About Amanda G.
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 currently maintain a large private studio in my home, as well as coach high school flute sectionals at Strake Jesuit Preparatory. In the summers I am on faculty at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Past flute faculty positions include positions with The Vivaldi Music Academy, The British International School, The Village School, Belvoir Terrace Fine Arts Camp, and Cook Middle 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. In addition to implementing exercises to develop technique and choosing repertoire appropriate for musical progress, I value the use of 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!
Awarded Shepherd School of Music East Coast Tour from Rice University
Teaching since 2008
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.Show 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.
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.Show More
Sitka Fine Arts Camp
Sitka Fine Arts Camp is dedicated to enriching the lives of Alaskan students. I teach three camps - elementary, middle and high school - during the summers. My position involves teaching a flute technique class and coaching chamber ensembles of mixed ensembles.
Sarasota Opera Orchestra
Tenure-track position with the Sarasota Opera Company. Perform 4-5 operas a season, which runs from late January to late March.
Strake Jesuit Preparatory School
Coach flute sectionals focusing on cleaning music and flute technique development.
Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Florida Grand Opera, San Antonio, Louisiana Philharmonic, Fort Worth and New World Symphonies
Regular substitute flute and piccolo in regular concert seasons.
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.
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.
Cook Middle School
Private flute instructor, maintaing studio of students, grades sixth (beginning) through eighth. Students have placed in Texas Region Band auditions.
Vivaldi Music Academy
Private flue instructor. Taught high school aged students ranging from beginning to advanced.
The University of Michigan
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Youth Orchestra of the Americas and University of Oxford
University of Michigan
Vermont Mozart Festival
Sarasota Music Festival
Aspen Summer Festival and School Academy of Conducting