- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
Hello! I am a freelance flutist and teacher. I received my bachelor's degree in music education and flute performance from The University of Michigan and my master's degree in flute performance from Rice University. I have extensive experience teaching students ranging from age five to adult, beginning through advanced.
I have been a faculty member at the Vivaldi Music Academy and the Belvoir Terrace Fine Arts Camp and also on staff as a private instructor at Pearland Junior High West, Cook Middle School, The Village School, Strake Jesuit Preparatory and The British International School. An experienced adjudicator, my students have scored consistently well in solo and ensemble and region band auditions. In addition to my private teaching, I have taught elementary basic musicianship classes and elementary general classroom music.
I tailor my lessons to my students' specific needs and enjoy finding new ways to develop each child's potential. I use creative approaches to assist in musician growth, including singing, composing, dictation (writing melody and rhythm by ear), and body movement.
I look forward to working with you!
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My daughter Yasmín first lesson went Great!! Amanda took her time and patience to teach my daughter on what to practice for her first lesson. I couldn’t be more happier than to see my daughter excitement about learning the flute. She can’t what till next week lesson. Thank you Amanda.+ Read More
Fantastic first lesson, thank you 😊
Amanda's location is just opposite to St. Stephen's Episcopal School, which is very convenient for us living in River Oaks Area. Today Sean had the first class with her. She was very passionate and experienced in teaching.
I have loved my daughter taking lessons from Amanda! She has been taking lessons from Amanda for 4 years and has helped her to enjoy playing the flute more and achieve her goals.
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