Amanda Galick

Amanda G.

Houston, TX
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Amanda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2008

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 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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Experience

Substitute Flutist
Sep 2016 - Present
Houston Grand Opera, Louisiana Philharmonic, Fort Worth and New World Symphonies

Regular substitute flute and piccolo in regular concert seasons

Teaching Artist
Sep 2016 - Present
The British International School

Elementary General Music Teacher through the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Program, a multifaceted collaboration launched in 2015 to create an innovative arts education curriculum for students.
Design and deliver lesson plans for kindergarten, second and third grade, with a creative and interactive approach to music education.

Private woodwind (flute, clarinet and saxophone) tutor for middle and high school-aged students, ranging from beginner to intermediate.

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Young Artist
Sep 2016 - Present
Da Camera of Houston

A two year fellowship program for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers and composers. The program is designed to achieve two goals: 1) Provide career-expanding experiences and training to the next generation of artists, encouraging them to create music for the community throughout their careers, and 2) Offer young students and neglected audiences exposure to great music and talented performers, using music as a vehicle for scholastic exploration and inspiration. The program includes various chamber music collaborations and performances, workshops and school visits. Performance venues include The Wortham Center; The Menil Collection; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and in schools.

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Flute Instructor
Sep 2013 - Oct 2016
Cook Middle School

Private flute instructor, maintaing studio of students, grades sixth (beginning) through eighth. Students have placed in Texas Region Band auditions.

Flute Instructor
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Vivaldi Music Academy

Private flue instructor. Taught high school aged students ranging from beginning to advanced.

Education

Master's Degree in Flute Performance
Sep 2013 - Apr 2015
Rice University
Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance and Music Education
Sep 2009 - Apr 2013
The University of Michigan

Certifications

Certificate in Orchestral Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship
Apr 2016
Youth Orchestra of the Americas and University of Oxford

Co-led a pilot music program in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Taught in Esperanza Azteca, a music program for the economically disadvantaged in Guanajuato, Mexico

K-12 Music Education
Apr 2013
University of Michigan

Awards

Flute Fellow
Jan 2017
Vermont Mozart Festival
Flute Fellow
Jun 2015
Sarasota Music Festival
Brown Fellow
Sep 2014
Rice University
Flute Fellow
Jun 2014
Aspen Summer Festival and School Academy of Conducting
Shepherd School of Music East Coast Tour
Feb 2014
Rice University

Photos & Videos

Example of playing:

Mozart Concerto in G, mvt. I
Example of playing: Davidovsky Synchronism No. 1 for Flute and Electronics
With some students in Guanajuato, Mexico

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Susan Apr 3, 2017
Flute · In studio

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.

Katelyn Mar 12, 2017
Flute · In home

I was taught by Ms. Galick for 3+ years. I learned so many things from her and had such a great time being her student. She knows how to fix the things that need fixing and always has great analogies for things. We would joke in lessons very often; she was funny and knew how to get me on track. I improved so much in the years we spent together.

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