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April Tuggle

April T.

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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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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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Lesson Details

Flute

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I am an experienced performer and teacher who enjoys working with all ages and experience levels. I have a Master's degree in Flute Performance from the University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor's degree in Flute Performance from LSU. Our lessons will focus on your specific needs and goals. Are you a high school student who wants to major in music? Are you a beginner student who would like to be first chair? I can help with both, and we will have a lot of fun!
I have experience playing in wind ensembles, symphonies, chamber ensembles, and pit orchestras, and I would love to help you with your goals.

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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

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

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.

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

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