- Teaches students:
- Ages 8+
- Teaching since:
- August 2009
“Marla Smith is an elegant and spectacular flutist who plays with extraordinary color and flair.”
—Nicholas Goluses: Professor of Guitar, Eastman School of Music
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While at Eastman, I taught eight separate sessions of this course. Each session was seven weeks long and during that duration, I was able to bring an entire classroom of non flute players up to an intermediate level.
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.+ Read More
Knowledgeable and makes learning enjoyable with a gentle yet precise expertise. To top it off she is a wonderful musician herself. I would recommend studying flute under Marla for beginners through advanced students.