Mona Sangesland

Mona S.

Boston, MA

About Mona S.

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Mona teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2006
Last sign in: Last week


I'm an active flutist and Japanese enthusiast living in Boston! I recently graduated from the University of Washington with a flute performance degree and Japanese minor and am now pursuing graduate studies at the New England Conservatory. I believe that learning music should be fun and inspiring, but that 95% of artistry is simply hard work! I, therefore, create a positive and encouraging environment for all of my students, while still setting challenging goals. Additionally, I tailor my teaching to fit each student’s needs so that learning potential can be maximized. Stylistic choices in musical expression/phrasing are encouraged through the incorporation of music theory, music history, and ear training skills into lessons. I also believe that body awareness is important, and will include stretches and practice methods into each lesson, so students can practice efficiently and prevent injuries!

I grew up speaking both Japanese and English and welcome beginning Japanese students!

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Master of Music in Flute Performance, Music in Education Certification
Sep 2015 - Present
New England Conservatory
Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, Japanese Minor
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
University of Washington

Languages Spoken

Professional Proficiency


Don Bushell Young Artist Competition Finalist
May 2015
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
Young Artist Competition Winner
Mar 2015
Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra
Concerto Competition Finalist
Nov 2014
University of Washington
Concerto Competition Finalist
Nov 2013
University of Washington
Outstanding Freshman Competition Finalist
May 2012
Barbara, Walt, and David Dryfoos Music Award


National Flute Association
Jan 2013

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.

2 Reviews on Mona S.

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Yousef M. Jan 4, 2017
Verified Student · Japanese · Online
that my 2 clas I like it. she is good she tray to tech me like how I want to learn. bout this time she is knot that active. bout I stell recommend hear for you.
Yousef M. Dec 13, 2016
Verified Student · Japanese · Online
she is so good Japanese teacher. she tech in a active way. and she even tech by singing not only from book. so I recommend hear for Japanese lessons she is the beast Japanese teacher.
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