Zoe Russell

Zoe R.

Cookeville, TN
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About

Zoe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
March 2010

Zoe has been teaching lessons privately since 2009 and began building her current studio when she moved to Tennessee in 2013. Since moving to Tennessee she has taught over 1000 lessons. Since starting with Take Lessons she has taught lessons in various subjects to over 25 students with her primary focus on Audition Preparation and First Time Flute Students. Her current studio sits at 14 students of various ages and concentrations.

Zoe has played flute in several ensembles over the past ten years. Most recently she performed with the, Middleton Players Theater Pit Orchestra, Middleton Symphony Orchestra, Middleton Wind Ensemble, the University of Wisconsin Madison Concert Band, University of Wisconsin Whitewater Concert Band, the Volunteer State Jazz Ensemble, the Volunteer State Show Stoppers, Vanderbilt University's Spirit of Gold, and Tennessee Technological University Concert Band.

Zoe has been featured as a soloist with the Madison Jazz Society and Middleton Concerto Competition, the Volunteer State Jazz Ensemble, Volunteer State Show Stoppers, and appeared on the 2014 and 2015 Sounds of the Season CDs. During High School, Zoe annually competed in the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) Solo and Ensemble Festival earning a total of eighteen medals at the District and State Levels. Over the past nine years, she developed an interest in clarinet and earned a gold medal at WSMA Solo and Ensemble less than six months after she began playing the instrument.

Zoe is a member of the National Association for Music Education which has most recently allowed her to Attend the Wisconsin State Music Educators Convention (October 2012) as well as the National Music Education In-Service Conference (October 2014).

Zoe moved to Nashville Tennessee in 2013 to further her education and continue her career in Music Education. She has recently started working on a series of method books for flute as well as a series of etudes to use with her students, and a dictionary of musical terms by language. She believe in teaching with good technique at an early age to help prevent repetitive motion injuries and a life long enjoyment of music.

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Experience

Teacher
Feb 2014 - Present
Private Music Studio

Located in Nashville Tennessee

Teacher
Jan 2009 - May 2013
Madison Music

Located in Madison Wisconsin

Education

Music Education
Dec 2014 - Present
Tennessee Technological University
Music Education and Music Business
Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
Volunteer State
Music Education and Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2013
University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Conducting
Mar 2012
Middleton

Marching Band
Jan 2011
Middleton

Awards

State Solo and Ensemble Class A Woodwind Choir – 1
Apr 2012
WSMA
State Solo and Ensemble Class A Flute Solo – 2
Apr 2012
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Flute Duet – 2
Feb 2012
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Woodwind Choir – 1*
Feb 2012
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class B Clarinet Solo 1
Feb 2012
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Flute Solo 1*
Feb 2012
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class B Flute/Piccolo Duet Arranged by Zoe Russell – 1
Feb 2011
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Woodwind Choir – 2
Feb 2011
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Flute Solo – 2
Feb 2011
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Piccolo Solo – 1
Feb 2011
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Flute Duet – 2
Feb 2011
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Flute Trio – 2
Feb 2011
WSMA
State Solo and Ensemble Class A Woodwind Quintet – 2
Apr 2010
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Flute Quintet – 1*
Feb 2010
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Woodwind Quintet – 1*
Feb 2010
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class B Flue/Clarinet Duet – 1
Feb 2009
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class A Flute Solo - 2
Feb 2009
WSMA
District Solo and Ensemble Class B Flute Duet - 1
Feb 2008
WSMA

Affiliations

National Flute Association
Mar 2013

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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Tau Phi Lambda
Sep 2012

Tau Phi Lambda is a student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater open to anyone who love music, regardless of major or minor. We are dedicated to promoting and encouraging music throughout our campus and community.

National Association for Music Education
Sep 2012

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Photos & Videos

The Great Train Race - Ian Clarke
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Jazz Flute
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14 Reviews

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Cece L. Mar 8, 2016
Clarinet · Online

I liked the way you taught me. My first lesson was great. -CeCe

Milan K. Feb 25, 2016
Clarinet · Online

Zoe, is knowledgeable, professional, friendly and motivating. We really enjoy and appreciate having lessons with her !!

Allie Jul 13, 2015
Piccolo · In home

Zoe does a great job breaking down the music to help us learn it better!

Rosiline Jul 12, 2015
Flute · In home

I took 2 lessons with Zoe to prepare for an audition. I was unable to continue working with her due to distance, however I greatly enjoyed working with her. She did a great job breaking down the music to help me learn it quicker

Nikki Y. Jun 23, 2015
Clarinet · Online

While I didn't work with her long, Zoe is super sweet and a wonderful teacher. She is able to find things to encourage you to go in the right direction. I had to cancel early due to a conflict on my end and being unable to schedule out anymore. I would recommend her, highly.

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Amy G. Jun 4, 2015
Flute · Online

Zoe is a good teacher! My daughter likes the lessons because Zoe is friendly and patient with her. Zoe's young age combined with her never ending patience make her a good fit for us.

Ilan R. May 30, 2015
Flute · Online

Truth be told that while Zoe is a very nice person, her flute lessons are pretty unsatisfactory. Her teaching is quite shallow and leaves a lot to be desired.

Amy L. Apr 12, 2015
Flute · Online

Zoe has been very patient with my son. He was very nervous about learning the flute, but he's doing great and loving it! She has been wonderful to work with so far.

Amy G. Mar 20, 2015
Flute · Online

Zoe has patience.

Amy L. Mar 8, 2015
Flute · Online

Zoe has been great so far! My son is a bit anxious about learning the flute and she has been very reassuring.

Desiree F. Feb 25, 2015
Piccolo · Online

Wonderful instructor! Very good with teenagers. Knowledgeable in the instruments she teaches. Would positively recommend to all.

Harish S. Dec 4, 2014
Flute · Online

Zoe is an amazing teacher and a great motivator with lot of patience. She is the best teacher my daughter could get. Thank you so much Zoe for being my daughter’s teacher.

Wes J. Dec 1, 2014
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Zoe is a great educator and performer. I've had the privilege of knowing Zoe as a professional musician for over a year now and would recommend anyone from beginner to intermediate levels to take a lesson!

Daphne G. May 17, 2014
Audition Prep · Online

What an amazing instructor! Before we started lessons with Zoe my 6th grader wanted to throw in the towel. She was frustrated and ready to quit. Only one lesson into it and she has improved drastically. Zoe's technique is amazing, she has so much patience and is so knowledgeable that is impressive. Thank you for helping my daughter improve so much in such little time. Money super well spent!

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