Heidi Sorber

Heidi S.

30 Reviews
Fort Worth, TX

Average response time: 10 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
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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

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Experience

Instructor of Music Jul 2012 - Present
Community College

Job description includes teaching private flute lessons and classes in Music Appreciation, The Fundamentals of Music, and The Foundations 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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30 Reviews on Heidi S.

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Carmen C. 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!
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Eileen S. Apr 19, 2014
Flute
Verified Student
Heidi is an amazing and effective flute teacher!

As an adult flute player, I am thrilled to have discovered Heidi. From the first lesson, I realized she is an excellent flute teacher who goes above and beyond during each lesson, making every second count. Heidi is patient, flexible, organized, professional, and fun to work with. I believe Heidi is a RARE find as she is an exceedingly effective teacher. She listens attentively and finds just the right solutions to each flute playing issue. As a result she has helped me develop a new posture, better tone, and improved technical skills. We have been utilizing Skype for my lessons and this arrangement has worked out particularly well. Additionally, Heidi goes the extra mile and then one step more! For example, after a lesson she makes an audio recording of her playing the current technical exercise and music piece, including both parts to flute duets and then emails them to me. This is especially helpful as it is like having Heidi with me during my daily practice sessions. It is evident that Heidi is passionate about teaching flute. Additionally, she is a pleasure to work with! With the highest endorsement, I recommend Heidi for teaching flute.
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Jill B. Apr 8, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Thankful for Ms. Heidi!

How thankful we are to have found Ms. Heidi! She is a kind, patient, lovely person and my life and the lives of my children have been enriched by her. Her love of music is contagious and she is a very sweet teacher, always making lessons positive and educational for my 6 year old...who tends to get discouraged quite easily, but Ms. Heidi is a pro at handling this! He is getting more talented every week and lessons are something we look forward to each week. I have two younger daughters as well and we all go to Ms. Heidi’s studio. She is so sweet to entertain them by offering books and such to read during my son’s lesson. Pretty soon they’ll be all playing piano together!We all love our piano teacher and feel special to know her. She is a talented teacher and wonderful person, and we would recommend her to anyone.
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Carmen N. Feb 21, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great Teacher!!!

I have been taking piano lessons with Mrs. Heidi for a little bit over a month, and in such short amount of time she has helped me to understand music like I never had before... she is very patient and soft spoken ;-) awesome Teacher and very knowledgeable.
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Rekha P. Jan 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Excellent Teacher

We have been taking lessons with Heidi for a few months now, she is a pleasure to work with and an excellent teacher.
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Mona E. Dec 20, 2013
Flute
Verified Student
8 Time Zones Apart Yet Great Flute Lessons

As a flute beginner, I was very reluctant at first to try online lessons, especially that I didn't even know how to put the flute together. I started my flute classes with Heidi one month ago (I'm in Egypt and she's in the US) and in four lessons I'm already playing pieces for Andrea Boccelli... Heidi is an amazing teacher. She was able to overcome all the distance challenges. She even considers personal goals and tries to prepare music from my culture for me to play on the flute. In addition, she's also very flexible and considerate whenever I have personal matters. She's definitely a great teacher.
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Archie W. Dec 18, 2013
Flute
Verified Student
She is the best I have had.

Ms. Heidi helps even with your stubbornness. She'll never give up on you no matter what. Even with my annoying 13 teens she never gives up. I keep missing, wrote tone, and wrong fingering but she'll help until she can't anymore. I believe she is the best. I love her!