- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 3+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- December 1980
Heidi spends most of her time in Guatemala teaching music to missionary kids and children orphanages, but she continues to accept new, online flute and piano students. She has students in 10 different states and across the world, including Guatemala, Africa, China. Heidi's been teaching flute and piano since 1980. She has taught flute at New Mexico State University, and at the University of North Texas and Baylor University as a graduate student. For six years she was the Advertising Editor for the National Flute Association's "Flutist Quarterly." She founded the Albuquerque Flute Association with her flute teacher, Frank Bowen in 1984. 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-an Eb flute, a piccolo, a bass flute, two alto flutes, and plays on a handmade Brannen-Cooper flute. She has had articles published in "Flute Talk" and "Emerson Flute Forum." Heidi is delighted to share her vast knowledge of music with her students.+ Read More
Job description includes teaching private flute lessons and classes in Music Appreciation and The Fundamentals of Music.
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.
Job description included teaching undergraduate flute students and small group ensembles.
Job descriptions included teaching flute music major students.
Job description included teaching flute and chamber music.
Heidi's grade point average never dropped below a 3.5 and graduated "with distinction."
Heidi is encouraging and knowledgeable. We were starting from scratch and the online experience, in this case, didn't work for my daughter.
Heidi teaches our 10 year old daughter piano via Skype. Heidi is fantastic. She is absolutely perfect for our daughter. Our daughter loves her and is extremely comfortable with her. We highly recommend her.
Heidi is a fantastic music teacher. My daughter has been with many music teachers. Heidi is her most favorite. Heidi has demonstrated extraordinary initiative, creativity and insight in the planning and implementation of lessons. Based on my daughter's individual needs, she responds by making appropriate adjustments in her instruction.
Heidi uses skype to teach and also uses it to communicate with us that makes us feel she is always there. She always responses to our questions.
She created a fun chart for my daughter for day to day practice assignments that helps my daughter to keep on track of her practice and she is eager practice and ill the chart. She also upload the videos and audios to help my daughter day-to-day practice.
Thank you Heidi!
Heidi is a caring, patient teacher who knows how to teach! I had fun taking lessons with her! You will like her!
Heidi is a caring, patient teacher who knows how to teach! I had fun taking lessons with her! You will like her!
Heidi is not just an execllent Teacher, but a is a patient and inspiring teacher, and just a really good person whom my daughter and I are privileged to work with and associate with. is not just an outstanding NAF player, but a exceptionally talented musician and composer, plus he is a patient and inspiring teacher, and just a really good person who I am privileged to work with and associate with.+ Read More
Heidi is a super FABULOUS teacher! She is sweet and caring! She knows exactly what I need, and I am already improving each day! I highly recommend her. 5 Stars!!
Heidi has been teaching my 3 children piano online for almost 2 years. She is amazing, patient and wonderful. I would have never guessed online lessons could work so well.
Heidi is a great flute teacher. She helped me learn and progress quickly. I would recommend her.
Heidi has been a great teacher for my daughters. She understands the needs of my 5 and 6 years old daughters. She is very patient and professional. She helped my daughters the love of playing piano.
As always, a great experience. My daughter looks forward to every lesson!!!
Who knew it could be so much fun to take music lessons online? I played flute as a child and now at age 62, I am so pleased to start playing again! With Heidi's encouraging, patient, optimistic and expert guidance, I am enjoying every lesson and making more progress than I thought would be possible. She customizes every lesson to help me improve. I deeply appreciate her broad and deep knowledge of theory, posture, tone quality, expressiveness...but I'm also really thrilled that she quickly helped me learn to play popular songs I love.+ Read More
Heidi was great with our 3 1/2 year old. He was engaged the whole time and enjoyed it. I was surprised how much he learned in the first lesson.
It was just the first lesson, but it went well. Heidi is very pleasant and professional. We look forward to many more lessons.
This was our son's first ever piano lesson. Heidi was warm, welcoming and very patient with my 5 year who often likes to "do his own thing". At the end he began to write his own song and his creativity was encouraged which I appreciate. The material was very relatable to him. We will definitely be continuing our lessons!+ Read More
Heidi is very patient. We learned a lot in one class!
She is patient and understanding!
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!
Such a sweet lady and very patient with my daughter who had her first piano lesson.
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.+ Read More
The teacher is very nice..and good
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.+ Read More
so wonderful. to be starting at over age 60 with a confident, encouraging teacher who explains everytjing so well. a joy!
Great first lesson! Heidi is enthusiastic yet patient. She was very supportive of an adult student taking up the piano later on in life.
Great first lesson! Thanks Heidi.
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
My daughter really enjoys her lessons. I've noticed great improvement. Heidi is very easy to work with. She's very flexible. Recommend!
Hana loved her first class! Heidi is very engaging--it felt as though she was right there in the room with us!
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!
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!
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
She is absolute BEST! She's caring and she's precise! Very professional! Bottom line, she is the best! We love Heidi!!!!!
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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!
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.
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. Heidiâs studio. She is so sweet to entertain them by offering books and such to read during my sonâs lesson. Pretty soon theyâll 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.
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.
We have been taking lessons with Heidi for a few months now, she is a pleasure to work with and an excellent teacher.
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.
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!
Heidi is an awesome music teacher with great patience and love. She is very inspiring. She helps me to build my confidence and love for music when I felt upset with my voice. She is willing to walk extra miles with her student. Whenever I send her my practice record, she always encourage me and give me helpful suggestions to beautify my songs even after class. Also, I am from China, she is very patient when communicating with me. She loves teaching international students. To me, she is not only a music teacher, but a loving friend.
Would recommend to everyone!
We are so Thankful for Ms. Heidi. She has been teaching our 10 year old daughter, with Aspergers, for 7 months. We can really tell her lessons are individually created and thought out. She develops a beautiful relationship with each student and family and maintains a level of unparalleled professionalism. She has managed to challenge our daughter while surrounding each lesson with wit, kindness and support. We could not be more excited to continue flute lessons for Olivia and add another musician or our family with our 7 year old as she begins piano with Ms. Heidi in the Spring.
Piano Lessons-3 yr old
Heide is an awesome music teacher! She is extremely knowledgeable, very patient for my 3 yr. old and professional. My daughter enjoys going to piano lessons! In less than 3 months she learned to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star all by herself. My daughter has also learned many skills, notes, letters, songs and rhythm with the lessons and resources that Heide provides. I highly recommended Heide to anyone that is looking for a piano teacher for toddlers.
Heidi is Awesome
Heidi has done a great job with my daughter. She has learned a lot and with the tools and technique Heidi has shown her, she is getting better everyday. Thank you so much!
Heidi is doing a great job with my 12 year old daughter in her piano lessons. She has excellent communication skills and can really relate to her and her goals for her lessons. She keeps it current and my daughter really enjoys and looks forward to her lesson every week.
Great teacher for little kids
My children and I are very happy to be able to take lessons with Heidi. She is very patient teacher with my almost 5 year old twins. They are always interested and excited to go back to their next class. She knows how to handle the kids, and keeps their attention and focus on the right things. Kids are learning a lot more than just playing the piano. I am grateful for all she does for us.
Simply the best teacher ever!
I started piano lessons with Heidi a couple months ago and its been a great journey. Being a beginner, I had no idea where or how to start but as soon as i met Heidi, I knew I was on the right track. I've been taking online lessons with her and she has been a great source of inspiration, always challenging and encouraging me, and finding techniques and resources to help me learn. I am now able to read and play notes which to me is almost surreal. I would not go any other way and I consider myself very blessed to have her for an instructor who is helping me fulfill my passion. In addition, she has been very accomodative to my schedule changes and i always look forward to the next lesson to learn more.
I could not ask for a better teacher. Heidiâs ability to make each lesson positive and encouraging are the reasons I look forward to every lesson. Her knowledge and âmusical earâ are unsurpassed and I appreciate it all because (thanks to Heidi) I am on my way to realizing my dream!
Greatest with kids!
My son has only been taking lessons from Heidi for a little over a month, but he looks forward to seeing her every week! He has ADHD and Asperger Syndrome and she is awesome at teaching him and keeping his attention (which is hard to do!). He has excelled in learning guitar and I know it is all because he has the greatest teacher I could ever ask for! I recommend Heidi for anyone looking to learn an instrument!
Heidi is an excellent teacher and is highly motivated to teach.
Heidi's love of music is contagious! And her teaching style nurturing & encouraging.
We love Heidi's encouraging teaching style. She communicates wonderfully with all 3 of my children! All three are excited about what they are learning & how quickly they can confidently play & sing.
Heidi is the perfect teacher for me!
Heidi is the perfect teacher for me. I have always wanted to learn to play the piano, and at 56yrs old, I have finally taken the plunge. Needless to say, this is a huge challenge for me, as I have never read music, or played any other instrument. Heidi convinces me that I am making progress, and continually looks for different ways to help me 'overcome' my analytical mind, that gets in the way every now and then. After 4 lessons, I am reading music, slowly but surely, and I look forward to my time with Heidi. My goal is to play a few songs for my grandson's 2nd birthday! And with Heidi's help, and leadership, I have no doubt I will exceed my goal! Thanks Heidi!
I am glad I found Heidi
Searching online for singing lessons seven months ago for my 9 year old daughter, I came across Heidi's profile on this website. I am so glad I discovered her. She has a natural talent of not only music, but also working very well with children. My daughter absolutely loves coming to Heidi's lessons! She has come SO far in just half a year.
she is a great teacher
she listens to you and is very rewarding and she is a very great teacher
Fun and Enthusiastic
Ms. S has been working with my son (trombone/piano) and daughter (piano). She is always looking for the right materials and technics to keep them challenged and interested.
I have had two years of piano lessons and I love them and look forward to my lessons every day!
Heidi is excellent! She has found a way to motivate my 8 year old who who has been through 4 teachers. My 5 year old also looks forward to her. Her home work instructions are clear and I see progress after only two sessions. She's the best!
Heidi is gifted
Heidi is a gifted teacher--not just someone who knows how to play well herself. She even has the chops to work with an older learner (like me) effectively.
My 7 year-old daughter takes guitar lessons from Heidi. Heidi is a very patient teacher who gives lots of positive feedback to my daughter. She builds her confidence up by giving her praise, yet challenges her according to her capabilities. She also tailors her instruction to meet my daughters needs and interests. She is a fabulous teacher!
learning to play guitar
Heidi is an amazing teacher! She is very good at encouraging and motivating me, and always lifts me up if I get down on myself. She is very good at knowing where to begin each lesson and how to refresh my memory from where we left off last time. I would highly recommend Heidi to anyone wanting to learn anything music related. She is very knowledgable in all aspects of music, and is willing to teach you as far as you want to go.