Sorcha Barr-Deneen
San Diego, CA
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Sorcha Barr-Deneen

Sorcha B.

San Diego, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
10 years of teaching experience, at all levels. Lessons are catered to your goals and needs, while pushing you to be the best musician you can be! Special focus given to creating beautiful tone and musicality, and rhythmic precision. Let's get started!
**Note: Vaccination required for in-person lessons for eligible adults and children. For children under 12, I ask that the family be vaccinated to help limit exposure. Thank you! **

About Sorcha B.

I am a flute performer and teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. I have experience performing in large and small ensembles, as well as being a featured soloist in recital and orchestral settings. I have been involved with the premier of dozens of new works ranging from guided group improvisation to solo flute to flute and electronics; these premieres have taken me across the country with special performances in New York City, Illinois, and Colorado. My orchestral and chamber music experience includes performances in New York City, Chicago and Italy, where I have often been Principal Flute or featured soloist.

My teaching style revolves around the beauty that we can create with music; ultimately, this is art! I especially focus on beautiful tone and musicality, with attention given to mindfulness and concentration. Each lesson includes technical work and precision, as well as more exciting musical work - I cater to your goals, needs and preferences! I have experience teaching beginners through college students and my students have placed well in regional and state-wide competitions and auditions, going on to study flute performance in well-respected universities.

I earned my Masters in Music Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and my Bachelors in Music Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I also have a Certificate in Arts Management from the University at California, Irvine.

I love teaching and look forward to helping you become the best musician you can be!

** Note: For in-person lessons, I currently require all eligible adults and children be vaccinated. For children under age 12, I ask that the families be vaccinated. Thank you for your understanding. **

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Sahba
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Sorcha takes the time to completely understand what you want out of the lessons and how you learn best, then she does a fantastic job of tailoring each practice session to your needs. I love how she observes when you play and catches subtle points to help you improve your performance and get more out of your practice; she really wants to help you learn and enjoy!
She also has great knowledge of various topics in music that you can tap into.

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Education

Master of Music Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Music Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2017

University of Colorado at Boulder

Languages

German

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Infant/Child/Adult First Aid, CPR and AED
Oct 2021

Red Cross

Valid through October 2023
Certificate in Arts Management
Dec 2020

University of California, Irvine

Affiliations

National Flute Association
Aug 2017
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.

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