Heidi Sorber

Heidi S.

36 Reviews
Fort Worth, TX

Average response time: 8 hours

About Heidi S.

Background check: Last verified 10/03/2014
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Heidi teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: December 1980
Last sign in: Yesterday

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 music with her students.

Photos and Videos

Rogue sunflowers were growing in my backyard from the bird seed I put out for the cardinals. I couldn't resist getting a picture with them.

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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36 Reviews on Heidi S.

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Lori L. Jul 17, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Heidi! She is kind and easy to talk to, as well as being very knowledgeable! I think I will be able to learn a lot from her! Looking forward to my next lesson!
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Janet H. Jun 25, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
Heidi has brought an old high school flute player back ! As a retired teacher, I have been enjoyed this amazing guidance back to a passion of music which I have always loved!
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Ping W. Jun 19, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Heidi is a very experienced teacher. She can tell how my daughter make mistakes and correct her right on the spot. She also makes her classes very interesting. She was very nice and patient. My daughter likes her classes a lot. She has her own way of pushing my daughter to practice more without her feeling too much pressure. Good job, Heidi.
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Kristen C. Jun 4, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Heidi is an awesome flute instructor and I'm so glad I found her for my daughter. She's upbeat, positive, encouraging, and patient. It is obvious she love music and loves sharing her knowledge. With that said I would also like to add that she is a very accomplished musician and not only knows the subject matter but is excellent at imparting that gift to my daughter. Heidi has many tricks up her sleeve to aid her student's progress including video homework excercises and additional websites for practice that I would never have found on my own. She's incredibly proficient with how to use the computer for lessons and has kindly worked with us to navegate Skype, fix glitches, find additional sheet music, and advised us on purchasing new music and a new flute. She is very good at motivating my daughter and she continually comes up with new exercises and websites to use in order to nudge her a little bit more into developing new skills while challenging her as well. Heidi is thoughtful, considerate, and has spent time getting to know us and remembering details of our lives. Our lives are busy and schedules always change but Heidi is very amenable to making adjustments. I would highly recommend using Heidi as a teacher and have mentioned on many occasions to friends how great she is AND we don't have to leave the house, big bonus!
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Penelope J. Jun 4, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Miss Heidi is a fantastic piano instructor. She is patient with my active kids, an 8yo and 10yo, and knows how to encourage them to stay interested and focused during their lessons. We've been with her for 2yrs and plan to continue with her as long as she's teaching.
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Gail E. Jun 3, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
She is absolute BEST! She's caring and she's precise! Very professional! Bottom line, she is the best! We love Heidi!!!!!
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Carmen F. Feb 1, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My 4 year daughter has been taking piano lessons with Heidi since she was 3 yrs old. It is amazing how much my daughter has learned from her. My daughter has become confident and independent reading music and playing the piano. My daughter enjoys and respects Heidi so much. I would not recommend any one else if you are looking for a great piano teacher. She is patient, very positive, talented and great with children.
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Marcy F. Jan 24, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
My 12 year old daughter has been taking flute lessons for one year with Heidi and she loves her and has learned so much. The progress she has made in the year is amazing. Heidi has a wonderful demeanor with her, she is patient yet challenges her. She tailors her lessons to what she is doing in her middle school bands and also uses outside resources. Heidi is clearly a very accomplished musician and her passion and enthusiasm for the flute is passed on to her students. This is definitely a quality to have in a teacher for this age group. The online class is so convenient and Heidi is very tech savvy and assists myself and my daughter in this area as well when needed. Heidi is very dependable and flexible if a lesson has to be changed. I highly recommend Heidi as a flute teacher, we couldn't be happier with our experience with her.
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Carrie A. Jan 7, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Heidi is one of a kind. Together we brought music from a two dimensional piece of paper and turned it into a four dimensional masterpiece. Overall she has taught me how express myself through music. She is the best, out of all three teachers I've had not one of them have opened my eyes to the wonders of music until now. I wouldn't trade her for anything and I'm extremely fortunate to have had her fall into my musical career.
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Marion H. Apr 24, 2014
Flute
Verified Student
Like an ole friend

Since the first time I spoke with H.S. she has seemed like a long lost friend or family member. She is very sweet, kind, understanding and truly has a hear for teaching children. My daughter loves her and is always ready to hear from her since our lessons are done over skpe.Tthe teacher knows well what she is doing and is able to communicate firmly but lovingly and that is what kids need. She is easy to respect and like as her personality is very congenial and sweet.
I would recommend this teacher to anyone!