Samantha has been teaching private flute lessons since 2012 and is currently available to teach lessons virtually, in home, or at her home studio in Columbus, Ohio. Students in Samantha's studio have been admitted to all-state bands, all-county bands, given superior rated solo and ensemble performances, college scholarships, and more. Samantha received her training at Troy University. There, she received a bachelor's degree in Music Education. At Troy University, Samantha performed in the school's most prestigious ensembles on both flute and piccolo. She was hired as a performer for both school sanctioned and community performances. During her time at Troy University, she studied classical flute with Ms. Carol Franks and Dr. Heather Small. Lessons focused on standard repertoire throughout the major historical periods, best performance practices, and pedagogy. Additionally, Samantha developed a special interest in music theory and music history during this time. Recently, Samantha has completed a course with the National Virtual Teachers Association in order to improve her use of technology and increase student engagement in the virtual classroom. She has also begun a master's degree at Adams State University. She continues to teach, study, and perform classical flute in the Columbus, Ohio area. Samantha is a certified teacher with a holding licenses in Alabama, Ohio, and Virginia (pending), and has completed professional development specific to virtual teaching. Although trained in traditional education methods, Samantha has developed her own style of teaching that blends these traditional methods with content focused on the student's goals, interests, and preferred learning styles. In addition to teaching private flute lessons, Samantha teaches general music at a virtual public school to students from grade kindergarten through graduation. Samantha has worked with students of all ages and backgrounds and looks forward to using her experience to help you or your child achieve their goals.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2012
Masters of Education
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Samantha is an amazing teacher! She always has the right tip, recommendation or advice, she is is flexible and will adapt to your learning style, music preferences and rhythm and she will know when to push you and when to be patient. Samantha your awesome, thank you!
Fantastic teacher! Our daughter enjoyed working with her!
I was apprehensive at first about doing flute lessons online without any background in Western Music Theory, and not even knowing how to make any sounds on the flute. Samantha helped guide me through a structured series of lessons building upon music theory and notation as well as helping with the basics of hand placement and creating sounds. She also helped me to learn new notes, scales and chords progressively, and pushed me to achieve far more than I would have been able to on my own in such a short span of time. She was also really good about being flexible and accommodating to find a time that would suit us both for lessons, and was always punctual and on time for every session. I would highly recommend her as a teacher!