Steph Dressler

Steph D.

Coal Township, PA
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Steph delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 9 to 85

Teaching since:
August 2015

Hello! My name is Steph and I can't wait to hear you play! I will absolutely enjoy teaching you regardless of your age or playing ability. :)

Beginner students: We will mostly work on pieces out of Kathy Blocki's flute method books as well as exercises composed by myself to make sure your fundamentals are solid from the beginning. Plan on learning new notes and rhythms each lesson as well as having scale and playing assignments. You will learn a lot each week while having a super awesome time :)

Intermediate students: We will be working on honing the fundamentals (tone, technique, articulation) through various etudes and intermediate solo pieces, depending on playing level. Vibrato will be introduced as well as phrasing, breathing, and everyone's favorite: intonation! Weekly assignments will include memorizing scales and preparing all pieces covered in lessons. Prepare to take notes and laugh frequently at my jokes!

Early-Advanced students: We will learn about body awareness and work on playing without tension. We will work on developing tone colors (warm, sweet, bright, hollow, etc.), developing technique through daily exercises, as well as further developing the fundamentals. We will work on repertoire for your auditions, more advanced solo pieces, etudes, and technical exercises. Weekly assignments will include practicing at least 45 minutes per day to have material fully prepared for the lesson. You will get really good at taking notes!

Always remember: You will get out of lessons what you put into them! The magic always happens during practice. The more you practice, the more I am able to teach you, and the better you will play!

A little bit about myself, I recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Music, where I focused on flute performance. While at Bloomsburg, I taught private lessons to college-age students who were beginners to intermediate flutists. I have studied many major classical works as well as modern works with extended techniques. I was principal chair of Bloomsburg University's Wind Ensemble and Concert Band for three years, and I was actively involved in our New Music Ensemble. I would love to help you improve your playing and I truly can't wait to teach you :)

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Experience

Flute/Piccolo for The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
The Grove Theatre at Nuangola

Pit Orchestra

Flute/Piccolo for Jesus Christ Superstar
Mar 2017 - May 2017
The Grove Theatre at Nuangola

Pit Orchestra

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2017 Outstanding Musician
May 2017
Bloomsburg University of Pennsyvania

Affiliations

National Flute Association
Jan 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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Phi Kappa Phi
Apr 2016

In 1897 at the University of Maine, ten senior students, two faculty members, and the school president created an honor society that was different from the few others then in existence-one that recognized and honored excellence in all academic disciplines. Under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, the group formed the Lambda Sigma Eta Society, which was later renamed Phi Kappa Phi from the initial letters of the Greek words forming its adopted motto: Philosophìa Krateìto Photôn, "Let the love of learning rule humanity." Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

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Photos & Videos

The Consummate Flutist in 2015 with Jeanne Baxtresser at Carnegie Mellon University

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ARIA International Summer Academy with Alexa Still Summer 2016

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Anatomy of Sound with Amy Porter Summer 2016

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5 Reviews

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Anne Aug 24, 2017
Flute · In home

Steph was very friendly and helped my daughter improve her tone and pitch in just her first lesson. She's very excited for their next session!

Lloyd Jun 20, 2017
Flute · Online

Mara May 19, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

I had Stephanie as a tutor in music theory all the way through my theory classes in college, and she is a great help. She is very friendly and extremely patient, and helped me come out of my shell and feel comfortable in my theory classes. I cannot stress enough what a wonderful bright person she is, and how great she is at what she does! She is an extremely intelligent and qualified instructor, as well as being a brilliant flutist.

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Harmony May 19, 2017
Flute · In home

I have been playing different instruments and singing since I was little, and I finally wanted to take a crack at the flute! Steph is a WONDERFUL teacher, she is dedicated and kind. She can found techniques that work for me and my tone improved a lot. I learned a lot from her and I have found a new hobbie. She is also a very good theory teacher and is good at explaining the concepts. I would recommend her to anyone!

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Emily May 19, 2017
Flute · In studio

Stephanie is an amazing flute teacher. I have some music experience, but I could never seem to get a single sound out of the flute. Steph found methods that worked for me and helped me learn how to finally make a sound! She is patient, encouraging, and really made me feel like my progress on the flute was important to her. I completely recommend her to anyone of any level.

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