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Julie O.
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STUDENT FAVORITE ! Every Lesson a Master Class in Musical Flute Artistry Beginner to Advanced !
With Over 12,000 FUN FILLED FLUTE LESSONS TAUGHT, Don't Miss this Wonderful Opportunity to Achieve Your Dream ! My 30 years of teaching experience with a 6 year average length of study my Flute Beginners quickly achieve Musical and Technical Artistry ! ONLINE REMOTE LEARNING IS ACTUALLY VERY EFFECTIVE ! PLUS, THE “MASTERFUL FLUTE PLAYER” IS ALREADY INSIDE YOU !! Over my 30 years of teaching Flute and Classical Music, I have crafted a teaching style that minimizes practice time, maximizes progress and allows my students, ages 7 through adult, to have fun while practicing. I began my music education wanting to be a recitalist and orchestral player but my career goals changed when I started teaching flute and saw how my students needed to have a more solid direction than what they were experiencing. I realized, largely due to Conservatory training in the art of teaching private flute lessons, that I had the insights into helping them achieve their aspirations to play the flute. The secret lies in removing excess physical movements on the flute and any emotional / intellectual preconceptions. Then, the percentage of practice time perspiration will diminish dramatically. Michelangelo, famously said, “The sculpture is already inside the rock, all you have to do is remove the excess stone”. All of this applies to learning the Flute. If you don’t get in touch with yourself and your Creative Spirit, it will never happen but implement the correct procedures in the proper order, then only the sky will be your limit. That is what my Flute teaching method is really about. Developing your “technical style” in such a way that your technique becomes effortless, uniquely yours and then....your musicality will have the tools to blossom. It is all based on the Japanese Principal of Kaizen. “Gradual but Continual Improvement by Taking Something Apart and Putting it Back Together in a Better Way.” There are THREE distinct levels of self-mastery to Flute Technique and several areas of specific skills within each level. I Explore Each One Separately and Then Combine Them All Into One Truly Integrated Technique. Learn the best way to align the head joint with where “your” upper lip and lower jaw should be positioned because if you don’t, your progress will slow down dramatically. Discover how online flute lessons actually open up your capacity to learn new flute skills faster than with “in person” lessons.
About Julie O.

“I want you to learn the one set of critical beginner finger techniques “Without the Flute” that will allow you to play fluently for years to come.” Julie has perfected the art of providing appropriately challenging material so every student can learn how to practice effectively while providing an education of the student's entire person. One of her more recent former students who Julie taught from the age of 7 through 17 submitted an audition recording to Brandeis University and was awarded the prestigious and sought after Leonard Bernstein Fellowship award. Her education and teaching style on Flute is a result of earning Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Applied Music as well as doing graduate work at the Eastman School of Music. She also spearheaded organizing recitals for adults, a structured “Master Class” type rehearsal program and wrote her own transcriptions for flute Choir to include strings and voice all within a Community Music Program. As principal Flutist with various chamber groups through the years, she was also most notably asked to perform in recitals for advanced students at the Eastman School of music, a Memorial Scholarship concert for excellence in Flute performance at the Crane School of Music commemorating professor emeritus Don MacDonald as well as performing in a Master class with Peter Lloyd, Former principal Flutist of the London Philharmonic held at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She plays a Muramatsu GS-7 Series solid silver heavy wall flute with 5 microns of 14 karat rose gold bonded to the exterior and interior of the flute. An instrument no longer in production. Her head joint was custom made for her by legendary flute maker Jack Goosman and is 9 karat solid gold with a 14 karat solid gold lip plate and chimney. One of only two of its kind and the other one is owned by famous flutist James Galway. Julie does offer the opportunity for student lessons to take place, on a limited basis, during evening and/or weekend hours for those times where scheduling conflicts arise. Reserve your spot for lessons with Julie soon as time slots are filling up quickly ! Her 90 minute lessons include a 5 minute intermission if needed.

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Julie O.
Teaches Online
STUDENT FAVORITE ! Every Lesson a Master Class in Musical Flute Artistry Beginner to Advanced !
With Over 12,000 FUN FILLED FLUTE LESSONS TAUGHT, Don't Miss this Wonderful Opportunity to Achieve Your Dream ! My 30 years of teaching experience with a 6 year average length of study my Flute Beginners quickly achieve Musical and Technical Artistry ! ONLINE REMOTE LEARNING IS ACTUALLY VERY EFFECTIVE ! PLUS, THE “MASTERFUL FLUTE PLAYER” IS ALREADY INSIDE YOU !! Over my 30 years of teaching Flute and Classical Music, I have crafted a teaching style that minimizes practice time, maximizes progress and allows my students, ages 7 through adult, to have fun while practicing. I began my music education wanting to be a recitalist and orchestral player but my career goals changed when I started teaching flute and saw how my students needed to have a more solid direction than what they were experiencing. I realized, largely due to Conservatory training in the art of teaching private flute lessons, that I had the insights into helping them achieve their aspirations to play the flute. The secret lies in removing excess physical movements on the flute and any emotional / intellectual preconceptions. Then, the percentage of practice time perspiration will diminish dramatically. Michelangelo, famously said, “The sculpture is already inside the rock, all you have to do is remove the excess stone”. All of this applies to learning the Flute. If you don’t get in touch with yourself and your Creative Spirit, it will never happen but implement the correct procedures in the proper order, then only the sky will be your limit. That is what my Flute teaching method is really about. Developing your “technical style” in such a way that your technique becomes effortless, uniquely yours and then....your musicality will have the tools to blossom. It is all based on the Japanese Principal of Kaizen. “Gradual but Continual Improvement by Taking Something Apart and Putting it Back Together in a Better Way.” There are THREE distinct levels of self-mastery to Flute Technique and several areas of specific skills within each level. I Explore Each One Separately and Then Combine Them All Into One Truly Integrated Technique. Learn the best way to align the head joint with where “your” upper lip and lower jaw should be positioned because if you don’t, your progress will slow down dramatically. Discover how online flute lessons actually open up your capacity to learn new flute skills faster than with “in person” lessons.
About Julie O.

“I want you to learn the one set of critical beginner finger techniques “Without the Flute” that will allow you to play fluently for years to come.” Julie has perfected the art of providing appropriately challenging material so every student can learn how to practice effectively while providing an education of the student's entire person. One of her more recent former students who Julie taught from the age of 7 through 17 submitted an audition recording to Brandeis University and was awarded the prestigious and sought after Leonard Bernstein Fellowship award. Her education and teaching style on Flute is a result of earning Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Applied Music as well as doing graduate work at the Eastman School of Music. She also spearheaded organizing recitals for adults, a structured “Master Class” type rehearsal program and wrote her own transcriptions for flute Choir to include strings and voice all within a Community Music Program. As principal Flutist with various chamber groups through the years, she was also most notably asked to perform in recitals for advanced students at the Eastman School of music, a Memorial Scholarship concert for excellence in Flute performance at the Crane School of Music commemorating professor emeritus Don MacDonald as well as performing in a Master class with Peter Lloyd, Former principal Flutist of the London Philharmonic held at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She plays a Muramatsu GS-7 Series solid silver heavy wall flute with 5 microns of 14 karat rose gold bonded to the exterior and interior of the flute. An instrument no longer in production. Her head joint was custom made for her by legendary flute maker Jack Goosman and is 9 karat solid gold with a 14 karat solid gold lip plate and chimney. One of only two of its kind and the other one is owned by famous flutist James Galway. Julie does offer the opportunity for student lessons to take place, on a limited basis, during evening and/or weekend hours for those times where scheduling conflicts arise. Reserve your spot for lessons with Julie soon as time slots are filling up quickly ! Her 90 minute lessons include a 5 minute intermission if needed.

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Hi, I am lucky to have found Julie very early in life so that I can make the most of my high school years. I began studying flute with her a few years ago. I was extremely shy and frankly not functioning very well. My academics were not the problem but it was the "social thing". Even though I knew who I was, I was always thrown off by how I was supposed to fit in the world. It's like Julie rolled up her sleeves and went to work. I felt loved, safe and important ! She started teaching me the flute and through her love of music and life she taught me to trust myself and that is when my life changed. Everything began to "click" and for the first time I was not afraid. I now have many friends, still excelling in my academics but am now working on difficult solos and orchestral excerpts. I look forward with courage and am enjoying life instead of fearing it. My problems are problems many young people experience I think. In my experience as a member of her flute studio I saw her take a student from absolute beginner to auditioning for the Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra performing solos at age 18 that are entrance audition pieces for acceptance into Yale University's Graduate Program. though my goals in music are not as serious, she treats me with the same love and caring as her students who have career aspirations in music. Julie helps develop that confidence in those who sorely need to feel they have the right to belong. For a teacher, Julie has it all.

Posted Dec 9, 2021
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Julie's method of teaching is so thorough that it took me from level one solos to level six in just three years. She is the kind of teacher that makes you want to practice hard and do well for her ! I began my studies with Julie when I was just ten years old. I am now thirteen. At nine I also studied piano and violin but it wasn't long after that I dropped the other two instruments to focus solely on Flute because Julie made each lesson so much fun ! She also encourages participation in sports and always values high academic achievement. She wants me to be a "well rounded" student with a positive attitude so I will be successful not only in my high school years but throughout my college years and beyond. She is giving me the gift of music to take with me on my journey through life. Julie takes the time to listen if I had a rough day and has even attended one of my field hockey games and varsity swim meets. She says that seeing how I function in other venues helps her to fine tune her approach to teaching me the flute. Start with 45 minute lessons but quickly advance to 60 minute lessons to get the most out of every session with Julie. They are so valuable !

Posted Dec 7, 2021
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It is because of Julie's expertise and dedication that I am now successfully playing the flute and performing in several select groups locally, achieving high scores in competitions and beautifully expressing myself in solo recitals. All of this would not have happened without her tenacity and I am so grateful. I now sit first chair in my high school"select" wind ensemble but it wasn't always like that. When I was nine I began playing the flute and my mother found me a private flute teacher named Julie. I was quite a challenge for her because I was extremely shy and didn't talk much. In fact, it took me several years to muster up a few words even though there were a lot of thoughts going on in my head. Julie was so kind and patient with me. It was like she knew exactly the anxiety I was feeling and little by little after a few years gradually I was able to express myself out loud. She knew of my intelligence and passions and made it her quest to help me communicate so I could find more enjoyment in life. When Covid hit and everyone went into remote learning, Julie gave all her students a second free lesson per week because she wanted to keep us motivated and positive. She is truly amazing !!

Posted Dec 5, 2021
Private Flute Teacher
Mar 2020 - Oct 2021
Home Studio Remote Lessons
Flute Faculty
Sep 1994 - Mar 2019
Nazareth College School of Music
Coordinated Community Music Program Music Theory Instructor Flute Choir and Mixed Ensemble Conductor Performed in Faculty Recitals each Semester
Outside Flute Instructor
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
Cornell University Music Department
Adjunct Flute Faculty
Sep 1998 - May 2010
Monroe Community College Music Department
Featured Flute Soloist
Sep 2006 - Sep 2006
Donald MacDonald Memorial Scholarship Concert
Held at the Crane School of Music For Excellence in Flute Performance
Principal Flute
Sep 2004 - Apr 2006
Air de Cour Baroque Performing Ensemble
Guest Soloist
Aug 2003 - Aug 2003
Genesee String Quartet
Adjunct Faculty Applied Flute
Sep 1997 - May 2001
Nazareth College School of Music
Private Lesson Flute Instructor
Sep 1992 - Jun 1998
Our Lady of Good Counsel School
Private Lesson Flute Instructor
Sep 1992 - Jun 1998
Brighton Elementary, Middle and High School
Position held at the Performing Arts Department
Private Lesson Flute Instructor
Sep 1983 - Jun 1998
Webster Music Education Co-operative
Webster Music Education Co-operative and various ensembles
Private Lesson Flute Instructor
Sep 1993 - Jun 1995
Manchester High School
Flute Recitalist
Jun 1987 - Oct 1992
Webster Annual Cultural Arts Day
Principal Flutist
Jun 1986 - Mar 1992
Perinton Concert Band
Position also included being Concert Master and Guest Soloist
Principal Flute
Apr 1990 - Sep 1991
The Greater Rochester Music Educator’s Wind Band
Flutist and Founder
Feb 1989 - Nov 1990
The Albion Woodwind Quintet
Performed at area Colleges, the opening of the new Rochester Philharmonic offices, the opening of the Hospice wing at St. Mary’s hospital, Nazareth college School of Music Alumni recitals, Joint concert with The Perinton Band
Solo Recitalist
Sep 1986 - Jun 1988
By advanced students of Richard Sherman
Principal Flutist Richard Sherman for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Applied Faculty Eastman School of Music
Principal Flutist
Oct 1987 - Mar 1988
Perinton Concert Band
Chosen to perform at the NYS Band Director’s Conference at Syracuse and NYSSMA Conference at the Concord Hotel
Private and Class Flute Instructor
Sep 1980 - Jun 1981
Brighton Elementary, Middle and High School
Position held with Performing Arts Department
Music Method Class Instructor
Sep 1979 - Jun 1980
Nazareth College School of Music
Lecture demonstrations and tutoring
Private Lesson Flute Instructor
Sep 1979 - Jun 1980
St. Agnes High School
Master Class
Oct 2002 - Oct 2002
William Bennett International Flute Soloist
Master Class
Mar 1996 - Mar 1996
Walfrid Kujala Flute Principla Flutist Chicago Symphony
Master Class
Nov 1994 - Nov 1994
Bernard Goldberg Principal Flutist Pittsburg Symphony
Master Class
Aug 1992 - Aug 1992
Emanuel Ax Tanglewood Music Festival
Private Study
Sep 1989 - May 1993
Donald McDonald Flute Professor Crane School of Music
Master Class
Apr 1988 - Apr 1988
Julius Baker Principal Flutist New York Philharmonic
Private Study
Sep 1986 - Jun 1989
Richard Sherman Flute Faculty Eastman School of Music
Independant Study Practicing Various Methods
Aug 1983 - Jul 1986
Home Studio
Master Class
Feb 1983 - Feb 1983
Robert Aitken Principal Flutist Toronto Symphony
Master Class
Jul 1982 - Jul 1982
Reinhardt Goebel
Private Study
Sep 1981 - Jun 1982
John Thomas Flute Faculty Eastman School of Music
Graduate Study Music Performance
Sep 1980 - Jun 1981
Eastman School of Music
Master Class
May 1980 - May 1980
Jean Pierre Rampal Internationally Known Flutist
Bachelor's Degree Music Performance
Sep 1977 - Jun 1980
Nazareth College School of Music
Associate's Degree Music Performance
Sep 1975 - Jun 1977
Onondaga College at Syracuse
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