Diana Yudina
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Diana Yudina

Diana Y.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Diana is a Flute instructor with a Bachelor's degree from the top Music college in Russia, with 3 years of teaching experience and 12 years of playing experience, eager to teach beginners and intermediate players (take a look at attached videos of my lessons, to get a feel for my style of teaching and see if we are a good fit :-)
Hello there! My name is Diana. I am a Russian-trained professional flutist based in northern California. I have been playing flute for 12 years, receiving most of my musical training in Russia, most notably at the world-famous "Saint-Petersburg Music College named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov", where I studied under the guidance of the most renowned music professors in the country.

My teaching experience encompasses more than three years of working privately with students ranging from age 5 to age 80. I always try to make my lessons as exciting and inspiring to my student as I can, employing innovative approaches to understanding and interpreting music. I will start you off with a solid foundation of flute technique, guiding you through proper breathing practices, and exercises. We will work on intonation, on technique, on musical expression; I will guide you through understanding and interpreting different styles of music, from folk, through baroque, to contemporary music styles. I will share with you priceless knowledge which I learned at master-classes from the most sought-after flutists, such as Emanuel Pahud, Denis Bouriakov.

About Diana Y.

" Diana is a Flute instructor with a Bachelor's degree from the top Music college in Russia, with 3 years of teaching experience and 12 years of playing experience, eager to teach beginners and intermediate players" (take a look at attached videos of my lessons, to get a feel for my style of teaching and see if we are a good fit :-)
Hello there! My name is Diana. I am a Russian-trained professional flutist based in northern California. I have been playing flute for 12 years, receiving most of my musical training in Russia, most notably at the world-famous "Saint-Petersburg Music College named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov", where I studied under the guidance of the most renowned music professors in the country.

My teaching experience encompasses more than three years of working privately with students ranging from age 5 to age 80. I always try to make my lessons as exciting and inspiring to my student as I can, employing innovative approaches to understanding and interpreting music. I will start you off with a solid foundation of flute technique, guiding you through proper breathing practices, and exercises. We will work on intonation, on technique, on musical expression; I will guide you through understanding and interpreting different styles of music, from folk, through baroque, to contemporary music styles. I will share with you priceless knowledge which I learned at master-classes from the most sought-after flutists, such as Emanuel Pahud, Denis Bouriakov.

I have ample performing experience, having performed numerous times with Apollo Arts, a northern California non-profit organization. Via Apollo Arts I performed extensively as a soloist, and also with ensembles and in orchestra performances under a San Francisco conductor.

Additionally I have performed several times in the orchestra at the famous Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Russia, as well as numerous times at other venues in that country.

Teaching flute to others is my passion, and I am excited to start this journey into the amazing world of music with you!

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Iris Moore
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Diana is an excellent musician. She has studied under very fine masters in Russia . I have seen her in many concerts as a soloist, part of an ensemble and in an orchestra. Not only is she a fine musician but also a very good teacher. I highly recommend taking flute lessons from a very gifted artist.

Posted May 19, 2020
Tanya
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Diana is an excellent instructor! Patient, encouraging and super good at explaining. She took my 11 year old daughter from not being able to play a single note and not knowing how to read music to playing pieces and reading notes at top speed really fast! And my daughter always looks forward to her next lesson with Ms. Diana! She sends a detailed homework assignment after each lesson as well as a monthly progress report. My daughter loves her lessons and Ms. Diana takes great care to make practicing not just effective but fun! She has a great understanding of children and how to get them engaged.

Posted Apr 24, 2020
Jasper
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Diana was a super kind and friendly teacher. My son is 9 years old and he really enjoyed his first lesson. My son didn't play for 6 months plus and he wanted to get back into it. She asked many questions beforehand, in order to get him on the correct level. There are more lessons to be followed in the upcoming weeks with her.

Posted Apr 9, 2020
James
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Diana really helped me with tone and with correcting my finger tension. Starting flute again after 30 years, I remembered the theory but Diana showed me how to play more smoothly, connect the notes with better phrasing and understand the musicality of the whole piece.

She gives useful exercises for embouchure to get a much better sound and helps one enjoy working with the details that hold one back.

Diana showed me what to appreciate in recordings of masters like Galway and Pahud, so I enjoy the exercises that will improve in my playing.

I have also seen her coach groups of intermediate players to blend together for ensemble pieces.

Definitely I would recommend Diana as being a patient and pleasant teacher to work with.

Posted Apr 4, 2020
Susan
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Diana is first rate and helps me a lot each lesson. There is nothing like personal, Individual instruction, especially for embouchure difficulties. She has access to practice books to down load that are excellent. She is always looking for warm ups and etudes that make the most of your practice time. I highly recommend her.

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Jay
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I was really dumb in flute but she helped me a lot to improve in many areas. She has patiences to teach people like me who are not confident in playing.
I heard about her from one of my friend who studied in Russia’s prestigious university and she also took lessons from her many times. She is really a rare person with a great talent at very young age. I would recommend to every age group.

Posted Mar 29, 2020
Jay
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Diana is a truly knowledgeable, inspiring and passionate instructor! I am so happy to have had the opportunity to take classes from her. When I first came to class I was a complete beginner but she patiently worked with me through the basics of playing, gradually giving me more and more challenging material, so that after a year of classes with her I went from a total beginner to being able to read music, understand theory and be able to play pieces quite well! She is kind, patient, explains very well, and is incredibly knowledgeable in her field. She sends detailed notes after every lesson as well as recordings, and check up emails to get you inspired to practice throughout the week. I was always looking forward to my next flute lesson with her and would never dream of going to any other instructor!

Posted Mar 29, 2020

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Experience

Flute Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present

Self Employed

Privately teaching flute students ages 5-80; teaching beginner and intermediate levels

ESL Teacher
Jan 2017 - Jun 2019

Dialectica Club (in Russia)

Teaching English as a Second Language to small children in Russia

Education

Liberal Arts And Sciences
Sep 2016 - Jun 2019

Saint Petersburg State University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2016 - Jun 2019

Saint Petersburg State Music College named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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