My work is to respect the student's learning style, interests, and inspiration and convey both the fundamentals and musical details with the student's passion in mind. Communication style ranges from articulate communication of the literal details involved, to pure imagery, depending on the student's needs and interests.
I have taught flute since 1985, including private lessons, flute choirs, chamber ensembles, as well as music camps and public school music. My students and former students have placed well in local, state and regional competitions, festivals, youth orchestras and other ensembles.
Online lessons are geared toward motivated teens and adults of all playing abilities, ranging from advanced audition preparation to beginners and intermediate students seeking a strong grasp of the fundamentals as they seek an understanding of how the fundamental aspects of flute playing enhance human expression and the glorious nature of music.
Younger students are enthusiastically accepted for local lessons with parent support.
As a freelance performer, I have commissioned and performed new works, and perform with some of the top musicians in Central Vermont.
My study of flute includes private lessons with Katherine Borst Jones at Oberlin, Jane Ambrose, Jerilee Kechley, and others.
I have participated in Master Classes with Robert Willoughly, Louis Moyse, and Toshio Takahashi among others. I received Music Teachers' Certification in 1989.
National Flute Association
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals
I have served on the board of directors for:
The Preparatory School of Music and Dance at Vermont College
The Monteverdi Music School
The Green Mountain Youth Symphony
Teaching all ages and levels of flutists in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Private flute lessons, flute choir and ensemble coaching, flute camps
Private lessons and ensembles
Was certified and experienced as an elementary music teacher during the 1990s based on coursework at Oberlin College and Conservatory as well as University of Vermont. I allowed certification to lapse when I chose to focus specifically on flute as a self-employed teacher in the late 1990s.
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.
We are the Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals (VAWP), the only not-for-profit organization in the State dedicated to the Wedding industry. We have over 170 Vermont wedding vendors that we are proud to call our members. We are focused on promoting Vermont’s wedding industry and its members to couples planning on getting married in our beautiful State. VAWP strives to create and foster positive relationships among Vermont wedding industry professionals, and to provide networking and educational experience to its members.
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.
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.