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Faith W.
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a Bachelors degree in Music History. I have tutored students in level 1 & 2 music theory including composition and aural skills. My lessons are primarily focused on training for AP Music Theory exams.
About Faith W.

I have performed throughout Europe and North America as an orchestral and solo musician, and my favorite part of touring is meeting people from different places and trying new foods! I currently hold a long-term piccolo/3rd flute substitute position with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra. My recent engagements include working as principal flute with Lyric Opera Ireland as well as SinfoNua Orchestra. I’m a founding member of the Pento Wind Quintet having played at the Kaleidoscope Chamber Festival and Blackwater Valley Festival. I received my Masters of Music in Flute Performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music studying flute with William Dowdall, former principal flute of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and piccolo with Patricia Morris, former principal piccolo of the BBC Symphony. I graduated with honors from Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance where I simultaneously earned a Bachelor of Music in Music History and a Bachelor of Music in flute performance studying under Loren Lind of the Philadelphia Orchestra. During the Covid-19 pandemic I initiated my own Virtual Chamber Concert Series in order to share music with others during difficult times. My online series is called, "Flute with Faith & Friends,” and has involved select guest performing artists.

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Faith is fantastic! Just in a few lessons, I've improved my tone and worked on my weak vibrato and she even did research on helping me decide on a new flute. She is super professional, fun, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!!

Posted Aug 27, 2021
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Amazing teacher, great experience working with her. Particularly skilled over the virtual format with an amazing ear for sound and ability to provide direction.

Posted Aug 27, 2021
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I like how Ms. Wasson takes the time to thoroughly explain each piece that we learn such as the history of the composer and the music theory involved in each piece. She is also a very patient teacher who answers all of my questions and helps me work through any parts of the lesson that I find difficult.

Posted Aug 27, 2021

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Experience
Principal piccolo/3rd flute
Jan 2020 - Present
Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra
Long term substitute principal piccolo and 3rd flute player.
Private Flute, Piccolo, & Chamber Music Instructor
Sep 2012 - Present
Flute with Faith
Teach private flute & piccolo lessons to students of all ages. Coach chamber music ensembles of any instrument combination.
Junior Flute Instructor
Sep 2018 - Jun 2020
Royal Irish Academy of Music
Taught private flute lessons to junior music students at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Education
Masters of Music in Flute Performance
Sep 2018 - Jul 2020
Royal Irish Academy of Music
Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2018
Temple University, Boyer College of Music
Bachelor of Music in Music History
Aug 2014 - May 2018
Temple University, Boyer College of Music
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency
Certifications
FBI Fingerprinting
Sep 2020
FBI
PA Child Abuse History Clearance
Sep 2020
Pennsylvania
PA Criminal Background Check
Sep 2020
Pennsylvania
Awards
NSO Concerto Competition
Jun 2020
Irish National Symphony Orchestra
Overall Instrumental Solo Winner
Mar 2014
Association of Christian Schools International
Affiliations
National Flute Association
Aug 2020
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.
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
Jan 2018
PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME.

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