Hi! My name is Jenny. It's nice to "meet" you :)
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Music at Northwestern University, where I studied flute and sound.
Although I teach all ages and styles, I specialize in preparing young flutists for band and orchestra success.
I also offer recorder lessons for students 7 and under.
I currently perform in Chicago City Wide Symphony Orchestra, and freelance in Chicago. (Next concert is October 23rd at Jefferson Park Field House!).
I have been a long-time friend of local band programs, and have lead several clinics at band programs on Chicago.
My teachers have included Walfrid Kujala and Richard Graef of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Vivian Bergova, and renowned Italian flutist Raffaele Trevisani, who will be visiting us in April 2017 for a special masterclass!
My teaching style is nurturing and supportive. At the heart of my teaching, I utilize empathy and patience, making the lesson process as unique as the individual student.
Each student and their family is different, and I truly enjoy getting to know each family as time goes on.
(Check below for teaching experience, resume and awards)
I offer in-home lessons, or students are free to take lessons at my home studio in Ukrainian Village.
Music lesson books and sheet music are selected from all around the world, and are provided with no extra cost.
Additionally, your first lesson is free, and you will receive 20% lessons for a month for every student you refer to the studio, as well as a gift certificate to Performer Music in Chicago!!
Thanks so much for visiting my profile. I'd love to share what I know with you! Flute on!
The Monarch school is school for homeless children in downtown San Diego. I was an outsourced music teacher for the third grade class. I taught recorder and music literacy.
• Design curriculum incorporating music literacy, history, recorder, rhythm, and learning of folk songs
• Manage classes with 20 students, lasting 30 to 40 minutes
• Collaborate with school's External Programs Coordinator, funding donor, and classroom teacher to arrange lesson times and communicate progress of students
After I finished my Bachelor's degree, I opened a studio in Lakeview, Chicago. I prepared young flute students for band, and also worked with a few adult students returning to the flute. In my studio, all students learned folk music, improvisation, music theory, jazz, and classical music. We always had so much fun :)
Instructed students between the ages of 9-35 with a broad range of abilities. Prepared reports and invoices for parents. Updated content for website. Promoted studio and built relationships with other music educators in Chicago.
After School Learning Tree is a tutoring center in San Diego, California. I Instruct flute and recorder students at varying skill levels, ages five to eighteen. The School begins students on recorder at a very young age. The students are gradually phased into flute playing, and play in school band and youth symphonies in San Diego.
• Design and implement recorder lesson plans for class with 40 kindergarten students. Prepare students to perform memorized songs with accompaniment for performance showcase.
• Organize and distribute materials for lessons.
• Prepare students to take part in local festivals and performances, including California Certificate of Merit, SD Flute Guild Festival, and The Mozart Festival.
Golden Dragon is a Chinese after school program in San Diego. I lead a group recorder classes to 3rd graders, and some small semi-private lessons to 2nd graders in the afternoons.
The Chicago Flute Club's mission is to foster the highest artistic potential of all its members through teaching, listening and performing. We provide a forum for activities of interest to flutists of all ages and abilities. Our activities are designed to promote, encourage, and nurture appreciation of flute music and technique, as well as provide an opportunity for social interaction among flutists.
MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.