Leanna Ginsburg

Leanna G.

Evanston, IL
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My philosophy is to help the students focus on their mental and physical states while practicing and performing. If both their body and mind are relaxed when playing, they will accomplish more and be happier with their performance!

I have been taking private flute lessons for over 12 years and have experienced many different teaching styles and philosophies. I recently began teaching my own private lessons a little over a year ago, and since then I have learned a lot about helping students progress quickly and efficiently.

Each lesson will begin with a duet so that I can evaluate the student's progress since their last lesson. We will then discuss their practicing and what the student believes is working for them and what they are struggling with. I can then address any issues or concerns that they have throughout the lesson.

Students will be asked to study technical and tonal exercises as well as repertoire. I will help the student choose pieces that are at a good level for them and that they will enjoy working on.

If the student is studying flute in their school, they can choose to continue working on the same material and use their lesson as extra help for lesson books or NYSSMA solos, or to work on other repertoire.
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Leanna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
December 2013

Leanna is available for in-studio and online lessons and loves to teach students of all ages. She has been playing the flute for 14 years and is eager to share her knowledge and expertise of the instrument! Leanna grew up in a learning environment, as both her parents are teachers. Her mother teaches music in her hometown, so Leanna had the fortune of observing and listening to countless private lessons in her home. If you do not see an available time on her schedule that works for you, please feel free to contact her with the time that you prefer!

Leanna received her Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University where she taught the non-major flute students. Leanna is excited to meet new students and help them create a plan for their success!

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Graduate Assistant - Flute Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present
Northwestern University

I teach the non-major flutists at Northwestern University. This includes anyone who would like to study the flute and is enrolled in another program.

Substitute Teacher
Jun 2013 - Present
Capital Region BOCES

I am a BOCES certified substitute for the capital region in New York State. As a certified substitute, I can sub for teachers in grades K-12. This has given me a lot of experience working with students of all ages and in all subjects!


Master's Degree in Flute Performance
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Northwestern University
Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2016
Purchase College


Limited Proficiency


Walfrid Kujala Scholarship
Mar 2018
Northwestern University
Farwell Trust Award
Mar 2018
Chicago Musicians Club of Women
Outstanding Senior in Classical Music
May 2016
Purchase College
Outstanding Junior in Classical Music
May 2015
Purchase College
Masterclass Participant in Annual Flute Fair
Mar 2014
New York Flute Club
Senior Instrumental Music Prize
May 2012
Schoharie County Music Teacher Association
Senior Solo Competition Winner
Apr 2012
Schoharie Valley Concert Band

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6 Reviews

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Caroline May 31, 2018
Flute · Online

My daughter really enjoys the lessons!

Marshall May 24, 2018
Flute · Online

Caro May 5, 2018
Flute · Online

Our first experience with online tutoring. Leanna did a great job.

stirling Jan 25, 2018
Flute · Online

Laura Jan 6, 2017
Flute · In studio

Leanna is a gifted musician and an awesome teacher. Her in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of flute playing helped me improve my tone, technique, and musicality. Leanna explains things clearly and assigns exercises tailored to the individual student. Her enthusiasm for the flute and her sweet personality make the lesson time fly by. Leanna will help you improve your flute playing to the next level!

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tara O. Feb 10, 2015
Flute · In studio

Leanna is so great. She has a wonderful personality and is very supportive teacher. Her lessons are organized and she has a lot of great information. She has tons of experience and really explains the topics covered thoroughly. Take lessons with her. She is excellent.

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