- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
I started playing flute in 1969 (5th grade) in Tempe, AZ. So many wonderful private lesson teachers and band/orchestra directors fostered a love of music, the satisfaction of mastery and the excitement of playing in many different kinds of ensembles.
I graduated with a BA in music performance Arizona State University and have been teaching private flute/piccolo since 1976. I love playing and studying flute and I hope my students see that as we learn together. It is so rewarding working with new flute students because getting them started with the very best habits assures they will stay with the flute. I teach to see children grow, not only in music instruction, but in being able to apply those skills in life.
Weekly lessons include mastery in technique, duets, solos with piano accompaniment, composition and music theory. We will have two recitals each year; one informal and one formal. What a joy for everyone to hear the progress and to encourage each other.
A few highlights of my life in music include:
• Lyric Opera Orchestra and multiple ensembles at ASU
• Phoenix Little Theatre
• Principle Flautist, Nouveau West Chamber Orchestra
• Sub and extra for Phoenix Symphony, New Mexico Symphony.
• Piccolo Masterclass at National Flute Association Convention
• Weddings and corporate gigs with harpist Jill Pack
• Principle Flautist, East Valley Chorale Orchestra
Every student is different in the way they learn, understand, retain and share music. It is my job, and joy, to find out what works best for you.
I highly recommend Phyllis Reed a flute instructor! Her knowledge and passion for her instrument is contagious and inspiring. She brings with it a level of commitment to learning the basics well and brings out the best in her students in a fun, caring environment.+ Read More