Cate Hummel

Cate H.

Naperville, IL

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Your flute lessons will be tailored to your flute playing goals. We will cover everything from the fundamentals of flute playing to studying advanced literature, depending on your level of playing and ambition.
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Cate teaches



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

Teaching since:
August 1982

You learn more than just how to play the flute when you study with Dr. Cate Hummel. Students learn to set goals, manage their time, solve problems, build effective habits and succeed. These are important skills not only to for being a great flute player, but for life and a career in as a professional in a wide range of fields. Provided a student practices regularly as instructed, you will see more progress in less time and advancement to higher ensembles in school at an earlier age.


Adjunct Professor of Flute
Aug 2014 - Present
University of St. Francis

Adjunct Professor
Jan 1993 - May 2002
Elgin Community College

Taught flute students and Music Appreciation classes


Doctor of Musical Arts in flute performance
Sep 1990 - May 1996
Manhattan School of Music
Master of Music in flute performance
Sep 1983 - May 1985
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Music in flute performance
Sep 1977 - May 1981
Philadelphia College of Performing Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Chicago Flute Club
Sep 1992

The Chicago Flute Club's mission is to foster the highest artistic potential of all its members through teaching, listening and performing. We provide a forum for activities of interest to flutists of all ages and abilities. Our activities are designed to promote, encourage, and nurture appreciation of flute music and technique, as well as provide an opportunity for social interaction among flutists.

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National Flute Association
Aug 1991

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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American Federation of Musicians
Jan 1987

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Photos & Videos

Performance of Ständchen by Franz Schubert, arranged by Theobald Böhm 21/12/17
Duet fun in lessons
Photo by Cate H.
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1 Review

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Lise Sep 29, 2016
Flute · In studio

Very good experience. I am restarting the flute and Cate provides Lot of great advice. I strongly recommend Cate!

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