Klodina Kabashi Morina

Klodina K.

Lutherville Timonium, MD

About Klodina K.

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Klodina teaches: Ages 8 and up
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Teaching since: 1994
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Overview

I am an active, professional flautist, having earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in flute performance. For the last 20 years I have been very involved in the music community throughout the world having worked with a multitude of orchestras and chamber groups, done recordings, and held solo concerts in Europe, Africa, and the United States. This has enriched my teaching since with my strong background I have a better understanding of the necessary techniques and skills when sharing them with my students.

I teach students of all ages from beginner to advanced. With years of experience I have developed the ability to adjust my lessons for students of different levels and create a learning environment that is fun yet challenging and full of growth. Having played a variety of genres I encourage my students to choose pieces that speak to them while also working on developing their techniques through shorter exercises. My goal is to help my students achieve their goals and surprise themselves going way beyond, because I truly believe there is no limit. With practice, determination, and inspiring lessons my students can reach heights they would never have imagined before.

Teaching Methods:
For beginners I usually work with the Rubank methods book as well as songs that students love to play. I often use flashcards to facilitate with site-reading and slowly introduce all the musical symbols. I adapt different techniques to meet the needs of each student. For intermediate and advanced students I prefer using scales, etudes (exercises), sonatas, concertos and solo pieces of their preference. I especially enjoy playing duets with my students, one of their favorite ways of practicing, as it combines our talents in order to create something beautiful. Through regular practice and mentorship I teach my students to become independent and confident performers as they perform solo, as part of a band, or in competitions. There is no greater joy than being able to teach my students and help them better perform and understand the music they are sharing with others. My goal has always been to be a facilitator of my students' journeys to success and to see them fall in love with the flute just like I did at a very young age.

Tools:
During my lessons I often use a tuner and metronome to help students play on tune and keep the tempo if needed. Additionally, I occasionally use a recording device so students can become more aware of their sound and can learn to self-correct. It is also a great way to hear improvement over time.

Photos and Videos

Baltimore Flute Choir Concert - Towson, MD, Dec 18, 2016

Experience

Flute Teacher
Sep 2012 - Present
Lutherville, Maryland

Flute Teacher and Head of Woodwind Department
Sep 2009 - May 2012
Africa Institute of Music, Kampala, Uganda

Flute Teacher
Sep 2007 - May 2012
International School of Uganda. Kampala, Uganda

Flute Teacher
Sep 2006 - May 2012
Kampala, Uganda

Assistant Music Teacher
Aug 2006 - Jun 2008
International School of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda

Flute Teacher
Sep 2003 - Jun 2006
Lusaka, Zambia

Flute Teacher
Sep 1994 - Jun 2003
Music School - Lorenc Antoni - Prizren, Kosovo

Education

Masters of Music - Flute Performance
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
University "St. Cyril and Metodij", Faculty of Music Arts, Skopje, Macedonia
Bachelors - Flute Performance
Sep 1991 - Jun 1995
University of Prishtina - Faculty of Arts, Prishtina, Kosovo

Languages Spoken

Albanian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Serbian
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Exceptional Student with Distinction Award
Nov 1993
University of Prishtina - Faculty of Arts, Prishtina, Kosovo

Affiliations

National Flute Association
Sep 2016

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

5 Reviews on Klodina K.

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Yolande Schuurs Jun 26, 2016
· Flute · In studio
Klodina was an extremely thorough teacher, who allowed the student some flexibility in choosing songs and exercises to improve student enjoyment. She also encouraged hard work at home so that lessons could demonstrate progress in my flute playing. There was a technical focus (scales, transitions, arpeggios) to make sure that I could go to the sheet music and play it with ease. Klodina was always a friendly, kind, passionate teacher, and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their musical ability.
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Alexandra Jun 25, 2016
· Flute · In home
I am 13 years old. I have taken lessons with Ms. Klodina for a few months now. I learn more with her in an hour than I do all week in band. She has really helped me improve my sound and she is very nice. She is a really good teacher.
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Shabi Y. May 25, 2016
· Flute · In studio
She is great
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Kathleen Jan 7, 2016
· Flute · In studio
Klodina is an incredible flautist and a great teacher with a desire for her students to create high quality music. Whatever there is to know about playing the flute she'll know it! She's patient yet persistent and a pleasant to work with.
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Rebecca Jan 6, 2016
· Flute · In studio
Mrs. Klodina Kabashi Morina is the best flute teacher I've ever had! She is super patient and flexible and wants you to succeed. She is systematic in her teaching, I couldn't have gotten to play in our college chamber ensemble without her help. Thank you, Mrs. Klodina!

Nakalema Rebecca from Africa Institute of Music,
Africa, Uganda.
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