Azeem Ward

Azeem W.

Hayward, CA
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Azeem delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

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Azeem the Flutist: I am a Master's student in Flute Performance at the University of Northern Iowa. I have been playing the flute for 13 years and teaching for 7. My main style is classical, and due to the technical training I have had since I was very young, it has been very easy for me to learn and master other styles such as Folk, Jazz, Blues, Beatbox, Hip-Hop, and other styles of flute. I have a passion for performing and have played hundreds of solo and ensemble concerts. As a classical performer, I was the Grand Prize Winner of Santa Barbara Performing Arts Scholarship Competition in 2013 and won 3rd prize at the University of Northern Iowa Concerto Competition in 2016. I have played concerts all over the United States as well as in United Kingdom and Italy. As a performer of other styles I have played in a couple bands (“Dannsair" Irish Folk Band and “Azeem X Underbelly”) and supported these acts on tours.

Azeem the Teacher: I really love spreading the knowledge I've learned over the years about the flute and production/composition (Logic Pro X and Sibelius). I find a huge sense of fulfillment in seeing my students enjoy learning and making beautiful music. I have a high level of knowledge and skills that I am willing to use to teach students from the most beginner to the most advanced on the flute.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lesson plans are based around your skill set. I expect my students to practice, but I make sure they're always having fun and enjoying playing. My goal is to get my students playing music as fast as possible so they can see results immediately and get excited!

Note: I am trained and specialized in teaching flute. Although I have basic skills in Production and Composition, my main speciality is Flute Performance. I always like begin lessons by addressing the foundation of a flutist’s musicianship, tone, and technique. The method I use is proven to give students of all ages the best possible start to music and maximize their potential. If you are looking to develop a great foundation of musicianship, style, and technique on the flute then you will enjoy lessons!

*** Specialties ***
-Beatbox Flute
-Specialist in classical flute, though proficient in any flute style (blues, jazz, folk, etc.)
-Also experienced in teaching music performance and production/composition

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Jun 2017 - Present
Agency for the Performing Arts

Graduate Assistant of Flute
Jan 2016 - Present
University of Northern Iowa

Co-Principal Flute
Jan 2016 - Present
University of Northern Iowa Orchestra

Sub Private Flute Instructor
Jun 2011 - Aug 2016
Mount Eden High School

Flutist and Co-Manager
May 2015 - Dec 2015
Azeem X Underbelly

Oct 2013 - Jun 2015
Dannsair Irish Band

Flute Instructor
Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
Goleta Unified School District

Co-Principal Flute
Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
UCSB Chamber Orchestra

2nd Flute
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oakland Youth Orchestra


Master's of Music Performance - Flute
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
University of Northern Iowa
Bachelor's of Music Performance - Flute
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
University of California, Santa Barbara


Fluent / Native Proficiency


3rd Place Winner
Dec 2016
University of Northern Iowa Concerto Competition
1st Prize Winner
Jul 2013
Areon Summer Flute Institute Competition
1st Prize Winner
Mar 2013
Santa Barbara Performing Arts Scholarship Competition
1st Prize Winner
Apr 2012
UCSB Orchestral Soloist Competition

Photos & Videos

East Wind by Shulamit Ran
Cover of Body Party by Ciara
UCSB Senior Flute Recital Livestream 2015
Beatbox Flute Cover of Earned it by the Weeknd
Photo by Azeem W.

Photo by Azeem W.

Back from the older days of Undergrad!

Photo by Azeem W.

Photo by Azeem W.


6 Reviews

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Judith (Judy) K. Oct 10, 2018
Flute · Online

Azeem is an exceptional teacher. He watches as I play and makes suggestions and corrections that really help me to reach the goal that I desire. He is sharp about understanding what he sees and hears. I like the fact that he also demonstrates the proper technique to be used in my personal practice time. And everything is done with patience... but also with great expectation. It is easy to have the lessons with Azeem because he is very encouraging, and expert in what he does!

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Judith (Judy) K. Oct 1, 2018
Flute · Online

AlKhadar Aug 17, 2017
Flute · In home

It was fun time learning music, especially the flute. I wasn't familiar with the music at all like I was an illiterate in music. Many Thanks for Mr. Azeem for being patient with me and walk me through every basic knowledge in music deliberately. In the end, I am happy to have a new skill in my life which is playing flute. I wish, I have more time to practice more flute and playing professionally. Also, Mr. Azeem is a decent and a respected person in all kinds, teaching, interpersonal conversations, and understanding the difficulty of playing flute for the beginners.

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Alissa Jul 24, 2017
Flute · In studio

Azeem is a very helpful teacher; he was able to diagnose problems and give many suggestions on ways to fix issues in my playing. He also is friendly and professional, which made for a relaxed, but productive lesson session. We met once a week very consistently, and I can say that my flute playing has greatly improved as a result of these lessons. I highly recommend Azeem, and really enjoyed having him as a teacher!

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Colton Jul 17, 2017
Flute · In studio

Azeem was my flute techniques teacher and my lesson teacher while I am pursuing a Instrumental Music Ed degree. I have never picked up a flute and I was impressed at how knowledgeable he is at the flute. Throughout our lessons, he was very quick to spot and correct errors, as well as making the flute very fun and interesting to learn. Throughout our lessons, I was picking up more and more techniques, and was able to pick up the basic fundamentals without creating bad habits. Overall, great teacher and an amazing performer!

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Tara Jul 12, 2017
Flute · In studio

Azeem is a truly well-rounded artist, who is as equally comfortable performing standard repertoire as he is creating and improvising new music that breaks the mold of the flute genre. His positive energy is contagious and he connects well with students through an innovative teaching style.

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