Gina Izzo

Gina I.

New York, NY

About Gina I.

Gina teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2005


Gina I. was nominated as ‘Best Instrumentalist’ of the 2011 Independent Music Awards and was a recipient of the ‘Outstanding Musician Award’ from Downbeat Magazine. She has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Electronic Music Foundation Ear the Earth Festival, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, the New York Opera House, TACTUS and at the Umbria Jazz Festival. She has been on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Summer Program and an adjunct teaching artist at NYU's Steinhardt School of Music.

Gina is a founding member of the contemporary flute and piano duo 'RighteousGIRLS,' the classical flute duo AZURE and the electronic music project PinkkGOLD.

She holds a BM from the Manhattan School of Music & MM from NYU Steinhardt. Principal teachers include Linda Chesis, Brad Garner and Judith Mendenhall.

*** Lesson Details ***
It has been a privilege of mine to study with really wonderful flutists and musicians who have had such an impact on me personally and musically. Because of their influence I believe I am able to understand the importance of getting to know each student and their playing individually, by incorporating all of these shared ideas to find which ones suit each student best.

In lessons I work on building a solid technique, tonal and dynamic control, ways to approach and create musical ideas, sight reading and good practice technique. I teach a range of music from classical/contemporary to jazz and rock. I encourage students to work hard, practice smart, and to have fun doing it!

*** Studio Equipment ***
LivingRoom: west village Yamaha upright piano seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect all students to own their own instrument in good working condition, own any method book and sheet music recommended to the individual student by teacher and provide a music stand at their home.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, contemporary, jazz.

Photos and Videos

Felix Mendelssohn, A MidSummer Nights Dream


Flute Instructor

Aug 2009 - Aug 2012
Manhattan School of Music Summer Camp/Camp MSM

Adjunct Faculty (teaching assistantship)

Aug 2010 - Jan 2012
New York University

Private flute lessons and chamber music coach

Private Instructor

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
Larchmont Music Academy



Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
New York University


Aug 2005 - May 2010
Manhattan School of Music

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


2015 New Music USA Project Grantee

Jan 2015
New Music USA

Best Instrumentalist 2011

Jan 2011
Independent Music Awards
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1 Review on Gina I.

MAUREENC Jul 23, 2012
Gina is very clued in to what my needs are and the right kind of homework to move me along week to week. She is also very patient. Two hallmarks of a great teacher.