Gabriel Rodenborn

Gabriel R.

Chevy Chase, MD
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

About Gabriel R.

I view my role as an educator to be bigger than simply training a performer. I believe in creating a complete musician--one who thinks deeply about music. I accomplish this by working on, yes, the technical aspects of playing an instrument, but also through constant listening, ear-training, theory education, and history education. I engage both children and adults through fun activities that build musical knowledge.

*** Lesson Details ***
I take a multi-pronged approach to music education and, likewise, to lessons. Depending on the age and ability of the student, a lesson typically involves a brief warm-up followed by review of earlier material, introduction of new concepts or discussion of improvement areas, then a look forward at what to work on this week. The material ranges from technical exercises such as scales, thirds, finger patterns, etc. to ear-training activities, progressive study pieces, and long-term repertoire projects. For some students, I also add listening or light research assignments to encourage musical discovery.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have flutes to rent to students for a small maintenance fee. I provide all of the educational materials for piano students though may ask a student to purchase a book or two. I occasionally can provide or lend sheet music, but mostly I expect the student to purchase those materials as well as books for theory/history.

*** Specialties ***
My flute students receive methods all over the board from Marcel Moyse, Taffanel, and Gaubert to Trevor Wye and Wagner. My theoretical knowledge is quite comprehensive and always taught through a historical lens. My piano students (I have several young beginners currently) receive combined methods from Bartók, Faber and Faber, Bastien, Donald Waxman, and many of my own inventive techniques. I have experience with neurodiverse students.

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Esme
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My daughter has been very happy with her lessons with Gabriel so far, and she has made considerable progress after just a few lessons. He is calm and patient and works well with children.

Posted Dec 19, 2019
Barbara (.
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Very satisfied after the first lesson... looking forward to next classes

Posted Sep 16, 2019
Jude
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Thank you Gabriel for teaching Jude. You are always prepared and know how to engage him in playing the fife. Jude loves the Christmas music you selected for him.

Posted Dec 12, 2018
Kaylin
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Very opened and patient very knowledgeable highly recommended

Posted Jul 25, 2018

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Education

M.M. Flute Performance
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

California State University, Los Angeles

B.A. Music
Aug 2005 - May 2010

Humboldt State University

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