Annie Rasmussen

Annie R.

Houston, TX
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Lesson Details

Flute

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Did you know that the flute will be SO much more fun when you avoid the common frustrations that come with learning to play it? Let me be your guide! I'm an experienced teacher of 14 years with tons of ideas for helping YOU to master this magnificent instrument. Let's play!
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About

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Annie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
2005

Hi, I'm Miss Annie and I think playing the flute is a hoot! Since graduating cum laude in Music Eduation from Utah State University in 2007, I have earned a reputation as a dynamic teacher and performer with a high-energy teaching style.

Music is supposed to be fun! I create enjoyable, creative lessons that meet YOUR needs. These lessons will help you avoid common pitfalls and frustrations so that you can accomplish your flute-playing dreams. I focus on the indispensables so that you can play your wishlist of pieces!

That means we will work together to make playing the flute comfortable and free (through body mapping and elements of the Alexander technique), fluent and fluid (through tone development and technical exercises), and fascinating and fun (through great repertoire).

We have so much to talk about. The flute is a fascinating and magnificent instrument! Let's play!

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Experience

Curriculum Design
May 2016 - Present
Music Poppins

• Created a multi-sensory and play-based beginning ukulele curriculum from scratch
• Pioneered unique teaching techniques for improving rhythmic accuracy and musical literacy
• Designed songbooks and arranged 20 accompanying CD tracks for student use

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Group Ukulele Teacher
May 2016 - Present
Annie Rasmussen Music Studio

• Taught students ages 6-12 in short semester and summer camp formats using multi-sensory, Kodaly- and Orff-based formats

Choir Director
Oct 2015 - Present
Hermann Park Ward

• Directed a church choir program, staffed by approximately 20-30 volunteers
• Selected and taught choral music to laypersons in a group setting
• Conducted monthly choral performances, including Christmas and Easter choral programs

Private Piano Instructor
Aug 2014 - Present
Annie Rasmussen Music Studio

• Taught private piano instruction to individual students in elementary grades
• Fostered personal connection with each student and parent, tailoring each student’s trajectory to his or her own goals and abilities
• Searched out and implemented the best and latest in pedagogical tools and technologies to bring advanced musical concepts to life
• Experienced with Faber Piano Adventures and the Piano Pronto series

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Group Piano Instructor
Apr 2014 - Present
Let's Play Music with Annie Rasmussen

• Established a thriving Let’s Play Music franchise in a home-based studio, serving over 50 clients over 3.5 years
• Taught Kodaly- and Orff-based comprehensive music and piano skills to groups of students aged 4 to 10 in a three-year program; average class size of 5-6 students
• Trained students to sing in tune, using solfege hand signs and syllables; play the piano; read, sight-read and sight-sing music; dictate music; compose music; and appreciate great classical music
• Utilized a highly multisensory teaching approach, complete with puppet shows, folk dances, games, stories, and visual aids to make concepts accessible to children
• Tailored classes to the developmental needs of young children, including rapid pacing, and animated, high-energy teaching style
• Educated parents at biweekly or monthly parent-attending classes designed to improve parent guidance of student practice and facilitate parent-child bonding

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Private Flute Instructor
Oct 2005 - Present
Annie Rasmussen Music Studio

• Taught high-energy, fun flute lessons to students of all levels, primarily from the middle and high school grades
• Earned reputation as a charismatic speaker, presenting seminars in local public schools about breathing, posture, and performance techniques
• Tailored every lesson to each student’s abilities, needs, and goals to foster a life-long love of musical learning; particular skill in improving flute performance in students initially taught by non-flutists
• Utilized repertoire and methods from Marcel Moyse, Trevor Wye, Malcolm Pollock, Taffanel and Gaubert, among many others

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Accompanist
Oct 2008 - Dec 2013
Carrboro High School Choirs

• Accompanied choirs and soloists of diverse levels in a high school setting
• Performed advanced repertoire in a wide variety of styles

Education

Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Aug 2003 - May 2007
Utah State University
Associate of Science in Music
Aug 2001 - May 2003
Snow College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training Level I
May 2006
Orff Schulwerk in the Mountains (USU)

• Completed intensive certification course approved by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association
• Child-centered approach of music and movement based on the work of composer Carl Orff
• Received award for excellence in recorder performance

Photos & Videos

Hello, I'm Miss Annie. :)

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This is my life. I love it.

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10 Reviews

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Amy Feb 1, 2018
· In studio

Annie is so fun, sweet, and so knowledgable! I accompanied her choir and was always impressed with her skills. I also loved that she got right down to business and had a kind, yet strong command when working. I would definitely recommend her!

Jane Jan 18, 2018
· In studio

I am in a choir directed by Annie and it has been such a great experience. She is clear in her instructions, able to solve issues and trouble shoot problems, and able to include all levels of musicians in the same group - not an easy thing to do. I also was in a beginning ukulele class taught by Annie - what fun! She gave easy to follow lessons in rhythm, reading notes, and fingering/strumming patterns. Everyone had fun, learned a lot, and left the class able to play some songs and had the tools to learn more on their own.

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Sara Jan 17, 2018
· In studio

Loved my experience singing under Annie's guidance. She is professional and creative and I love that she doesn't waste time. She is able to relate to a wide audience of varying musical background and cater to each person's needs.

Ali Jan 17, 2018
· In home

Ms. Annie is a wonderful teacher! She makes learning fun! We really enjoyed our experience with her. :)

Dan Jan 12, 2018
· In studio

Annie is skilled, organized, and an excellent teacher. She was my choir director, and I was very impressed with the way she ran the organization and successfully taught students of many levels.

Lauri Jan 11, 2018
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Great teacher, patient and cheerful! I spent very good time learning with her!

Troy Jan 11, 2018
Flute · Online

Annie is an amazing musician, not just a superb flute teacher and performer. She is extremely easy to communicate with and a great person. Combine her musicality with superb teaching abilities, and the fact she is such a great person, you have one of the best teachers you will find.

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Georgia Jan 11, 2018
· In home

Annie is an amazing teacher. My daughter is shy and timid and usually has no interest in classes but she LOVED Annie and her class. Annie was very patient and respectful. We had to move away and we haven't been able to find a music teacher to replace her. I definitely recommend Annie!

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Kari Jan 10, 2018
· In studio

I've been impressed and astounded at my daughter's progress in Miss Annie's let's play music class. She's always fully happy, engaged and prepared to teach the kids each week. My daughter learns so much and has a blast doing so. I love hearing her improve each week. Fantastic program and teacher!

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Alicia Jan 10, 2018
· In studio

Annie is such a dynamic instructor. She is engaging and fun and it's clear how educated she is in the field of music. And not only is she educated, but she has a passion for it and for teaching it that really shines through. She's been our daughter's music class teacher for almost 2 years now and we couldn't be more pleased with Annie or her instruction.

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