About Heidi S.

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Heidi teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: December 1980
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Heidi spends most of her time in Guatemala teaching music to children in the orphanages, but she continues to accept new, online flute and piano students. She has students in 10 different states and across the world, including Africa and China. Heidi returns to Fort Worth, TX, in the summers to teach at Tarrant County College. She's been teaching flute and piano since 1980. She has taught flute at New Mexico State University, and at the University of North Texas and Baylor University as a graduate student. For six years she was the Advertising Editor for the National Flute Association's "Flutist Quarterly." She founded the Albuquerque Flute Association with her flute teacher, Frank Bowen in 1984. She completed all but her dissertation at the University of North Texas for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in flute performance. She arranges music for her students and for flute choir. She owns five auxiliary flutes-an Eb flute, a piccolo, a bass flute, two alto flutes, and plays on a handmade Brannen-Cooper flute. She has had articles published in "Flute Talk" and "Emerson Flute Forum." Heidi is delighted to share her vast knowledge of music with her students.

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I new semester is starting at Tarrant County College.

Experience

Instructor of Music

Jul 2012 - Present
Tarrant County Community College

Job description includes teaching private flute lessons and classes in Music Appreciation and The Fundamentals of Music.

K-12 Music Teacher

Sep 2007 - Aug 2010
DeBeque School District, 49JT

Job description included teaching high school and middle school band, choir, and guitar and teaching general music education to Pre-Kindergarten students through 5th grade.

Graduate Student

Aug 1992 - Aug 1993
University of North Texas

Job description included teaching undergraduate flute students and small group ensembles.

Instructor of Music

Aug 1990 - May 1991
New Mexico State University

Job descriptions included teaching flute music major students.

Graduate Student

Aug 1988 - Jul 1989
Baylor University

Job description included teaching flute and chamber music.

Education

Earned 50 hours towards a Doctorate of Musical Arts

Sep 1992 - Aug 1993
University of North Texas

Master of Music

Aug 1986 - Dec 1989
University of New Mexico

Bachelor of Music

Aug 1981 - May 1984
University of New Mexico

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in flute performance

May 1989
University of New Mexico

Heidi's grade point average never dropped below a 3.5 and graduated "with distinction."

Awards

Graduate Fellowship

Aug 1992
University of North Texas

Graduate Fellowship

Aug 1990
Baylor University
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58 Reviews on Heidi S.

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Dexter Nov 15, 2016
Piano · In home
Heidi has been a great teacher for my daughters. She understands the needs of my 5 and 6 years old daughters. She is very patient and professional. She helped my daughters the love of playing piano.
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Addison Aug 14, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
As always, a great experience. My daughter looks forward to every lesson!!!
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Ana Jul 22, 2016
Flute · Online
Who knew it could be so much fun to take music lessons online? I played flute as a child and now at age 62, I am so pleased to start playing again! With Heidi's encouraging, patient, optimistic and expert guidance, I am enjoying every lesson and making more progress than I thought would be possible. She customizes every lesson to help me improve. I deeply appreciate her broad and deep knowledge of theory, posture, tone quality, expressiveness...but I'm also really thrilled that she quickly helped me learn to play popular songs I love.
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Joshua Jul 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Heidi was great with our 3 1/2 year old. He was engaged the whole time and enjoyed it. I was surprised how much he learned in the first lesson.
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Emily Jun 30, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
It was just the first lesson, but it went well. Heidi is very pleasant and professional. We look forward to many more lessons.
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Houston W. Jun 29, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
This was our son's first ever piano lesson. Heidi was warm, welcoming and very patient with my 5 year who often likes to "do his own thing". At the end he began to write his own song and his creativity was encouraged which I appreciate. The material was very relatable to him. We will definitely be continuing our lessons!
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Bennett May 19, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Heidi is very patient. We learned a lot in one class!
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Phyllis B. May 18, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
She is patient and understanding!
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Haley E. Mar 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Heidi is amazing. We sang, tickled the ivories and she helped bring back long lost technique. In one lesson we covered so much ground! Cannot wait to continue on!
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Asia T. Mar 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Such a sweet lady and very patient with my daughter who had her first piano lesson.
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