Heidi Sorber

Heidi S.

Fort Worth, TX

About Heidi S.

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

Overview

Heidi teaches flute and music appreciation classes at Tarrant County College and flute and piano lessons in her music studio in Fort Worth, TX and online to students in 10 different states and across the world, including Africa and China. She's been teaching flute, piano, and flute choir since 1980. She is a valued teacher for TakeLessons and is on their Advisory Panel. She has taught flute at New Mexico State University, and at the University of North Texas and Baylor University as a graduate student. She was Advertising Editor for the National Flute Association's "Flutist Quarterly" and founded the Albuquerque Flute Association. 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-two alto flutes, an Eb flute, a piccolo, a bass flute and plays on a handmade Brannen-Cooper flute. She writes a blog for her website, and has articles published in "Flute Talk" and "Emerson Flute Forum." Heidi is delighted to share her vast knowledge of music with her students. This summer, 2016, Heidi is going to Guatamala to teach music to children in an orphanage.

Photos and Videos

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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52 Reviews on Heidi S.

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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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Yuen P. Feb 14, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Heidi has been an excellent flute teacher for our 14 year old son. We started taking lesson with her about 3 months ago, working on a level 6 solo piece for the All County audition. Heidi uses great techniques and give clear instructions. She goes above and beyond during each lesson, making video recording of her playing and email them to my son for practicing. She also make audio comments over the video recordings that my son has emailed to her between lessons. She's always pleasant to be with and continues to be punctual. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for coaching at any level.
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Rhonda B. Feb 10, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
The teacher is very nice..and good
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Roger M. Feb 6, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Heidi has been a wonderful instructor and friend to my daughter, who began taking piano lessons from her and has now decided to take on the flute. At 7 years old, Heidi handles the challenge with patience, grace, and positivity!! We look forward to our lessons every week, it's truly a highlight. We absolutely and completely recommend Heidi to any prospective beginners out there, as well as parents considering a teacher for their little one. Heidi is an angel.
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anna Jan 24, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
so wonderful. to be starting at over age 60 with a confident, encouraging teacher who explains everytjing so well. a joy!
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John R. Jan 21, 2016
In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Heidi is enthusiastic yet patient. She was very supportive of an adult student taking up the piano later on in life.
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Lori K. Jan 17, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Loved it!!!!