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Master how to play the piccolo from an award-winning flutist and piccolo player
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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 or piccolo 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.

Flutist and Piccoloist Leanna Ginsburg is a native of upstate New York. She recently completed a three-year fellowship as rotating principal flute and piccolo with The Orchestra Now (TON) based at the Fischer Center in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Leanna has performed with TON in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She can be heard on the Bridge Record albums Piano Protagonists and Buried Alive featuring pianist Orion Weiss and baritone Michael Nagy respectively. As an orchestral musician, Leanna has performed with the Britt Festival Orchestra and the Albany Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed in the Chautauqua Music Festival, Orchestra Next, National Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival. As a soloist, Leanna won the Farwell Trust Award from the Chicago Musician’s Club of Women. She also received the Walfrid Kujala Scholarship at Northwestern University. In addition to performing, Leanna is an active educator. She has a private flute studio of students from all over the United States. She also served on faculty of the Bard Preparatory Summer Music Camp in July of 2022. In the summer of 2019, Leanna worked at Camp Jam where she coached high school rock bands and taught private lessons. She is also passionate about community outreach. She spent a year working for the nonprofit Mind and Melody in South Florida where she led music sessions for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Leanna holds a Master of Music from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music from Purchase College Conservatory. Her primary teachers included Jan Vinci, Tara O’Connor, John Thorne, Jeffrey Khaner, and Marisela Sager. She lives in Albany, NY with her beloved tortoiseshell cat Cider.

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Teacher's Studio

Leanna is the best ❤️ I'm also a professional musician (violin/viola) and a teacher myself. She's great at explaining things thoroughly but in a way that makes sense developmentally, and she's extremely encouraging! 100% recommend.

Posted Dec 16, 2022
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Wonderful person to work with ....Leanna is helping so much with the mechanics of flute playing focusing on breath control and tone......So appreciate her patience!

Posted Sep 13, 2022
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Experienced and pleasant to work with I’m glad that I chose Leanna as my flute teacher. Although she looks young, she is highly skilled at teaching. She is very good at evaluating my level and adjusting her lessons accordingly. I took in person lessons before with another teacher and was not very happy with the sound I made, however, with Lena, just after about two sessions, she pointed out what I did wrong, and I improved a lot. She pays attention to details related to a flutist (such as my gesture, my posture, and my head level etc.), and reminded me from time to time whenever I made the mistake. She had a busy schedule but was willing to work it out with me when I had scheduled conflict. She is respectful and kind which, as an adult student, I appreciate a lot, but she is also friendly and fun, and that makes the lesson so interesting. I highly recommend her!

Posted Jul 30, 2022
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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.
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!
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
English
Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
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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Instructor details
Piccolo
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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T
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S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$65
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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