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Kristin A.
Willowbrook, Illinois
Private flute lessons with a multi-instrumentalist instructor
I have taught Flute and Recorder over a decade in both personal and classroom settings. Several of my students have gone on to achieve gold medals in their solo and ensemble contests, and place within the IMA music competition. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play a stronger, more supported sound and as time goes on you'll be able to expand your range beyond what you thought possible. I specialize in working with beginners, and have experience working with students new to braces, as well. Typically, I use the Rubank Flute Method book in addition to your school's band books. As far as what age to start flute, I am firm in starting a student no earlier than the spring/summer before their 4th grade year of schooling. This is not to say that a child could not begin learning music earlier, but the arm length required to play flute is necessary to achieve success. For recorders, I use various method books and pull from many additional pop song books as well. Additionally, I love to work with each student to meet his or her own personal goals. For recorder, students as early as 7 years are welcome to start lesssons. This instrument is ideal for small fingers and growing kids as it is lightweight and compact. I cannot wait to meet you and get started!
About Kristin A.

Let's get you started on your musical path! My name is Kristin, and I cannot wait to begin this journey into music with you. I have been teaching private lessons for nearly a decade, and have taught music and choir in the classroom since 2011. I specialize in working with beginners of all ages. Music has been my passion for my entire life. From singing to playing in band and everything in between, I ultimately achieved my degree in Music Education. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top ten of my class from VanderCook College of Music.

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Teacher, Music Specialist
Aug 2014 - Present
Private School
I began teaching a rigorous curriculum of music education to over 600 students in this K-6 school. Many classes were those which incorporated self contained special needs students. In my time here, have created an after school choir as well as brought the entire school together for multiple concerts.
Teacher, Music Specialist
Aug 2011 - Aug 2014
St. Daniel the Prophet School
I created a music education program for students in a Pre-K through 8th grade school, and started a well rounded, enriching after school music club program. This consisted of tiered choirs based on experience and voice types, as well as a Tone Chime Choir, and an advanced recorder playing group. I was responsible for over 700 children's musical education, and nearly a dozen concerts every year. I also engineered the return of the annual Talent Show, and began new traditions of inviting alumni instrumentalists back to play, having in-school recitals for students who took private lessons, and creating a Music Awards Ceremony for students involved in the after school programs.
Voice & Flute Teacher
Apr 2008 - Nov 2011
UpBeat Music School
I taught lessons to students from many walks of life, including students who did not speak English, those with limited mental capabilities, and students who achieved many awards and recognition. In my time here, I doubled the amount of students taking voice lessons, and saw four go on to receive full or partial scholarships into various music schools. My students competed every year in the Illinois Music Association competition, and consistently placed in the top three of their respective divisions.
Bachelor's of Music Education
Aug 2007 - May 2011
VanderCook College of Music
English
Native Proficiency
Orff-Schulwerk Level II
Jul 2014
Orff-Schulwerk Association of America & VanderCook College of Music
This is a method of music teaching based on student led discovery and guided experiences into musical expressions, ideas, and forms. It encompasses instrumental playing, singing, and dance, create a whole program for every child to fully experience music. In level two, this expands to more complex musical themes, including modes and more complex forms.
Orff-Schulwerk Level I
Jul 2013
Orff-Schulwerk Association of America & VanderCook College of Music
This is a method of music teaching based on student led discovery and guided experiences into musical expressions, ideas, and forms. It encompasses instrumental playing, singing, and dance, create a whole program for every child to fully experience music.
Illinois House of Representatives Certificate of Recogntiion
Dec 2013
Illinois House of Representatives
VanderCook Academic Scholarship Award
Jan 2011
VanderCook College of Music
VanderCook Talent Scholarship
Jan 2011
VanderCook College of Music
Presidential Academic Award
Jan 2007
President George W. Bush
National Honors Society
Apr 2006
National Honors Society
National Organization of Women
Aug 2007
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American Choral Directors Association
Aug 2007
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

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