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Samantha V.
Columbus, Ohio
Learn Flute from a Certified Teacher with 10+ Years Experience
My flute studio is based around setting a strong foundation to achieve 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 orchestra, 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 these concepts and artistry. Lessons will focus on applying and interpreting the musicality of advanced repertoire from the common practice as well as preparing for auditions and advanced performances. All students will work on achieving their individual goals whether they are playing for pleasure or working towards auditions. I am happy to work with whatever method book the student is comfortable with but I will recommend materials based on the student's level. Some of my preferred books are the Blocki Flute Method books, the Flute 101 books, and Trevor Wye's series of books however, I am comfortable working with band books or any other material you may have. If you would like to begin playing flute and have not yet purchased one, I do have some recommendations on what to look for. Try to avoid instruments found on eBay and Amazon from brands such as Mendini, Sky, Allora, and Venus. If it is a color other than silver or comes with gloves, these are also warning signs to avoid these instruments. While an attractive deal, flutes like these break quickly and often can't be repaired due to poor quality materials. This usually leads to the student getting frustrated or burned out by trying to learn on a subpar instrument. Instruments to look for are carried at any reputable store. Some of these brands are Yamaha, Jupiter, Gemeinhardt, Armstrong, Pearl, Trevor James, Artley, and many others. While these are more costly if purchased new, it is fairly easy to find a very good deal at a similar price if you do a little searching. Additionally, many of these brands make modified, smaller instruments for young kids or people with disabilities. If you are unsure what to purchase, please send me a message and I will help you with the purchasing process or even recommend some instruments that are for sale online. I am an experienced music teacher and musician. I have been playing flute since 2009 and teaching for nearly as long. Lessons are catered to each individual's needs and goals. Send me a message to see if I am a good fit for you!
About Samantha V.

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.

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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!

Posted Sep 16, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Fantastic teacher! Our daughter enjoyed working with her!

Posted Sep 16, 2022
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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!

Posted Dec 14, 2021
Music Teacher
May 2021 - Present
Proximity Learning
I work for Proximity Learning as a virtual school teacher. I work with a school district in Virginia. I currently teach general music to approximately 1000 elementary school students. They attend virtual school at home and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many of the students have special needs or are medically fragile. Through Proximity Learning I have also served students in the Chicago metro area and throughout West Virginia. In my position at Proximity Learning I have also mentored student teachers during their internship.
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
Masters of Education
Nov 2021
Adams State University
Instrumental Music Education
Aug 2015 - Dec 2018
Troy University
General Education
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Pensacola State College
English
Native Proficiency
National Virtual Teacher Certification
Sep 2022
National Virtual Teacher Association
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
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.
Tau Beta Sigma
Oct 2015
Tau Beta Sigma is a highly respected pre-eminent music organization comprised of over 160 collegiate chapters and more than 3,800 collegiate members with a balanced representation of women and men. Strong leadership thrives throughout our organization and we have a solid financial foundation. We cultivate and sponsor a variety of music education programs for our diverse membership and work closely with collegiate band directors. Our alumni association is an integral part of Tau Beta Sigma, promoting diversity efforts, social networking and assisting members in enhancing their professional leadership and employment possibilities after graduation from college. We are actively engaged in the community through music.
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.
Phi Theta Kappa
Oct 2014
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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Flute
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