Heidi Sorber

Heidi S.

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Fort Worth, TX
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Heidi teaches: Ages 3 and up
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Teaching since: December 1980
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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.

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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.


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


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."


Graduate Fellowship Aug 1992
University of North Texas
Graduate Fellowship Aug 1990
Baylor University
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41 Reviews on Heidi S.

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!
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.
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.
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!
Hana Aug 10, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Hana loved her first class! Heidi is very engaging--it felt as though she was right there in the room with us!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.