Pam Irwin

Pam I.

Tampa, FL
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About

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Pam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
January 1994

*** Specialties ***
I use the Suzuki method for younger flute students and a combination of Blocki Flute Method and Rubank for students who are in fifth grade and above. I work with students to set specific goals for their progress and encourage them to enter solo and ensemble, all county and all-state competitions and I prepare them for those competitions if they want to enter them. I also work with adults and teenagers. I teach piano up to the intermediate level using the Faber books.

Experience

Harp Director
Nov 2008 - Present
Hillsborough County Public Schools

I teach harp classes at two elementary, two middle schools and one high school. We have approximately 50 students countywide enrolled in harp. Two of the county harp students have received full tuition college scholarships with harp being at least one of the reasons they got the scholarship.

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Instrumentalist
Jan 2005 - Present
Christian Central Presbyterian Church

I play flute and harp for weekly services at Seminole Presbyterian Church. I also invite students to play for prelude at the church as a performing opportunity - they are not required to stay for the service unless they choose to do so.

Freelance harpist and flutist
Jan 1995 - Present
Dolce Flute and Harp

I have been a freelance harpist and flutist, performing for weddings and special occasions for 15+ years. This summer I will be partnering with a teacher friend of mine to form Dolce Flute and Harp which will continue to offer music for weddings and special events,.

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Private flute instructor
Jan 1994 - Present
Pam Irwin's Music Studio

I teach beginning, intermediate and advanced levels on flute. I also work on the staff of a local church playing flute for weekly services. I use the Suzuki method for all levels and the Blocki Flute Method and Rubank Method for all students. I encourage students to participate in band and other musical groups and their music with that group is part of my lessons.

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Music teacher
Feb 1994 - May 1997
Tampa Music Company

I taught flute, piano and harp for Tampa Music Co. (No longer in existence).

Education

Music performance - MM
Aug 1995 - May 1998
Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Science - Music Perfirmance
Aug 1980 - May 1985
University of South Florida

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

K-12 Music
Jan 2010
State of Florida

K-12 Music
Jun 2008
State of Florida

Awards

Volunteer service award 2015
Feb 2015
Straz Center, Tampa,FL

Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
May 1990

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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Photos & Videos

High school harp students

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Performing at Seminole Presbyterian Church

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Blake High School flute and harp group, directed by me.
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14 Reviews

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Annette T. Jun 15, 2017
Piano · In studio

Mrs. Irwin is fantastic with my son. She is very professional and knowledgeable and has much patience with young children. I have been taking my son to her for piano lessons for quite sometime now and he has learned so much. I highly recommend Mrs. Irwin.

Lauren B. Dec 11, 2016
Harp · Online

I can't wait to have my second lesson!

Nicole D. Jan 31, 2016
Harp · Online

Patient, explains things well. Great instructor.

Inez J. Jan 27, 2016
Harp · In home

I was very impressed with Pam and her method of teaching an adult. she met my expectations and I enjoyed my lessons

Hallie C. Jan 18, 2016
Harp · In home

My son loves his harp lessons. He is only 4, but she has made playing harp such a joy for him that he practices every day. We are very lucky to have found her.

Diane W. Oct 23, 2015
Harp · In home

Pam is wonderful. She really knows the harp and we hit it off very well for our first session together. Looking forward to our next lesson.

Fred F. Sep 23, 2015
Harp · Online

Very good lesson! My first with skype. Pam was very clear, precise and helpful and made clear, good assignments for next week. SO glad I signed up for lessons with her. This is great!

Paula Aug 22, 2015
Flute ·

I have known Pam Irwin for more than 35 years. She is an exceptional musician with the highest of professional standards. She has earned a Masters Degree in flute and I was honored to have her play at my wedding. Pam is also proficient in harp and piano and has been giving lessons for many years. Anyone seeking lessons in flute, harp or piano would greatly benefit from Pam's expertise and experience.

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Sylvia Aug 16, 2015
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Pam Irwin is an outstanding musician and music teacher. She has a Master's Degree in Flute and plays beautifully. Her harp performances are enjoyed by many every week, and she is a talented teacher of harp, piano, fife, as well as flute. I recommend her to anyone considering taking lessons in any of these areas.

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Michelle & Emily Jul 12, 2015
Flute · Online

As a parent of a 14 year old flutist, I was apprehensive in doing online flute lessons initially but am glad that I did. We chose Pam for our on line lesson teacher based on her high level of experience. My daughter needed help with her audition music and Pam was able to work with her to get her ready with our tight deadline that we had. Pam even took it upon herself to look into all the material that was needed for her audition and scanned the missing docs that I overlooked. She is always thinking ahead and preparing material for the next lesson. I would highly recommend Pam for a private lesson teacher, I am glad we found her!

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Frank Jul 10, 2015
Flute · In studio

July 10, 2015


Pam Irwin
Flute and Harp Instructor

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I have known Pam approximately two (2) years. During this time, Pam
Has shown great dedication to her work as an Instructor and with utmost professionalism.

She is always prepared for a lesson with punctuality. Her methodology
Employ, in teaching a lesson, is quite organized. She plans her lesson to
Conform to the student’s learning level. The books used are quite
Comprehensive and easy to follow. She has a great personality, cordial and
Employs a lot of patient during the lesson.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Pam as a Flute Instructor.


Yours with appreciation,


Frank Virella – Student

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Sonia C. Jun 20, 2015
Flute · In studio

Pam is a wonderful flute teacher. While I was studying with her in high school, I developed a love for music and the flute that will stay with me for the rest of my life. She has a keen ability to push her students to excel, while also encouraging them and nurturing their passion for music. It has been several years since I've studied with Pam -- I've since graduated from college and moved to the West Coast -- but the lessons I learned from Pam have stayed with me, and will stay with me for many years to come.

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Diane G. Jun 10, 2015
Harp · In home

I have known Pam Irwin for the past 14 years. I remember praying to find instrumental music teachers for my daughters when they were in the first and third grades. I was looking to find flute and harp teachers and was thrilled to find an extremely qualified and caring teacher for both of them! Pam is a multitalented, skilled musician who has many years of experience in teaching private music lessons. She was the only teacher for my girls for harp and flute and took them from the beginning to the advanced levels. She was especially gifted in working with my daughters to play duets together. Pam utilized recitals as well as numerous other opportunities to perform at churches, orchestras, weddings, and other social events of which they have continued on their own. Pam instilled a lifelong love of music in my daughters and their music education has continued to the present while they are in college. I highly recommend Pam Irwin as a top choice music instructor for children, youth, and adults of any age.

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Christina G. May 17, 2015
Harp · In studio

I started harp lessons when I was 8 years old, and neither my parents nor I ever thought about looking for another teacher. Pam Irwin's teaching style made it easy for me to learn many wedding songs, hymns, and classical pieces. This has led to numerous church performances as well as weddings and parties. I've been so blessed to have her as my teacher from the beginning all the way through the 12th grade. During my college freshman year, I won the talent show at Florida College playing the harp. She is well capable to take a beginner to the advanced level. She is patient, kind, thoughtful, and encouraging. I would not be the musician I am today if it weren't for her excellent teaching.

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