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April passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
April delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2004

I am a professional teacher and flutist as well as an experienced performer. I have a Bachelor's degree in Flute performance from LSU and a Master's degree in Flute performance from the University of Tennessee. I have played with many professional ensembles including: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra
I also have extensive experience playing in wind ensembles at the university level. I have taught students from Kindergarten to college level with success, and I love teaching music to all ages and experience levels.
While at the University of Tennessee, I held a teaching assistantship where I successfully taught undergraduate flute students, improving their technique and their tone production each week.
I believe every student, regardless of age or level, has the ability to be a great musician, and I aim to find my students' unique strengths.

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Experience

English Teacher
Nov 2017 - Present
DaDaABC

Currently, I am teaching online English courses for Chinese students. I have a TESL certificate as well as a minor in English from LSU.

Music Teacher
Aug 2012 - May 2013
East Knox County Elementary

At East Knox County Elementary, I held an interim position. I taught grades K-5 music classes. We performed three separate musicals throughout the year, and we also learned these skills:
Reading music
Playing percussion instruments
Singing
Writing music

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Chorus Instructor
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Harriman High School

At Harriman High, I taught 9-12 Chorus, leading my students to second place in the district Show Choir competition for two years in a row.

Music Teacher
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Dyllis Elementary School

I am a K-12 certified teacher as well as a flute instructor. I have worked in the elementary schools as a general music teacher. At Dyllis Elementary, I taught grades K-5. Some skills included:
Reading music
Playing percussion instruments
Singing
Performing in school musicals

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Flute Studio Assistant
Aug 2004 - May 2006
University of Tennessee

While earning my Master's degree in Flute Performance, I held an assistantship with the flute professor at the University of Tennessee. My responsibilities included teaching undergraduate flute lessons 15+ hours per week.

Education

Music Education
Aug 2007 - May 2010
University of Tennessee
Master of Music
Aug 2004 - May 2006
University of Tennessee
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2001 - Dec 2003
Louisiana State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Tennessee Teaching Certificate
Dec 2010
State of Tennessee

Professional License

Photos & Videos

2016

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2 Reviews

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Elizabeth Apr 2, 2019
Flute · Online

April is amazing! I knew from the moment I met her that she was going to be a great teacher! She made learning a new instrument so much fun. And she loves all kinds of music, so we also have had some really awesome conversations. I highly recommend her!

Candice Apr 2, 2019
Flute · In studio

April is a great teacher! I took lessons with her when I was in high school, and she helped me with my honor band audition music. I learned how to breathe properly, how to double-tongue, and how to hold my flute so that my hands stopped cramping up. She is super supportive and really sweet.

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