Lance Suzuki
San Francisco, CA
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Lance Suzuki

Lance S.

San Francisco, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lessons for all ages and levels focus on tone production through body awareness, technical fundamentals of flute playing, and music from the standard flute repertoire. Beginners through college prep and adult amateurs are welcome.

About Lance S.

Each flute lesson with me focuses first on fundamentals. My goal is to help each flute student to find their most efficient, streamlined method of sound production and a natural musicality. Through my personal series of tone-developing exercises, I aim to create a seamless flow of sound from the lowest to the highest registers of the flute. With a mindfulness to the nuances of tone, flute students of all ages and abilities can gain greater confidence and consistency in their flute playing.

Flutist Lance S. has been consistently praised for his “gorgeous flute tone” (NY Times) and his “captivating” (NY Concert Review) and “mesmerizing” (NY Classical Review) performances. He has performed as a chamber musician and soloist at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Marlboro and Bard Festivals, and live on NPR’s Performance Today. Lance S. holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and University of Southern California where he was named "Outstanding Graduate" in his class by the faculty. Committed to educating the next generation of young musicians, he serves as President of the Hawaii Flute Society.

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Experience

Flutist
Sep 2019 - Present

Chamber Music Hawaii

Principal Flute & Chair of Woodwind Studies
Jul 2010 - Present

Wintergreen Music Festival and Academy

Piccolo/3rd Flute
Sep 2015 - Dec 2019

Hawaii Symphony

Education

MM, Flute Performance
Sep 2001 - Jun 2003

Manhattan School of Music

BM, Flute Performance
Sep 1997 - Jun 2001

University of Southern California

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Flute Association
Jun 2020
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.
Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2018
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
American Federation of Musicians
Sep 2015
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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