- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
One of the very “fun” things you get to do in life, no matter what path you choose, is make choices. The best decision I (probably) ever made presented itself to me when I was in 5th grade. You’re probably thinking *what sort of life-changing decision can a 5th grader make?* Keep reading.
I took dance lessons from 1st-4th grade and LOVED it. I was a diva, a drama queen, a performer. I could be anything I wanted to be on stage - until the day my mom took me to the high school to sit in a room full of instruments with a music teacher. It was a little scary, but I was surrounded by shiny things and I got to try all of them! I made a sound on every single instrument but by the end of the night, my heart was set on flute.
What my mom didn’t tell me was that I had to pick between music and dance! 10-year-old Me knew I would be happier with flute after only playing one for maybe five minutes. This was more than half my life ago (omg), and here I am! #thanksmom
I took my very first flute lesson during my senior year of high school with my very first teacher, Elizabeth (Klein) Robinson, just 3 months shy of collegiate auditions (which is not something you really want to do. Start taking lessons early!) It was during my first lesson that I knew I needed to pursue music. Lindsey Goodman was my flute instructor at Marietta College and she inspired me to push myself, reach further, and to always be brave. I applied to graduate school and was graciously accepted by Dr. Kathryn Umble at Youngstown State University. I have come so far in just 6 short years and I owe so much to my teachers, mentors, family, and friends!
What does this have to do with my story, though? I realized during my undergraduate studies that there was no flute teacher of recommendable high quality in my hometown, but that high quality teacher could be me. One of my professional goals is to start a private studio for flutists of all ages.
I have degrees in both music education and flute performance and years of experience teaching beginner and intermediate flutists, so why not start up a studio now?!
approved June 1, 2019
teaching license valid 7/1/2019-6/30/2023
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