Samantha Vann
Pensacola, FL
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Samantha Vann

Samantha V.

Pensacola, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My flute studio is based around fundamentals and the student's goals. Each flute lesson is tailored to the individual students needs and adjusted as they progress. Whether you are picking up the instrument for the first time, are a student auditioning for all county, or just want to improve your playing, I can help you achieve your ideal musical self!
For beginner students lessons will focus on tone production, breath support, reading skills, rhythm, and technical development to form a strong base for continued development. Intermediate students will continue developing basic technical skills and music theory knowledge. They will begin applying their knowledge to standard repertoire. By focusing on musical context, students will begin to learn the more advanced concepts surrounding interpretation. Advanced students will continue to refine concepts and apply to more advanced repertoire. All students will work on achieving their individual goals whether they are playing for pleasure or working towards auditions.
I am an experienced music teacher and musician. I have been playing for thirteen years and teaching for nine. Lessons are catered to each individual's needs and goals for the lessons. Send me a message to see if I am a good fit for your needs!

About Samantha V.

Hi! I have been making music in some form all of my life. I began playing band/orchestra instruments in sixth grade on clarinet. I quickly added flute to my skillset after that. Flute became my primary instrument about twelve years ago but I do still play both instruments and a few others. I have been playing flute for about thirteen years and I have been teaching for nine of those. I currently hold a Bachelor's of Music Education from Troy University and I hope to one day pursue a master's in flute performance! I have worked with students of many ages and levels. I have also worked with students who have special needs. I work hard to accommodate specific needs and learning goals. I'd love to help you or your child achieve any and all music goals! Send me a message to find out if I would be a good fit for your needs.

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Ravi R.
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Great introductory lesson

Posted Jun 16, 2021
Louisa
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Samantha is a fantastic instructor for students at all levels! She has helped me so much with flute and she will help you too! She is always happy to help with any questions I have. I highly recommend taking flute lessons with Samantha!

Posted May 27, 2021
Lindsey
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Samantha is an awesome instructor! I learned so much, I really feel like she can help me with everything from basics and technique, to college auditions. I will definitely be taking more lessons from her!

Posted May 26, 2021
Deed
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Saxophone is my primary instrument but Samantha has really helped me become a better doubler.

Posted May 26, 2021
Liv
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Best teacher ever! She explains very complex topics in extremely simple terms! I’ve learned a lot from her

Posted May 26, 2021
Donald
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Samantha has always been super helpful and encouraging with my struggles with playing the flute. I never had to worry about looking stupid or dumb whenever I took lessons from her. I would highly recommend Samantha for any lessons in the future!

Posted Oct 24, 2020

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Experience

Music Teacher
May 2021 - Present

Proximity Learning

I work for Proximity Learning as a virtual elementary school music teacher contracted with public schools across the country.

Flute Teacher
Jan 2012 - Present

Self Employed

Student Teacher Intern
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018

Milton High School and Avalon Middle School

I completed my student teaching for my bachelor's degree at Milton High School and Avalon Middle School. During the semester I spent at these schools I taught middle school and high school concert bands, high school marching band, music technology, music appreciation, music theory, many private lessons, and sectionals with the students.

Substitute Flute Player
Nov 2017 - Dec 2018

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra

Piccoloist
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018

Troy University Symphony Band

Education

Instrumental Music Education
Aug 2015 - Dec 2018

Troy University

General Education
Aug 2014 - May 2015

Pensacola State College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

PreK-12 Music Teacher Certification
Dec 2018

Alabama State Department of Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Dec 2018

Troy University

Health Care Provider CPR
Jun 2016

American Red Cross

Affiliations

National Flute Association
Jul 2018
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.
Alabama Education Association
Sep 2015
The Alabama Education Association (AEA) is the largest education association in the state of Alabama. The AEA is an advocate organization that leads the movement for excellence in education and is the voice of education professionals in Alabama. Our mission is to promote educational excellence. The Alabama Education Association provides legal assistance, professional development opportunities, great member benefits, and a strong voice for education in the Alabama Legislature. The AEA serves as the advocate for its members and leads in the advancement of equitable and quality public education for Alabama’s diverse population.

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