MD
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach flute lessons in the heart of Mount Vernon, just a few blocks away from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. With four years of teaching experience and a wealth of creative knowledge gained from my time at Oberlin College and Conservatory, my teaching caters to every age and ability. In addition to studying at Oberlin (and now Peabody) I grew up in a very musical household, and have two younger siblings.
I love working with all types of students, whether they’re preparing for college auditions, just beginning the flute, or only looking to play for fun, and I also have experience with students with special needs. Please contact me through this website if you would like lessons, and I will respond within a day!

About Amanda D.

Flute soloist and chamber musician Amanda Dame is known for her vast breadth of repertoire and thematic programming. She has presented solo recitals at notable venues including Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY, the Anderson House and the Arts Club of Washington in DC, and The Mainstay in Rock Hall, MD. Amanda has been a featured performer in the Friday Noon Series at the Peabody Institute, and the Danenburg Honors Recital at Oberlin Conservatory.

Amanda has taught flute privately for the past seven years, and is a founding member of the Virtual Woodwind Academy (virtualwoodwinds.com). She also serves as a Special Educator at the Sheppard Pratt School in Baltimore, MD. Through the Virtual Woodwind Academy, she has presented a multitude of virtual masterclasses including the "Play like a Pro" series, and in February 2020 was a guest masterclass clinician at Northern Kentucky University. In the past, Amanda has taught at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Orchkids program, the Oberlin Flute Academy, and the Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, ME.

Amanda has been a laureate in many competitions, receiving first place awards in the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition in Washington, DC, the Best Mozart Performance category of the global Great Composer Competition Series, 2014 Central Ohio Flute Association Young Artist Competition, the 2013 Rochester Flute Association Emerging Artist Competition, the 2012 Stephan Scholarship Competition, and the Tommy Ippolito Scholarship.

Amanda received her Master of Music in flute performance from the Peabody Institute of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, and her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Biology from Oberlin College and Conservatory. She has studied with Marina Piccinini, Alexa Still, and Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart.

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Jessica G.
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Posted Nov 10, 2020
Blair
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Amanda taught me a music theory lesson, and she was very patient and understanding as I worked through the theory. I have not found the same level of understanding in other instructors as I have in Amanda. Thank you Amanda!

Posted Aug 27, 2020
Lauren
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I took my first lesson with Amanda recently, and learned so much!! In a short amount of time, she was able to teach me embouchure, breathing, and technique tips that greatly benefitted my playing. I will definitely be signing up for another soon!

Posted Aug 27, 2020
Peter A.
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The online interface did not work so we used zoom. She managed to figure out the fingering of my Native American flute by listening to the notes and watching me play.

Posted Aug 27, 2020
Maddy
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Amanda really works with the student to address personal needs and questions. As a music student who takes regular lessons from the flute instructor at my college, I still learned a lot from Amanda in just 30 minutes. She gave excellent feedback about posture, warmup exercises, and repertoire.

Posted Aug 22, 2020
India Sky Hernandez
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She was so nice and I always had so much fun! She also taught me so many things I had no idea I could do! I hope I can get more lessons!

Posted Aug 15, 2020
Ana
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I have studied flute with Amanda for a few months now, she is a patient, caring, and knowledgeable teacher who structures lessons to meet individual students’ needs. AMAZING lessons, I have improved so much under her and I can’t recommend her enough!!

Posted Aug 15, 2020
Caldwell (Shajid) M.
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Great teacher. Brought the little things to my attention which will make me better.

Posted Aug 14, 2020
Christo B.
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absolutely wonderful.

Posted Dec 24, 2019
Ozge Y.
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She encourages, she finds analogies to explain, she is more patient with me then I am with myself. She also explains the terms, gives tips on how to read the notes. She is able to identify the mistakes and give the right advice on how to improve. Her advice on how to practice made all the difference for me. I started with a giant cookie bite sized embouchure and within a few lessons I have managed to make it smaller thanks to her instructions. There is hope for me afterall.
Looking forward to playing a duet with her without me making a mess. Thank you Amanda!

Posted Feb 10, 2018
Mike
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Amanda is an outstanding teacher. She inspires and challenges me to play pieces I did not think I could play. She is able to take difficult passages and break them down step my step so I can learn how to play them properly. I am sure I would not be playing as I am now, if it weren’t for Amanda’s skilled teaching. She is also friendly, makes the lessons interesting and fun and is very professional. I have taken lessons both in person and on Skype and she excels in both modes.

Posted Aug 28, 2017

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Experience

Co-Founder and Flute Teacher
Jun 2020 - Present

Virtual Woodwind Academy

A summer camp for all ages! See more at virtualwoodwinds.com

Music Teacher
Dec 2019 - Present

Sheppard Pratt Health System

I teach instrumental music and music theory to high schoolers with special needs!

Private flute instructor
Jan 2013 - Present

self-employed

Flute Faculty
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Camp Encore/Coda

Flute lessons, chamber music, musicology

Secondary Lesson Instructor
Sep 2016 - Dec 2017

Oberlin Conservatory

Taught private flute lessons to Oberlin College students who were non-majors.

Teaching Assistant
Jun 2015 - Jun 2017

Oberlin Flute Academy

Taught group warm up class, assisted with Mock auditions and masterclasses

Director of Flute Choir
Jun 2015 - Jun 2017

Oberlin Flute Academy

Woodwind Sectional Coach
Sep 2015 - Jan 2017

Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras

Coached woodwind sectionals in preparation for concerts.

Education

Master of Music: flute performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Music: Flute performance
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016

Oberlin Conservatory

Bachelor of Arts: biology
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016

Oberlin College

Certifications

Teaching Artist
Oct 2020

Young Audiences of Maryland

Level 1 Google Certified Educator
Jun 2020

Google Suite for Education

Proficient in using G Suite for Education to teach online!

Awards

First Place, DC Regional Woodwind Competition
Feb 2018

National Society of Arts and Letters

Best Mozart Performance, first place
Jan 2017

Global Great Composers Competition

Young Artist Competition, first place
Apr 2014

Central Ohio Flute Association

Emerging Artist Competition, first place
Nov 2013

Rochester Flute Association

Affiliations

National Flute Association
Jan 2013
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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