Leanna Ginsburg
Lake Katrine, NY
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Leanna Ginsburg

Leanna G.

Lake Katrine, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I believe that the most important aspect of learning is a positive and comfortable environment that encourages and facilitates growth! My studio ranges from ages 9 to adult and from beginner to advanced.

Through my own studies I have experienced many different teaching styles and philosophies, and have developed my own method to help my students progress quickly and efficiently.

Every lesson will begin with a discussion about the students practicing so that we can celebrate growth and work together through challenges.

Students will be asked to study technical and tone exercises as well as repertoire that will help them progress in the necessary areas. I will help my students choose pieces that are appropriate and enjoyable.

If a student would like to study a popular song then I will gladly write my own arrangement for them. We can also learn to play by ear and improvise.

For my online students I will record solos, duets, and piano parts to pieces that we cannot play together in person.

If the student is studying flute in school, they can choose to continue studying the same material and use their lesson as additional help, or we can work on other repertoire to create further challenges outside the classroom.

If you would like to study with me on a day or at a time that is not listed in my availability, please contact me so that we can find a time that works best!

I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your musical goals!

About Leanna G.

Leanna is a co-principal flutist and piccolo in The Orchestra Now (TON) based at the Fisher Center in upstate New York. She has performed with TON in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since joining in September, Leanna has participated in two album recordings. Prior to The Orchestra Now, Leanna performed with the South Florida Symphony and Eugene Ballet Company, and in the Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra, National Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival.

Leanna earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the State University of New York at Purchase where she studied with Dr. Tara Helen O’Connor and received both the Outstanding Junior and Outstanding Senior Awards in Classical Music Performance. She holds a Master of Music from Northwestern University where she was awarded the Walfrid Kujala Scholarship and studied with John Thorne and Richard Graef. She was a winner of the Chicago Musicians Club of Women 2018 Scholarship Competition. Leanna then moved to Boca Raton where she studied with Jeffrey Khaner, principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, at the Lynn Conservatory, and worked as a freelance flutist.

Leanna is passionate about teaching and has a private studio of in-person and online students. She has taught students at the Lynn Conservatory Preparatory School and non-major flute students at Northwestern University. In the summer of 2020 she will serve as the flute faculty at the Bard College Preparatory Division Summer Music Festival.

Leanna is extremely passionate about musical outreach and performing music of all genres. While in South Florida, she worked for the non-profit organization Mind and Melody, where she led sessions performing popular and classical music, and teaching music for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She also performed as a part of the Beatles On The Beach festival in Delray Beach. In the summer of 2019, Leanna worked at Camp Jam in Chicago and Washington DC, where she coached rock bands, mentored young musicians, and gave private lessons. She also occasionally performs in Sound Baths in Woodstock, NY.

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Charlene
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Leanna is a fun instructor who makes it easier to understand and engage ones body in their music. Breathing never seemed to be a big deal but with her help it made a big difference in my performance.

Posted Apr 15, 2020
Valentina Jedlicka
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I had the opportunity to have one year of classes with this amazing teacher. Leanna improved and expanded my ability to play the flute in ways I never knew I could. In her classes, I achieved to play beautiful pieces and for that I am truly grateful . Thank you so much for being my teacher!

Posted Apr 4, 2020
Rajeev & Vani P.
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Leanna is an awesome Flute teacher. She is patient and adapts class to the need of the student. It’s been 5months that my daughter has been taking lessons online. She improved so much and showing interest in her marching band and school band. Now Flute became one of her favorite things to do.

Posted Jan 31, 2020
Brooke Z.
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Totally pleased with Leanna's lessons. My daughter enjoys her and is excited about flute!

Posted Oct 16, 2019
Nori Ikeda
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She is wonderful. Her lesson works for me.

Posted Sep 16, 2019
Fiona
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A great. patient, and professional teacher.

Posted Sep 6, 2019
Nirup N.
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My first class was great. Leanna was very patient and walked my through the basics. Looking forward to my next class.

Posted Aug 31, 2019
Maria L.
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She’s great!

Posted Aug 22, 2019
Brayton
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A very patient and forgiving teacher! She explains subjects well and always knows exactly what to talk about next. She is also very kind and polite!

Posted Aug 2, 2019
Lila
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Great first lesson

Posted Jun 18, 2019
Gary
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Leanna is smart, conscientious and skilled. I recommend her without reservation.

Posted Jun 10, 2019
Sam
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Leanna is very patient and perceptive of the things I need to work on. I'm very excited after my first lesson with her and am looking forward to continuing.

Posted Apr 5, 2019
Rebecca
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I try to get a lesson from Leanna whenever she is in my area. I am an adult who has returned to playing after many years. She has been helping me with techniques to improve vibrato, intonation, etc. She is very good working on the mechanics to improve my sound. Leanna is very good at giving specific things to try and is always positive and encouraging.

Posted Oct 2, 2018
Lily
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Leanna is the greatest flute teacher I have ever had! She is a musician of great virtuosity, incredibly knowledgeable about technique and musicality, patient with her students, and just a wonderful person to have around. I am sad that she is moving away from Evanston but am happy for those who will benefit from studying with her!

Posted Sep 19, 2018
Caroline
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My daughter really enjoys the lessons!

Posted May 31, 2018
Marshall L.
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Posted May 24, 2018
Caro
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Our first experience with online tutoring. Leanna did a great job.

Posted May 5, 2018
stirling
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Posted Jan 25, 2018
Laura
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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!

Posted Jan 6, 2017
tara O.
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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.

Posted Feb 10, 2015

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Experience

Flutist
Sep 2019 - Present

The Orchestra Now

I perform with The Orchestra Now (TON), a training orchestra based in upstate New York. TON rehearses and performs at the Fisher Center at Bard College. We also perform regularly in New York City at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Symphony Space. Our programming is extremely diverse and is focused on making orchestral repertoire relevant to today’s audiences. www.theorchestranow.org

Coach/Counselor
Jul 2019 - Aug 2019

Camp Jam

I am a counselor at Camp Jam, a summer program for kids ages 11-17 who are interested in performing all forms of rock music. I coach bands, teach private lessons, and mentor young musicians.

Preparatory School Flute Teacher
Oct 2018 - May 2019

Lynn Conservatory

I teach the preparatory flute students at Lynn Conservatory through private flute lessons.

Graduate Assistant - Flute Teacher
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018

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 - Aug 2016

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!

Education

Professional Performer's Certificate
Aug 2018 - May 2019

Lynn University

Master's Degree in Flute Performance
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018

Northwestern University

Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2016

Purchase College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Farwell Trust Award
Mar 2018

Chicago Musicians Club of Women

Walfrid Kujala Scholarship
Mar 2018

Northwestern University

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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