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Flute with Michael H.

Northbrook, Illinois

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Teaches online
Teaches all skill levels
Age: 5+
Speaks English
Teaching since 2007
MM - Flute Performance

    Flute lessons for all ages and levels from professional performer and experienced teacher!

    Friendly and personalized music education by a highly trained and experienced teacher and performer. We begin by evaluating individual goals for the instrument and take it from there. Whether you are a beginner looking to try something new, an intermediate player hoping to improve, or an advanced player preparing for auditions or competitions I will develop a personalized approach to help you achieve success in the most efficient way possible.

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    Astor Place Northbrook, IL
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    About Michael H.

    I am a highly trained classical flutist that maintains an active teaching and performing career. I have received Masters and Bachelors degrees in flute performance from DePaul University, and additional training from the North Carolina School of the Arts. While my degrees are in performance, they include extensive coursework in pedagogy and studio teaching, and I love teaching. I have years of experience working as an educator with flutists of all ages and levels with various goals for their instrumental studies. I believe in igniting a passion for music and nurturing this passion into personal excellence based upon each individual's interests and goals. I am more than happy to provide a full resume and references upon request.
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    5 Reviews
    Student's home
    Very happy to be working with Michael. He is thorough and patient and has the knowledge that any level musician needs.
    Posted Feb 2, 2024
    Teacher's studio
    I'm writing this only after the first lesson. Before my son was so frustrated with the flute he even hated the idea of taking lessons. I told him we'll try it and see how he feels after the class. Michael is patient, encouraging and knowledgable. He corrected my son's playing and tuned his flute. Most of all he gave my son confidence. My son told me I hit the bulls eye with my selection of his teacher. He said he can't wait to go next week! When watching I thought they were going quickly but my son seemed to catch on just as quick. I think Michael is aware of his pace and adjust to his students level. His location is isolated and idea for one on one teaching. There was plenty of parking and his location is easy to find.
    Posted Mar 2, 2019
    Student's home
    TL;DR: Sign up now. Do it! Mr. Hoover is talented, professional, attentive, punctual, organized and effective. I've taken music lessons my entire life, and I've had bad, mediocre, good and excellent teachers before. Mr. Hoover is excellent. It _never_ once felt like he was phoning it in or killing time-- lessons were well-structured and tailored to help me achieve my personal goals as a musician. I'm moving away from Chicago for a new job opportunity and am sad to discontinue lessons with him, as I learned a lot in a very short amount of time. I encourage any folks at any age wishing to learn the flute to sign up.
    Posted Feb 20, 2018
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    Aug, 2016 - Present

    Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago

    Flute 2 and Piccolo with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago. Including performance with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall in summer of 2018.

    Piccolo/Assistant Principal Flute

    Sep, 2014 - Present

    Northbrook Symphony Orchestra

    Professional orchestral piccolo and flute performer with the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra.

    Flute Instructor

    Jun, 2012 - May, 2022

    Ravinia Sistema

    Flute Instructor with Ravinia's Sistema Orchestra Program at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School. I also instruct large ensembles, chamber music, sectionals, and composition classes.

    Founder, Performer

    Jan, 2012 - May, 2018

    Chicago Symphonic Winds

    Founder and performer with Chicago Symphonic Winds, a nonprofit performance ensemble dedicated to furthering the tradition of the wind repertoire.


    High School Artist Diploma

    Sep, 2007 - Jun, 2008

    North Carolina School of the Arts

    MM - Flute Performance

    Sep, 2012 - Jun, 2014

    DePaul University School of Music

    BM - Flute Performance

    Sep, 2008 - Jun, 2012

    DePaul University School of Music


    Mary Motl Scholarship Award

    Feb, 2010

    Sigma Alpha Iota, St Louis Chapter

    Quarter Finalist NFA Young Artist Competition

    Aug, 2019

    National Flute Association

    Quarter Finalist NFA Young Artist Competition

    Aug, 2018

    National Flute Association


    Apr, 2017

    William C Byrd Young Artist Competition

    First Prize - COFA Young Artist Competition

    Apr, 2016

    Central Ohio Flute Association

    Second Prize - FSK Piccolo Artist Competition

    Feb, 2015

    Flute Society of Kentucky

    First Prize - Chamber Music - Illinois Division

    Oct, 2013


    Second Prize - Jaqueline Avant Concerto Competition

    Jul, 2013

    Sewannee Music Festival

    Finalist - Walfrid Kujala International Piccolo Competition

    May, 2013

    Chicago Flute Club

    Second Prize - Orchestral Audition Competition

    Aug, 2011

    National Flute Association


    Chicago Flute Club

    Aug, 2014

    The Chicago Flute Club's mission is to foster the highest artistic potential of all its members through teaching, listening and performing. We provide a forum for activities of interest to flutists of all ages and abilities. Our activities are designed to promote, encourage, and nurture appreciation of flute music and technique, as well as provide an opportunity for social interaction among flutists.

    National Flute Association

    Aug, 2014

    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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