Rebecca Schifilliti
Jackson Heights, NY
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Rebecca Schifilliti

Rebecca S.

Jackson Heights, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing for 14 years, but am young enough to remember (and still feel!) the struggles of practicing and playing the flute. In addition, having taken 7 years of Music Theory and Ear Training at music conservatories, I can provide a great way for beginners to learn to read music as well as to hear it.

As a Suzuki teacher trained with the SAA, I have studied effective teaching methods that work for students of all ages and levels.

I will incorporate these aspects into your lessons:
-musicality/being inspired
-how to practice/practice methods

Happy flute playing! :)

I am able to teach Flute at 4 locations:
- My Home Studio
- West 13th Street (Mannes School of Music)
- Your Home
- Online

About Rebecca S.


Thank you for coming to view my profile! I am a graduate of the Mannes School of Music with a degree in Flute Performance. I have performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall, as well as internationally in France, Scotland, Ireland, and Austria. As a trained Suzuki educator, I have experience teaching students of all ages and levels. Whether you are brand new to the flute or prepping for auditions, I would love to work with you and create an individualized plan to help achieve your goals.

Due to COVID-19, I am only available to teach online lessons at this time. But no worries! Virtual lessons can be just as fun as in person. :) Please don't hesitate to send me any questions you may have.



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26 Reviews
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very patient and talented. Rebecca is fun to learn from and play music with. I would definitely hire again.

Posted Aug 13, 2020
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Rebecca is a great teacher, very motivating and enthusiastic. She adapted to my needs and preferences. Highly recommended!

Posted Dec 16, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Rebecca is a great teacher. She is always supportive and flexible.

Posted Jun 8, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Thank you so much! Was a great head start! My daughter loved every minute and appreciated Rebecca’s friendly personality. We’re looking forward for the next lesson!

Posted May 27, 2019
May C.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Rebecca came well prepared and she has a very positive, energetic personality.
She is a true pleasure to be around. To hear her play is a blessing. She has it all:
personality and musically. We are blooking forward to many more lessons to come.

Posted May 9, 2019
Mi-Ri K.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Rebecca is the friendly, passionate and knowledgeable teacher. She is always well-prepared, and suggests great solutions about the problems that I have. I got many invaluable tips from her. I am very sad that I cannot take her lessons anymore due to my moving to other city, but I highly recommend her lessons.

Posted Oct 10, 2018
Shigi O.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Rebecca is a very thoughtful and thorough teacher. She brings a very enthusiastic attitude and approach to the student. Our son is very fond of taking lessons with Rebecca, and enjoys his lessons. Rebecca is highly recommended.

Posted Oct 6, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Excellent pedagogy, lesson prepared ahead so knows where she going yet knows how to listen to the student and how to adapt to what she is seeing and hearing, explaining concepts is different fashions and demonstrating them expertly.

Posted Mar 27, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

He's loving it, thanks!

Posted Mar 10, 2018
Florent S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Rebecca is a great teacher, she quickly adapted to my level and I was able to make significant progress in the first hour. And she's got a supporting and positive energy that makes the struggle a pleasure!

Posted Mar 1, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

It was wonderful! Laith LOVES these lessons! He's learning! Thanks for your patience!

Posted Feb 24, 2018
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Great class

Posted Feb 15, 2018
Micah F.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Our son really enjoyed his lesson and we saw immediate improvement. We are looking forward to having Rebecca back! She is an excellent teacher and really understood how to engage our son.

Posted Jan 6, 2018
Ameet (active lessons) T.
Profile-location-online Online

i love her

Posted Dec 4, 2017
Ameet (active lessons) T.
Profile-location-online Online

i like her

Posted Dec 3, 2017
Joy C.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

My 14 y/o daughter has found the perfect flute teacher! Rebecca is a wonderful person and a great coach. Though she is still a student on becoming a future performing flutist, her knowledge is unbelievable. Not only that, she is super fun, smart and never boring! My daughter liked her instantly the first time they had a lesson and she’s always looking forward to the next. What I also like is how super flexible she is with our schedule and that shows how dedicated she is. I believe she will be successful someday and inspire younger kids like my Jillian.

Posted Oct 21, 2017
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Highly encouraging teacher! Rebecca knows how to teach well in tailored format to her students. Impressive!

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Thanks, Rebecca. My first lesson was a good experience. I went home with some new knowledge on music theory and new exercises. The guidance was easy-going, low pressure, and encouraging. She helped me work out some difficulties and figure out some adjustments to improve my practice. Looking forward to my next and future lessons. Definitely recommend Rebecca as an instructor.

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Jeremy J.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She is very knowledgeable, professional and very talented. She has an excellent personality and very capable to to deal with kids. I want to give her 6 stars and she is truly the best instructor ever!!

Posted Jul 3, 2017
Sophie Y.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very well prepared and enthusiastic

Posted May 5, 2017
Sarah L.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I was really impressed with how patient and attentive Rebecca was with my high school daughter. She seems to have a knack for connecting with people and shows a dedication to really having her get better. She is a talented flute player and her sound is amazing.

There is a noticeable improvement after only a few lessons. I would highly recommend Rebecca.

Posted Jan 9, 2017
Richie G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Rebecca has GREAT PATIENCE. Best teacher I've ever studied with and I can't wait for our next lesson. Just from one lesson, my music theory skills have vastly improved.

Posted Jan 7, 2017
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I had an amazing experience with Rebecca. She is caring, very dedicated and very organized with time. She was so nice to my son and helped him a lot with the basics. Totally recommended.

Posted Jan 4, 2017
Charlotte K.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Rebecca is my daughter's flute teacher. Not only is she a talented flutist, she is patient and attentive to my child's needs. My daughter's playing has improved greatly since Rebecca has been giving her lessons. My daughter always looks forward to her lesson with Rebecca.

Posted Dec 31, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Feb 10, 2018
Ameet (active lessons) T.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Dec 3, 2017

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STEAM (STEM + Arts) Resident
Oct 2019 - Present

The GIANT Room

Strategizes on categories and learning topics to cover Develops writing and organizing instructional content Assists in teaching music workshops to children 3 to 12 years old

Founder and Director
Sep 2018 - Present

MUSES: Music for Extraordinary Students

MUSES: Music for Extraordinary Students is a program teaches music to children in foster care and prevention services. The goal of the program is to empower youth by teaching them how to use the skills and values that are needed to learn an instrument, such as persistence, dedication and self-expression, and how to apply these values to their outside lives. Founded in September 2018. Currently in partnership with the Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the South Bronx.

Teaching Assistant
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Great Neck Community School


Master's of Arts in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship
Sep 2018 - Present

The College of Performing Art at The New School

Suzuki Method Teacher
Jul 2019 - Jul 2019

The Great Lakes Suzuki Flute Institute

Bachelor of Music - Flute Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2019

Mannes School of Music

Flute Precollege Certification
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015

Manhattan School of Music Precollege

High School
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015

Great Neck South High School



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency

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