Heidi Sorber

Heidi S.

Fort Worth, TX

About Heidi S.

Background check: Last verified 09/16/2015
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Heidi teaches: Ages 3 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

Merry Christmas and Happy 2016 from Melody, a 12-year-old B&W Shih Tzu, and me.

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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47 Reviews on Heidi S.

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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!!!!
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Allia T. Jan 16, 2016
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Thanks Heidi.
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Allie Oct 8, 2015
Piano · In studio
Heidi has been teaching my son (who turned 3 this summer) piano for about a month now. I can't say enough great things! She keeps the lessons as long as his attention span is that day and is very patient with him (he is a very active 3 year old). He has already learned so much this past month including finger numbers, high and low notes, letters of the keys, and has started Mary Had a Little Lamb...I'm blown away! My son absolutely loves "Ms. Heidi" and begs to go to his piano lessons each week. I highly recommend Heidi as a piano teacher for young children!
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Debbie H. Sep 26, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Heidi is an incredible teacher for many reasons. I have been very remiss in writing this much deserved review for her. Heidi connected with our 9-yr-old on an amazing level. She worked with us in every way she could to accommodate for our 15-hour time difference every time we were in China and then happily changed to the 2-hour time difference while we were at home in the states. Heidi's love for music oozes out her. She is extremely talented and lovely to work with.
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Kelly M. Aug 22, 2015
Music Theory · Online
I have been taking flute lessons for over a year with Heidi and totally love her. She is so patient and understanding. My husband and I are also taking Heidi's Music Theory on-line class which is amazing. We are learning so much. My performance on my flute has improved dramatically since starting my lessons with Heidi. She has so many innovative ideas in regards to teaching. Her compassion for music is very contagious. No matter what the age of the student I feel that Heidi will meet the student where they are and help them grow into the musician they desire to be.
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Lauri G. Aug 12, 2015
Flute · Online
Verified Student
My daughter really enjoys her lessons. I've noticed great improvement. Heidi is very easy to work with. She's very flexible. Recommend!