I've been teaching music for over 10 years and my teaching experience extends to my private studio, public and private school classrooms, and organizations like the Community Music Center of Boston and the Boston Flute Academy.
I have experience teaching students of various ages and levels, from 5 year old beginners, to high school students preparing for (and winning) college music school auditions, to adults looking to learn music for their own enjoyment.
Visit my website at christopherpetre.com to learn about me and what I do!
As an actively performing musician, arts administrator, and scholar, I strive to foster versatility and adaptability in my students. I expect dedication, responsibility, passion, punctuality, and a willingness to learn a diverse set of skills to make my students more complete musicians. My students should also expect many things from me: excellence and efficiency in my teaching; pedagogically sound scaffolding of skills; and a caring and supportive learning environment.
What do we work on in lessons?
Tone and vibrato
Technique and scales
Etudes and studies
A varied series of repertoire
Elements of music theory and history
Healthy practice and performance habits
Skills to use in life and in music
Early Music America (EMA) is a not-for-profit service organization for the field of historical performance in North America. Founded in 1985, EMA's goal is to expand awareness of, and interest in, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. EMA's members receive a quarterly magazine, monthly e-newsletter, and benefits including access to reduced-rate insurance, discounts on publications, concerts, and festivals, and eligibility for grants, awards and scholarships. With its broad membership, including professional performers, ensembles, presenters, instrument makers, amateur musicians, and audience members, Early Music America serves as an advocate for the field throughout the continent.
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.
Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.
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.