Marla Nistico

Marla N.

Arden, NC

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Marla delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
August 2009

Marla has just completed her Master of Music Degree while studying with Bonita Boyd at the Eastman School of Music (ESM). Most recently, she has been chosen and awarded full scholarship to attend the month long festival, Summer Nights in Prague, as the principal flutist. While at ESM, Marla was Ms. Boyd’s assistant, the Flute Methods instructor, and also maintained a studio of seven private University of Rochester flute students. Passionate for soloing, Marla has placed first in many competitions, including the Richmond, Virginia Flute Fest (2012 & 2010) and the South Carolina Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition (2011). In the summer of 2012, she attended the Aspen Music Festival and School. Marla has performed for renowned flutists including Aaron Goldman, Mimi Stillman, Ransom Wilson, Andreas Blau, and Carol Wincenc. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. Former teachers include Dr. Tabatha Easley and Patti R. Watters.

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Flute Instructor
Aug 2015 - May 2016
SUNY Oswego

Web Designer
Dec 2014 - May 2016
Rochester Flute Association

Flute Method's Instructor
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Eastman School of Music

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.


Master in Music, Flute Performance and Literature
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Eastman School of Music


Prague Summer Night's Principal Flutist
Jul 2015
Prague Summer Nights
1st place, Collegiate Competition
Sep 2012
Richmond Flute Fest
1st place, Young Artist Comepition
May 2011
South Carolina Flute Society


National Flute Association
Jan 2005

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.

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Photos & Videos

Schubert from my MM recital at ESM in Feb '15
What a wonderful opportunity to play for Andreas Blau of the Berlin Philharmonic!


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Tricia Nov 24, 2016
Flute · In home

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.

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