Barbara Siesel

Barbara S.

New York, NY

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Barbara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+

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I'm a Juilliard trained (BM, MM) flutist, educator and entrepreneur. Currently I perform over 100 concerts a year nationally as a recitalist in schools and performing arts centers and with The Green Golly Project. I am dedicated to bringing classical music and music theater to children and adults through my interdisciplinary performances.
In addition I have over 20 years of experience teaching at all levels with considerable results, and have taught in my home studio and at various universities.
I love the process of teaching and watching students have that learning break through where they connect to the music and the sounds that they are making. That moment when they know that they will be able to play the flute!!

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May 2013 - Present
The Flute View

Online flute magazine for all flutists, including interviews with well know flutists, CD and music reviews and articles on entrepreneurial approaches to a music career.


BM, MM Music/flute
Sep 1975 - Jun 1980
The Juilliard School


Distinguished Person Award
Feb 2015
The Ars Veritas Foundation
Family Choice Award
Mar 2013
Family Choice
Parents Choice Gold Award
Mar 2011
Parents Choice


National Flute Association
Jan 2013

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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Photos & Videos

Excerpt from a concerto performance with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra in 2014.
A mini documentary about the work I'm doing with Green Golly Project introducing children to classical music.
An excerpt form my Parents Choice Gold award winning CD.
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2 Reviews

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Eva Jun 22, 2017
Flute · In studio

My daughter has been taking lessons with Barbara for over two years now - she started at 8 years old! Barbara is caring and warm and really understands how to teach children. I can tell how she has adjusted as my daughter has grown and she knows when to challenge and when to let her have some space to develop. My daughter is never bored, she always has a good mix of music to keep her interest while still learning the basic scales and a solid foundation. Most music teachers know the music and instrument but you want someone like Barbara who really knows how to teach a child how to enjoy it and appreciate the process of learning it all.

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Marcia Mar 8, 2017
Flute · In studio

Barbara is a very sensitive and amazingly supportive teacher. She has helped me foster my love for the flute and for music. I have been studying with her for a long time and intend to continue for many years. It has been a life changing experience. I highly recommend her lessons.

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